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33" Coopers On A Stock '03 Ram 2500

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by DeereFarmer, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Well the time has finally come to purchase some new tires! I've been looking at the Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tires. I can get Cooper tires pretty cheap through my work. I've never owned a set of Coopers in my life and I'm wanting to give them a try. I would be getting a set of 285/70/17s for my stock '03 Ram. Anybody have any experience with these tires? I know the Maxx's are a new to the market tire, but any feedback on them? I'm looking for something that will look great, wear well, and do well in the snow even though I don't plow with this truck. The 285s should fit and not be too much wear and tear, right? Thanks!

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,424

    In regards to the size they will fit fine.
  3. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Awesome, thats what I figured. Even if the rub a little a full lock it won't bother me.
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,320

    I have the same truck in a Diesel with that size tire in a Hankook Dynapro ATM and they do rub a little with the Dodge factory mudflaps on it at full turn, its a bit worse with the plow on
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    There is probably a reason the Coopers are so cheap. One of my customers sells tires. Tons and tons of tires. All brands. They used to be primarily Cooper, but the quality has gone down hill. Goodyear is their lead brand now.
  6. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    Of all the tires Ive had Coopers have lasted the longest and provided the best traction. I would buy another set in a heartbeat.
  7. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Hopefully it'll be ok on mine. I don't plow with it (never will) and I have aftermarket smooth mudflaps. It also seem to seem pretty level. About .75" down in the front from what i've measured. Not sure if it has a leveling kit or not. How far off will my speedometer be with 285s?

    Thanks again guys. Keep the opinions coming.ussmileyflag