Best Tires for Ram 1500?

Sully1960

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I see a lot of recommendations for Michelin LTX. What load index on the Michelin LTX being recommended? I have a 2021 Ram w/22" wheels. The load index on the original tires is 114. All I can find is tires with a 110 load index. I have been told I should not got down to a 110 to a 114. Thoughts? Comments?
 

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Asking which tire like asking which oil and filter, LOL. I run Falken Wildpeak AT3W's. For me, works. I only bought "C" rated, not "E" rated, did not need 10 ply tires. Did fine in 8" of snow and ice. But all depends upon what you use your truck for and where u live. New tire on truck.jpgNew tires left side truck.jpg
 

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Asking which tire like asking which oil and filter, LOL. I run Falken Wildpeak AT3W's. For me, works. I only bought "C" rated, not "E" rated, did not need 10 ply tires. Did fine in 8" of snow and ice. But all depends upon what you use your truck for and where u live. View attachment 476229View attachment 476230
Very nice. I think all of the fourth and fifth gen Rams look great with ATs and stock rims.
 

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2019 Classic. 275/60/20. Got rid of the standard Goodyears as fast as I could. Mounted a set of Michelin LTX and they ride like a dream. I switched them out after three thousand miles to try the Falkens. Not a whole lot of difference that I can tell as far as the ride goes. I am going to keep the Falkens on through Spring to see how they do in the Winter here in Denver. The Michelins did great last year. Rather than just hanging onto the Michelins all Winter, I may just put them up for sale.
 

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My 2014 Laramie came with GY SR-A's.
Only 43k on the truck.
I had to replace two of them a couple years ago due to punctures, they are already worn garbage.
The original two have to be replaced due to just being worn out.
Looking at the Michelin Defenders LTX now, tires aren't cheap.
 

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This was written by a guy that has been selling tires and owned his own shop for fifty years. Best advice, find a really good shoop and get the exact right tire for your specific use. These is not enough info in your original post to truly provide a quality recommendation.

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As you can all see from all the replies you see here, you will never get everyone to agree on anything, and in all honesty that is because most people don't really have enough technical knowledge to understand why something is good or bad in a specific situation, and that generally leads to a misunderstanding of a products capabilities.

For example, you can have 3 guys, all with F150's, who all use Duratracs. One guy though has tires a bit bigger with a LRE/10 ply rating because he wanted oversized. Another guy drives his truck like a sports car. Another guy has a standard load rating and uses his truck lightly but all kinds of conditions.

The guy with the 10 ply reports the tire is noisier and is terrible in severe winter conditions, but that is because it is a more rigid product and doesn't flex as much so traction in those conditions is reduced, and as stiffer tires transfer more road feedback, the noise travels through the cab.

The guy who drives it like he stole it complains the tires get noisy and wear fast, but that is because the larger blocks with lots of siping and more flexible compounding combine for heat generation from driving like that cause the tire to feather which makes them noisy and wear contributes to them wearing quicker.

The guy who drives pretty normal but is in all varying conditions says they wear well, provide good traction levels and are decently quiet because a tire like this endures well in those scenarios.

All three guys used the same product but had radically different experiences and results. Because of this they report that they either the tire was junk or that it was awesome or whatever, but the question is why is that? The fact is it is not the product that is bad or good as a rule, but more that the product was or was not matched properly to the user for what they do and expect.

That more often than not means the biggest issue was that the consumer did not get the product best associated to their specific needs and uses and that is either because the sales person did not listen to the client, ask the right questions and recommend the proper product, or the consumer blindly went with something based on the opinions of random people who don't really know how to break down and analyze everything correctly and didn't go with the experience of a reputable industry pro who had considered their best interests. Either way, it isn't because the tire was bad. It was just inappropriate for the scenario at hand.

Often what is best for one person is totally wrong for the next person. Ask the right questions of someone you trust to give you accurate and properly thought out feedback and you stand the very best chance of getting something suitable for your needs and something you well be happy with overall. Ask your neighbour who is a geologist (or any other myriad of professions) who has owned five trucks but uses them in a completely different manner from you, but you take his work as gold and you will often end up disappointed.

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Since this is so accurate I repeat the post.
 

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my Laramie came with the Falken wildpeak at3 and they have been great. quiet and good traction in snow and driving rain. plenty sticky on twisty mountain roads. they still look new after 22,000 miles
 
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