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Old 06-24-2011, 06:57 AM
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My stock BFG RT tires will need to be replaced next year and I am researching a better towing tire, size 285/70-17. I do not need another AT (no offroading; I have a beat up Super Duty for that) and am looking for a stable and long lasting tire, with occasional off pavement driving with the camper. My last Ram had the Michelin LTX A/S stockers that lasted well over 100,000, but got stuck on wet grass.

So far my top choices are the LTX M/S and Nitto Dura. Are there any other recommendations and real world experiences? Cost is not an object, as a good, long lasting tire will pay for itself not having to replace tires every other year.

With that size (about an inch taller than stock) does it adversely affect towing stability, transmission shifting or speedometer reading?
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Look at the Toyo tires. I've used them for years and never had a problem, gotten good wear from them and they tow nicely.
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Which model? I've had Yoko's and have had good luck with them, but not for towing. The Toyo's may be something to look at, if I can find them in my size.
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Toyo Open Country H/T with Tuff Duty is a good choice.

http://toyotires.com/tire/pattern/op...y-ht-tuff-duty

If you plan on keeping you pick up for a long time, you might want to get 19.5 rims and tires

http://dodgeram.info/tech/mods/tires/19wheel.htm
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I have terra grapplers and they lasted 32K on my dually. I tow a 18K 5'er so they get beat up a lot. Now that I need tires again, I am switching due to many, many high recommendations for this tire. It has 50K warranty and everyone that tows raves about them to me. Even on line it gets decent-or-better reviews. Here is a link to what I will be buying 6 of soon, they are not as aggressive and are heavy duty for towing. Just what I need:

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/fin...=CEBINT&cs=265
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