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01_OffRoad
07-12-2006, 08:24 AM
It seems like one of the most commonly asked questions here in the 4x4 section is "What will fit on my truck?" This topic is surely going to stir some controversy!!! First things first - there is a TON of debate on "what hits, and what fits" when it comes to tires and wheels on our trucks. This list is meant as a GUIDE and not as a final, all knowing answer to every tire question out there.

I am going to start this list with what the aftermarket suspension companies recommend you use with the listed amount of lift on a 1500 (half ton) truck. Understand that these numbers will likely vary with a 2500 (three quarter ton) and 3500 (one ton) series trucks.... Some of you 3/4 and 1 ton guys feel free to chime in here.

NOTE: For the "Off Road" packaged trucks out there, keep in mind that your truck rides about 1" - 2" higher from the factory. That means that you will have to subtract that amount from the advertised lift to get the same end result (for example, a 3" lift for a "normal" 4x4 will only gain an "Off Road" packaged truck approx 1" of lift).

KEEP IN MIND - there is no set standard for how to measure a tire. Two company's can produce two very similar 35x12.50 tires that measure out very differently. One company may have a 35x12.50 tire that measures closer to a 34x11.50 tire, while the other may measure closer to a 35.5x13.50.

A lot will also depend on what wheel size you are going with. A tire that may fit on a 16x8" wheel may not fit on a 16x10" wheel. Likewise, proper backspacing and offset are critical to obtaining the perfect fit for your rig. A wheel with 4.5" of backspacing may rub, where a wheel with 3.5" of backspacing may NOT rub and vice versa.

Again, there are a TON of variables out there - this list is being provided as a GUIDE. I invite and welcome your input on this thread! This thread will be sticky'd for all to read and reference. Let's hear what your running and what works for you.

Here we go:

2" - 4" lift = 33x12.50 or metric equal
5" - 6" lift = 35x12.50 or metric equal
7" - 8" lift = 37x12.50 or metric equal

I also decided to go ahead and get a few of the more common metric tire sizes and list what they measure out to (according to an on-line calculator). Here goes:

265/75R16 = 31.6" x 10.4"
285/75R16 = 32.8" x 11.2"
305/70R16 = 32.8" x 12"
315/75R16 = 34.6" x 12.4"
325/80R16 = 36.5" x 12.8"

UPDATE:

Ya know what..... screw it. I can sit here and argue with everyone till I'm blue in the face, and I'll still have a million people telling me what fits, but just barely rubs.

SO - rather than disagree with everyone, let's do this. I want to know EXACTLY how much lift you're running - what the advertised lift is from the manufacturer. I also want to know if you're running something in addition to the suspension lift, such as coil spacers and / or a body lift.

THEN - I want to know EXACTLY what wheel and tire combo you're running. For example:
37x12.50R17 Super Swamper Trxus M/T's
15x10 Rock Crawler black steel wheels, 3.5" backspacing

THEN - I want to know EXACTLY where the tires DO or DO NOT rub. If they hit the control arms at full flex and steering wheel lock, let's hear it. If it rubs the back of the cab, lets here it. Tell me IF and WHERE they hit and how much.

Naturally we're going to need to know if your truck is a 1500, 2500, or 3500. Please include this info in your post.

PLEASE BE HONEST HERE!!!!! I want this to be THE definitive online guide for 2nd Gen Dodge Ram 4x4's on what fits and what hits!

HELP US OUT!!! :gr_patrio

Road Dog
07-12-2006, 04:46 PM
I think the metric thing throws it off. A typical 33" tire would be a LT285/75R16 which is really a 33x11.5. That's a big difference and can mean the difference between rubbing and not.

The typical 35" metric tire is a LT315/75R16 which is really 34.5x12. For a given size, most metric truck tires have very similar dimensions.

01_OffRoad
07-12-2006, 08:48 PM
I think the metric thing throws it off. A typical 33" tire would be a LT285/75R16 which is really a 33x11.5. That's a big difference and can mean the difference between rubbing and not.

The typical 35" metric tire is a LT315/75R16 which is really 34.5x12. For a given size, most metric truck tires have very similar dimensions.

