View Full Version : Tires for the Dodge Diesel

09-16-2013, 12:16 PM
Iím currently running the Nitto tire
Nitto HD Grappler severe duty Service tire LT285 70 R17 ----------$1923.98 installed
These tires are tough as nails and are the same as the Toyo tire M55

In the equivalent tire as the Nitto
Toyo M55 severe duty ( they do not make the 285 size)
265 70 R17 --------------------- $1573

So to get the sever duty tire (M55)in a Toyo tire I have to go back down to a stock tire.

285/70R17 in a Toyo open cuntry MT -------------$1685 installed
The Toyo open country is a softer compound which means it will wear faster and it does not have the extra sidewall protection

So the decision Iím working on is do I spend the $$ and get the larger severe duty tire Nitto, or save $300 and drop back down to the stock size Toyo.

I put a shitton of weight in my Dodge --- overloaded is standard really. with the weight I carry the Toyo open country will wear faster and does not have the extra layer of protection.

09-16-2013, 04:42 PM
:confused0006: I dont pretend to know sfa about tires... but from what i read in yer post I'd say go with the Nitto Severe duty tire :dontknow:

09-16-2013, 05:20 PM
did you talk to pudge or colin?

09-16-2013, 06:15 PM
I have the Toyo M55 on my dodge 3500 srw (stock size)

They are a noisy tire. Howling that is quite noticeable....

Beyond that no complaints. May look for something different next time for no other reason than the noise.

09-16-2013, 11:58 PM
Go with what you have on it kev they have worn good
For the mileage you log on it in a month
and the overloaded miles away from anything trips
They haven't given you any problem even with your lackomatenanceprogramitsbrokentimetofixitmaybelate ritstarted thingy lol

09-17-2013, 12:43 AM
fug it sell the truck and buy a dually. let them buy new tires

09-17-2013, 08:17 AM
BFG Allterian. Half way down with 30K on them.

Had Poocomps before, no traction on those.

09-17-2013, 08:47 PM
BFG Allterian. Half way down with 30K on them.

Had Poocomps before, no traction on those.

i've heard bad things about bfg AT's on heavy trucks :dontknow:. separating due to weight of the truck

09-17-2013, 09:09 PM
had em on my gmc 3/4 ton 4x4 for 6 years and they were great