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Looking for the best tires for the best Highway Mileage. What tires have you found that wear well, ride good and give the very best highway mileage? Are stock tires sizes the best when going for better highway mileage?
2004.0 Dodge Ram 2500,Stock 5.9L Diesel H.O. 305HP/555lb.ft ,6-speed NV5600,South Bend Dual Disk clutch,2WD,2" front level, Frantz oil bypass,Cat 1R-0479 fuel filter,Baldwin BF1212 filter,Smarty S06,revo tune,Issopro FP,ETG,Boost gauges,boost elbow set to 32PSI
I have used Michelins, stock size, with good results. They are really nice on the road. They have very low resistance, and work well in rain. I think my mileage was up 1-2 over the A/Ts that I use. They are not very good in snow or sand though. They are definately great for highway. I think I got 40k on them the first set. I take them off for winter, and use ATs. I got stuck in a ditch in the snow and had to pull the truck out with my wife's Ford Escape. Not good.
2005 2500, GDP intake horn, Air Boss plenum, AFE exhaust manifold, SMARTY Pod, Thuren Fox 2.0, TRE built transmission, Billet Output, Cool Tube, Aero 4040XL, AD165, Edge Insight, 08+ steering upgrade/Thuren stabilizer.
I have a set of michelin ltx m/s, 265/70/17 10ply which is the stock size and they ride excellent, have great wet weather traction and make no noise on the hwy/interstate. They are pricey, but like anything you get what you pay for. These trucks will hold a 35'' tire with little to no lift, but they kill fuel mileage and power. When I wear these out I'll probably go to an AT, but will stick with the stock tire size.
I have 115000 miles on them and they look like they well make 120000 miles easy. They ride nice but they won't due much in the soft stuff. I run 50 pounds of air in them. And the truck is right at 9000 pounds all the time. I am going to put the same tire back on for sure. They are only supposed to last 60000 miles.
x2 on the Nitto Dura Grapplers. I put 80,000 plus miles on my last set (2007 F250 2wd) Bought Nitto's new HD tire, the Crosstek HD for my Ram. I have put 25,000 so far. Rides good, however I probably will not get the same milage as the Dura's.
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