2009 Dodge Ram SLT Big Horn Quad CabWith so many options and tires to choose from, it can be a hard decision to find just the right tires for your truck. One of the biggest factors when making that decision is the tire size. Each make and model of vehicle comes from the dealership with a specific tire size; not that other sizes won’t fit, just the stock tires are the ideal tires for most people and most driving situations. If you are considering getting new tires in a different size there are a couple things to keep in mind

One of the first things to consult when considering getting bigger tires is your vehicle’s owner’s manual . Inside you will find helpful information on your vehicles tires as well as the effects on load capacity and gas mileage. More specific questions can also be directed to the dealership who has a lot of experience and knowledge about your specific vehicle and can probably tell what works and what doesn’t.

There are several things that factor into the size of your tire. The first is the size of your truck. A Chevy S-10 is not going to be able to accommodate the same size tires as a Dodge Ram. Also the style and size of your truck rims will effect the maximum size tires you can put on your vehicle. Depending on your vehicle make and model, you can sometimes fit up to 33″ tires on your truck if it is un-lifted. Although bigger ones might fit, they can interfere you’re your vehicles balance and suspension. However, if your truck is lifted it could accommodate tires of 37″ or more depending on the size of the lift.

As with most things it is best to consult an expert before you make any purchases. They can advise you about what your specific vehicle can handle so that you can be safe out there on the road.

Use our vehicle search tool and we’ll tell you the maximum size recommended for your unmodified truck.

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