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Old 12-27-2012, 12:37 AM
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I will be ordering a 2013 Laramie soon however I have one question I would like answered to help me.Is there any reason other than looks to go with 275/60/20 over 265/70/17.Please help me as I love the looks but I am more concerned with MPG and other things that might effect performance.
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It's a lot to do with looks but if you want a true LT (light truck) tire you'll have better luck finding them in the 17" size. There are a few LT's in 20's but very limited and expensive. That is one thing I don't like about the 20's on my 2010. I came from a 96 Ram 2500 with load range E tires that could be aired up to 80 psi. Now I have these glorified passenger car tires that can only go to 44 psi and suggested psi is 35.
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My winter tires are 265/70/17 and a lot smaller than the factory 20's. I hate the look of the 17's so damn small looking!
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It's a lot to do with looks but if you want a true LT (light truck) tire you'll have better luck finding them in the 17" size. There are a few LT's in 20's but very limited and expensive. That is one thing I don't like about the 20's on my 2010. I came from a 96 Ram 2500 with load range E tires that could be aired up to 80 psi. Now I have these glorified passenger car tires that can only go to 44 psi and suggested psi is 35.
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I saw in the 2013 ordering guide on the 17" optional Big Horn wheels look pretty good. Have not seen them in person & would rather those from a replacing tires stand point. But they are going to look a bit small in wheel wells that are typically seen with 20's.
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Some say better mpg with the 17's, but if you go with a LT tire the overall weight will probably be similiar. 17's are better for towing and offroading, 20's better for street. I went through this to and ended up selling my wrangler hp's and putting some a/t tires on my 20's as like others said I think the 17's just look way to small on these trucks. Perfect size for me would be 275/70/18's.
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