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Question by connow. Uploaded on February 01, 2010
The all-terrain tires will make deference in handling and the height of the tire will also change the performance, the taller the tire the more power needed to turn them and less gas mileage. Another improvement you can do is to install a locking rear differential. Personally, I would save the money for a good used 4x4 or even better a 4x4 ATV.
A wider tire will make a difference as well. I've gone to 265's rather than the issue 245's for my Dodge 1500. It does make a difference.
If you can afford it, take Clay's advice & save for the 4wd. If not, better tires--AT & wider--will give you better traction.
I dont care what kind of tire you put on it, a 2 wheel drive will leave you STUCK if you arent very careful. A more aggressive tread and wider tire will really help out your traction though.
Are you thinking of off road, or back road driving? If that is your reason for going to all terrain tires, they will not help you on the front of the vehicle. Also, without a substantial amount of weight over the rear axle, a truck is more prone to skid or fishtail than an ordinary passenger car in mud or snow.
Clay hit on something very important. The LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL. I will never ever buy a vehicle again that doesn't have one. A 4wd without them is really a 2wd. A well-driven 2wd with one will go a lot of places. All that said, a driver's got to know his/her limitations. Idiot + 4x4 = S.O.L.
I'll throw in the idea of the hi lift jack too. That tool can do a lot of things for you in a bad spot.
The all-terrain tires will give you better traction and let you get further from help when you get stuck.
Very little. Hardly worth the expense. Save your money for a 4X4.
All-Terrain tires will certionally provide better off-road traction(grip)than highway tires but will not be as effective on wet or dry pavement.
Tire width will also help traction due to increased ground contact surface area. Tire height may also provide a little more ground clearance but may cause other problems. Check with your Dodge dealer to see the max size tires recommended for your truck.
If a dog takes a leak on the tire of my 1500 it's stuck.Single track diffenential.Road truck thats it.
It certainy makes a difference, depending on the tire diameter and width. Both affect the tire's footprint. Get a used positraction unit at the JY also. That will double your traction.
Buy a Chevy.
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