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Posted: 02/18/21 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

295/70/18 (34.1 overall) or 285/75/18(34.8 overall) both come in at 4080. Method Racing is the only wheel manufacturer that I have found that comes close to matching the tire rating, their HD line are rated to 4500lbs.

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ramcamper wrote:

My BFG KO2's just came in and my tire company told me to come down and have them put on but I've decided over the last 2 days that the KO2's had too many reviews with horrible wear on them with trucks. So, I've done more research and decided on the Toyo LT 295/65R20 129 4080lb for my 2018 3500 Ram. I like dirt roads getting me to places nobody else is so want and need the A/T tires. Lots of good reviews for this tire plus my brother in law has them on his 2500 Silverado towing a 32ft 5th wheel and his Jeep..... and loves the tires. Right now, the tire shop is seeing if they're available in Calif. because there's none in the warehouse.


While I agree that the Toyo ATs are one of it not the best AT tire on the road, you’ve been too influenced by the internet if you’re not considering the BFG ATs in the same or similar size.
Don’t get too wrapped around the wheel, no pun intended, about this. Both are very good quality tires. The only bad thing I have to say about the BFGs but it’s old past experiences is some tires take too much weight to balance, in my opinion.
Toyos, great choice.
BFGs, not not a great choice but I would give the edge to the Toyos.
I run a lot of tires on a lot of trucks in a lot of conditions and don’t buy into heresy, fwiw.


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JimK-NY wrote:

The tires I have are 285/60/20 with a load rating of LT125, 3640#. The 295/65/20 tires would be too large with too much of a change in the speedometer and gearing. It sounds like the 285/65/20 tires would work and they do have a 127, 3860# load rating.

Or 275/65s or 295/70s. All greater load range than your current tires.

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Posted: 02/18/21 11:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

American Force rims are another choice. They are about as expensive as Rickson but have higher ratings and more style choices plus they ship quicker than Rickson.


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Ordered the Vision Hauler 81 Wheel 19.5x7.5 8x170 Matte Black today.

Now the tires. Currently leaning towards the Toyo M608Z 245/70R. People here to give Toyo's great reviews.

I don't put but 10k a year on the truck so I'm hoping they'd last quite a while.

Anyone with experience on these or suggestions on others in the 19.5" G or H load range? Live in the Northeast so need all weather. Take the camper out on the beach a fair bit and plan on doing a bit more off the beaten path camping in the next couple of years. Also have at least one cross country planned.


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cheftim wrote:

Ordered the Vision Hauler 81 Wheel 19.5x7.5 8x170 Matte Black today.

Now the tires. Currently leaning towards the Toyo M608Z 245/70R. People here to give Toyo's great reviews.

I don't put but 10k a year on the truck so I'm hoping they'd last quite a while.

Anyone with experience on these or suggestions on others in the 19.5" G or H load range? Live in the Northeast so need all weather. Take the camper out on the beach a fair bit and plan on doing a bit more off the beaten path camping in the next couple of years. Also have at least one cross country planned.


19.5’s are not the best choice for beach travel , especially if required to air down .


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More specifically, you can’t go down much past 60 and some are recommended to not go past 70. The beads on 19.5s are a different type and don’t handle airing down. About the only option you have is to go with the widest 19.5 that will work on those rims and still clear your fenders. I ran 245s, but I’m sure some run 265s or maybe even wider.

As suggested, you should still consider 18s at 4080 instead.


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I have had both the G and H 19.5s. the G gives a better ride and still exceeds the load rating of the Visions if you get the 245/70R19.5 size


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cheftim wrote:

Ordered the Vision Hauler 81 Wheel 19.5x7.5 8x170 Matte Black today.

Now the tires. Currently leaning towards the Toyo M608Z 245/70R. People here to give Toyo's great reviews.

I don't put but 10k a year on the truck so I'm hoping they'd last quite a while.

Anyone with experience on these or suggestions on others in the 19.5" G or H load range? Live in the Northeast so need all weather. Take the camper out on the beach a fair bit and plan on doing a bit more off the beaten path camping in the next couple of years. Also have at least one cross country planned.


I ran those tires and got 60,000 miles out of a set with a 3000 lb commercial cap in the bed and they still had a few thousand left when I sold the truck. Make sure you have a good shop do the balancing, it took my local Les Schwab a few tries to get them balanced, one other thing I had bad wheel squirm and tracking the grooves in the pavement for about the fist 6000 to 8000 miles before they settled down. They were great in the rain snow and ice but so so in mud.

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chieftim, I know you already ordered the wheels and they’re basically the ultimate setup for load capacity, however, everything is a compromise. They are not the best for winter traction and beach travel (aired down).

Snow will be “ok” as is. Siping will help if they’re not good enough.
Sand? If it’s hard pack beaches, fine. If not, those tires are hard and skinny and can’t be aired down a lot.
For all round use I’d keep the factory rims and some 295 wide heavy load range e tires.
Or if you’re uncomfortable with rim rating, Method NVHD rims.

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