Originally Posted by Gus
...although going up and down hills does seem to down shift more than I would like. I need to get some new tires on the pickup soon. The tires I have are 275-75-17 with a load range C, so the back of the truck does not feel too stable at times. I need to get a load range e tire to take make it alittle more stable, but the 17 inch rim makes my choices or tire pretty limited...
there's a 265 70 17 tire out there, in fact its the stock e rated tires for the diesel version of the 2500 ram. Tons of people get rid of these as soon as they get their truck and upgrade to 285, 305, or 315's to fill in the wheel wells and the best part is, you can probably get a used set pretty cheap (400-600/set vs 200/tire new). The michelin highway tire and the bfg rugged trail tire are probably the most common at the lot. You also may have to get the truck computer reprogrammed for the smaller tire (80 bucks), but it just might help the shifting issue too by bringing the ratio down a bit. Just thought i would throw that out. Joe
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2000 Rockwood Roo M-18 Hybrid
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Auto 5.9 Diesel
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