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06 CTD tire size

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by NBI Lawn, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    OK, I am sure this has been asked but i cant seem to find it.

    I own a 06' quad short CTD, am in the market for new tires and am wondering what the largest tire I can run without any rub issues.

    Thanks :salute:
     
  2. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    A 285/70/17 will do nicely and will not decrease your mileage too bad. If you run a leveling kit, you can run a 315 without any issues.

    I lost about 2 mpg going from a 285 (33") to a 315 (35") with a Hemi.
     
  3. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 141

    I Have the 285-70-17 and love them they fill out the wheel wells out good and the truck looks sharp
     
  4. NLS1

    NLS1 Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    Depends on how many pallets of salt you have in back and whether you got the Snoway or 8611lp on front! :jester:
     
  5. camconcrete

    camconcrete Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    I am running 33-12.50R 17 on my long bed and they don't rub but I had 305/70r17 and they rubbed when I cut the wheel hard to the left on the lower control arm but it wasn't enough to amount to anything.
     
  6. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    like said with a 2" level you can run 315's i run 285's stock height but im thinkin about either a 1-1 1/2" level or the plow prep front springs.

    I put a 2" level on a 04 and he runs 315's before the kit they rubben now they done. i also put a 2" on a 05 and he ran 285's just didnt look right.
     
  7. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797

    so do you think I can run the 305 Nittos without a lift or leveling kit? I hear alot of 285 recommendations but that seems small for a dodge. We run those of the Chevs
     
  8. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    if going 305 i would put a 1" kit on. the 285s dont look small on a stock height truck, they do on a truck with a 2" kit.

    the good thing about going 305 is that you can find more E rated tires in that size if that matters to you.
     
  9. NBI Lawn

    NBI Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,797


    It does! I am also cant seem to find the 285's for a 17" rim
     
  10. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    They are out there, but they are expensive.
     
  11. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    do you mean a 285 E? ya good luck with that. its usually a 265 or 305 on a 17 to get a E. you can try commerical tires but they will melt your credit card.
     
  12. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I can second that about the load rating! Just got done shopping for tires and was seriously considering going with the 285, but stuck with the 265 instead because of the load rating issues. Just bought a set of hankook's dynapro at-m rf10's for $631 shipped to my door, was the best deal I could find for what looks like a set of good plowing tires that I can also load the heck out of come landscaping season
     
  13. Jonker87

    Jonker87 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    you can run 325 nitto's on there... I had them on my 1500 not I have 35-13.50R20 Dick Cepek FCII's on it!! on a 20X10 rim looks awesome
     
  14. ommegang

    ommegang Senior Member
    from wi
    Messages: 100

    Do you guys have experience plowing or driving in snow with 305 size tires? I have an 08'
    F250 that had stock 245 BFG. I just purchased 305/65/17 Mickey thompson Baja ATZ radial and am wondering how thay will fare in snow? Sorry, didn't realize this was a dodge only forumn. I do have an 06' Dakota. And, the 5.4L F250 is a dog BTW

    Lance
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  15. camconcrete

    camconcrete Senior Member
    Messages: 199

    I have used 305/70/17 buckshots and 33/12.50/17 courser c/t in the snow and the both do well. But that was on a stock 8 1/2 inch wheel so they weren't too wide, but they both bit real good
     
  16. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446



    LOL I have to laugh at you comment about 315 without any issues. I see you own a Hemi so I understand why you think no issues. But the CTD is too heavy. If you put 315 on you will tear through ball joints and track Bar and get Death Wobble. PLus they will rub unless you have a set of Power wagon Rims.

    So 315's with upgraded Front end. I personally Run 295 Nitto's and think they are sweet. But I changed me rims over to H2's. becuase of the agressive back spacing you can run up 315's with out any rubbing. check out link below. But also keep in mind the bigger the wider the tire. You will need fender flares

    http://www.dieseltruckresource.com/pics/showphoto.php?photo=34420&ppuser=43772
     
  17. Booman70

    Booman70 Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I run 315s on H2 wheels didnt rub until I lifted the plow so I put on a level kit no more rubbing. Oh I am on my original ball joints no front end problems and no death wobble. If you go with bigger tires do the shocks and steering stabilizers.