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Posted: 04/28/21 01:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry,

Why again will I have no traction?


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I have no dog in this. But the same weight truck will put more pressure per square inch on the ground with a skinny tire VS a fat one. I have very aggressive tread on my Ram 5500 tires. They came from the factory.
Continantals I think.


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ADA6969 wrote:

Sorry,

Why again will I have no traction?


You’ll have plenty of traction.


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Not sure but i think it is a good upgrade. But is it worth $4000.00 I like the BFG KO2 I HAVE NOW. Leaving for Moab in 3 weeks we will see how the truck will handle the larger camper. Thank you, for the input, Andy

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jimh425 wrote:

Seems like a lot of people who don’t use 19.5s don’t know much about them. Go figure.



I've run enough trucks with 19.5s to know that unless they were needed for load capacity, I wouldn't run them on a personal rig for appearance or durability sake. Appearance is so limited with wheel styles, it's not even a consideration really, and durability (unless load capacity is needed), unless one is really packing on the miles, won't pencil out financially, ever.
Of course if you own a $150k brodozer jeep then $4k on truck wheels is probably not even a consideration, so go for it!

By the time one spends $4k+ to upgrade, with top quality tires, you could buy 3+ sets of LT tires. You can get new tires before winter before the old ones are completely wore out, vs keeping a marginal set of 19.5s thru the winter because they cost twice as much or more pre tire.

Just my opinion, not meant to be argumentative.


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What facts? My rig is 14k lbs what is the problem with going to a 19.5

So you think any body with a 4500 F450 or larger truck that comes stock with 19.5 should take them off due to they have no traction. Again what in the world are you talking about.

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Andy, all I’m going to say is that the 19.5’s are one of the main reasons I’ve chosen two F450 pickups over an F350 to haul my camper. I need the “bulletproof” qualities that Gritdog spoke of. My off pavement driving includes the risk of damaging a tire when we are far from help. The 19.5 steel belted tread and sidewalls can take a lot more abuse than the average radial tire. That sidewall stiffness also contributes to more stable handling.

As you said, nobody is going to be doing any rock-crawling or even very serious off-roading with a camper this size in the bed. When the camper starts getting tossed around to point that I have to worry about the tiedowns getting ripped out, that’s when I’m looking for a place to turn around. But if you’ve ever had a tire sidewall get “chunked” by a sharp rock, yet continue to hold air because the steel belts saved you, that’s when you know the 19.5’s were worth it.

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NRALIFR,

This is why I was thinking 19.5's Most off road is just dirt graded type road were a 2wd car can go. Mostly want for better handling on road also.

Thank you for input. It was helpful.

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PS. NRALIFR Just read you profile. AMEN!! Your one of us. Very cool

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