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Old 05-27-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Time for new tires on my 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 TV. It has 265/70/17 on it now. Any particular brand that anyone has had good luck with?
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #3
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Time for new tires on my 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 TV. It has 265/70/17 on it now. Any particular brand that anyone has had good luck with?
I put some michelins on mine 2 years ago, still look like new after 12,000 miles or more......I'm sure you will get all kinds of recommendations but I think they are best tire made IMO only......
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I just put a set of Goodyear Wrangler SR-As on my F150 in that size. So far, I like those puppies. A road tire with a bit of an aggressive tread. Even though they are still considered a "P" tire, the weight rating is much more that the Nankooks that came on my truck. I wanted to go to a LT tire, but it seems most of those have "E" ratings, an overkill for a 1/2 ton truck.

I just got my $40 rebate in the mail from Goodyear today, but that offer expires on 5/31/14. I also sold my Nankooks with 44,000 miles for $60, so that helped some with the new tire costs.
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I would suggest Cooper Discover AT/3. You can get them in E rating and they ride quite nicely and quiet. Just purchased a set today for the government rig in that exact same size. But, I do drive on roads out here in the desert that you might not drive on. (We are slowly converting almost all our tires to Cooper, either AT/3, STT or S/T Maxx.)

The Goodyears that came on the rig were shot at 25K miles, and the back rear right, blew last Thursday. Lucky it was a dirt trail and not on the interstate.
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... but it seems most of those have "E" ratings, an overkill for a 1/2 ton truck...
In what way? Price?
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In what way? Price?
I didn't need a stiff sidewalled tire rated at 3000+ lbs ea. (6000 lbs. per axle) for axles only rated at 3850 lbs. The SR-As I bought are 2500 lbs each....still way above my axle ratings.
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Just bought Michelin LTX M/S2s, LT245/70R17 LR E for my 2005 Dodge Durango 5.7L Hemi 4x2.

http://m.michelinman.com/tire-select...2/tire-details

Haven't towed yet but much more stable than previous crappy P-rated tires. I'm confident they'll tow better. I definitely feel details in the road more but it's acceptable.

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And don't forget that P-rated tires are to be de-rated 9% when mounted on trucks or SUVs. Your 2500# tires are actually only ~2275 but, yes, that exceeds your axle rated at 3850.

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I didn't need a stiff sidewalled tire rated at 3000+ lbs ea. (6000 lbs. per axle) for axles only rated at 3850 lbs. The SR-As I bought are 2500 lbs each....still way above my axle ratings.
I completely agree. LT tires without the beefed up axle and everything else that comes with a HD payload package is a waste on a 1/2 ton and the ride will be very stiff for a daily driver. Just get tires that can handle a bit more than your GAWR. Besides, I suspect most OEM wheels that have P tires mounted from the factory can't take the 80 psi you'd be able to put in an LR E tire anyway but I could be wrong on that.
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