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