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Old 04-25-2016, 03:31 AM   #29
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Yes, our 2012 Ram 2500HD Cummins came with Michelin LT265/70R17E tires. Saved me having to stop and get these after driving off the dealer's lot.

These tires will be at least four years old in June. (Currently in the UK so can not read the date codes). Truck has about 32,000 miles. So time is the criteria. I know the truck sat outside on the dealer lot through the summer and into the winter when I bought it. So starting with a new set this year, I will know the complete actual tire history going forward.

I have to contend with the mountains when leaving our home location. Good tires are a necessity. If I lived in Kansas (would's largest aircraft carrier being basically flat) and never went in the mountains, one could consider running tires for a longer period of time.

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:37 AM   #30
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The most elementary thing that enters my mind is this:
A 1/2 ton pickup is basically designed to haul (at least in the old days, hence the designation) 1,000 lbs.
A 3/4 ton pickup is basically designed to haul 1,500 lbs.
It seems like maybe the 1/2 tons of today are designed to haul 1,000 lbs. over and above the weight of passengers and fuel- at least some of them.
What is the real difference?
Springs usually-

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