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Huskie

Tire suggestions- 01 Dodge Ram

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I need to put four tires on my 1/2 ton, pull a boat 10 times a year at the most. Also, some gravel road and snowy road driving. Can I get a descent set of 245-75-16 's for under 100 bucks a tire? Most of the quotes that I have been getting have been well over $500 out the door. Thanks for the info.

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Wishin2BFishin

You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Tires on a truck or car are your connection to the road. Put tires on that don't grip well and you may crash and not only damage your truck but maybe you or others as well. Pay for some good tires now or pay more later. Michlin tires are what I buy. I pay more but they last longer, get better gas mileage and they grip the road and I feel safer.

Just my two cents... Best of luck... cool.gif

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Walleye Guy

BFG All-Terrain. You won't find them for $100 a piece though. They have been a great tire for my Silverado.

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hanson

Yep. I agree with Walleye Guy on the All-Terrains.

You are looking at twice the cost of what you want to spend. But you also get an awesome tire that will last twice as long as tires you'll get for $100. I've currently got about 80,000 or so on my All-Terrains.

If you don't plan on keeping the vehicle very long, "cheap" tires will get you by. If you plan on having the vehicle for a number of years, an investment in a good set of tires is well worth it IMO. It will be cheaper down the road to pay up front now.

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Powerstroke

So, a little research on the Discount Tire website found 6 tires for under $100. I would run at least 3 of them on my own vehicle and would recommend them to you. With install and balance you're at about $450, plus road hazard you're looking at just over $500. Even with Fleet Farm you're gonna pay at least that much.

I like to recommend Discount Tire cause they offer great service and some nice deals. They price match which is good too if you're a bargain hunter. NOt many out-state, but they are all over the metro. You can get free lifetime balance and rotations as part of the price. Its worth it. I stop in before any road trip and they check my tires for free. Makes sure everything it tight in tip top shape.

Try the BFG Long Trails. They put them on the FOrd Superduties stock. We use them for plowing and driving dirt roads. You'll be happy with them. The "PAthfinder" tires are pretty good too. My dad has them on his Dodge Ram too and he tows frequently on and off-road.

Tire price doens't always reflect quality. Some brands have been around a while and charge according to their name recognition, not just they have a good product. The BFG All-terrains are nice, but they are nicely expensive too.

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Huskie

I do have 130,000 miles on the truck, plan on keeping it though the summer. I know you get what you pay for, BUT, not sure if I'll get the $$$$$ out of it when I sell. I hope to get the four tires all inclusive for about $450. Any other ideas????

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Powerstroke

With the tires I suggested you can stay at $450 or even a bit lower with the cheaper brands. The one I put together for the $450 quote used $95 aq tire. There are $85 tires too, just ot as good. You will not get any value out of used tires unless they are nearly new. You're almost better in saving your old tires when they replace them (saves you ona disposal fee) and have them remounted when oyu sell the truck. You can resell the newer tires on cragslist or similar.

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