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Old 10-28-2013, 02:56 PM
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First of all,

Thank you everyone for your overwhelming and detailed responses! I had no idea people who use this forum were so helpful and thorough with their experiences and comments.

Concerning the tires, after much consideration, research, both on and off the web, conversations with my associates, threads on Ram Forumz, and messages to my "truck friends" back home, I have made my decision. A lot of people have recommended the *Nitto Trail Grapplers* to withstand the "rig roads" (road leading to oil/gas drilling rig 10km-200km of the worst road conditions). They seem to be the best overall choice when I consider:
-Traction off road (dirt, gravel, rocks, mud, slush, snow, steep hills/turns)
-Durability off road (sharp rocks, tire ruts)
-Sidewall durability (sharp rocks in tire ruts)
-Highway fuel economy (HEMI with M/T's...)
-Highway comfort (supposedly pretty great)
-Highway noise (also heard they weren't bad)
-Tire tread wear (not a concern, I'll replace them every year if I have to)

They weren't my first choice, actually the BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO's were but I am going to give the Nitto's a go this time around and see how things work out. The most important thing on your truck is what's between it and the road so I don't think there is such thing as too much thought and effort when it comes to tires.

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It may be too late, but I'll throw my 0.02 in. Having driven the very roads you're looking at for the better part of 8 years I've found only 2 tires that I will trust with the VERY variable terrain we can encounter.

My first choice is always the Toyo M-55. Probably the best all-round tire for the patch, 10 ply, can be aired down to 45psi when required, wear rate on heavy grave/rubble/cutline roads is around 50,000km on my sets. I've only destroyed 2 of these tires, and one took a broken box-end wrench through the sidewall at 100km/hr on a lease road.

My next option is the BFG T/As. They didn't last as long as the M55s, but they did kick mud out better, however their ice traction wasn't as good.

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My next option is the BFG T/As. They didn't last as long as the M55s, but they did kick mud out better, however their ice traction wasn't as good.
If ice traction is going to be a concern, the OP really should have the Trail Graps siped. As they come out of the box, he's absolutely going to hate them on any kind of slippery road surface.

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