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Old 08-24-2016, 06:17 PM   #1
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Best tow vehicle rear tires?

Bear with me as a Novice and probably a boring question.
I just bought a 2015 Ram 3500, dually and a 5th wheel with a16,000 GVWR.
I want to replace the 4 rear tires on the Ram.
I am seeking advice for best tires to buy for pulling that size 5th wheel.
The 5th wheel tires coming on the trailer are G rated Goodyears.
The tire size listed on the truck door is LT235/80R17E
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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Bear with me as a Novice and probably a boring question.
I just bought a 2015 Ram 3500, dually and a 5th wheel with a16,000 GVWR.
I want to replace the 4 rear tires on the Ram.
I am seeking advice for best tires to buy for pulling that size 5th wheel.
The 5th wheel tires coming on the trailer are G rated Goodyears.
The tire size listed on the truck door is LT235/80R17E
Thanks,
Jenjaclau
Michellin LTX M/S-2. I ran them on my DRW and I run the LTX A/T-2's on my 4x4 SRW's. The M/S-2's are more of an all-season tire. The A/T-2 are all-terrain.
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If the truck is that new why are you replacing them so fast.
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They are chinese and 1/2 the tread is already gone. Just being safe.
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Michellin LTX M/S-2. I ran them on my DRW and I run the LTX A/T-2's on my 4x4 SRW's. The M/S-2's are more of an all-season tire. The A/T-2 are all-terrain.
These tires are now called Defender. The same tire, and maybe just a little better. Expensive, but worth it. Quite possibly the best highway tires I have ever owned, with great traction in adverse weather, my favorite feature.

http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/tir...yp=Truck%2FSUV
http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/tir...r-ltx-m-s.html
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Following... I need tires too... I have also been looking at the Firestone Transforce and Bridgestone Duravis series commercial tires.
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I purchased cooper tires A/T from a special PEP Boys Had on ( Buy three get 4th free)for my Ford PU. and am well pleased, the street tires treads filled up with the clay here and were no better than racing slicks,
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I purchased cooper tires A/T from a special PEP Boys Had on ( Buy three get 4th free)for my Ford PU. and am well pleased, the street tires treads filled up with the clay here and were no better than racing slicks,

Homegrown tire makers Goodyear and Cooper are still operating extensive factories in the United States. These two conglomerates also own a number of sub-brands that are marketed as independent, including Dunlop and Kelly Springfield.
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They are chinese and 1/2 the tread is already gone. Just being safe.
CHINA BOMBS !!!
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They are chinese and 1/2 the tread is already gone. Just being safe.
What is the make of your truck tire on the RAM? When I bought my truck they had Generals on them.Which I replaced with Michelins M/S2 tires for my winter tires on the truck.
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Michelin LTX M/S2or the ATX

These will way out last the Generals or Coopers.

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Just an FYI... the Nexens on my 2014 lasted pretty well... I have 40k on them and they have about another 10k before the wear bars... and they are Korean, not china.
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The Cooper ST Maxx had the highest weight rating of any tire (tied with the toyo for half the price) in the size i needed. They seem to be wearing a little fast, but 100% of the miles are at max weight. Im happy!
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Michelin cost more, but still give a better value per mile than anything I have tried. They last forever and have great traction on the road.
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