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zstroken
09-09-2009, 09:39 AM
What is out there, this doesn't need to be aggressive. I just use this on my tow vehicle.

I run 285/75/16 now and my big gripe is 6th gear is just a touch too steep and my EGT's like to run around 1200 if I am running 65mph or less. If I can run 80 the EGT's are fine. So I figure with the 315 I can run 5th gear while towing and run 70 or 75 and not be turning 2900 rpm. Then when I am not towing I can use 6th gear.
Also who has mounted the 315/75 on the factory 97 chrome clad wheels(16x7").

I could also be persuaded into a D range, if the weight rating was high.

lorendiesel5.9
09-09-2009, 10:25 AM
I mounted 315/75s on factory 16x6 steel rims for a while. It did wear the center off a little faster but it worked fine

Billysgoat
09-09-2009, 11:17 AM
A 315 is really to wide for the factory steel wheels, you are going to have lots of wobble from the sidewall if you go that route. Nitto makes a grappler that is a 295 series, about the same height but equivalent to a 34x10.50 or so. Available in E range I believe also.

zstroken
09-09-2009, 11:28 AM
They make a 295x75 from what I have found, but only in a load range D.

kscummins
09-09-2009, 11:35 AM
I have the Nitto 295/75's, they are a D but they are also 3415lbs/tire. I have em mounted on 16 by 8's and they work good but they're actually only 33 inches tall.

zstroken
09-09-2009, 11:38 AM
Yea I would like a 34 inch tire, I guess putting them on a 7 inch rim would add a little height to them. How do you like the 295's? Are they terra grapplers? How are they wearing? Do you tow much with them?

kscummins
09-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Ya, they're terra grapplers. I got em used an they're wearin ok. I tow some with em, mostly 24 ft stock trailer and they do great. I wish they would throw mud a little better but they're great on the hard ball. They also hook purdy good on the drag strip for a AT street tire.

zstroken
09-09-2009, 11:48 AM
Ya, they're terra grapplers. I got em used an they're wearin ok. I tow some with em, mostly 24 ft stock trailer and they do great. I wish they would throw mud a little better but they're great on the hard ball. They also hook purdy good on the drag strip for a AT street tire.


If I get 50,000 out of the tires I would be happy.

kscummins
09-09-2009, 12:52 PM
Can't guess at total mileage you could expect since mine were used when I got em but I've got about 7k so far and they haven't worn too bad.

lorendiesel5.9
09-09-2009, 02:59 PM
If I get 50,000 out of the tires I would be happy.

I got about 25k on my terra grapplers. Front ones are at about 1/2 tread and the back ones at 1/4. I should rotate them just never got inspired.

zstroken
09-09-2009, 03:01 PM
I got about 25k on my terra grapplers. Front ones are at about 1/2 tread and the back ones at 1/4. I should rotate them just never got inspired.


Do you have any pictures of the tires on the rims??

j-rod
09-09-2009, 06:45 PM
Yea I would like a 34 inch tire, I guess putting them on a 7 inch rim would add a little height to them. How do you like the 295's? Are they terra grapplers? How are they wearing? Do you tow much with them?

They are only really about .5" larger in diameter than a 285. I'm not sure if you could get another .5" out of them to get to 34", but you might with that narrow tire.

I have 295s on my 02 and they have been pretty decent. I think they could have a little better mud or snow traction, but its not terrible. I have 33k on mine - probably could get another 7k or so out of them, but my truck is out of alignment and I wore off one of the edges of my right front tire. I haven't towed much with them.

tony597fitter
09-09-2009, 07:01 PM
Toyo makes a 315 Open Country A/T tire.

zstroken
09-09-2009, 09:02 PM
Toyo makes a 315 Open Country A/T tire.


Thanks, I will take a look at them, I think I remember them being big $$$ for my cheapness.

lorendiesel5.9
09-09-2009, 11:42 PM
Do you have any pictures of the tires on the rims??

I can take some tomorrow but the ones I have on now are 295 on 16x8 rims.

Red Sleeper
09-10-2009, 11:11 AM
I know that Toyo makes load range E tires that are bigger like the size your looking for. Check them out.

zstroken
09-10-2009, 11:29 AM
I did, they were like $248 each.

Billysgoat
09-10-2009, 11:34 AM
look around and pick up a set of 19.5's, you can likely get into a set for under 1k wheels and all. Once you run them the only worry you'll have about weight is if you can stop the SOB or not! (<speaking from seat staining experience)

zstroken
09-10-2009, 11:35 AM
I have kept my eye out, I missed a deal last year on some. If anybody runs accross some, hit me up.

zstroken
09-10-2009, 12:15 PM
Where do you find some 265 19.5 tires at? Anything to stay away from?

1stack
09-11-2009, 01:02 AM
i put 315/75/16E toyo m/t on my stock steel dodge wheels. tires were $249. Stock alloy wheel is 6". alumium wheel is 8"

Billysgoat
09-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Where do you find some 265 19.5 tires at? Anything to stay away from?

Goodyear G124's are available in 265/70 R19.5, they are about the most aggressive tread you can find in a 19.5. Stay away from the really cheap ebay special tires, you really do get what you pay for with 19.5's. Anyway you go, they are costly, but for 70-90k of tread life, well worth it.

zstroken
09-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Goodyear G124's are available in 265/70 R19.5, they are about the most aggressive tread you can find in a 19.5. Stay away from the really cheap ebay special tires, you really do get what you pay for with 19.5's. Anyway you go, they are costly, but for 70-90k of tread life, well worth it.


Any idea on the price for a set of 4 on those?

If they are $200 or less I will definately do this.

zstroken
09-11-2009, 10:55 AM
I really don't want an agressive a nice AT would be fine. I have goodyear ATS and they are fine. That would be the style I would look for.

What type of backspacing should I be looking for. I have a 1.5" leveling block on the front.
01 2500 quad cab 4x4.

JIT
09-11-2009, 10:57 AM
BFG All Terrains or Mud terrains

zstroken
09-11-2009, 10:58 AM
BFG All Terrains or Mud terrains


In an E??

Billysgoat
09-11-2009, 11:15 AM
Any idea on the price for a set of 4 on those?

If they are $200 or less I will definately do this.

The last set I bought was 4 years ago and they were just under $300 a tire. That was with mounting and balance beads included. I think they have about 60k on them now with at least another 20k to go.

JIT
09-11-2009, 11:32 AM
In an E??

No they are a Load Range D sorry!

lorendiesel5.9
09-12-2009, 02:05 PM
Here's my tire pictures

Billysgoat
09-14-2009, 11:11 AM
Thought about it and found this pic of truck with house behind it, the front end is picked up a bit due to the camper, but it gives you an idea of how the truck will look with 265/70R19.5s.

http://www.competitiondiesel.com/forums/photo/data/500/medium/100_1198.JPG


And here is one with nothing in tow, stock suspension.

http://www.competitiondiesel.com/forums/photo/data/500/medium/100_1142.JPG