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Old 01-29-2012, 02:37 PM
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Hey guys..
had a question for some people who might be running these tires..
it may seem funny cuz i dont even have the truck yet.. waiting on it to be built... but i want to shod it with some nice rims and rubber..
was looking at a set of 20X9 Fuel Hostages
and i wanted to run a set of LT305/55R20 tires on them
can i run these without any suspension modifications... i would really like to leave the ram at stock ride height

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You will be happy with either the Coopers or the Nittos. They obviously look a lot alike but I personally think the Coopers have a slightly more aggressive tread. The lugs seem bigger, kinda like a mud tire but not quite, and they seem to be more blocky and squared off. I have been running the Coopers for about 5K miles now and have zero complaints.

As for that size tire...I'm not certain whether that width will run or not but it will be close either way. As long as your new rims have at least 6mm or so LESS offset than the stockers I would think it would be fine. What offset you planning on going with?
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will probably need a level kit, would be really tight on my truck and the 4th gens sit even lower than mine did...
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hey guys thanks for the replies...
i really like the 20X9 Fuel Hostage wheels, and i think if i remember correctly you can get them with a -12 offset...
i really dont want to get into any rubbing problems, as much i like the Tread of the Coopers i may go to a LT285/55R20 Terra Grappler..
i am mostly going for a stance look with the new truck..
i like the stock rake that the new Rams have i want to find the right wheel and tire combo to give it that stance
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I don't think you will need to level the front to fit 305/55/20. That tire is only slightly (0.20") taller than the stock 20" tire so height isn't the issue...the issue is width. I'm almost certain you could run 305/55 with a negative offset rim with no issues at all. If you really want that tire size I encourage you to research it because I think you can run it. I'd put $$$ on it.

It's all in what look you want of course but I personally would not go with the 285/55/20 because it's over 0.5" shorter than the stock 20" tire.
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Buddy of mine at work just put a set of 305/55/20 terra graps and a set of dale jr wheels 20/9 20mm offset. 2011 and no rubbing anywhere!

I may do some 275/65/20s for alittle more side wall on my 08.
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My friend has terra grapplers and loves them, have you looked into the trails?
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Both tires are good and I looked at both. I chose the coopers because they are made in the USA. Otherwise they basically seemed "equal" to me. I love them, I have over 15k miles on them and honestly show no wear, and I do a few burnouts now and again. I do keep them rotated on time though, and run about 50psi in them. That helps wear, and I corner pretty easy and brake easy. The biggest surprise to me was that they have almost no road noise (at least in my mind). If the windows are up you can't hear them, even at 80 mph.

EDIT: I just thought about my last statement about the noise....I have terrible hearing, so probably shouldn't comment on the noise as even if they were loud I most likely wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I will say though that my wife has never commented that they were loud.
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I can hear mine just a little but no more than the Michelins on my wife's 2008 Taurus.
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I have 305,55r20 Nitto Trail Graps and they rub with a full turn to the left only and it is just an 1/8th turn from full lock so minor at that. The tires now vs stock are a full 3" wider. I have no complaints about the tires, little howl on the road but that is to be expected with the tread pattern.
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