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Old 10-14-2016, 12:17 PM   #1
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The tires on my 2013 RAM are down to their last few 32nds so it's time to buy new ones. Anyway I do it, I'm figuring on spending around $1k for the size I need which is LT245/70R/17.
The truck came with Firestone TransForce and they have worn evenly and rode comfortably while being reasonably quiet. They are worn out at 43K miles. Which is pretty good to me.
So I am wondering what others have gone to for their 3/4 ton trucks.

Any advice?.... TIA
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:29 PM   #2
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I've got exactly the same tires on my 2016 RAM 2500 and don't care for them, but that's just because of living in the north country. Had Goodyear Wrangler AT's on my RAM 1500 and on several other vehicles in the past. Good for year round running, very aggressive tire off road (mud & snow), not overly loud on the asphalt and loved them. Always got around 45K on a set. Will try to find right size of Wranglers for the 2500 when these wear out. Let us know what you find to change over to.
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Put a set of Yokahama Geolanders on my dually last year after an OE tread seperation. Extremely quiet, decent ride. Fair price.
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Cooper AT3's have worked well for me. And they have a 50K mileage warranty!
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Cooper AT3's have worked well for me. And they have a 50K mileage warranty!
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:00 PM   #6
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I have Hankook DynaPro AT-M tires on my 4x4 Ram 3500 Dually. Love the quiet ride, fairly aggressive tread and the overall price. Generally around $170 each fully installed, balanced, etc.
I have 22k on the fronts and they still look like new.
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:03 PM   #7
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I'm running Michelin LTX A/T size LT275/65R20 on my Ford F250 Platinum 4X4 6.7L Turbo diesel. Good ride, good handling, good ware. Also they are quiet! I pull a 41' 5th wheel without any problems. That's my 2 cents worth.
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Put a set of Cooper AT3s on my 2010. Really like them. Had the Yokohomas before that and also liked them. Ill stick with the Coopers.
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Lots of choices for that tire size. Heard good things about the Cooper, Hankook and Nitto DuraGrappler. Whatever you pick be sure it's an E-load. I like the Nitto because of the really stiff sidewall for stability, but I think they ride a little firmer when not loaded. I'll put up with that.
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Lots of choices for that tire size. Heard good things about the Cooper, Hankook and Nitto DuraGrappler. Whatever you pick be sure it's an E-load. I like the Nitto because of the really stiff sidewall for stability, but I think they ride a little firmer when not loaded. I'll put up with that.
Thanks to all who have replied so far. I should have mentioned that 95% of this trucks usage is towing our camper on pavement usually at highway speeds, say 65mph. So recognizing that we will probably be living with our decision for the next 3 years or so, we have set QUIET as the most important factor then ride... after all it is a 3/4 ton 4WD so it won't ride like a sedan.

BTW... we spend most of the winter in Florida so traction in snow is not an issue

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