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DeadlyDak
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4/17/2005
21:43:46

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I have a 2000 Dakota R/T regular cab. From what I have read on this site and what it says on tirerack.com, R/T's came with 255/55R17's. But it says on my drivers door that factory size was 225/55R17. What gives? The only thing I can think of is that my Dakota is Canadian. Were they different? Thanks in advance for any help.




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4/17/2005
21:59:12

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Possibly a typo. I know my 2003 R/T has 255/55R17's.



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4/17/2005
22:14:11

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My Sport sticker says 215/75R 15 and it came stock with 235/75R15. I have no idea what their logic is.



DeadlyDak
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4/17/2005
22:25:54

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I'm just trying to figure what is supposed to be on it so when I get new tires they will be the right diameter. I think when I bought it last year it had 255/55's. I put on 255/45's cause they were cheap. But one tire got destroyed so I was going to put two hopefully wider tires on the back. I just want my speedo to be reasonably accurate.



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4/18/2005
06:03:06

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nitto 275/50/17's and dont look back! very popular tire for those rims... and ~135 shipped isnt too terrible either. ran em for years, till i got 20's.
pete



N56629
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4/18/2005
06:35:09

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I went from 235/75R15 to 275/60R17 and only have a 4% error. 60mph indicated is actually 62.4mph. I don't know about you but I would call that reasonably accurate. Do a search for a tire/wheel calculator and you can find the error on almost any combination you want to use.



Joey
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4/18/2005
22:57:56

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my 2002 r/t also says 225/55/17 but it came with 255/55/17 and i bought it brand new. its just a typo or something. go for the nitto tires though. i just got them in 275/50/17 and they look soooo much better. they dont really perform any better but they look and ride MUCH nicer. i was expecting better traction but they are about the same as the stock tires.



athenianR/T
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4/19/2005
21:18:12

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I'm using a 275/60 R 17. fits nice, and doesn't affect speedo too much... those 255/55's look dinky on the R/Ts...



Joey
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4/19/2005
23:51:53

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dont u think 275/60 is a little too big of a tire? its not gonna offer the same handling and its no longer a low profile tire like wat the r/t came with.



Jack
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7/28/2021
20:38:48

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I got a 255/55/r17 tires but
they are so expensive, can I
use another sizes on my dodge
Dakota RT 2003?



Jess Rayburn
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9/18/2021
13:41:02

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I have P255-55/17s an my door says
P225-55/17s it's a 2002 I don't know
what brand was on it new but as
Perlli on it now



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