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Old 10-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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HELP!?!? Getting bigger tires?

2007 1500 Megacab

stock 265/70 r17 LRE
stock 8 lug rims ( apparently 7inch wide)

thinking of up sizing to: 285/75r17 LRE
looking at 4 Nittos Terra Grappler





265/70-17 285/75-17 Difference
Diameter inches (mm) 31.61 (802.8) 33.83 (859.3) 2.22 (56.5) 7%

Width inches (mm) 10.43 (265) 11.22 (285) 0.79 (20) 7.5%

Circum. inches (mm) 99.29 (2522.07) 106.28 (2699.57) 6.99 (177.5) 7%

Sidewall Height inches (mm) 7.3 (185.5) 8.42 (213.75) 1.11 (28.25) 15.2%

Revolution per mile (km) 638.1 (396.5) 596.1 (370.43)-41.96(-26.07)-6.6%





OR



BFG TA Ko in 275/70r17 LRE



265/70-17 275/70-17 Difference
Diameter inches (mm) 31.61 (802.8) 32.16 (816.8) 0.55 (14) 1.7%

Width inches (mm) 10.43 (265) 10.83 (275) 0.39 (10) 3.8%

Circum. inches (mm) 99.29 (2522.07) 101.03 (2566.05) 1.73 (43.98) 1.7%

Sidewall Height inches (mm) 7.3 (185.5) 7.58 (192.5) 0.28 (7) 3.8%

Revolution per mile (km) 638.1 (396.5) 627.17 (389.7) -10.94 (-6.8) -1.7%




My questions are:

Am I going to have to lift the front end? ( with maybe 2 inch lifters)

Death wobble on either?

I have had the ATs in the past with no problems BUT they were not the LRE
Opinions are all over on the net.

What say you?

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Old 10-28-2013, 04:22 AM   #2
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with a level kit a mega cab will run 315/70/17's no problem, keep in mind mud tires tend to wear quick, need to rotate a lot. if no lift, id go for the 285/75, i ran 285/70's on my old 1500 with no lift.
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Rotation should not be an issue as I rotate the tires every 5k miles when I do my oil changes.
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Just my 2c you wont like the Nittos Terra Grappler they wear like crap and are noisy.hard to keep balanced.
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What about the:

Nitto Dura Grapplers?

or
Goodyear Wranglers All Terrain Adventure (with Kevlar)



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i heard the opposite on the terra grapplers, people praise them as the best at tire. the bfg ta/ko is a great choice, wear like iron.nothing strange to get 60+k on them
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if your looking for a mud tire i would go with bfg mud terrain. i have the cooper Discoverer ATR they are the best i have had for on and off road. the only thing bad about the ta/ko is cupping from lack of rotation.i had a set of terra grapplers and it was hell from day one with balance problems.and everytime i went back they screwed up a lug nut or a stud.i got so pissed off at them saying thats normal for dodge untill i showed them that im a l1 mechanic for over 40 yrs.and they shut up found out they were using the wrong socket on the lug.i was also watching them they would put the lug nut in the socket and run them on.no wander there screwed up.
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