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Best snow tires for Dodge Ram 1500 Sport.

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by tonylillo, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. tonylillo

    tonylillo Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    My current tire size is 20 inch, I am buying a set of 4 snows for first time plowing this season. The tire shop is trying to talk me into a 17 inch rim. They say the smaller the narrower the tire the better it is for plowing. 17 inch will work, I cannot go any smaller. Looking for a recommended tire for this usage and do i need studs or just regular snows. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

    Purchased a Fisher HD 7.5 MM2
     
  2. shouldawent

    shouldawent Junior Member
    Messages: 11

  3. tonylillo

    tonylillo Senior Member
    Messages: 115

    I see wheels listed as 17x7 or 17x8, is that just a width difference for the new tires,
     
  4. shouldawent

    shouldawent Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    with of the rim most tire manufactures will give tolerances between a 7 to 8 inch with
     
  5. 1 bad bolt

    1 bad bolt Member
    Messages: 71

    i have 20's and use the cooper zeon ltz tires , im pretty happy with them for the winter and summer , i would love to have 17's but other things like my wife pull my money other places lol
     
  6. CarCrazed4Life

    CarCrazed4Life Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    I'm assuming your stock size is 275/60/20 which is a 33" tire. Your really not going to find anything "skinnier" in a 33". Buy a set of 17s and drop down to a 32" tire like a 265/70/17 or stick with the 20s and get General Grabber AT2 in 33x12.5x20. They are even studdable if you need. Most sizes are even severe weather rated.