Need new tires. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by amd4me, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    I am in desperate need of new tires for my 1987 RamCharger, they are worn almost bald.
    last winter I got stuck in the snow so often it was almost comical and I definitely do not want a repeat of that this winter. Seeing as how my POS truck is only 2wd I would really like some super gnarly tires that are great on ice and in the snow as well as mud.
    Any suggestions would be super appreciated.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    look at tirerack.com or discounttire.com


    thats where i get my tires and usually alot cheaper

    another site is 1010tires.com but they are kinda on the pricier side

    i like tirerack since you dont have to pay sales tax for your state. you will have to take them to get mounted and balanced somewhere if you cant do it yourself. now if you happen to buy wheels along with tires, they mount and balance for free
     
  3. amd4me thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know where to get tires.
    i want tire reccomendations.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well those sites let you select a vehicle and all the tire options. since i have NO idea what size tire you have on now, whether you had upgraded the wheels or whatnot I can not possibly give you a reccomendation as some tires arent made in some sizes and anything. those sites have extensive reviews on the tires that will fit your car from people that have experience with them

    in my opinion, those reviews as well as all the test results and everything those tires have listed i think would be more valuable than anyone can recommend here.


    for example: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Selec...toModel=Ramcharger&autoYear=1987&autoModClar=

    as well as this
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Searc...tio=75&diameter=15&minSpeedRating=R&minLoad=S

    and
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compa...20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&x=56&y=17&RunFlat=All

    and heres a sample review on how it handles for one tire
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...&fromCompare1=yes&partnum=375SR5AMGS60#Survey

    and heres a user review for one tire
    http://www.tirerack.com/survey/Surv...eLocQty=&partnum=375SR5AMGS60&commentStatus=P



    i hope you use this resource since tires can be waaaay cheap or waaaay expensive. and as i said, i dont know your circumstances at all but these sites should let you figure out what you need

    hope it helps
     
  5. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    I second DukeBound's opinion. Tires are very subjective and depend on your driving needs.

    You need to consider:
    1. Speed
    2. Weather
    3. Durability
    4. Comfort
    5. Noise
    5. Tire life-span
    6. Tread size
    7. Sidewall size
    8. Rear wheel, front wheel, or all wheel drive


    For my Cherokee, I bought Bridgestone Dueler Revo, ideal for snow, rain and off-road. And my Mustang has BF Goodrich G-Force T/A. Great for wet and dry, but USELESS in the snow. But these tires fit my needs and my vehicles. I should also note that they are all larger than the manufacturer's spec. Its very important to match the tires to the performance of the vehicle and its intended use. My jeep is foul weather and winter. My Mustang is sunny weather only. I don't mind that the G-Force tires don't have a long lifespan, for the driving I do, they'll last 10 years or so.

    I bought both sets of tires based upon the reviews at Tire Rack and polling opinions at various online bulletin boards specializing in Mustangs and Jeeps. There's too much choice out there, you need vehicle specific opinions.
     
  6. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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