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spoon059

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OP, yes those are Load Range E tires. The stock Transforce tires on Ram are pretty low end, usually dying before 30K. I replaced mine in the upper 20K miles. I have Nitto Dura Grapplers that are pretty good. I wanted a highway tread (I don't go offroad) that had good tread for snow.

I wouldn't recommend an off-brand tire for a truck. I've never heard of Westlake tires. Go to Walmart or Costco/BJs and you can get good pricing on tires. Selection might be limited, but quality will be there.


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Ignore the Load Range and use the Load Index. Load Range is outdated. Honestly, I don't know why they don't just list the load rating in lb/kg directly. Below gives a table and explanation:

https://www.discounttire.com/learn/load-range-load-index

But make sure to check the rims, springs and other suspension components. No sense upgrading to 3800lb tires if the rims are only good for 3600lb.

We've always always just bought the off brands and typically get 40-50k miles out of a set.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Ignore the Load Range and use the Load Index. Load Range is outdated. Honestly, I don't know why they don't just list the load rating in lb/kg directly. Below gives a table and explanation:

https://www.discounttire.com/learn/load-range-load-index

But make sure to check the rims, springs and other suspension components. No sense upgrading to 3800lb tires if the rims are only good for 3600lb.

We've always always just bought the off brands and typically get 40-50k miles out of a set.



Ever ran a set of Sailun Terramax ? Good reviews ,and we all know the reputation of the Sailun S637's for our fifth wheels .

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Perhaps the heaviest (tire weight- most rubber & Steel?) and most expensive can be determinants
I run Michelin XPS Ribs on one axle and Bridgestone Duravis on the other
So far these expensive tires have been worth it as we usually travel 3-4 K miles annually


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@3640 lbs each X 2 = 7280 lbs. Your truck has a RAWR of 6,000 lbs unless you have a Mega cab of Box Off version.
Not really any reason to need more load rating in a tire.
Westlakes are garbage as far as ST tires go. I would stick with common brands like Michelin, Goodyear, Dunlop, etc.

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