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Old 12-14-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Ram 2500 got some new shoes

After months and months of shopping around the decision to put new tires on our 2015 2500 came around. Discount tire offered a deal at thanksgiving that I took advantage of. The problem is the limited fitment for the 20Ē tire option and the cost, if I had to buy the truck again I would have found one with the 17Ē wheels. There were just a few choices, the OEM Firestoneís that I was not initially impressed with, Michelin defenders at a premium price, Cooperís and a new Continental AT. I took a chance on the new Continentals based on cost and treadwear warranty. The ride is substantially better than the stock Firestoneís and they look 1000xís better.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-14-2017, 02:54 PM   #2
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I've been doing some research as well on the 20" tires for my Ram 2500. Thanks for the write-up. I think the Conti's look good....Are they 285/60/20's ? How many miles did you get out of the Firestone's ? I have 23K on mine and they looked to be about half worn.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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Yes they are the 285ís. My stock Firestoneís went 60k, rotated once. They wore evenly but were horrible in rain and forget snow. Mine wore fast too initially, by 20k or so I expected to be replacing them by 40k. As they wore, the tread ware seemed to slow down. I probably could have gotten another 5k out of them but I was done. They had about 10k towing too. If these new tires wear the same I will be happy. I think the traction will be greatly improved over stock.
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Hello fellow heavy duty ram owners. My 2500 needed tires a few months ago and my buddy who ones a tire store advised to to change to a 275/65R20 tire. By changing the tires width to a less wider tire and dropping to the 275 I gained approx 20 different tires to choose from , without losing the same outer diameter tire size. I was very happy to here this news because I never liked the Firestone transforce tires. I now have a pair of nitto' terra grapplersfor winter use and a pair of Michelin LTX defenders for summer travel's. I hope this helps you guys out. Oh by the way it helps knowing someone who knows a lot about tires too.
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I looked at doing the same thing but Decided against it just because I wanted to keep the oem size and for the speedo accuracy. There is a slight difference in OD between the two sizes but not enough to notice by eye. Itís just under 2% difference in the Speedo and overall diameter. Itís hard to ignore that there can be significant cost savings because the 275 seems like a more common size. There are a few tire calculators you can use on line to figure out these metric size comparisons.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:27 PM   #6
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Holy blacked out truck Batman! That is a good look...
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #7
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Yes they are the 285’s. My stock Firestone’s went 60k, rotated once. They wore evenly but were horrible in rain and forget snow. Mine wore fast too initially, by 20k or so I expected to be replacing them by 40k. As they wore, the tread ware seemed to slow down. I probably could have gotten another 5k out of them but I was done. They had about 10k towing too. If these new tires wear the same I will be happy. I think the traction will be greatly improved over stock.
this is very helpful information about the Firestone TransForce that come stock on the 2500. My 15 only have 29k on them, but I have been eyeing the remaining tread with some caution. The window sticker listed them as LT275/70R18E and it's both Dark and cold outside so I will assume that's correct. Hopefully that gives me a bunch of options when i decide to replace them
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this is very helpful information about the Firestone TransForce that come stock on the 2500. My 15 only have 29k on them, but I have been eyeing the remaining tread with some caution. The window sticker listed them as LT275/70R18E and it's both Dark and cold outside so I will assume that's correct. Hopefully that gives me a bunch of options when i decide to replace them
The stock tire size for the ram 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel is an 18 inch wheel. The optional is the 20 for approx 1300 more on that window sticker. Most of these trucks come equipt with the 20's for appearance reasons.
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The stock tire size for the ram 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel is an 18 inch wheel. The optional is the 20 for approx 1300 more on that window sticker. Most of these trucks come equipt with the 20's for appearance reasons.
Ryand's blacked out truck looks better than mine. i can live with that.
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Holy blacked out truck Batman! That is a good look...
Forgive me,,,,,, not trying to hijack,,,,,, I don't get the black wheel thing. Maybe because I'm an old skool old man. "If it moves, chrome it"
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