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Will This Tire Fit ?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by danno, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Will a 305/70/16 fit on a 96 Ram 1500 4X4 that has a 1" front lift ? :confused:
  2. BreyerConstruct

    BreyerConstruct Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I had a 98 w/ 305/75/15's on it & it fit OK. a little rubbing fully turned to the left if I remember, but otherwise it was fine. BTW, that's too big for stock gears, particularly if it's an auto. Trust me. :)

  3. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I only plan on using this setup in the summer, on the street. In the winter, I`ve got 235/85/16s for plowing. Do you still think the gears will be too small?
  4. BreyerConstruct

    BreyerConstruct Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    It's your call.
    Mine was OK, I just knew it would have been better w/ smaller tires.
    BTW, nice tire size for winter.
    You'll find the wider tires are great for getting in & out of yards, but slip easier in the rain.

    Hope this helps.

    Here is/was my 98 w/ it's 305's. notice how tight the front is. the back had an extra leaf. :)

  5. Ole JIM

    Ole JIM Senior Member
    Messages: 137

    Danno--the Best tire for Plowing SNOW! is TALL & NARROW! Flat Floaters are NO Good! for Plowing SNOW!--I Dono? where this Big Wide Tire Stuff started?--Monster Trucks I Guess?--another FAD! like Tatoos? & Pierced Bodies Parts? DONO?? but in Plowing SNOW!--TALL & NARROW is the Way to GO!--Ole JIM--
  6. danno

    danno Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    Like I said in my post; I DO have 235/75/16s for winter plowing ! :dizzy:
  7. NU-Plowr

    NU-Plowr Member
    Messages: 36


    runnin 315/75 R16

    No problems in snow, or rain. I find I don't leave hardpack tracks nearly as much as the tall/skinnies do. But thats just me


  8. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    In the summer I run 265/75-16's. Diesel truck=high torque and in the rain the stock width tires suck. Wider =better for that but in snow I use either stock 245/75-16 (on now) or (preferred)235/85-16- they are available in E range (which I need) AND the diameter is the same as the 265's so the milage is the same.

    Last winter I plowed with the 265's (as I did my first year) and had no problems, but the first year I went to 235/85's I was able to do every storm in 2wd completely instead of switching into 45wd here and there- this season has been 4wd almost all the time and the fuel milage has really dropped for it.

    I went with Toyo Open Country for summer (and plowed them last year- great traction), currently BFG commercial TA (horrible). Fav plow only tires are Goodyear Wrangler Extra Grip's- awesome tires- most plowers in the area use them.