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A Good Size

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by danno, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    What`s a good size tire for a 16 x 7 steel wheel on a 96 1500 plow truck. That will be only put on for the winter.
     
  2. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    And, BTW, would a narrow tire be better for snow pushing than a wider tire ?
     
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    narrow is better .245 75 16 goodyear workhorse it has a real nice tread {bj's has them since i see your from CT} would be a good choice
     
  4. Stark_Enterprises

    Stark_Enterprises Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    For a 1500 I like the Toyo Open Country A/T's 245/75 r16 load range E.
    I have them on my 2 2500's they are great in the snow and rain! only mine are 265's .
     
  5. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    What about 235/ 85/16 ? Any better with a taller tire ? It is 1 inch taller than the 75, correct ?
     
  6. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    NO
    Just a real quick, 235 is metric, tire width 235 mm(Millimeters) 25.4 mm=1 inch so the tire is 235 divided by 25.4= 9.25 inch wide the 85 is the aspect ratio or tire height meaning it is 85% of 235 or 9.25 inches = 7.86 tire height
    In short the tire is 9.25 wide and 7.86 tall
    I have a wealth of worthless info…
     
  7. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Logic is correct but they are actually a bit taller too (85's vs 75's in 235's) by around a inch is practice and no two different branded 235's are always the same exact size either.
     
  8. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    So does it really matter between 75 or 85 size ?
     
  9. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    Myself in snow I like tall and skinny as they tend to guide better on bad snowy roads when transporting but some like them wider too.
     
  10. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I`ll go for the 85 series. Thanks TARKUS. ;)