Top 5 Best Tires For Dodge Ram 1500 [2022 Review]

By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols
By Tire Expert, Ryan Nichols

RamBox built into the fenders for easy and safe access to tools/beer? Multi-function tail-gate? Wow, the Ram 1500 is the most bitchin’ little pickup truck out there!

My work truck is a Dodge Ram 1500, and I’ve also mounted plenty of tires on the newer Ram 1500 trucks in the tire shop. Trust me, I know what the best tires for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks are.

Pick any of the five tire models listed below, and you can’t go wrong. And remember that some of these different truck tires have submodels emphasizing either highway or offroad performance—so look closely at each option before making your choice.

In this article, we cover the best all-terrain tires for the Dodge Ram 1500 and other all-season options that can hold their weight. Take a glance:

Our Top Pick
General Grabber ATX
General Grabber
4.5/5
4.5
Best Budget
Yokohama Geolandar HT G056
Yokohama Geolandar
4.5/5
4.5
Best High End
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
BFGoodrich All-Terrain
4.0/5
4.0
Most Economical
Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Falken Wildpeak
4.0/5
4.0
Best Tread Life
Michelin Defender LTX
Michelin Defender LTX M/S
4.5/5
4.5

Updated as of December 2, 2022

General Grabber

General Grabber ATX
Our rating:
4.5/5
4.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
4.0/5
Snow Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Comfort:
4.5/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

General Grabber tires are my definite first pick for the Ram 1500. I like to pair American tires with American trucks, and it’s not just for aesthetic reasons. General Grabbers are built for the job, and they’re not going to let you down like off-brand tires.

These light truck tires come with seven different tread patterns to choose from, and three of them are worth buying for the Ram 1500. Here are my favorites:

It doesn’t get better in the all-season all-terrain department than these General Grabber A/TX. They’re smooth on the highway, and they rally on the dirt track.

These are reliable and affordable mud-terrain tires that get the job done in the roughest of offroading conditions.

I’m a huge fan of these General Grabber APT because they mix circumferential treads perfectly with the independent tread blocks of an all-terrain tire. These will be the smoothest on the highway whereas the X3 will reduce fuel economy and the A/TX has a slightly slower speed rating.

Again, choose any of those three submodels of General Grabbers for your Dodge Ram 1500 and you’ll be styling hard. Check speed ratings and mileage warranty specific to each of these submodels before you buy.

Yokohama Geolandar

Yokohama Geolandar HT G056
Our rating:
4.5/5
4.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
4.0/5
Snow Traction:
3.5/5
Ride Comfort:
4.0/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

Everything about these Yokohama Geolandars is a yes for your Ram 1500. I’ve always been impressed with the distinct tread compound Yokohama tires have.

The sidewall style of Yokohamas is classic I think too. You never look like an idiot when rolling up with some fresh Yokohama treads. And these Geolandars are simply great for any light truck/SUV.

The different Geolandar choices ranging from mostly road driving to brutal trail driving is enough to understand that these tires are built by people who know what they’re doing.

Choose from these different Yokohama Geolandar tread patterns:

Geolandar all-terrains are equal in quality to more expensive brands like BFG, Toyo, and General tires at a much better price.

The mud-terrain version of the Geolandars has one of my favorite tread patterns on the market right now because of their durability.

These highway-terrain all-season tires have less road noise and they come with a 70-thousand-mile warranty that’s completely legit.

Yokohama Geolandars are great in any style, and how amazing is it that you can get the best price they show up at your doorstep? Amazon and Tire Rack are both great buying options for Yokohama Geolandars—I suggest you compare the two before pulling the trigger.

BFGoodrich All-Terrain

BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
4.5/5
Dry Traction:
5.0/5
Ride Noise:
3.5/5
Snow Traction:
4.5/5
Ride Comfort:
4.0/5
Tread Life:
3.5/5
Value For Money:
4.0/5

BFGoodrich KO2 tread life is the most solid. There’s a reason why truck racers mount up BFGs and Toyos before the race—you can ride these hard as hell and they’ll just keep on wanting more.

They might not come with the mileage warranty that other brands boast (50k miles is still quite good), but they’ve been around since 1976. These are the world’s first all-terrain tires.

Are BFG KO2 worth the money? Hell yeah, they are. Here’s why:

First, BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires have beastly stone ejectors that send rocks flying. These are performance tires for rough trails that don’t blow out easily. You’ll also notice that the sidewalls are top of the line with their CoreGard technology that resists punctures and can be put to the test without blowing out.

These are reliable tires for desert and beach dwellers because their sand traction is heroic.

