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Synthetickiller 10-17-2012 08:10 PM

BFG All-Terrain T/A KO: Size?
 
I just bought a 2012 Ram 2500 today & I have to replace the stock tires ASAP. The truck came w/ Firestone Transforce AT tires & they ride horribly (I feel every bounce). I owned a 2003 H2 until yesterday & it had an excellent ride. Besides the suspension, it had BFG All-Terran T/A KOs (315/70R17). Obviously, these won't fit the stock rim.

I was thinking of getting them in 275/70R16, but I'm really unsure.

I need a tire that rides really well (thinking load D, not E) & performs well in snow. I'll be replacing the rims as well since the only tire that fits the stock rim is a load E tire.

What's the best tire to get?

Synthetickiller 10-18-2012 05:37 PM

Bump! Anyone have an opinion? :D

GTyankee 10-18-2012 06:08 PM

I didn't like the stock tires that came on my 1500
The Wranglers wouldn't hold a corner at speed when the road was dry

I bought new MB Stryker rims & a good set of Michelins, it holds those same corners at speed, even if the road is damp. I have not heard much road noise either, on asphalt no noise, on cement that has groove cuts there is no noise.
There is noise if the cement road has not been saw cut, like one stretch of highway in Texas, i heard my tires singing & it surprised me

Gantman 10-18-2012 06:46 PM

Hello Synthetickiller. Well I noticed you listed a wheel size of 16" in your post. So to clarify, your 3/4 ton Hemi should have come with a 265/70-17 OE size. Or if you have a Powerwagon, they have been known to install a 285/70-17. And I believe your stock wheel is a 17x 8.5". Here is one recommendation that my Pops has always used on his 1999 2500 Cummins, in some really thick snow in Washington state and still swears by them. Try the Michelin LTX M/S 2 in a LT285/70-17 for size. It should fit your truck perfectly well and it is a "D" load range tire. This tire will fit on a 7-8.5" wide wheel too by the way. Good luck man.

Synthetickiller 10-18-2012 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gantman (Post 914436)
Hello Synthetickiller. Well I noticed you listed a wheel size of 16" in your post. So to clarify, your 3/4 ton Hemi should have come with a 265/70-17 OE size. Or if you have a Powerwagon, they have been known to install a 285/70-17. And I believe your stock wheel is a 17x 8.5". Here is one recommendation that my Pops has always used on his 1999 2500 Cummins, in some really thick snow in Washington state and still swears by them. Try the Michelin LTX M/S 2 in a LT285/70-17 for size. It should fit your truck perfectly well and it is a "D" load range tire. This tire will fit on a 7-8.5" wide wheel too by the way. Good luck man.

I brought up that specific model since I don't really mind swapping rims. I'm not a fan of the stock ones anyways.

It's interesting you brought up the snow topic. Tirerack made a note about these tires:

Quote:

The LTX M/S2 Highway All-Season tire is NOT a dedicated winter / snow tire. It does NOT meet the severe snow traction requirements and is NOT branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol
That concerns me a tiny bit. I'll be doing a little mountain driving and it can snow heavily up there. I won't be doing it often, but it's worth putting into the equation.

I'm going to have to think about it. After going through 2 sets of BFGs (first pair lasted almost 90K miles) and I sold the truck w/ the 2nd pair only having 40K miles w/ barely any ware on them, I'm having a hard time convincing myself to move away from them.

Thanks for the info though. I'll read about the tires and see what others have said. :smileup:


Edit: Hypothetically speaking, if I go w/ the BFGs, which size is probably the most appropriate for a 17" rim? I'm a little confused still. I don't mind getting a wider rim so long as it doesn't rub the control arm.

Synthetickiller 10-19-2012 01:43 AM

Well, after looking around, I'm really stuck on the BFGs. I've had such good luck with them, I can't see them not working well.

I've only found two load D in this size: 265/70R16 & 285/75R16 . Every tire for 17" rims is E load. I also can't get tires that don't qualify for sever snow, so that eliminates a lot of options.

It's getting late, so I'll keep searching tomorrow & maybe come up with something.

EODtruck 10-19-2012 12:39 PM

Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo 2's! I love mine so far, rated one of the top tires. Not sure the load rating though, but DEFINETLY worth checking out!

Synthetickiller 10-26-2012 12:48 PM

I ended up getting an all season highway tire after weighing the pros and cons. Picked up a set of Michelin LTX M/S2.

Amazing ride! I love these tires. I still want a set of BFGs, but I need more money! Winter tires would come before that anyways!

You guys really helped in giving me a lot of ideas & what to look for and compare! I appreciate all of the help!



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