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hey guys,

I tried searching the forums for info on this and wasn't turning up anything and went through several tire threads as well..

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im curious what you guys are getting for mileage or life out of your toyo open country mt's on your 4th gen ram 1500s..

ive got a 2011 1500 sport 2wd and plan on putting a set of 35x12.50's on it and hoping it would be about a 50k mile tire. will be mainly on road driving and I balance/rotate/align religiously every oil change..

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Brandonjansen and GrubRunner have both run the 35/12.50 on 4th gens. I have them on my 3rd gen and I honestly expected worst fuel milage then what I get.. Extremely happy with my tires. Only ran them for about 5000KM max so far.
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I think galfer is meaning the total life of the tires, not the fuel mileage. But I may be wrong.....

I had my Toyo MT's on my 1500 for about 7000km and they still looked brand new; no signs of wear whatsoever. Overall I was very impressed with those tires. Much quieter than I expected them to be, rode and handled great, and looked amazing.

In case you are curious about fuel mileage. I was getting about 15mpg average with my 4.7 running a Bully Dog tuner, intake, and exhaust. That was with about 80% highway driving, 20% city. I was up around 17 or so on the highway and 12-13 in the city.
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I think galfer is meaning the total life of the tires, not the fuel mileage. But I may be wrong.....

I had my Toyo MT's on my 1500 for about 7000km and they still looked brand new; no signs of wear whatsoever. Overall I was very impressed with those tires. Much quieter than I expected them to be, rode and handled great, and looked amazing.

In case you are curious about fuel mileage. I was getting about 15mpg average with my 4.7 running a Bully Dog tuner, intake, and exhaust. That was with about 80% highway driving, 20% city. I was up around 17 or so on the highway and 12-13 in the city.
Ya now that I look back I am going to assume that is more of what he meant. Just used to m/t's and milage is the same line talking about fuel milage.
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I ran a set of the 35x12.50x17's on my '08 CTD. Little bit different application than a 1500. But I didn't get anywhere even close to 50K out of them.



By 35K they were pretty bald, loud and wouldn't stay balanced at all anymore. They sucked on snowy roads from day one. But good in the dirt, rocks and mud. Pretty good in deep snow too, just not good at all on icy roads. Honestly, I didn't really like those tires very much. Not so much because they didn't last very long, I don't expect MT's to last very long, but because they were so hard to keep balanced. Took a lot of weight and within 2,000 miles they would be shaking and shimmying again.

Replaced them with BFG AT/KO's, which were way smoother, quieter, better on slippery roads and did last 50K.

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yea guys, im looking at total life of the tires. I don't get any snow here in Florida, just lots of rain. and I wont be doing any off-roading that the stock tires wouldn't handle, just go out in the woods occasionally to hunt or go shooting. it would mainly be pavement pounding around town and a couple hour highway stretch periodically when im working out of town. I had just head of claims that guys were getting 50k miles out of them and was wondering if that would be realistic on my hemi 1500 2wd since its in essence not a heavy truck.
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50K on a light 2WD truck might be realistic. Especially if you don't mind running them down to the nubs.

Why on EARTH would you want to put a loud, short lived, rough riding, MT on a 2WD truck that doesn't go offroad but does need to handle wet pavement routinely?

I honestly can't think of a worse application to use an MT for (any MT, not just this one) than what you describe. MT's have some strong suits, things they do better than other tires. They also have weak areas, things they do worse than other tires. MT's are strong in areas you don't seem to be interested in, and weak in all the areas that seem to matter.

If it's just for looks, that's fine. It's your truck, make it look however it pleases you. Performance wise, they sound like a terrible fit for your needs though.

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50K on a light 2WD truck might be realistic. Especially if you don't mind running them down to the nubs.

Why on EARTH would you want to put a loud, short lived, rough riding, MT on a 2WD truck that doesn't go offroad but does need to handle wet pavement routinely?

I honestly can't think of a worse application to use an MT for (any MT, not just this one) than what you describe. MT's have some strong suits, things they do better than other tires. They also have weak areas, things they do worse than other tires. MT's are strong in areas you don't seem to be interested in, and weak in all the areas that seem to matter.

If it's just for looks, that's fine. It's your truck, make it look however it pleases you. Performance wise, they sound like a terrible fit for your needs though.

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I hear ya. its mainly for asthetics but im also considering the toyo AT II's
just want an aggressive looking tire with a nice stance to set off the truck
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I ran a set of the 35x12.50x17's on my '08 CTD. Little bit different application than a 1500. But I didn't get anywhere even close to 50K out of them.

By 35K they were pretty bald, loud and wouldn't stay balanced at all anymore. They sucked on snowy roads from day one. But good in the dirt, rocks and mud. Pretty good in deep snow too, just not good at all on icy roads. Honestly, I didn't really like those tires very much. Not so much because they didn't last very long, I don't expect MT's to last very long, but because they were so hard to keep balanced. Took a lot of weight and within 2,000 miles they would be shaking and shimmying again.

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A Cummins is definitely a lot harder on an MT tire. The increased weight and torque wears them down WAY faster than on a 1500 gasser.

I don't know if you'd necessarily push 50k miles out of them.... I've heard 40-45K is more common but that's not even bad for an MT tire.

I didn't have any issues with my Toyo's and balancing. Balanced right up (didn't take an abnormally large amount of weights) and stayed balanced for as long as I had them. Every tire/wheel set up is a little different though.

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I hear ya. its mainly for asthetics but im also considering the toyo AT II's
just want an aggressive looking tire with a nice stance to set off the truck
The Toyo AT2's are a great choice and are probably a better option for you with the type of driving you'll be doing. I plan to get a set of them for my Cummins eventually just because it makes more sense for the type of driving I do. Yes the MT's would look cooler but the extra cost and reduced life span just doesn't make sense since my truck is on the highway 80% of the time.
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