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Old 07-29-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Goodyear Wrangler SRA LT265/60R20

Anyone using this tire on your tow vehicle? Probably would be on a late model 2500 GM, and if so, how's it working for you? How many miles? Any problems with them?

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Anyone using this tire on your tow vehicle? Probably would be on a late model 2500 GM, and if so, how's it working for you? How many miles? Any problems with them?

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Oddly enough that is the tire on my truck, and it's a passenger tire, not an LT and is not a good tire for a 2500, that's for sure. The reviews I've read on them, aren't great for towing. And they tend to be soft. They're on most newer Dodge Ram's by default. And everyone over on 3 of the Ram forums seems to agree that these tires don't do well with heavy loads.

I'll be switching to General Grabber ATII's myself in 275/65/20.
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Opps, have to edit my post, I read this and saw my tire size which is 275/60/20 but I see you put 265 which is infact an LT. Either way though, the reviews I've read on several sites aren't great. I was curious about keeping them. But have decided they'll be replaced.

It's a shame, because they are brand new. But I'll be keeping them until we get our Airstream and are ready to depart for our full time adventure.

Just check out the survey's on Tirerack: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...WSRA&tab=Sizes
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I'd never put 20s on a 3/4 ton. Just don't like them...and they are expensive. 18" only when I buy.
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I'd never put 20s on a 3/4 ton. Just don't like them...and they are expensive. 18" only when I buy.
You wouldn't but manufacturers are doing it. Actually, it makes sense in the LT market when you think about it. Handles better, rides smoother, for more car like experience. The reality being, that most light trucks, like SUV's are glorified cars for their owners.

GM offers 17, 18 and 20 on the 2500HD's currently. Chrome 20's are standard if you get the LTZ.

I'm currently stuck with the 20's. That's what came on the truck. Oddly, they only put 17's on the base express models. Ford does the same thing now, almost all the F150's come with 20's. 17's are considered a downgrade.

Eventually I plan to get new rims. But for now, that's what the factory put there.
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I know it is an option, Just not for me and my load lifestyle. I've towed with both 18s and 20s (and overloaded 22s on Escalades, etc.) and I personally disagree with your ride and handling claims, but that's my perception with my butt in seat.
I really can't tell much difference in ride quality.

It's the cool factor that drives most to 20s and 22s. I do think that while towing, the ride and handling are better with 18s. I just think it's a better choice for a pretty heavily loaded tire. Can't prove it, but I think the 18s are more robust...and they cost a lot less to replace than the 20s.
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BTW, Through my coaching, my brother-in-law just bought a 2014 2500 and negotiated a no cost swap from 20s to 18s as a condition of sale. Dealer will make money on the "upgrade" for someone else anyway.
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Didn't mean to start an argument on the merits of any tires, but wanted to know from actual users of the Goodyear Wrangler Load range E 20's to see how many people are having problems with them.

I have a friend who has them on a '12 Denali and has had three failures, two separations and one with a bubble on the side wall. I also have them, and have had no problems, but only have about 10K miles on them.

My friend is going to buy new 18" wheels to get rid of them, and I'm trying to decide if I should do that also to avoid a disaster on the road.

So, again, anyone using these Goodyear Wrangler SRA LT265/60R20 having any problems with them?
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NO problem on my "11' RAM 1500. Everyone that rides in the truck says it is the best ride ever. As for towing, rides well and handles very well. For problem, I had a foreign object blow out on L rear while towing. I came to a safe stop, called Good Sam and in 90 minutes was back on the road. I used the same diameter & width spare and traveled 100 miles till I could get a replacement. The new tire final cost; $223.58. For a hitch, I have an Andersen. What more can I say?
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That's what's on my truck (2013 Chevy 2500 Duramax). 20k miles, maybe half of that towing, no problems at all.

Have been running them at 60 psi in the front and 75 psi in the rear all the time per the door jamb sticker (except one screw up with my service department when they rotated the tires but didn't change the pressures.....).

I'm thinking of dropping the pressure 5-10 psi as that sticker is for total GVWR. Since using the scales, it's clear I have a lot of capacity so lowering the pressure to match the tables could work - then again, running at max psi might be helping me avoid the problems others are reporting??
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Steve, no arguments. I stated it was a subjective preference. Now that I think about it, IIRC the 18s were Michelin and the 20s are Goodyear. Could be a feel difference between brands.
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Yes, the 265/60R20E is ONLY made by Goodyear. No one else makes this size tire, and that's one of the problems.
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seem like the tire sizes are close to the cost.. 18" tires are $180 each or more and the 20" are $200 or more..
that what i like about the 17" they run... oh carp looks like they run 200 buck for Michelin oh well guess it expensive for all of them.
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That's what's on my truck (2013 Chevy 2500 Duramax). 20k miles, maybe half of that towing, no problems at all.

Have been running them at 60 psi in the front and 75 psi in the rear all the time per the door jamb sticker (except one screw up with my service department when they rotated the tires but didn't change the pressures.....).

I'm thinking of dropping the pressure 5-10 psi as that sticker is for total GVWR. Since using the scales, it's clear I have a lot of capacity so lowering the pressure to match the tables could work - then again, running at max psi might be helping me avoid the problems others are reporting??

that seem a contradiction to what should be the pressures.. 75 front, more weight as in the big honking engine. and 60 in rear (non towing) as there is nothing in the bed but AIR..

that reminds me of the ford explorer tire issues,, the door said something like 30 lbs front and rear.. that is way to low for a heavy truck.. heck i run 49 lbs tire in my astro due the weight i carry..

wondering out loud..
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