The downside to these specific offroading tires is that some of them have a slow speed rating, and they’ll wear down quite easily on the highway because of their sturdy interlocking tread design. You’ll also notice that these don’t have circumferential grooves, so they’re technically not designed for hydroplaning control at fast speeds like some all-season tires have.

I’ve tested BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 out in some pretty rough snowy canyon conditions and they did great, although you’ll want metal spikes if you plan on driving in icy conditions. Snow chains/snow socks don’t hurt to keep on hand either regardless.

BFGoodrich also makes some mean Mud-Terrain T/AKM3. They have shoulder blocks built like an NFL linebacker.

These tires are famously made in the USA, and they’ve been a reliable offroad choice for decades. Read our complete review on BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires to learn more.

Falken Wildpeak

Falken WILDPEAK A/T TRAIL All-Terrain Radial Tire
Our rating:
4.0/5
4.0/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.5/5
Ride Noise:
3.0/5
Snow Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
3.5/5
Tread Life:
4.5/5
Value For Money:
4.5/5

Falkens are a great choice for the Ram 1500. Here are a few different Falken Wildpeak models to check out:

These are the Falken Wildpeaks I would put on my Dodge Ram 1500 because they’re the most versatile for both on-road and offroad driving. They also come with a 5-year/65 thousand-mile warranty which is impressive for an all-terrain tire.

These are heavier-duty offroading tires compared to the A/T Trail, but they’re still smooth at faster speeds as I’ve serviced plenty of trucks and vans with these tires mounted up.

These might not be the absolute best tires for your Dodge Ram 1500, but they’re certainly some of the hottest on the market because of their solid performance and reasonable price.

The mud-terrain Falken Wildpeaks are the heaviest of duty Falken Wildpeaks, and you’ll notice they weigh more and their treads are spaced farther apart.

You might lose fuel economy with these, but you’ll get out of the mud and sand more effectively than the other three Falken Wildpeak submodels.

Falken Wildpeak H/T tires provide smooth highway performance while maintaining durability to protect from rock puncturing and other damage that can happen to regular all-season tires when driving in the dirt.

Read our complete review of Falken Wildpeak tires to learn more.

Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Michelin Defender LTX
Our rating:
4.5/5
4.5/5

Pros and Cons

Ratings

Wet Traction:
4.5/5
Ride Handling:
4.0/5
Dry Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Noise:
4.0/5
Snow Traction:
4.0/5
Ride Comfort:
4.5/5
Tread Life:
5.0/5
Value For Money:
5.0/5

The 70 thousand-mile warranty that Michelin Defender LTX M/S guarantees is as good as it gets for a long-lasting highway tire capable of curiously discovering back country roads.

When it comes to tires like Michelin Defender LTX M/S, the saying is true: you get what you pay for. Sometimes spending extra is the smarter decision in the long run.

I like Michelin Defenders not only because they’re made in the USA, but also because they’re great for loading up a Dodge 1500 and enjoying smooth cornering on the way to the job site.

These are the dream for construction workers, uber/Lyft drive share drivers, fleet managers, etc because they’re reliable—there’s nothing more annoying than having to rescue a truck with a flat tire. And sadly, when you buy cheap tires for trucks, they don’t have the load rating necessary to get the job done…and things end up going south.

So, learn the easy way by buying quality tires. These aren’t my first choice for the Dodge Ram 1500. I’d go with Yokohama, BFG, Toyo, and maybe even Falken before these, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a great pick. One thing is for sure, though—Michelin Defenders have incredible wet traction on paved roads. Try them out and you’ll see.

Oh, and the Michelin Defender LTX A/T2 has some fatter treads and might even be your favorite option for your Dodge Ram 1500.

What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Dodge Ram 1500?

Buying parts for your truck ain’t no joke. Quality is key for confidence when driving a truck like the Dodge Ram 1500 with a load on the back.

Here are a few points to touch on when contemplating the purchase of your new tires:

Tire type

Remember, each of these models I’ve listed above has different submodels to help you dial in your driving style. Don’t buy mud-terrain tires if you mostly drive on the road, and vice versa with all-terrain tires.

Different companies name their tires for a specific purpose. Here are a few examples to give you a good idea:

  • All-season all-terrain (hybrid-terrain)

All-season all-terrain tires typically have tread blocks designed like all-terrain tires. Still, you’ll notice that they’re closer together and sometimes have circumferential grooves for enhanced highway speed, performance, and comfort.

  • All-terrain

All-terrain tires are made for mostly offroading, but they’re still a decent option for road driving.

  • All-season

All-season tires are made for the highway. Most sedans and SUVs these days have all-season tires. These provide a quiet ride and smooth ride quality on the road compared to offroading tires.

  • Mud-terrain/Rugged-terrain

Mud-terrain tires are the beefiest treads you can get, and they thrive on gnarly offroad conditions. Mud terrain tires reduce fuel economy because of their extra weight, and they also wear out much faster if driven excessively on the highway.

