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Tires on Dodge 2500

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by theguynextdoor, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    I went in for new tires today. I wanted teh 265/75R16 BF goodrich all terrains. The guys at the shop told me I would be better off with the BF Goodrich Commercial tires, same size because they are load range E and better for plowing. They are a special order item, so I didn't get any today. The truck came with 285/75/R16 Mastercraft tires Load Range D which are really crappy and wore out fast. Should I be going with the commercial tires, or am I ok with the all terrains. I see a lot of people on the site have the all terrains on their trucks.

    Thanks for any input
  2. ABES

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

    I would choose the ATs outs of your 2 choices.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,902

    You should be able to get the BFG /AT/ ko's 265/75R16 in load range "E"

    I'm running a new set of Brigestone Revos on one of my trucks(they have broken up the center rib)
    285-75-16's I got 57k out of the last set and they are load range "D"
    A lot of "d" tires can carry as much weight as "e" tires. and you will not be going 100mph plowing.
    so it is a good alternative for a 2500.
  4. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I saw your truck at UB and I noticed that they were pretty thin.
  5. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Haha yea. The front ones wore down on the outsides so fast because my front end needed all new ball joints and u joints. So i had all that done, new front pads and callipers and a new transmission. I need tires so bad, the truck shakes because they are so out of wack. Can't drive over 45 mph.
  6. red07gsxr

    red07gsxr Senior Member
    from meriden
    Messages: 256

    get pro comp's at's. great in the snow and get good tread life and there e rated.
  7. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Which Mastercraft tires were you running ? If they were the M&S's they are strickly a winter rated tire. The soft compound wears extremely fast on warm to hot pavement.
  8. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I have been running BFG AT's size 285 70 17 to plow and they are doing great. They are D rated but that's fine because a bigger D tire can hold the same weight at a lower pressure as a smaller E tire can at a higher pressure. Some will argue I'm wrong til they are blue in the face but it's simple math really. Run the A/T's!
  9. KSikkema

    KSikkema Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    we've had the best luck in snow with the bfg commercial t/a's as opposed to the all terrain's in the snow. just make sure that they are t/a commercial traction not t/a commercial all season. big difference in the tread design!!! they are also rated as a winter tire. we ran them a lot also for the loggers pickups that we serviced in B.C. they loved them in all weather conditions up on the mountain logging roads.
  10. jomofo

    jomofo Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    I've been looking at the Blizzak W965's for my 2500 and the DM-Z3's for my Jeep...

    Anybody put a winter in on the Bridgestone tires? What'd you think?
  11. DSLL

    DSLL Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    Ouch! Did you do any of that yourself?
  12. Gicon

    Gicon Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 989

    Gentlemen, the difference between a Load Range "D" tire vs "E" is not only carrying capacity, but sidewall rating and strength. That is also very important. I only run BFG Radial All Terrain T/A KO's for winter tires, 235-85-16, Load Range E on my Ford 1 Ton Pick Ups.