I have a '01 1500 4x4 quad cab with off road package with about 45K on
the truck. I bought it used last year and it has Cooper discovery a/t
LT265/70R17 tires that are about worn out. I am looking at new tires
(any suggestions) that are good on 99.99% pavement (dry, wet and snow)
but very little offroad.
It seems that the original tires on this truck were 275/70R17. If I go
with this size for my new tires, will the truck sit up any higher or
are the tires just wider? I don't want it any hihger...it is already a
pain to get into (otherwise I love the truck).
Also, this truck appears to have ABS (according to dashboard light) but
it certainly does not stop like it has ABS (don't get the ABS sound and
pumping like other ABS cars I have driven). Is the ABS on rear tires
only? This truck does not stop very well in snow (unlike my old
Subaru) but the front worn tires may have something to do with it....
If you are happy with the Cooper Discovery A/Ts get them again. If you don't
like them let us know why and we can suggest a better choice.
Check out http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html for tire size
Visit your local Dodge dealer and have them look the VIN up. They can tell
you the exact configuration of your truck. They might even print it out for
you if you ask nicely.
Born in Bucks County, PA
If I remember correctly, the older off roads do NOT have ABS, since off
road, it's not too good holding on hills. One of the reasons I didn't
get one back in 2000. The major reason was I didn't want another 360, it
would have been my 4th one. And no, I didn't want a 318 either.
BDK, 2003 Off Road owner, with hemi.
Hey Ken, Thanks for the handy website. That was very cool.
I can't really say if I am happy with the coopers because I have never
used any other tires on this truck (or any pickup truck for that matter
because this is my first. In addition, the coopers were already very
worn when I got the truck. Makes me wonder why they were on the truck
when the truck probably had Goodyears on it originally and I purchased
the truck with only 36K miles..... hmm
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