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

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

Cooper Discoverer ST MAXX wear review

  13,400 miles, on a 2006 V-8 Toyota 4Runner, only the second rotation, and getting 2,700 miles per 1/32″ of tread. Love the rugged Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX, I’ve run about four sets in various sizes on a few different four-wheel-drives. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Cooper Tire  

Load Range F Cooper Tires STT PRO and S/T MAXX

New Cooper 80 psi, load-range-F sizes: STT PRO 35×12.50R20LT, LT305/55R20, LT305/60R18LT S/T MAXX 35×12.50R20LT James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Cooper Tire          

Cooper Tires Evolution M/T Overview

Cooper Tires’ On and Off-Road Product Manager, Aaron Conrow, on the new Cooper Evolution M/T at the 2019 SEMA Show. James Langan Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler. All Rights Reserved Resource: Cooper Tire  

Tire Puncture Plug Repair Overview

Tire puncture repair overview while traveling and attending the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. I carry the tools, know how, and plugged the tire after the show in the convention center parking lot before a dinner meeting on Wednesday evening. Thanks to Extreme Outback Products (Ultimate Puncture Repair Kit and ExtremeAire Magnum 12V Portable Compressor), Wagan Tech (Brite-Nite Wayfinder … Read More