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Old 11-24-2014, 11:20 PM
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Hello Z! I will try make this short lol. My previous truck was a lowered 2/3 regular cab. On it I had 20" SRT10 reps wrapped in 295 50 20 tires. Loved this combo! So when the time came for me to get my current 14 sport I was not going to give it to the dealership as I was already being raped on my trade in haha so I kept them and put them on my new ram. 295 59 20 is a 31.6" tire which is fairly small on a stock height ram to say the least, but I loved how the truck drove otherwise. I have no decided that after winter ( I have winter tires) I will replace the tires with something a little bit more suitable lol. I was considering the stock 275 60 until today when I drove a coworkers truck (2012 laramie, stock 20) and it felt much different than mine does even with the winter tires. The steering felt loose and numb, more so than mine I mean lol. So My few questions are a) does this have to do with the 60 sidewall size? or is it because the factory goodyears are crap? And I guess B) If anyone else has been in this situation and what they chose to do. I don't deny that these trucks just plain look batter with the 33" tire over the 31" size, I just don't want to completely change how my truck feels just so I have less wheel gap to stare at lol. I am currently thinking 275 55 20 since they are about 3/8 bigger than what I currently have. Also looking intoi 285 55 20 but they are pricey and selection is limited. Anyways I am sorry for the long post if you managed to stick with it and can give me some input i would really appreciate it. I have been stumped on this for over a month now. THANKS

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All I can say, not all GY tires suck. I just put on 4 275/60/20 GY Armor-Tracks and quite impressed with the handling, quietness and appearance. Another nice thing I noticed, they don't let the ass end skip sideways on bumps, like the previous Hankook Dynapros. A local tire shop sold em for $180 ea. Cheaper than the Hankooks too.
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yea thats a decent price thanks.
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