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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Offering more on-road civility with diminished off-road grip is the Michelin LTX AT2. It costs slightly more than the BFGs but comes with a 60,000 mile warranty.
More affordable than either of these two is the Goodyear Wrangler Ultraterrain AT. It’s a top off-road performer for any truck.
Finally, if you do want off-road grip, but are looking for off-road capability but with more on-road civility, the Cooper Discoverer ATP II is designed more like a conventional all-season
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Best Winter Tire for Ram 2500
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
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.