Anyone planning to ditch the stock wheels for aftermarket ones?
In Oregon any tire with a severe winter rating (snowflake in triangle) qualifies as a winter tire. These can be used in lieu of chains except at the highest level of chain control on AWD and 4x4 vehicles under 10,000 lbs. I have been using separate winter and summer tires for many years on a lighter vehicle. With the heavier Ram I would like to have one set if possible for both convenience and storage reasons. There are several off-road truck tires in Ram's size that are severe winter rated and all-season, such as the Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure Pro-Grade, SilentArmor or DuraTrac. What do you think of these? Too much compromise or are they "good enough" for general backcountry travel in the mountains and high desert?Im keeping the stock 17" outdoorsman rims until the summer at least because I can't decide if I want to keep the stock rims for winters(and have nicer summer rims) or if I'll keep the stock rims for pavement and get offroad rims/tires. I'll probably end up with 3 full sets of rims/tires by next summer, but I can't decide what to buy now! I might wait until I see how it fares in mud
I'm going with painted though(White Outdoorsman with black 2-tone would look great with white OR black rims) just not sure the style.
I also live in rural Canada and travel to Alberta every year, so I'm obligated to have snow-rated tires when I enter Alberta(so I have to actually have a full set of actual snow tires to avoid fines)
I also checked out TireRack. The first time I searched for 275/60 R20 I got 2 hits. A couple minutes later I did it again and got 29 hits. Odd.The problem with the 20" in stock size, there is almost no selection of LT tires available that I could see (0 Tirerack and 1 DiscountTire), but there is a wide choice in the 17" size. If I am towing, I want the stability of an LT tire. On the 20", going from 275 to 285, you have 4 choices at Tirerack and one of the same tires at Discount Tire.