Year/Mileage Warranty

Mileage warranties are a safeguard for spending less money in the long run. Sure, you might pay significantly less on a cheap off-brand, but chances are they blow out on you way faster than a quality set would.

Read the fine print in the mileage warranty to be educated about your purchase and how to take advantage of the best deals through rebates, promos, etc.

3 Peak Snowflake

The 3 Peak Snowflake is always a good sign on tires because it means that they’re adequately designed for colder temperatures. This symbol doesn’t always mean that

Wheels included

Some of my most memorable times buying a new set of tires is when they came with a new set of wheels/rims mounted and balanced.

How Much Do Tires For Dodge Ram 1500 Cost?

Don’t spend any less than $150 per tire when buying brand new tires for your Dodge Ram 1500. And besides, this pickup truck is your baby—you don’t want to go hurting its feelings with some cheap tires.

Here’s about what you pay for:

Four New Tires

Four new Dodge Ram 1500 tires cost anywhere from ~$550-$1500 depending on what quality you choose, where you buy your tires (online is typically always cheaper), and who you have mount and balance them.

Two New Tires

Between $275-$750 is a good ballpark estimate of what you’ll pay for a brand new pair of Dodge Ram 1500 tires.

I recommend replacing truck tires in complete sets, but there are situations like getting a punctured tire that might inspire you to simply just replace two of the tires, and that’s okay.

Single Tire

Between $125-$325 for a single Dodge Ram 1500 tire. Don’t forget to pencil in shipping and installation costs.

Remember that some Dodge Ram 1500 are 4×4, so they’ll need their tires replaced in pairs. Don’t mess up that four-wheel-drive system by mismatching tires on the same axle.

What Tire Size Is Best For A Dodge Ram 1500?

There are a wide variety of tire sizes for the Dodge Ram 1500 considering they’ve been around since the 1980s.

You’ll see wheel diameters range between 16-inches on older models, and up to 22-inches on the newer models. As of right now, there are plenty of different Ram 1500 submodels (all with varying tire sizes), including:

  • ST
  • SLT
  • SXT
  • Sport
  • TRX
  • TRX4
  • Laramie

How Long Should Your Dodge Ram 1500 Tires Last?

It depends on how you drive your truck tires. If you’re rallying the Baja or driving fast over rocks, they might blow out in a couple of laps. Luckily, the Ram 1500 is a quarter-ton truck—it looks heavier than it is.

On the other hand, if you drive conservatively off-road, keep your tire pressures inflated to spec, rotate the tires every 3-5 thousand miles and keep the suspension in good shape then your Dodge Ram 1500 tires should last for as long as the mileage warranty (or longer).

When To Replace Tires On Your Dodge Ram 1500?

Don’t drive on tires that are more than 10 years old (see the production date on the sidewall), and replace your offroading tires when the treads start to break apart.

The absolute lowest you should go is 2/32” (1.6 mm) on tread depths. I would replace truck tires far before the treads get that low though, to be safe.

Losing control is much easier in a big heavy truck, and having a tire blowout in a Dodge Ram 1500 is a bit more dangerous than in a regular sedan because it’s higher off the ground.

Does The Brand Matter For A Dodge Ram 1500 When Replacing Tires?

Yes, I like to pair American tires with American trucks because I think they’re built for each other. Brands like BFGoodrich and Goodyear have some of the sturdiest tires on the market to hold up against powerful trucks like the Dodge Ram 1500.

Some other decent tire brands to check for the Dodge Ram 1500 include Dueler H/L Alenza Plus, Firestone Destination, Cooper Discoverer, Goodyear Wrangler, Kumho Road Venture, Nitto Grapplers, etc.

Does the Year of Your Dodge Ram 1500 Matter When Buying New Tires?

Not necessarily, just make sure the wheels are in good shape as older wheels tend to have bends, cracks, chips, etc. that harm tire performance. It might even be a good idea to buy a new set of wheels for your new Dodge Ram 1500 tires (sometimes you can find really good deals).

What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Dodge Ram 1500?

I’d say somewhere around 35-inches without a suspension lift/upgrade. If you have stock Dodge Ram 1500 wheels, my best advice is to plug your truck’s info in on Tire Rack and let the system spit out a complete list of compatible tire sizes.

Frequently Asked Questions
What tires come on a Dodge Ram 1500? You’ll see on Ram’s website that the Ram 1500 is mounted up with Bridgestone Dueler H/L.
Expect to pay anywhere from $550-$1500 depending on the quality you choose. See our recommendations above.
Lift one side of the truck at a time. Swap the driver’s side tires with each other, then swap the passenger side tires.

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