Best Ram 2500 Tires
If your truck has run through its tires, we’ve put together a list of the best Ram 2500 tires based on a long list of qualifications including off-road and on-road performance, tread life and price. Below you’ll find a list of our top picks for all-season options, all-terrain options and some winter tires too.
Ram 2500 Tire Sizes
Below are the different cab options and trim levels for the Ram 2500 as well as the tire sizes available from the factory for each.
- Crew Cab 245/70/17 or 275/70/18 or 285/60/20
- Mega Cab 275/70/18 or 285/60/20
- Power Wagon 285/70/17
- Regular Cab 245/70/17 or 275/70/18
Best Ram 2500 Tires
Firestone Transforce HT
Tops on our list is the Firestone Transforce HT, one of the tires equipped on the Ram 2500 from the factory. While it doesn’t come with a specific mileage warranty, expect around 50,000 miles with a tread compound that’s built to resist cuts and chips. Pricing is attractive and performance is too with decent on-road performance and a quieter ride than you’d expect from a tire that looks this aggressive. Highway Terrain tires often offer only the lighted of off-road grip, while this one actually performs quite capably.
Continental Terrain Contact HT
As an alternative, there’s the Continental Terrain Contact HT. It’s more expensive but offers a 60,000 mile warranty. It trades some off-road grip for better on-road dynamics, comfort and low noise levels. It is available in 10-ply fitments and is ideal for trailering.
Michelin Defender LTX MS
Moving into more conventional all-season tires there’s the Michelin Defender LTX MS, which as far as all-seasons go actually underperforms in the dry and wet, but that’s so it can over-perform in cold weather and snow. It is quite expensive and comes wth a 50,000 mile warranty.
Michelin Agilis CrossClimate
Finally, there’s the Michelin Agilis CrossClimate, which actually offers true winter capability and wears the three-peak mountain snowflake on its shoulder. Connected shoulder blocks hold up well against the forces of a big engine and under plenty of load.
Best All-Terrain Tire for Ram 2500
BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2
Our top pick for all-terrain tires is none other than the BFGoodrich All Terrain TA KO2, but not just any version of that tire. The “DT” version (which stands for Different Tread) is designed specifically for high-torque motors like you’d find in an HD truck. Pricing is middle of the pack, while the tire continues to offer some of the most aggressive off-road capability of any tire with equally impressive durability.
Michelin LTX AT2
Offering more on-road civility with slightly diminished off-road grip is the Michelin LTX AT2. It costs slightly more than the BFGs but comes with a 60,000 mile warranty.
Cooper Discoverer ATP II
Finally, if you do want off-road grip and capability but with more on-road civility, the Cooper Discoverer ATP II is designed more like a conventional all-season.
The scalloped edges help dig through loose surfaces and give extra grip on hard surfaces Jagged interior tread blocks also provide plenty of angles for added grip.
It has decent on-road traction and a high level of grip in the wet too.
We also like the 60,000 mile tread life warranty.
Best Mud Tire for Ram 2500
BFGoodrich Mud Terrain TA KM3
The latest generation of BFG’s amazing mud-terrain tire, the KM3 takes something great and makes it even better. The brand claims an 8 percent improvement in traction on rocks and sidewalls that are 27% more resistant to a puncture.
That extra grip on rocks comes thanks to the divisions in the interior tread blocks, that work to grip onto and wrap around rock edges when the tire is aired down.
Grip in mud is next-level, plus they are more civilized on-road than almost all of the competition.
Cheapest Mud Tire for Ram 2500
Milestar Patagonia MT
An extremely aggressive mud-terrain tire, it features massive void space to dig into soft earth or mud, as well as stone ejectors on the base of the tread and a sturdy 3-ply sidewall.
It’s quite loud, but for some weekend fun, these are impressively capable. And the price is hard to beat.
Best Winter Tire for Ram 2500
Bridgestone Blizzak LT
The answer is almost always Blizzak. Bridgestone continues to re-engineer its winter tire for unique vehicles and needs, including the specific Blizzak LT designed specifically for 3/4- and 1-ton trucks.
Using a 4-row rather than a more conventional 5-row design, this tread is built to last under heavy loads and over a longer period of time. Impressively it does this with heavy siping on the tread blocks. Critically, tie-bars connect the exterior tread blocks so they can better withstand the high-torque forces of a large truck like the Ram 2500, helping prolong life further.
Three large circumferential grooves help with water and slush evacuation too.
Cheapest Winter Tire for Ram 2500
General Arctic LT
You’ll be able to find cheaper tires out there, no doubt. We can almost guarantee they’ll be junk.
The Grabber Arctic LT isn’t just a quality performing tire with excellent snow and ice grip, it’s made specifically for big trucks. Winter tires are notorious for wearing quickly, and cheap winter tires on a big truck like a Ram 2500 won’t last long at all.
These tires offer impressive winter grip, will hold up to tough use and won’t cost you a bundle either. Plus, they have the option to be studded for even more extreme winter conditions.
Cheapest Tire for Ram 2500
General Grabber HD
Durable under heavy use, the tread of the Grabber HD is built to withstand use on high torque motors and large trucks towing heavy loads. In particular the shoulder tread blocks are closely packed to flex less under load.
Handling is decent and these tires perform quite well in the wet.
There is no tread life warranty, which is a drawback, but the price is attractive and you should still see 40,000 to 50,000 miles on a set.
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.