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Old 01-17-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Which Tires For 3/4 Ton 4x4?

It's time for new tires on my ram 2500. I am currently running nitto trail grapplers and got about 45,000 miles out of them. I have narrowed it down to nitto ridge grappler, toyo open country mt, and cooper stt pro's. Out of these 3 tires what do recommend? What mileage are you getting and what air pressure are y'all running on your 3/4 tons? I ran 60 front and 68 rear on my current tires. Thanks for any info, I'm looking to get new ones this weekend.
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Old 01-17-2018, 05:32 PM   #2
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I had a Hemi 2500 4x4 and never got more than 45k out of two sets of 285 Goodyear duratracs and a set of Toyo ATs.

I always ran my tires 60-65.

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Old 01-17-2018, 05:48 PM   #3
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The best tires I ran on my 2500 were the Nitto Terra Grapplers. I got about 60k out of my first set. But Iím really good about rotating them also.


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Old 01-17-2018, 06:00 PM   #4
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Toyo. I never get good mileage out of Nitto Trail Grapplers. And they don't grab for $#!T.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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For that size I would choose in this order.
1.Cooper
2. Toyo
3. Nitto
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:24 PM   #6
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These will be 295/70/18's.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:24 PM   #7
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It's time for new tires on my ram 2500. I am currently running nitto trail grapplers and got about 45,000 miles out of them. I have narrowed it down to nitto ridge grappler, toyo open country mt, and cooper stt pro's. Out of these 3 tires what do recommend? What mileage are you getting and what air pressure are y'all running on your 3/4 tons? I ran 60 front and 68 rear on my current tires. Thanks for any info, I'm looking to get new ones this weekend.
My brother is running the STT Pro's on his 2016 2500 but he's nowhere near sitting at stock size, I believe it's 37/13/18 though it could be 13.5 wide.

I'm not sure what size you're looking at but his size were only available in LR D, whereas my 1500 Ram running 295/70/18 (34.25-ish) was still available in the E rating, which is what I have.

His tires have around 20k on them and are around 1/2 worn, mine have about 14k and still look new. No doubt due to the weight difference in the truck. That said, both do well both on and off road and while they are louder than AT's, the noise isn't unbearable.

Only issue he's had is with his being LR D's is he has to run lower pressure so his TPMS sensor is triggered. If you're still running where the E range is available you shouldn't have that problem.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:28 PM   #8
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My brother is running the STT Pro's on his 2016 2500 but he's nowhere near sitting at stock size, I believe it's 37/13/18 though it could be 13.5 wide.

I'm not sure what size you're looking at but his size were only available in LR D, whereas my 1500 Ram running 295/70/18 (34.25-ish) was still available in the E rating, which is what I have.

His tires have around 20k on them and are around 1/2 worn, mine have about 14k and still look new. No doubt due to the weight difference in the truck. That said, both do well both on and off road and while they are louder than AT's, the noise isn't unbearable.

Only issue he's had is with his being LR D's is he has to run lower pressure so his TPMS sensor is triggered. If you're still running where the E range is available you shouldn't have that problem.
Well my light stayed on with trail grapplers which are E rated. I'm not going to run 80 psi in th rear if I'm not towing heavy. I called nitto and they recommended running 60 front and 65 rear if I wasn't towing heavy for better wear.
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Well my light stayed on with trail grapplers which are E rated. I'm not going to run 80 psi in th rear if I'm not towing heavy. I called nitto and they recommended running 60 front and 65 rear if I wasn't towing heavy for better wear.
Pretty sure that's about what he's running in that size but if you're running the 295/70/18's you can probably run higher so it might not be an issue for you.
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Currently I’m running the cooper stt pro with 62lbs of air. They are wearing pretty good I think I have right at 30k miles on them and still have about 1/2 tread life. They are kinda though is the only complaint I have.
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:39 PM   #11
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Toyos 1000%!!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:45 PM   #12
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Coopers or Michelin

3/4 tons and up eat the fancy name tires for breakfast. I had 2 sets if toyos, first set lasted longest. Then bfg and nittos. Last set was coopers figuring if they weren't gonna last longer than 40-50k why pay more?

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:49 PM   #13
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Whatever you do make sure the load index is correct for your towing capabilities of your truck. It’s more than E and F rated.

On the record, I think I’m going to go Toyo open country at 2 extreme when I get new tires.
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Take a look at the Toyo R/T--me & a bunch of buddies are running them and all are super happy
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:15 PM   #15
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I’ve got 5k miles on my Toyo RTs currently on my F-350. So far they’ve been very impressive. I’ve ran most tires out there, with the exceptions of the Ridge Grapplers. I go through 2-3 sets of tires every year. Unless an issue arises out of these I foreee the future will consists of only RTs on my 350, and BFG ATs on my 150” Silverado and 4Runner. The BFG just doesn’t hold up on heavier trucks from my experience, but does wonderful on the lighter vehicles.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:21 PM   #16
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Running more pressure in the front will often help with wear. The recommended "60" is there to try to give the best ride. Try running higher and if it rides just as good, go with more. This will prevent excess wear on the shoulders.

