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Old November 24th, 2015, 12:36
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

how does the wheel base feel towing? is it still as solid as the dually was
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Old November 24th, 2015, 14:15
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how does the wheel base feel towing? is it still as solid as the dually was
Nope. I miss the stability of the Dually but honestly, this truck tows very well. I was skeptical of the 4-link/coil rear being as solid as leaf springs..... but I like this set up BETTER.

Obviously turning is much tighter and I can hit the bank/fast food drive thru's without hopping curbs or mashing the front sidewalls into the curbs.

Still get some of that expansion joint hopping but not nearly as bad as with the longer wheel base and leaf packs.

The tires on it now are solid tow rated "all terrains" and inflated to 70 psi. Dropping to 60 psi would improve the ride, but likely allow a lot more sidewall flex and add a sloppy feel when towing. I may play with the air pressure to see how it actually affects towing. I'm guessing it'd be like the Power Wagon on the off-road Wrangler DuraTracs.
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Old November 24th, 2015, 20:55
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

i've been giving real serious thought to selling my dually and just towing with the 3/4 ton i also own. maybe not
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Old November 24th, 2015, 22:48
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i've been giving real serious thought to selling my dually and just towing with the 3/4 ton i also own. maybe not

Not with a goose neck....... I'd keep the dually just for that reason.
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Old November 25th, 2015, 09:21
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

i'd move back down to a tongue pull 18'
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Old November 26th, 2015, 22:06
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

Yesterday Sterling to Kerney on our way to Beatrice Nebr ...... freezing rain and scary slick highway.







Beatrice all day today...... freezing rain.



Gotta love remote start, heated seats/mirrors/steering wheel.........

Hope this crap clears up for saturday...... got a car to haul back.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:54
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Yeah man I'm out by kersey/keenesburg for work. Roads are just trash. If you take 76 be careful between ft Morgan and Brighton. Been really bad for accidents this year.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:33
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

With Performance Tire and Wheel having gone under..... there doesn't seem to be a good place to go to shop for tires and wheels.

Anyone know of a place like that? Not sure where to get good prices on tire/wheel combos.....local or internet........ if such a place exists?

The snow performance of the stock Firestones on my '16 Ram is for crap so I'm looking to buy some larger MT's......

I'm liking the Dodge Ram specific reviews for the Toyo Open Country MT in the 285/295 17" range.



Most likely just gonna keep the stock wheels, but I'm digging the XD128 in matte gray with black ring......

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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:40
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

Loved my Nitto terragrapplers on the Titan, and they were wearing like a champ too. I can say that my 2 months with the Cooper ATP's (only available at Discount) on the Dakota have been great too. Great snow/ice traction, fairly quiet, but aggressive enough tread to dig a bit if they need to.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 10:44
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Looks like Toyos aren't available in 17". Damn.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 15:07
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

What? Toyo makes tons of options in the 17.

Skid the XD's. They flake, chip, peel, and are generally cheap.
Same look. Far better wheel
http://www.methodracewheels.com/coll...sh-matte-black
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Old January 8th, 2016, 16:32
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What? Toyo makes tons of options in the 17.

Skid the XD's. They flake, chip, peel, and are generally cheap.
Same look. Far better wheel
http://www.methodracewheels.com/coll...sh-matte-black

I goofed anyway, my truck is running an 18" OEM wheel. I'll have to re-do my search.

No doubt the Method wheels are better......... and they're $238 each. Pretty cost prohibitive.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 16:39
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Re: Yella's 2016 Ram 2500 Outdoorsman

I was running 295/18's on the Titan on a stock 8" wheel. IIRC the Terragrapplers wee +/- $200 per in that size
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Old January 8th, 2016, 16:44
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I'd look into other options then. Kmc XD's suck. Brother has already swapped 2 for failing finish on them and replaced center caps for losing the letters.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 17:44
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Looked at those. Can't use the Cree lights, the mounting legs are too tall and the frames are too deep front to back, they'll hit the bumper.

I need the Philips style........


These are brighter than the 3watt cree I got in the pair of 22s ...I bought a 50 inch bar with the 5 watt Phillips all wiring /relay with the mounting brackets for my dads old plow TJ ...lol...he put it on and it is brighter than my pair of 22s ...I paid only $205 shipped off Ebay . I was not sure what i would get at that price but they actually exceed the 22s I got . The Led lighting market is full of companies amking them that they are dirt cheep now and quality right off Ebay .
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