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Old 10-16-2013, 02:41 PM
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Okay, I'm currently running Nitto Terra Grappler 285/55/R20 all terrain on my 04 Dodge 2500 3/4 ton. It has now come the time to buy new shoes. I've looked at the Dynapros and I really like them. I've heard more pros on the Dynapros and more cons about the Nittos. I'm wanting to boost to a bigger size because the 285s look small lol. I'm thinking 305/50/20 all terrain. I'd like to add a litte bit more height, but not anymore width.

I pull a 3 horse slant bumper pull locally, drive approximately 12 highway miles a day to work and back, and not interested in tearing my truck apart in a mud pit. But, I like having all terrain tires because I do live in a rural area, and they are helpful when getting out sticky situations.

So my questions are, should I go with the 305's? Will they rub too much? Should I purchase a 2" lift to compensate?
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Old 10-16-2013, 03:57 PM
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Welcome to The Diesel Truck Site!

First, what size tires came on the truck stock, you can find this by looking on the drivers door near the Nader Pin.

Did the old tires rub when you first purchased them? If not, then you might be able to get the larger tires and them not rub. However, you can try it this way, buy the new tires and if they rub, get a lift installed, or just make sure to not have to turn the wheels all the way to one side or the other.

Hope this helps.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:29 PM
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Be careful there Stodg...

1996 Dodge Ram 1500 came factory with 235/85 R16 on 16x7 Rims.


2002 Dodge Ram 2500 came factory with 265/75 R16 on 16x7.5 Rims.


As for tires I tend to stay away from aggressive tires. Also consider the loss you might take for increasing sizes too.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:47 PM
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The '04 trucks came with 17" rims, but that doesn't mean anything to him now. From what I have read the Dynapro seems to be a better tire (based on customer surveys I have seen). You need to look at all aspects (ride, noise, handling, traction, etc.) and see which one suits your wants and needs. Remember, the better the traction the softer the compound and the less mileage you will see out of any tire. The traction and temperature ratings on the side of the tire are the manufacturer's ratings and they don't match the competitor's rating criteria so don't use them for comparison and don't pay a whole lot of attention to them.
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As to the question:
Will they rub too much?

Many people buy their tires from a large store or chain store. I have found a mom and pops store close by that is very competitive with the big chain stores and offer different helping services.

When I ask how much clearance will I have with ??? size tires ? Their response: Let's put one on and you can actually see. The big chain boys only wanted to talk about it only. Plus, with buying tires from them, I get free tire rotation every 5k for the life of the tire. (their price difference was $6.27 higher per tire than the big stores prices, and since I bought 5, the install and balance was free)

Got a mom and pops tire store near by ?
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:16 AM
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Stodg: I bought this truck almost a year ago, and these tires and XD rims came on it.

MnTom: Do you think there would be significant decrease in fuel mileage? I get about 22mpg right now. 18mpg pulling my horse traliler loaded.

AnoldBiker: local We do have a couple of those in my area but they charge waaaaaaay more than some of the sites I've found. One place wants about $1,300 total for the dynapro 285s with mount and balance. On a site I found, $990 total for the 305's. It would only cost me $40 to have the tires mounted and balanced at one of these places. ($10 per tire.) So that saves me a couple hundred dollars, which I wouldn't mind.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:48 AM
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Has anyone used the site BB Wheels?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:59 AM
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If you aren't seeing much of a fuel decrease now you probably won't see much with the other tires PROVIDED you don't get some super heavy wheels or something like that.
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:29 PM
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I guess one more thing I'm worried about is, will the 305-50-20 fit the 20" rims I have?
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Old 10-22-2013, 01:48 PM
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From what I found out the recommended rim width for those tires is a minimum of 8.5 inches. Most places say it should be a rim 9.5 inches wide. Maximum width is 11.5 inches.
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