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Hi, I have a 2001 dodge durango 4x4 SUV.  I would like to know the original tire size from the factory, and the size I can buy now.  It has running boards.  thanks in advance!

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Steven,

On every vehicle sold in the US, there is a vehicle tire placard that lists the original tire size and the proper inflation pressure for that size.  The vehicle tire placard is usually located on the driver's doorframe, but it might also be in the glove box, or on the fuel filler door, or in the trunk (and for an SUV, there is no "trunk" so it wouldn't be there.)

According to Tire Guides, a publication that summarizes all the vehicle tire placards for US vehicles, a 2001 Dodge Durango 4x4, there were 3 possible tire sizes:  P235/75R15 XL, a P265/70R16, and a P275/60R17.  All 3 of those sizes are plentiful enough that you should need to find an alternative size.

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I have over 30 years experience in the design, manufacturing, and testing of tires. I have served as the technical advisor to the "800" number. I have authored or co-authored many publications - usually without credit. I can answer almost any technical question, but please don`t ask me to compare brands. I probably have prejudices because of my work experience.

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Member SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Member Tire Society (Tire Technical Organization) SCCA Regional Competiton License holder Authored many training manuals on tires, their care and use.

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SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Tire Society

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I am a graduate of the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH - BME, 1971 I attended graduate school at the University of Akron - but did not complete my PhD - something I regret.

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