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  • Truck tire question-different front and rear?

    I need new tires for my 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 2-wheel drive long bed truck that I use to haul a 2H Trail-et gooseneck. It's not my daily vehicle. It has LT265/75R16 on it.

    BUT
    the front has an A/P and the back has RVT-that is, it looks like the back has off-road aggressive tread and the front has highway-type tires.

    Is there any advantage to this? Any problem with the gooseneck adjustment if I get the same all around?

    I mostly drive on highway or paved, then gravel, then grass/mud typical of parking a trailer.

    I looked at some old threads and at the Cooper Discoverer AT3-looks like a better intermediate on/off highway tire? Got a quote from one place but the tires were CQ (not load range E?)

    Help greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    That is fine for a 2wd vehicle.

    You never, ever, EVER want different tires (not even same tires with different wear %s) on a 4wd/awd vehicle of any sort. But doesn't matter on 2wd.

    It's a pretty common thing to see more aggressive tires on the back. That's where the weight will be, that's where you're getting the power and the grip.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GoForAGallop View Post
      It's a pretty common thing to see more aggressive tires on the back. That's where the weight will be, that's where you're getting the power and the grip.
      True the weight is in the back when you've got the trailer hitched. The rest of te time your weight is in the front. Personally, I would tow only with E rated tires.

      Here in CO, you rarely see 2wd on a truck and I don't know that I have ever see different tread types front and rear.
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      • #4
        It's fine. Actually, it's fine on 4WD too if you hardly ever use the 4WD -- we have several work trucks that operate in 2WD 99% of the time and I often replace tires two at a time. My work truck goes off road all. the. time. so it does have AT's all around. My technician's truck rarely does and it has highway tires up front.
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          #5
          So suggestions on a good all purpose tire?

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          • #6
            Michelin.

            Don't waste your money on anything made by Goodyear or Cooper. I have had four Goodyear tires go bad on my truck (two had to be replaced - one at 5000 miles and the other at 8000 miles along with two more that needed to be patched!). Coopers made the ride horrible and the tread wore out way too fast.

            My truck has Michelins on it now and what a huge difference. Expensive but well worth it!
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            • #7
              Duplicate post....
              Last edited by ryansgirl; Apr. 25, 2013, 09:37 PM. Reason: Duplicate post
              "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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              • #8
                The trouble with different front and rear is that it limits the options for rotating. I put 115,000 miles on the last set of tires on the dually because I was able to rotate as needed. The front ones wear more on the outter edge of the tread, and the back ones more in the middle. At 115,000 miles total, it's obvious that the wear is not fast enough to warrant any kind of alignment or pressure change, but there is a small difference. There's also a difference on the outter edge on the rear ditch side tire. Not being able to rotate might cut tire life for this truck in half. I don't enjoy spending money for nothing, but have had great service out of Michelin LTX's.
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                • #9
                  The longest lasting tires on my F-250 4x4 were actually Toyo Open Country tires. I was not happy with the BF Goodrich A/Ts. Wore out fast, didn't give me any traction in mud or damp grass and the truck rode like a "deuce and a half" according to my father. I have Pirelli Scorpion ATRs on right now and the ride is wonderful. I haven't had a chance to really check it out in mud.
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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    The thing is-the truck doesn't get driven so much that I will worry about the life of the tires; I expect they will dry rot before they wear out.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by GoForAGallop View Post
                      You never, ever, EVER want different tires (not even same tires with different wear %s) on a 4wd/awd vehicle of any sort.
                      F-450 and 550 trucks come from the factory this way. Yes, 4WD.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by airhorse View Post
                        F-450 and 550 trucks come from the factory this way. Yes, 4WD.
                        It is not quite as big of an issue on a 4WD vehicle (vs AWD, where that is a 100% absolute no-no unless you want some EXPENSIVE repairs) where you have the tires on separate axles (ie the two up front can be different than two on the back, but they MUST be the same on each axle) but it's not something I would particularly recommend doing, if only for the issue with rotation that was mentioned above.

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                          double.

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