Dodge Ram 35 inch spare tire

Question: How much spare tire can you fit under your truck? Answer: It depends. This post is about squeezing a large (35.4-inches) tire into the stock location on a late-model, fourth-generation, Dodge Ram Cummins pickup. Both my Ram 2500 trucks (2014 and 2017) have had the tailpipe heat shield removed to facilitate winching a much larger tire into the factory … Read More

Cooper Tires STT PRO truck camper MPG test

Attempted to establish a baseline for fuel economy/mpg at 65 mph, with the 35.4″-tall, 295/65R20 Cooper STT PRO tires under a heavy Hallmark flatbed truck camper outfit. There was too much wind for this to be a true baseline, but efficiency was still good for this not-aerodynamic configuration; just under 13 mpg. I probably will revisit this in the future. … Read More

Cooper STT PRO 295/65R20 low psi flexing

Recent photoshoot (June 2020) with Cooper Discoverer STT PRO, 35.4″-tall, 295/65R20 tires. My 2014 Ram crew cab with Cummins Diesel and stock-height suspension was the model. Pressures were 27 in front, 17 in the rear. Disclaimer: As with all things, proceed at your own risk, only you can decide what is appropriate given your training, experience, knowledge, the conditions, etc. … Read More

Cooper Discoverer STT PRO 295/65R20 first look

Mount and balance, and first look at the 35.4-inch tall, LT295/65R20 Cooper Discoverer STT PRO tires I’m running on my diesel truck(s). There will be more in the weeks and months ahead, here, and also @RoadTraveler on Instagram (typically extra content in Instagram stories). Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Become a RoadTraveler patron. Thanks! James Langan Copyright James … Read More

Centramatic Big Wheel And Tire Balancers

This video introduces using Centramatic 400-409 balancers designed for DRW trucks with 16-inch wheels, on SRW pickups with 20-inch wheels. These balancers have 16-ounces of balancing media! Article about the possible performance advantages of 20-inch wheels over 18- or 17-inch wheels on heavy outfits: 20-inch vs. 18-inch Wheels and Tires Prior video regarding the basic design and function of Centramatic wheel … Read More

20-Inch vs 18-Inch Wheels and Tires

Tires As Suspension In the high-performance car (and even sport-truck) world it’s obvious that tires are a critical part of the suspension setup and the overall dynamics and handling of a vehicle. In the heavy-duty pickup world tires should be regarded with similar importance regarding how they handle loads, although it seems this is frequently ignored or overlooked until a … Read More

Dick Cepek Fun Country diesel pickup review

An overview of the Dick Cepek Fun Country tire being used under a Dodge/Ram Cummins 2500 with a heavy camper and a manual transmission. For more on the Fun Country and Dick Cepek tires overall, here is a link to a prior editorial roadtraveler.net/dick-cepek-fun-country-tire-review/ Tell ’em you saw it on RoadTraveler.net Become a RoadTraveler patron. Thanks! James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All … Read More