In the rear, you barely want all of the tread in contact with the road. If you aren't hauling a load, this is often down around 55. Wet a spot in the driveway and drive across it. The wet tread pattern left on the dry area will tell you if you are low enough. This will keep the center from wearing too fast. Obviously, you have to not mind putting air back in them if you hook to anything heavy.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:24 PM   #17
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BFG all terrain were the only tires I ran on my F250. Worth the price tag


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Old 01-17-2018, 07:59 PM   #18
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Iím running the Toyo MT on my F250. Only have about 5000 miles on them so I canít comment on wear but I canít see any yet. I have been pleasantly surprised at how quite they are.


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Definitely following. Have a whopping 4/32” left on my original firestone Transforce AT after 26k miles. Want the most aggressive tire that will actually give closer to 50-60k miles and do ok when hooked to gooseneck. A deal is always good.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:34 PM   #20
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Currently running Atturo trail blade MT. 35s on my Ram 2500. Only have about 10k but really like them.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:38 PM   #21
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I’ll cast a vote for Toyo’s. Best tires I’ve ever had. I’ve got the MT’s and will either get another set of these or one of the RT’s
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I've had great luck with Michelin Ltx at2 on 3/4 and duallies. Is there a reason not to run tires at max psi?
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I ran nitto mt’s and was getting 60k out of them as soon as th tire that came with my new truck I’m going back to them
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Cooper ST Maxx. Y'all can thank me later.
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Im overly suprised by my tread life on my Toyo RT’s. I just past 30k and I bet I break 60 pretty easily. I run 45psi up front and 40 rear
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I've had great luck with Michelin Ltx at2 on 3/4 and duallies. Is there a reason not to run tires at max psi?
My OEM specs is 80 psi. This makes it ride more rough. That pressure isn't needed unless you are hauling a load. I keep mine at 65psi.
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My OEM specs is 80 psi. This makes it ride more rough. That pressure isn't needed unless you are hauling a load. I keep mine at 65psi.
This is what nitto told me to run unless im hauling heavy
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They make other tires besides BFG KO2ís?
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:13 PM   #29
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They make other tires besides BFG KO2ís?
Yes the OP is asking about tires for a 3/4 ton truck.. Not a ranger, taco or Cheyenne
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I've ran the Toyo MT's, decent mileage but load. The AT2's are awesome, ride good and quite. Tried the Nitto terra grapplers and will never own those again and their mileage wasn't great, 34-43k miles per set. I'm currently running the Nitto Ridge Grapplers and love them. They're quite and ride good, do great in mud without having to have too much wheel speed. The only bad is finding the right air pressure. I'm running a 295/60R20 on my Duramax with 54psi up front and 60 in the rear. The weight rating is much higher on this tire than most. Don't know if all sizes are like this.
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Some people disagree but Iíve had great luck with BFG KO2s.
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Yes the OP is asking about tires for a 3/4 ton truck.. Not a ranger, taco or Cheyenne
Load range e 10 ply bgfís work just fine on my 3/4 ton truck. Not much road noise like some of the others mentioned either.
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My OEM specs is 80 psi. This makes it ride more rough. That pressure isn't needed unless you are hauling a load. I keep mine at 65psi.
Thanks, No negative wear issues with the lighter pressure?
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Iíve run several sets of Nitto Terra Grapplers on various trucks and gotten anywhere from 55k to 68k out of every single set.

Iím currently running BFG AT KO2 and they are just meh at best. Iíll do good to get 50k out of them.

Iíll go back to either Nitto Terra Grappler G2s or Nitto Ridge Grapplers when these are done.


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Thanks, No negative wear issues with the lighter pressure?
I only have about 10k miles so far, but no cupping or uneven wear. My 2013 Ram also came with a "light load" button to run 60psi and not upset the TPMS when not hauling.
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Toyo OC MT. I've got 50k on a set now and they are wearing great and work when you need them.

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I've had great luck with Michelin Ltx at2 on 3/4 and duallies. Is there a reason not to run tires at max psi?


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Very low road noise and outstanding tread life.

No reason to run tires at max pressure (on sidewall) unless you are loaded to the max carrying capacity (of the tire, not the truck). I run my fronts at 65 (Cummins is heavy!) and my rears at 55 when empty (2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab). That is what the chalkline test indicated for best tread contact patch. It rides a lot better too.


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Old 01-18-2018, 05:55 AM   #39
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Out of those 3 options I would go with the Toyo's. We ran them on our 3/4 ton company trucks for years and they did great.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:19 AM   #40
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Out of the 3 mentioned my pick would be the Coopers I had a set on my Ram 2500 and they were an excellent tire.
I now run Hankook dynapro MT as I need a mud tire and I don't care about the highway noise I don't think I will ever be running anything else on my diesel trucks. Excellent wear for a mud tire and they get me where I need to go on the ranch.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:23 AM   #41
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I have toyo open country mtís on my dually and I am coming up on 100k miles on them. Itís the most Iíve ever gotten out of a set. Normally I can stretch them to 70-80k. Been very pleased.


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