Moderately aggressive tire good for towing? - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum

Tires & Wheels Forum Discussion of Tires and Wheels...pretty obvious, eh?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
Cummins Fan
 
jrosp23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 54
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Moderately aggressive tire good for towing?

I just put my 2.5" leveling kit in front and 2" blocks in the back. I am looking at getting bigger more aggressive tires. I love the look of the Toyo M/T's but read a lot about floating. I do heavy towing and can't be floating down the road at 60 mph with 10K lbs wandering behind me. Can anyone recommend a moderately aggressive tire that does not float, especially when towing. I am only looking to go with a 285 75? Any input would be great... thanks.


2006 Quad CAB 2500 CTD, ATS ARC Flow Intake, K&N Filter, 4" MBRP Turbo Back Stainless, FASS 150 lift pump, Bully Dog Triple Dog Programmer, Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit, 2" Rear lift. 305/65 R17 Pro Comp Xtreme AT's Stock Wheels
jrosp23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 07:53 PM
Cummins Fan
 
03OUTLAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Elkhart,IN.
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I've ran toyo mt's 35x12.50x20 load range E while towing 15k 40' rv's and really didnt notice any floating. I am now running a Nitto Trail Grappler 35x12.50x17 Load range E and I havent really noticed any floating. Almost everyday i have a trailer hooked up to my truck and I am very impressed with my Nitto's!! Double thumbs up to this tire. They have been on my truck for almost 10k miles and I rotate and have them rebalanced monthly and keep my psi at 60 and I am anal about this. I truely believe that getting good life out of a tire is the preventive maintence.

03' 2500hd 4x4, 5spd, K&N air intake, 35x12.50x17 Nitto trail grapples on H2 Hummer wheels, straight pipe 4'' turbo back, Airdog2 DF-165
03OUTLAW is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 08:03 PM
Cummins Nut
 
2012 3500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Gold Hill, Oregon
Posts: 340
Thanks: 79
Thanked 112 Times in 79 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
I pull about the same weight as you and just recently purchased a set of Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx 285/70R17E. I could not be happier with them, and after dragging my trailer around for the last few days I had no issues at all. I know that's not much time, but they're worth looking at.

2012 Ram 3500 ST: CC-LB-SRW-4X4-6.7L HO-68RFE-3.73-2" Level-35" Coopers on 17" XD Hoss' & a lot of little things.
2012 3500 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to 2012 3500 For This Useful Post:
jrosp23 (04-23-2012)
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
Cummins Fan
 
jrosp23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 54
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
03outlaw.. how many miles did you get out of the Toyo MT's? I looked up the trail grapplers, they look to be along the same price as the toyo's. I wonder what the tread life is on these? any idea?

2006 Quad CAB 2500 CTD, ATS ARC Flow Intake, K&N Filter, 4" MBRP Turbo Back Stainless, FASS 150 lift pump, Bully Dog Triple Dog Programmer, Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit, 2" Rear lift. 305/65 R17 Pro Comp Xtreme AT's Stock Wheels
jrosp23 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Cummins Fan
 
03OUTLAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Elkhart,IN.
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
To be honest jrosp23 I cant tell ya, probably about 20k considering I bought my truck with them on it. but I wore them all the way down to drag radials. either the toyo MT or the Nitto trail grappler imo are good tires. And I havent really ever heard a negative about the toyo mt's. I see alot of diesel trucks with the Toyos. So Toyo must be doing something right.

03' 2500hd 4x4, 5spd, K&N air intake, 35x12.50x17 Nitto trail grapples on H2 Hummer wheels, straight pipe 4'' turbo back, Airdog2 DF-165
03OUTLAW is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
Cummins Fan
 
jrosp23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 54
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
thanks, I hope i can get more than 20K out of a set of tires, not sure i want to spend $1,500 a year on tires? i think I will have to do more research.

2006 Quad CAB 2500 CTD, ATS ARC Flow Intake, K&N Filter, 4" MBRP Turbo Back Stainless, FASS 150 lift pump, Bully Dog Triple Dog Programmer, Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit, 2" Rear lift. 305/65 R17 Pro Comp Xtreme AT's Stock Wheels
jrosp23 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jrosp23 For This Useful Post:
mbuck (01-07-2015)
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 07:53 AM
Freakin' Honey Badger
 
99StoneColdCountry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 942
Thanks: 335
Thanked 164 Times in 141 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
check out Kelly Safari TSR's

1999 QCSB 4x4 built 5 speed: Valair 13" clutch & hydraulics, BD short throw, EGT/boost/fuel gauges
HRVP, FASS 95, CPP 125's, Super B, BHAF, 4" TBE, Tunnel Ram, Pusher Intake, Edge Comp Drag
Carli Suspended with Carli control arms & 325/70s on 3rd gen rims
SOLD Lookin for a 4x4 First Gen
99StoneColdCountry is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
Cummins Fan
 
jrosp23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 54
Thanks: 5
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Well i ended up getting Pro Comp Xtreme A/t's 305/65 r17. They are like a 33x12 tire with pretty aggressive tread. they have a 40K milage warranty (haha.. like they ever back that up) and they have a $75.00 rebate this month. They do not rub at all, and look nice. I would post a picture, but i am not sure how to do that. Anyone know how to post the picture in the post?

2006 Quad CAB 2500 CTD, ATS ARC Flow Intake, K&N Filter, 4" MBRP Turbo Back Stainless, FASS 150 lift pump, Bully Dog Triple Dog Programmer, Hell Bent Steel 2.5" leveling kit, 2" Rear lift. 305/65 R17 Pro Comp Xtreme AT's Stock Wheels
jrosp23 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome