Good Day All
I am looking for input on tires for my 01 Ram 2500 Quad Cab Truck with a
I am tired of all the tire web sites,salesmen etc and thought I would ask
the group which tires you have had the best luck with.
Most of my driving is highway,rain,snow sometimes deep,some driving through
Nevada in the Summer,etc and pull a car trailer a lot.I hated the oem
Michelins they were crap in the rain and not much better in the snow.
I appreciate all the help I have had on previous issues and thought I would
try this one..Thanks in advance....
The OEM Michelins are LTX A/S. They have lousy traction in rain and
clog up in snow. The LTX M/S are the tires I've ever had for all around
driving. They stick like glue in the snow. They're expensive but last
60K+ easily. If you drive quite a bit in the snow or off road then the
LTX A/T's might be worth a look. The A/T's downfall is more road noise
and most likely slightly lower mpg. I also like Michelins Cross Terrain
but I don't believe they have them in the higher load ratings. I have
them on my Durango and take it in the snow every winter.
I've got the Michelins (LTX A/S) on my Ram, and they are lousy. Terrible
wet and snow traction and the sidewalls are cracking badly. Goodyear has
just introduced and excellent heavy truck tire, the Wrangler Silent Armor.
That will be my tire of choice for my Ram in the near future.
Goodyear makes some good tires. The Goodyears (Wrangler R/S?) they put
on some Rams are worthless like the LTX A/S. I've just had such good
results from the LTX M/S and Cross Terrains I'm hard pressed to go with
anything else. My new Ram has the LTX A/S so I'm probably going to have
to scrap them this winter.
Since the A/S tires are new I might get a set of M/S tires and put the
A/S in the garage during the winter. I live in AZ so only need the M/S
tires for weekend trips to the snow through the winter. I just hate to
through away new tires that are ok on dry pavement which is what I drive
I hear you! That's why I've put up with the A/S that came on the truck for
the last five years. When the snow and ice come (infrequently) I park the
Ram and drive something else. I still have a lot of tread left at 65K miles
but now that the sidewalls are cracking I can now justify getting rid of 'em
and putting on a set of Goodyears.
I can't figure out why Dodge went with the A/S tires. They are about
the same price (retail) as the M/S or A/T's which are far better tread
design. Dodge did the same thing with Goodyear tires. They put on
Wrangler R/S tires which have zero traction in the snow yet cost about
the same as far better Goodyears.
I wouldn't feel shortchanged. The Goodrich is a good tire, especially in
winter conditions. The tread life isn't as good as the Michelins, but when
your sliding around in the slop, somehow treadwear isn't too high on your
Ya but in the humid hot south there are things I love here in AZ that
baffle people from the south. Things like mister systems on patios,
swamp coolers and drying clothes outside!! How do you do it? I was
just in FL with 90F and 80% humidity and lemme tell ya, 110F and 10%
humidity in Phoenix is preferable!!
In response to miles 's post. I thought everyone should know:
no doubt there. my A/C has been working overtime for the past couple of
months and i have the power bills to prove it. we have been seeing 100+
with high humidity (recently let off thank God!!!) the humidity puts a
real load on the house a/c. and my wife always complains about how much
slower the cab of the truck is to cool when its hot, then i remind her
that it has what twice the cab volume of her liberty *snicker* and that
she's 9 months pregnant....(we are going to be having the baby this week,
ill post some pics on photobucket for those that might be interested) i
like it out Phoenix way but its too far from family, they are all here in
the south east so i'd prefer to stay here or close, but would like a break
from the humidity.
i have some family that's in the mid west and have been out visiting them
during the summers in the past and the dry heat is MUCH better than this
humid heat, i'll give ya that. (family on my mom's side her uncles & aunts)
oh yea that damp cold that'll be here in a few months
will make me wish it was summer again as i dont like being chilled to the
bone like that. if it wasnt for the snow and ice up north i'd almost move
up there during the winter to have a dryer cold, but in my opinion all
snow and ice are good for is tearing up otherwise perfectly good vehicles.
in the even we get any down here, witch happens what once every 10 years?,
i just stick the trucks in the garage and hang out at the house for a few
days. (remember the tearing up trucks?) besides when's the last time you
seen a GA driver in snow??? if ya havent count yourself lucky, you would
probably be scared to death!!!!
I'm moving south. I will get to play in the snow for about five months. more
if I go to Banff every so often.
I had Michelin M&S s before on my 92 Dakota. They were pretty good on all
types of snow up here. I have had Goodrich before and I do like them better,
except for the rotten tread life.
Oh well, we had snow when we were camping last weekend. None in the city,
though and none expected any time soon. I know I will get to use the 4x4 far
too much pretty soon. I would love to be able to complain about the
I run Cooper Discoverers. They will last me about 35k, but usually change
them at 25k because I prefer a deep tread in winter. They get a great bite
in snow and mud. Rain doesn't affect them at all. Road noise is minimal. At
$125 a tire, the price is hard to beat.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, he is not entitled to his own
I put Pathfinder All Terrain 265/75-16s (Discount Tire house brand) on my
'99 Ram 2500 Quad Cab diesel. They do good in mud and aren't too bad in the
rain. It hasn't snowed in Atlanta since I got them two years ago so I can't
say how they'd do for you in the winter. They were a pain to have balanced.
Discount Tire had to try eight different tires before they could get a set
of four to balance right. I think next time I'm going with the BFG Radal All
Terrain T/A. There aren't many all terrain tire choices in 265/75-16 that
have the load range E rating. If you have the stock 16 X 6.5" wheels I don't
think you can go any bigger than that size.
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