Join Date: May 2018
Location: we live in a high mountain valley in the hi country of northern arizona
Tire size? Well...why do you suppose a certain size is "spec'd" for your particular version? Could it be that all those engineers know something you either don't know, or don't want to know because it isn't "cool".
I am in favor of using the size my vehicle came with when new. As to QUALITY of tires, well...that's the problem....I've had enough sad experiences with CHINA BOMBS that I suggest you try and find a legit AMERICAN-made tire.
As for tread patterns, as I noted elsewhere...I understand..I "get it"...for some, having a very "aggressive" tread design helps with their personal issues. In fact...that is so common some manufacturers even BRAG their tire tread is "aggressive-looking".
My prejudice is that the best-handling tire is one with a very ordinary "highway tread" design; more rubber on the road.
But what about "off-road". Some of us actually LIVE "off-road"...meaning in my case, about a mile of unimproved roads that get muddy, snowy....washed out....just generally not something the "city folk" are used to, but THINK is fun to have to deal with.
Typically, in mud or snow, those "aggressive" knobby quickly get packed with mud or snow & ice, leaving you with a surface that may not actually grip as better than an ordinary "highway" tread.
I personally have not seen any connection between tire/wheel SIZE, as well as tread design, for determining who gets stuck. Let me qualify that by noting I do not go out looking for big boulders to climb, at least not in my pick-up truck. For that kind of specialized driving, may I suggest the correct specialized vehicle...? Such as a horse, mule, ATV, or better yet..a heliocopter…? I am not competent to comment...we have no big boulders around here that I have a need to throw my truck against.
So - I agree - the choice of tires depends more on what your own personality requires, than actual road/driving conditions.
2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 80,000; now have 91,000, convert to CP3. DPF "triggerd" a limp mode, so was cut out of the vehicle & cleaned by a DPF cleaning co., on re-installation, everything back to normal. Would never ever think of something as nasty and as anti bunny wabbet as a full-delete...after all..dosnt everyone like the fun & excitement of being stuck by the side of a Interstate in the ran while towing when one's truck's computer decides to go into "limp mode"...?.
Last edited by 6686L; 11-26-2019 at 10:36 AM.