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Quick Tire Question

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by PasionitGrandpa, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I am going to get new tires for my ram and I was wondering if anyone here has them also so I can get their opinions about them.

    The tires I am going to buy are the Goodyear Wrangler Authority size LT265/75R/16 and at wally world there were 3 opinions stating The Best Tire Goodyear Makes, yada yada yada

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    The cheapest price I found on these puppies were $175.00 a piece and @ $766.80 mounted and balanced, tax, title, out the door that is a lot of jing.

    Anyone has these on their truck please let me know how you like them.

    Thanks,
    Kev
     
  2. MrPLow2011

    MrPLow2011 Senior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 276

    under 800 for a set of truck tires mounted and install isnt all that bad. Not running those tires. Sorry
     
  3. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Not the tire you are asking about, but I am running Goodyear MTR Kevlars.
    Nice tire, but not even close ( in the snow ) to what my BFG All Terrain tires were.
    When the Goodyears wear out, I am going back to the BFG AT's.
    Here is my current tire.

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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  4. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    What is the difference between the two 2robin?
     
  5. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203


    They are two different tires.
    The Goodyear Wrangler Authority and the Goodyear MTR kevlars.
    Different tread design, and the MTR's are a kevlar belt instead of a steel belt.


    Two pictures of the Wrangler Authority.
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    Two pictures of the MTR Kevlars.
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  6. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    No what I mean to say was based on your opinion what are the differences between Goodyear and the BFG All Terrain tires you were talking about? BTW those Kevlars look nice and mean too.
     
  7. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    The BFG AT's wore like iron.
    I had 70,000 miles on them and still had some tread left. ( a belt let go ).
    You could absolutely floor it ( 4WD ) in the snow and it would take off and hall a$$.
    It would stay in a straight line and brake very well ( in the snow ).
    I went to get the BFG's again and saw the Goodyear MTR's.
    They looked awesome, so I went home and looked at reviews.
    They were rate better in mud and the same in every category as the BFG's.
    They were the same price, so I went MTR's.
    You will never know unless you try them.
    Well, I can say the number rating are a little off.
    Don't get me wrong, the MTR'S are a very nice tire and look awesome, but I will be going back to the BFG's when it is time for tires again.

    The MTR's are in my opinion: Ride ( A+ ), noise ( very quite A+ ), mud ( A+ ), dry gravel ( A - ), wet pavement ( B ), snow ( C ), fuel mileage ( B - ), tire life ( A - ).

    The BFG AT's in my opinion : Ride ( B+/A - ), noise ( A - ), mud ( B / B - ), dry gravel ( A ), wet payment ( A ), snow ( A+ ), fuel mileage ( B+ ), tire life ( A+ )

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    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  8. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    By the way, I am running 35 X 12.50 X 15's.
    I Paid $225.00 ea for the MTR's
     
  9. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    WOWZA Mr. Hood, I thought $175 was a lot of jing, what ever happened to the old days when you could buy a set of great tires for a 100 bucks,
    instead of taking a second mortgage out on your house..lol.

    Thank you for you opinion, I value it and I am going to check into those BF's before I make my decision.

    Thanks again and have a great day?
    Kev
     
  10. 2robinhood

    2robinhood Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    Understand that you are looking and pricing a standard size tire ( LT265/75R/16 ).
    I have six inches of lift and am running 35 inch tires.
    $225.00 for a 35" tire is a good price.
    But, yes tire prices are not like the old days.

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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  11. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Very impressive I like it, love the rims.....nice ride robin
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
  12. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Here is mine, sorry my phone camera stinks

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  13. truckboy

    truckboy Junior Member
    from texas
    Messages: 23

    I have radial rover tires on my dodge, i must say they are like a dream on a 500 mile trip, they have rubed only once on the front.
     
  14. PasionitGrandpa

    PasionitGrandpa Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Decisions, decisions, I already have another pickup i use as my daily driver so my dodge will only be used for snow plowing seasons, so as soon as spring rolls around my ram will be sitting, Holy Crap the gas you burn is just ridiculous plowing.

    The bottom line is I want the best tires for snow plowing.