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Old 12-10-2015, 01:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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285/70r19.5 will be everything you want and more.


Gavan, Ive got 285/70r17s on a stock 08 f350 dually and I know a 35x12.50 will fit as well. Most od the newer trucks have large wheel wells.

This. But you'd be surprised how fast they wear actually (toyo m608z's anyways) towing at 80mph in 110 degrees at 32000lbs and max rear axle weight on my 450 pickup, I'd burn off a noticeable amount of rubber per day. They don't balance worth shit but they have decent traction for what they are. I definitely need to go with something different.
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This. But you'd be surprised how fast they wear actually (toyo m608z's anyways) towing at 80mph in 110 degrees at 32000lbs and max rear axle weight on my 450 pickup, I'd burn off a noticeable amount of rubber per day. They don't balance worth shit but they have decent traction for what they are. I definitely need to go with something different.
His truck would be broken in half before he reached max weight on those tires, even exceeding his rear axle weight by a large margin he would still have capacity left on the rear 2 tires. Slowing down I'm sure would help significantly as well no matter the outside temp.
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This. But you'd be surprised how fast they wear actually (toyo m608z's anyways) towing at 80mph in 110 degrees at 32000lbs and max rear axle weight on my 450 pickup, I'd burn off a noticeable amount of rubber per day. They don't balance worth shit but they have decent traction for what they are. I definitely need to go with something different.
I have no need to haul anything 80mph because it costs me more $ to do that. Im good at 65mph and 70ish empty.
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His truck would be broken in half before he reached max weight on those tires, even exceeding his rear axle weight by a large margin he would still have capacity left on the rear 2 tires. Slowing down I'm sure would help significantly as well no matter the outside temp.
This. The op has a 2500 truck. That means 2 tires in the back. No way that truck is goong to wear out 19.5s anywhere near as quick as a light duty tire.
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Thanks for all the info . I really think I'm going to go with the 285/70r19.5 . The 20's were on the truck when I bought it and have never liked the looks of them anyways !
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Toyo Mt's have a tall skinny 36" but it's only for a 18"
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Thanks for all the info . I really think I'm going to go with the 285/70r19.5 . The 20's were on the truck when I bought it and have never liked the looks of them anyways !
I thought hard about 19.5's, then I remembered I'm only loaded about 5% of the time and I like my kidney's The 285's give me the capacity I need at 4080 per tire. The rear axle weight is only a issue when I pull my trailer, which is pretty much within and hour or so of my house.
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Thanks for all the info . I really think I'm going to go with the 285/70r19.5 . The 20's were on the truck when I bought it and have never liked the looks of them anyways !
Before you do expect a huge decrease in ride quality and an increase in rolling weight.

They're 16 ply tires with an H load rating. Most seem to be rated for around 6400lb per tire.
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What do y'all think the 19.5's will do for fuel mileage ? Better or Worst ?
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Ran em for a couple years. Maybe a 1 mpg drop, maybe not. I did a lot of towing or empty interstate, best case and worst case. It was a little slower with the rotating mass, but I didn't see a huge ride difference.
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Toyo Mt's have a tall skinny 36" but it's only for a 18"


I'm not having much luck finding these ,
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Old 12-11-2015, 08:34 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I have no need to haul anything 80mph because it costs me more $ to do that. Im good at 65mph and 70ish empty.
Don't have that kind of time, all the time.
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Don't have that kind of time, all the time.
How much time does doing 80 save you after you get nailed by DOT and you're sitting on the side of the road getting a ticket?
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Toyo Mt's have a tall skinny 36" but it's only for a 18"


I'm not having much luck finding these ,
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315/70R18

35.4x12.4/18


I don't consider that narrow


I took off my 315/70/17s because they were to wide for the snow/ice.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:17 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Toyo does have a 295/65/20 in the MT and AT. Check out the specs on them.
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Well I just ordered some Black Vision 19.5's and a set of Toyo M608Z 285/70r19.5's for my 2014 Ram 2500 4x4 SRW . I hope it wasn't a bad choice !
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Nice Choice. Rough roads and bumps might be more harsh based on my experience with 245/70R19.5 Michelins with the Rickson Forged aluminum wheels (discontinued)

BTW I believe the 16" wheel / Tire options aren't options for the newer rams due to the caliper size, you can only run 17" wheels and up.

That said you can still buy Chicom "yellow Sea" YS20 michelin XZL knock-offs in the 255/100R16 LRE size from an importer in Canada.

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Nice Choice. Rough roads and bumps might be more harsh based on my experience with 245/70R19.5 Michelins with the Rickson Forged aluminum wheels (discontinued)

BTW I believe the 16" wheel / Tire options aren't options for the newer rams due to the caliper size, you can only run 17" wheels and up.
2014+ Will not clear a 17" wheel in my experience. Tried the 17x9 AR teflons from my 05 Chevy HD on a buddy's 14 Dodge 2500 and they wouldn't fit due to the massive calipers.
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Size wise they fit the bill, long lasting tires as well. I can only imagine how bad a 7,000lb 3/4ton pickup would ride with 25,500lbs of tire capacity under it though. You'd be peeing blood within 5 miles of getting them mounted up.
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I thought hard about 19.5's, then I remembered I'm only loaded about 5% of the time and I like my kidney's The 285's give me the capacity I need at 4080 per tire. The rear axle weight is only a issue when I pull my trailer, which is pretty much within and hour or so of my house.
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Before you do expect a huge decrease in ride quality and an increase in rolling weight.

They're 16 ply tires with an H load rating. Most seem to be rated for around 6400lb per tire.
Just curious here.. Are you guys running the 19.5's at max inflation?
I'm not sure how you could find a happy medium, but certainly you could lower the inflation pressure of the MDT tires to a level that they are comfortable yet still have a massive increase in load carrying capacity?
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Just curious here.. Are you guys running the 19.5's at max inflation?
I'm not sure how you could find a happy medium, but certainly you could lower the inflation pressure of the MDT tires to a level that they are comfortable yet still have a massive increase in load carrying capacity?
I keep the 19.5's on my F550 between 85 and 105psi usually. I've dropped them as low as 70 before on a road trip, it made the ride a little bit better but not a lot. It wasn't like every little crack in the road wasn't noticeable anymore at 70psi, they just were less of a bump.
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2014+ Will not clear a 17" wheel in my experience. Tried the 17x9 AR teflons from my 05 Chevy HD on a buddy's 14 Dodge 2500 and they wouldn't fit due to the massive calipers.
Thanks for the heads up on the AR Teflons not fitting from your 05 Chevy.

However, The base wheel is still a 17" for 2016 see below:

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That is also a steel wheel that is a hell of a lot thinner in basically every area than an alloy wheel is
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2014+ Will not clear a 17" wheel in my experience. Tried the 17x9 AR teflons from my 05 Chevy HD on a buddy's 14 Dodge 2500 and they wouldn't fit due to the massive calipers.
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That is also a steel wheel that is a hell of a lot thinner in basically every area than an alloy wheel is
The Power Wagons are 17x8 Aluminum with about 6" of backspacing
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info about the power wagon Alloy wheels here if you wanted to run 255/80R17 KM2

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