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Old 10-09-2012, 11:00 AM
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I'm a newbie here so please forgive me if this is in the wrong spot, still trying to navigate correctly. I have a ram crew 1500 bighorn, getting ready to lift it and was just curios about some things. I will be putting a six inch lift and probably a 1-2 inch body lift on 20 inch wheels. My question is what would be a good 37x12.50 tire that has a aggressive look with low noise and great tread life. It is my daily driver so 90% of the time it will be on pavement. with the occasional chance i might get into some mud. The main reason i bought the truck is for one reason.....snow I work at a prison and when it snows nobody can get out of our parking lot, when that happens you have two options. Sleep in your truck and freeze or go back inside and work for three days straight. And i took a ski trip to new mexico last year in my 2wd f150 and got stuck.....sad thing is my friend in a 4wd jimmy had to pull me out. So embarissing. Sorry to ramble on but that in a nutshell is my question.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:35 PM
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I would strongly reccomend Toyo's. I have a buddy who drove from Ft Campbell KY to Tampa FL on 3 different occasions and his tread still looks new. Here is a link to them on Amazon.

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I have Nitto Trial Grappler's on my truck the tires look very aggressive but their road noise has been very minimal and i have driven from long island to the keys 2 times with them tred is still like new and they run very well in the snow.
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Those are the 2 most common choices of tires. Copper is another one
Toyo MY is quieter than Nitto Trail Grappler (I have it and its not loud for what it is). But trail is more aggressive looking.
Both these if rotated often will last a while
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Thanks to all of you for the advise, I've decided to hold off on the lift and tires gonna do some other smaller mods first and then when that is done i will go ahead with the BIG purchases. As far as the tires go, after pondering my driving style and terrain i think i'll be better suited with the open country A/T. Don't get me wrong I love the way the trails and the M/T from toyo look, I just think it will be a waste of a good tire. At the end of the day I'm just a City boy who works to much to go out and play on a regular basis.
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Thanks to all of you for the advise, I've decided to hold off on the lift and tires gonna do some other smaller mods first and then when that is done i will go ahead with the BIG purchases. As far as the tires go, after pondering my driving style and terrain i think i'll be better suited with the open country A/T. Don't get me wrong I love the way the trails and the M/T from toyo look, I just think it will be a waste of a good tire. At the end of the day I'm just a City boy who works to much to go out and play on a regular basis.
Hey, its a good thing you know what you want and need.
If you DO NOT need the MT tire, why get it.
They are heavier and there is more rolling resistance.
That said, good call on the Toyo MT. Also look into the Nitto Terra Grappler.
Another good AT tire with great reviews
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Thanks to all of you for the advise, I've decided to hold off on the lift and tires gonna do some other smaller mods first and then when that is done i will go ahead with the BIG purchases. As far as the tires go, after pondering my driving style and terrain i think i'll be better suited with the open country A/T. Don't get me wrong I love the way the trails and the M/T from toyo look, I just think it will be a waste of a good tire. At the end of the day I'm just a City boy who works to much to go out and play on a regular basis.
Great attitude! I can tell you from personal experience from someone who just dropped about 3K on a level and tires/wheels that I'm not at all happy with the outcome as far as ride. I went with the rough country level and 35 Grapplers wrapped around 20's. Horrid ride afterwards. I have left the level kit on for now and put the factory tires back on...big difference. The problem is that I got too damn excited and just started modding without doing enough legwork. Totally my fault and I have a smidge of buyers remorse. Definitely do your homework and this is one of the best places to do it.
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Great attitude! I can tell you from personal experience from someone who just dropped about 3K on a level and tires/wheels that I'm not at all happy with the outcome as far as ride. I went with the rough country level and 35 Grapplers wrapped around 20's. Horrid ride afterwards. I have left the level kit on for now and put the factory tires back on...big difference. The problem is that I got too damn excited and just started modding without doing enough legwork. Totally my fault and I have a smidge of buyers remorse. Definitely do your homework and this is one of the best places to do it.
Trail Grapplers or Mud Grapplers....
Yes there is slightly more noise on the trail but they are pretty comfortable.

But I do agree with what you said above.
Go with what you can benefit from more.
AT Tires seem to work for many people
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Just out of curiosity, do i really need to change my gears from 3.55 to 3.92 for 35-37" tires? Like I said i don't really go off road, mainly I highway driver. I ask because I hear that bigger tires and stock 3.55 gears can cause strain on your Trans. I didn't know if 35-37 tires fit in that category? Any thoughts?
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Just out of curiosity, do i really need to change my gears from 3.55 to 3.92 for 35-37" tires? Like I said i don't really go off road, mainly I highway driver. I ask because I hear that bigger tires and stock 3.55 gears can cause strain on your Trans. I didn't know if 35-37 tires fit in that category? Any thoughts?
You do not need to swap gears....the 3.55 and Hemi can handle it, however I am not a mechanic, but it will just feel slower off the start.
I know quite a few members here who have 3.55's and 37's and have had it for over 2 years without issue.
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