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Old 09-12-2014, 06:24 AM   #15
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Try calling Michelin....


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I posed the question to a towing expert "What is the best 20" tire for towing with my new RAM 1500?"
His advice was to go with a Yokohama P275/55/20XL.
I'm interested to hear how the Michelin LTX M/S2 LT275/65/20LRE work while towing. Since my RAM has 3.92 gears, I think I'd prefer the taller tires for gearing, but not if the ride and handling suffer.


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Top, Interstateflyer do some reading over on the ramforums dot com. A lot of guys running that and a good discussion on that size tire in the towing area under 4th gen trucks (our trucks).

The ride difference is marginal. You'll notice it harsher over speedbumps, pot holes, those sort of things. Most say there is no real noticeable change cruising down the high way.

I'll be switching to 275/65/20 General Grabber ATII's or Cooper Zeon LT's shortly. I'm starting to lean more towards the Zeon's after reading a lot of reviews. They're more of a highway tire with minimal offroad traction, considered a hybrid and not a true AT.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:55 PM   #18
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Do you mean ramforumz.com? With a "z"?
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sorry no S just ramforum, but the Z one is good, too, just to many ads for my tastes, lol.

I think I've found about 5 dodge truck related forums, but those two are the most active by far.
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America's Tire/Discount Tire's data base says that since the Michelin LT275/65R 20E are 1 inch greater diameter than the P275/60R 20 that they would replace......they could hit the inside of the wheel well when turning.

Also, my dealer says that it could affect the shift pattern, speedometer and other issues which they may not be able to program out.

So, it looks like any 20 inch LT275/65 LR E is out of the question for a 2013 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman 2x2.

How MUCH of an improvement do you guys think the Michelin LTX P275/60 R 20 would be over the OEM Goodyear Wrangler SR-AS P275/60 R 20?

I've gotten 16,000, sometimes white knuckle miles towing miles (21,000 total) out of the Goodyears and I'm ready for a change.
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The stealership is full of crap. But if you're sticking with their advice, you're stuck with P rated tires.
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The stealership is full of crap. But if you're sticking with their advice, you're stuck with P rated tires.
What do you think of the clearance information in America's Tire's database?
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I think they think liability. The same reason why the dealership tells you installing an aftermarket air filter will void your warranty.

I could spend hours finding these. Tirerack lists that size as a plus one.

Toyo OC ATII 275/65/20






Another truck, Nitto Terra Grapplers 275/65


275/65/20 bfg all terrain


Towing a SOB on 275.65.20 BFG
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America's Tire/Discount Tire's data base says that since the Michelin LT275/65R 20E are 1 inch greater diameter than the P275/60R 20 that they would replace......they could hit the inside of the wheel well when turning.

Also, my dealer says that it could affect the shift pattern, speedometer and other issues which they may not be able to program out.

So, it looks like any 20 inch LT275/65 LR E is out of the question for a 2013 RAM 1500 Outdoorsman 2x2.

How MUCH of an improvement do you guys think the Michelin LTX P275/60 R 20 would be over the OEM Goodyear Wrangler SR-AS P275/60 R 20?

I've gotten 16,000, sometimes white knuckle miles towing miles (21,000 total) out of the Goodyears and I'm ready for a change.
They could possibly rub when turning, but there are many guys running the LT275/65/20LRE tires of many different manufacturers, but mostly Nitto and Toyo, on the many RAM forums, like BoldAdventure pointed out. The speedo will be off a little. The dealership can change the tire size in the PCM, but the OE size is the largest diameter of the available selections.

I'd bet that the P275/60/20 Michelins would be a better all around tire than the GoodYears, but I'm not certain that they would make a noticeable difference while towing. I would always select a Michelin tire over a GoodYear. That is just my preference.

If your primary reason for changing the tires is for better handling while towing and a better towing experience overall, then I would go with my towing expert recommended and change to P275/55/20XL Yokohama Geolander A/T-S (All Terrain) or the Yokohama Parada spec-X (if you will never travel in snow and ice). It is 32" in diameter. You can have the dealership change the tire size in the PCM to 285-45-22, which is a 32" tire as well, so your speedo will be correct etc.
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Remember that a different diameter tire will have the same effect as a slightly different rear axle gear ratio. Larger diameter tire, less ability going up grades.
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Remember that a different diameter tire will have the same effect as a slightly different rear axle gear ratio. Larger diameter tire, less ability going up grades.
Good point Doug. I'd forgotten about that.
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