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 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

Cooper Discover HT3 Light Truck Tires For Travel Trailers

  Cooper Discover HT3, LT 235/75R15 For A Vintage Travel Trailer Automotive tire tread-separation failures are presumably at record historical lows due to the quality of modern tires, and the advent tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). I’m not a fan of how TPMS systems have been implemented on late-model heavy-duty Ram 2500 trucks—which require 60 psi in front and 80 … Read More

Cooper Discoverer SRX Tires

Our 2005 Lexus RX 330 was one of the cleanest and best maintained used vehicles we ever purchased. For the first 11 years of life it logged just 52,000 miles, and it was religiously dealer-maintained. Still, it needed a few things, new brakes were one and new rubber another. The tires had more than legal tread—though that’s not saying much, … Read More

Cooper Tires AT3 tire family

Cooper Tires’ Scott Jamieson, Director of Product Management, gives us the rundown on the new AT3 4S, LT, and XLT designs at the 2018 SEMA Show. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Cooper Tires  

Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX 285/75R16 tread wear

Cooper Tires’ Discoverer S/T MAXX has been my favorite commercial traction/hybrid tread design since its introduction. I have experimented with four sizes on four different truck platforms, and suggested them to many friends and acquaintances. Two of my four-wheel-drives are still running the S/T MAXX, including the built, 2006 V-8 Toyota 4Runner with 4.88:1 gears in this video.  After a … Read More

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy

Tread Matters: Tire Selection and Fuel Economy Tires have been a popular subject in magazines for decades, and forums continually see new threads seeking information and expertise. This is partly because they are expensive. They can also provide dramatic style and performance improvements and are an easy upgrade. With so much talk, it is surprisingly difficult to get unbiased, detailed, … Read More