Sorry.... I'm a little confused (no, really - I'm not trying to be a smart arse). How does the metric thing throw it off? I thought the metric 33x12.50 was the 305/75R16. And I agree with you on the 315..... but I'm confused on the last line too: "most metric truck tires have very similar dimensions." Are you suggesting that all 315/75R16's are very close in actual measured dimensions? In other words, a BFG 315 would be the same size as a Mickey T 315?

crazys182003
07-12-2006, 09:07 PM
for max suggested tire sizes and also a good general tire specs at the end of the page for common tires such as BFG Mud and All Terrain, Dunlop Radial and also loads
http://dodgeram.info/tech/mods/tires/index.html

metric tize size calculator
http://www.4lo.com/calc/gearmetric.htm

mocho
07-13-2006, 11:28 PM
Do you guys think 37x13.50 would fit on a 2500 with 5" lift with proper backspacing? One shop I phoned said no way and that a 35" is the biggest I could go, however another place said 37" would be ok in a 12.50 and possibly a 13.50 with proper backspacing, what do you guys think?

Road Dog
07-14-2006, 12:07 AM
Sorry.... I'm a little confused (no, really - I'm not trying to be a smart arse). How does the metric thing throw it off? I thought the metric 33x12.50 was the 305/75R16. And I agree with you on the 315..... but I'm confused on the last line too: "most metric truck tires have very similar dimensions." Are you suggesting that all 315/75R16's are very close in actual measured dimensions? In other words, a BFG 315 would be the same size as a Mickey T 315?When somebody puts on 315/75R16s and says "My 35s fit fine" and somebody else says "My 35s rub" (because they're talking about 35x12.5s) -- that's confusing. :)

Yes, I'm suggesting that all 315/75R16 are the same size, give or take a fraction of an inch.

BFG AT MT - 34.8 x 12.3
Goodyear MT/R - 34.8 x 12.3
Yoko Geolander M/T - 34.6 x 12
Cooper Discoverer STT 34.5 x 11.9
Toyo Open Country MT - 34.9 x 12.9 <<-- ok, that's a little bigger!

01_OffRoad
07-14-2006, 07:24 AM
Do you guys think 37x13.50 would fit on a 2500 with 5" lift with proper backspacing? One shop I phoned said no way and that a 35" is the biggest I could go, however another place said 37" would be ok in a 12.50 and possibly a 13.50 with proper backspacing, what do you guys think?
Not a chance. I had 3" coil spacers, my stock off road springs, plus a 3" body lift - that's 6" to 7" of lift and my 37x12.50's rubbed like you wouldn't believe. You MIGHT get away with the 36x13.50 Irok, but not a 37" tire. No way.

01_OffRoad
07-14-2006, 07:27 AM
When somebody puts on 315/75R16s and says "My 35s fit fine" and somebody else says "My 35s rub" (because they're talking about 35x12.5s) -- that's confusing. :)

Yes, I'm suggesting that all 315/75R16 are the same size, give or take a fraction of an inch.

BFG AT MT - 34.8 x 12.3
Goodyear MT/R - 34.8 x 12.3
Yoko Geolander M/T - 34.6 x 12
Cooper Discoverer STT 34.5 x 11.9
Toyo Open Country MT - 34.9 x 12.9 <<-- ok, that's a little bigger!
I agree - that is confusing, and misleading as well. A 35x12.50 tire and a 315/75R16 are NOT the same size.

Are these measurements that you've taken yourself? Tape measure? Same location? Same air pressure? Mounted or loose? Etc, etc, etc. Just curious again. But in a since, you've confirmed what I was saying. There's not THAT much difference, but it shows that not all tires measure out to what they advertise.

Road Dog
07-14-2006, 11:27 AM
Are these measurements that you've taken yourself? Tape measure? Same location? Same air pressure? Mounted or loose? Etc, etc, etc. Just curious again. But in a since, you've confirmed what I was saying. There's not THAT much difference, but it shows that not all tires measure out to what they advertise.I just looked up the specifications. (Cause manufacturers never lie.) All those tires are on 8.5" rims (according ot the specs).

