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Ok..... Question for you all?? I bought some Dick Cepek back in March from a well known store. (We will ...


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Old 12-27-2016, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok..... Question for you all??

I bought some Dick Cepek back in March from a well known store. (We will leave that part out for now) I have 2014 Ram 2500 Mega Cab diesel . I went in there and told them I wanted it level and I want new wheels and tires. They sold me 35 X12.50R20LT Fun Country Tires and Mickey Thompson 20X9 8X6.5 Wheels. the truck looks awesome. I thought nothing of it as I took it too a well know place. Well I saw that I had a screw in the tire the day before Christmas Eve and well I had to find something close. Pulled into another popular tire place to get it fixed. Well after they took it into the bay they came over to me and was asking 20 questions about my tires. I was unsure where they were going with it until they said the screw had not gone into my tire just a tread and for me not to bring my truck back to their place again. I was on the defensive side as I was shocked and of course the salesperson was on the rude side as he was following me out the door. Once outside I walked over to my truck and the tech started to explain that the tires I have on my truck were not rated for my truck and if I would put a load on the truck they could explode. The sales person stopped him after that and told me that I need to take them back to where I got them and get the right tires for the truck. I have already dealt with way I was treated in the last place as I know the GM for that area I was in.

So before I go into where I bought the tires I want to makes sure I have my facts right before I go into this place. What I have found so far it says light duty truck and SUVs for these tires. I would not consider my truck as light duty but it is not a semi either.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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What letter ratting are the tires? D? E?
What are the pounds the tire can carry?
All of this is posted on the side wall of the tire.


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The letter is E
3,195 lbs @ 65 psi.
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Them are great for your Ram, nuff said, trust me.
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You'll be fine. He's being very over dramatic. Lots of 2500/3500s running that size (almost all 35x12.50x20s are load range E)


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Sounds like you went to Discount / America's Tires..

They wouldn't sell my buddy those E rated tires. Even though they are E rated, still too soft.


I think my Toyos are rated for 3700lbs @65


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Fine for your truck. I am running 65 psi tires on my f250 as well. I don't tow a super heavy fifth wheel and won't exceed the weight rating. My travel trailer is bumper pull and I do load the bed up.


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Quest15......what type of towing, hauling, driving do you do with your truck?
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Well .... by the letters of the law it's not legal to use those tires. The sticker in the door probably states something like 126/123R after the size which means the tires are rated for 3,638/3,420 lbs. That makes sense given the GAWR for the rear is 6500 lbs, so the two rear tires together need to exceed that number. In all likelihood running tires with 3,195 lbs rating is not going to cause issues unless the truck is overloaded (and nobody does that - ever ...).

One angle to keep in mind is that if there is a blowout resulting in an insurance claim (accident) it might give the insurance co a reason to deny the claim.
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Well .... by the letters of the law it's not legal to use those tires. The sticker in the door probably states something like 126/123R after the size which means the tires are rated for 3,638/3,420 lbs. That makes sense given the GAWR for the rear is 6500 lbs, so the two rear tires together need to exceed that number. In all likelihood running tires with 3,195 lbs rating is not going to cause issues unless the truck is overloaded (and nobody does that - ever ...).

One angle to keep in mind is that if there is a blowout resulting in an insurance claim (accident) it might give the insurance co a reason to deny the claim.
This is good advice. I think the second tire shop is a bit overzealous there. You have a load range E tire on the truck. It's not like you put a P rated tire on it or something like that. I think the second shop thinks they are the "weight police" lol. Imo as long as you are not loaded heavy your probably ok.

I've been an insurance claim rep for the past 12 years and I've never seen a claim denied for the wrong tires/overweight. (1st party physical damage) What you should be concerned about is on the 3rd party side, the plantiff atty would exploit the fact that your tires were underrated for the load. If they realized that anyway. Good luck.
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