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Hello forum,
New to the board and to Dodge trucks. Just purchased a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 V6 regular cab pickup truck with 5 spd manual and am loving it.

I have a tire question. I currently have Goodyear p265 70R17 tires and they need changing. Very slippery in the rain and treads are running real low.
I called around and anything comparable new runs from 800 to a grand. Being on a very tight budget, I tried a decent local used tire place and they have Goodyear Wrangler 265 70r17 tires in almost new condition with about 85% tread life on em.
I can't find any reviews on this tire and would like to know if anyone has any experience or suggestions about this tire. The price is less than half of what new would cost so I'm pretty happy about that. I know I shouldn't skimp on tires and brakes but for now I must.
My main question is what would be difference between 265 and 275? Anything noticeable? and second is this a decent tire?
Tried google and even goodyear and couldnt find any reviews on this tire. strange.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Pretty much anything goodyear is junk, unless you spend $180+ per tire (in truck sizes). Wrangler's (excpet for the higher end ones) are crap.

I am pretty sure your local wal mart can set you up for around $650.

Otherwise, I found this:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/direct/findTireDetail.do?yr=2003&pc=28883&counter=4&ar=70&rd=17&vid=007803&sw=false&cs=265

$126x4+free shipping=$500ish shipped.

or this:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=AmeriTrac+TR&partnum=67HR7AMTRACTRV3&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

about the same...you can go REALLY cheap but still new...

http://www.directbuytire.com/product-p/58155.htm
 

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I HIGHLY HIGHLY discourage purchasing used tires. I would rather run a set I have had since new all the way down to the cords and belts, rather than buy a used tire.
 

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Thanks Army of One. I put off used tires for time being to look around some more. May have another month or two of tread life left.
 

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I've always had good luck buying pulloffs from dealerships and custom wheel shops. you may even find a good deal on ebay. I just traded in my 08 tundra for a ram. I still have the set of tires and wheels w/tpms, caps and lugs i bought for $175 that only had 1500 miles on them. I got a nice set of aluminum wheels with goodyear ats that were brand new pulloffs for $500. They came from a local trim shop. Keep looking You can get a deal on a set of tires you have to be patient.

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