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Old 05-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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Proper tires for tow vehicle

I own a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 with a diesel. I purchased the vehicle with 25000 miles and the tires were recently replaced. I'm towing an 11,000 lb 5th wheel and was wondering if I should be shopping for a truck tire that is capable of handling the load. Any suggestions on the type of tire I should be looking for (load rating etc.).

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:37 AM   #2
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I also tow an 11,000lb 5er, and found that E rated Firestone Transforce tires do the job very well on my SRW Ford F350. They also ride well when not towing. Been on the truck for 2 years+, and plan on replacing with same tires when they wear out.

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:06 AM   #3
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Same for my 07 2500..."E"Rated. Had Michelin from the factory. Just replaced them with Falken's
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Trynforpar View Post
snip..... I purchased the vehicle with 25000 miles and the tires were recently replaced.....snip
Just curious, what are the spec's on the existing new tires?


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Old 05-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #5
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Just put these on the truck in the sig. So far have been great and smoother ride than the BFG's that were on it. Ford dealer was actually less than Firestone and had lifetime rotation included.

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Size: LT265/70R17 E
Load Index: 121 (3197 lbs)
Speed Rating: 121S (112 mph)
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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What is the rating of the tires on the truck now? The sidewall should tell you what the load capacity is . With a truck like that most people would buy load range E tires.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #7
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You want "LT" tires, not "P" passenger tires.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:37 PM   #8
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Like others have said, LT tires with an E load rating. I run Goodyear Duratrac 285/60R20's on my 2500.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #9
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There are many that will do the job, some better and more expensive than others. I changed my OE Continentals to an equivalent size Michelin LR E.

There are many good tires out there for your truck.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:14 AM   #10
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There are lots of good tires out there, various grades within brands, and many opinions. The key to good service from a tire is front end alignment, condition of front end components, and tire balance. All of those thing considered, the only tire I have never gotten good service from were Firestones and that goes back to when I was a kid. I think Firestone has ridden for years on name, but that's just my personal opinion. My personal record is 87K on factory tires that came on a Mazda and I ran them until they literally came apart.

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