# 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Tire Size

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 that depend upon the trim level. Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size. Then pick the best tire size for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500.

Trim Options:

### ST 4x2ST 4x4

## LT245/70R17/E 119

### Simplified Size: 245-70-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 is **LT245/70R17/E 119R**. A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500's tire size is shown below.

LT | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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245 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 245 millimeters. | ||||||

17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

119 | This tire has a load index of 119, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 2992 pounds (1360 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

E | The mark of E denotes your tire's load range, or ply rating. A load range of E means that the tire has a ply rating of 10. Letters further along in the alphabet represent stronger tires that can sustain higher inflation pressures. Tires with higher inflation pressures can carry heavier loads. | ||||||

70 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 70% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 171 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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This tire has a speed rating of R, which means 105 mph (170 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

Trim Options:

### Laramie 4x2Laramie 4x4SLT 4x2SLT 4x4

## LT265/70R17/E 121

### Simplified Size: 265-70-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 is **LT265/70R17/E 121R**. A color-coded explanation of the 2003 Dodge Ram 2500's tire size is shown below.

LT | This letter denotes the intended use of the tire.
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265 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 265 millimeters. | ||||||

17 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter. | ||||||

121 | This tire has a load index of 121, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 3190 pounds (1450 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

E | The mark of E denotes your tire's load range, or ply rating. A load range of E means that the tire has a ply rating of 10. Letters further along in the alphabet represent stronger tires that can sustain higher inflation pressures. Tires with higher inflation pressures can carry heavier loads. | ||||||

70 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 70%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 70% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 185 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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This tire has a speed rating of R, which means 105 mph (170 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |