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If you want to go up to the 18" wheel, you can run the 305/45 made for Lightnings too
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I also ran those 305/45/18 Nitto NT555R's. Those were nice as well, but I like the compound better on the M&H's for the track. If I ever built another 2wd street truck, I would be running those 18" Nitto's for my street tires.
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I also ran those 305/45/18 Nitto NT555R's. Those were nice as well, but I like the compound better on the M&H's for the track. If I ever built another 2wd street truck, I would be running those 18" Nitto's for my street tires.
My cousin has them on a built Lightning...they work well for the street, but still not quite enough for track duty!
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I also ran those 305/45/18 Nitto NT555R's. Those were nice as well, but I like the compound better on the M&H's for the track. If I ever built another 2wd street truck, I would be running those 18" Nitto's for my street tires.
I've been doing a lot of looking around for for a set of daily driver tires and I can't find anything good that is about 31" plus/minus tall.
If I stick with my factory 20s I am leaning towards the General UHP 295/50 or the Falken Ziex in the same size. Any recommendations?
The Yokohama Parada comes in a 285/50 or a 295/45...
I prefer to run a DR but cant' find one over 29" tall....unless I just over looked it while searching.

I'm not opposed to switching wheels but I wanted to keep it as stock looking as possible.
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I have not run the Generals or the Yoko's, so I cant comment on them. The Falkens are cheap, but their compound is harder, so I wasnt impressed with their dry traction. The last set of tires I ran on my 03 were the Nitto 420S. They were by far my favorite street tire for overall wet/dry traction on the road. They also come in a 285/50/20 which is 31.3" tall and 11.4" wide.

I also ran Hankooks, Toyos, the old NT404's, and stock Goodyears. The Nitto 420S was my favorite of the bunch.
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My favorite tires so far on a street truck were the Kumho Ecsta STX...it was a very well rounded tire. Wet or dry traction was as good or better than anything else I tried. Those were followed a close second by the Toyo Proxes.
I'm really, really liking these Pirelli Scorpion Zero Assimetricos running now...so far anyway. Not enough miles to tell and definitely not enough power to tell.

I tried a set of the Falken Ziex on my last truck and could spin them at will anywhere under 65-70 mph. The Kumhos I could only spin up to about 45-50 mph.
The sidewalls on the Falkens sucked too...felt like I was driving a boat with all the sidewall flex.
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FWIW we don't shift out of 4wd till the pass is over....even on 9 second passes.
I find it hard to believe you can lose that much time running in 4wd. The transfer case internals are always spinning no matter what so there's very little in the way of extra losses there. I suppose if the truck just doesn't make any power it could...guess I'm not used to the anemic power levels in these things yet.
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I'm running the Yoko's staggered 275/55 up front 305/50 in the back.
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As for street tires, I have also been impressed by the Nitto 420S. Had the same set on for 2 seasons now and they've been great for long drives, street events, light track use. The are even OK in snow, so if we get one of our fluke July snow storms I can still drive the truck. Went to a Mopar meet in Red Deer 2 years ago and of the 15 trucks that showed up (SRT-10s + Rams) 10 of them were running the NT 420S, so that tells ya something.
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