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Best tires for Ram 1500 20 inch rims??

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Old 12-25-2006, 09:09 PM
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Default Best tires for Ram 1500 20 inch rims??

I need to get new tires since my factory Goodyear Wrangler ST tires are worn out. I've driven over 62,000 miles on them. The best tire I have found online is Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. They are one of the highest rated tires for every major category.

Are those any good? What are the best options?

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Old 12-26-2006, 02:29 AM
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I have a 2wd, I put Goodyear eagle GTII's on (305/50R20H, the absolute widest tire that you can safely put on the factory rim) because I got a hot stinking deal for them and they are H speed rated. Vast improvement in handling.
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I have the Cooper Discovery H/Ts on this truck and they're great. Can't tell you how they'll hold up but I have about 25K miles on them and thats WITH peeling out to "Welcome" the truck to the family.
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Anyone else have info?
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:26 PM
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Can't go wrong with the BFG AT KO's! Stock tire size is 275's-xx-20and the BFG's closest, I think, is 285-xx-20, just ahair larger but no clearance problems. I also have a buddy who just ordered some 305-xx-20 Toyo MT's for his stock 2003 4x4 QC. I can post back as to any fitament issues he has or doesn't haveas soon as they arrive and he gets them mounted up! If the fronts rub, he's gonna crank on the torsion bars a few turns!
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305/50R20H are lower than my stock 20's. Is there are reason why? is it because the wider and higher will rub?
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305/50R20H are lower than my stock 20's. Is there are reason why? is it because the wider and higher will rub?
Even thought 305 is wider that the stock size, the side wall is smaller right? 50 means 50% of 305mm.

Stock is 60 or 70 aspect ratio, so 60-70% of 275mm, which should be taller.

If your truck came with 20's, chances are you have to lower gear ratio as well, 3.92 I think, versus 3.55 stock.

If you go with smaller rims or lower profile tires you'll have more lowend power due to the gearing.
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My original tires were 275/55R20 Eagle LS. The 305's I got are the same height, just 30mm wider, so I didn't even have to change the speedo for it.
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What 305's did you get?
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Im about to drop the $$ on some Toyo Open Country A/T's. Everything I look at is either too sissy or too aggressive for my uses. Id like to have the Nitto Terra's but they are more money and basically the same tire as the Toyo's. Im talking 4wd tires here also. Cooper, Mastercraft,Bridgestone,Goodyear,michelin,BFG all make some 20" tires, just depends on what u want to do w/ them. Cooper/Mastercraft seem to have the best price.
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