Another point is the section width changes depending on the rim width. Just one more variable.

01_OffRoad
07-14-2006, 11:37 AM
I just looked up the specifications. (Cause manufacturers never lie.) All those tires are on 8.5" rims (according ot the specs).

Another point is the section width changes depending on the rim width. Just one more variable.
Manufacturers don't lie and we all drive around on 8.5" wheels. :thatfunny

Thanks for the help and input! :gr_patrio

mocho
07-14-2006, 06:51 PM
Would the 37x13.50 fit with a 3" spacer? I have a 3" lift kit from my 1500 still that I could use that spacer and I don't have to rear stuff yet just the shocks so. I guess I can do the lift try the tire and buy new shocks and do the spacer if need be. And I may luck out and find a 36" tire since I haven't bough them yet.

01_OffRoad
07-15-2006, 07:18 AM
Would the 37x13.50 fit with a 3" spacer? I have a 3" lift kit from my 1500 still that I could use that spacer and I don't have to rear stuff yet just the shocks so. I guess I can do the lift try the tire and buy new shocks and do the spacer if need be. And I may luck out and find a 36" tire since I haven't bough them yet.
DO NOT USE THE SPACERS FROM A 1500 ON A 2500 CTD!!!!! The added weight of the 2500 frame and the diesel engeine would kill most coil spacers.

I still don't think you're going to be able to stuff the 37's under what amounts to a 6" lift IF you wind up using the spacers (3" lift plus 3" spacers = 6" lift). However, 3/4 and 1 tons do sit a little higher than the 1/2 tons do. You might get lucky. I'd play it safe and get those 36's.

mocho
07-15-2006, 04:02 PM
O sorry i'm getting a 5" lift PLUS the 3" spacer if needed. I'm also going to phone Top Gun Customz and ask them about the spacer and see if the 1500, 2500 and 3500 ones are the same which i'm sure they are. I just said 3" lift cause it's another kit I got lieing around here. I will basicly be running 8" lift with the spacers if needed. My plan is to put the 5" lift on, try the tires if no go add the spacers THEN buy the stuff for my rear end since I don't have it yet.

01_OffRoad
07-15-2006, 04:10 PM
O sorry i'm getting a 5" lift PLUS the 3" spacer if needed. I'm also going to phone Top Gun Customz and ask them about the spacer and see if the 1500, 2500 and 3500 ones are the same which i'm sure they are. I just said 3" lift cause it's another kit I got lieing around here. I will basicly be running 8" lift with the spacers if needed. My plan is to put the 5" lift on, try the tires if no go add the spacers THEN buy the stuff for my rear end since I don't have it yet.
Oh! Hell ya you can run 37's with 8" of lift. I misunderstood. To be honest, you can probably get away with 2" spacers ON TOP of a 5" suspension lift.

mocho
07-15-2006, 05:16 PM
I though they would that's good then. The only thing is the shocks i've got are all for a 5" lift so if I add the spacer I will need to spend about $300 on shocks. Plus if I use the spacer i'm taking it out of a complete lift kit and would have a hard time selling it without front spacers.

01_OffRoad
07-16-2006, 07:37 AM
Check those shocks before you toss them if you wind up using the spacers. I don't know if Rough Country sent me the wrong shocks or what, but the shocks that came with my 5" lift kit - believe it or not - work just fine with my 3" coil spacers that I have on top of it.

98QuadCabV10
07-29-2006, 12:49 AM
A Cooper Discover STT 285/75/R16 (33" tire) will fit on a 2500 V10 with plenty of room to spare.
V10Sport said that he had 36" tires on a 4.5" lift with no rub. They would only rub when the sway bars were disconnected and axles crossed.

01_OffRoad
07-29-2006, 07:52 AM
A Cooper Discover STT 285/75/R16 (33" tire) will fit on a 2500 V10 with plenty of room to spare.
V10Sport said that he had 36" tires on a 4.5" lift with no rub. They would only rub when the sway bars were disconnected and axles crossed.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the 2500's and 3500's sit higher than the 1500's do from the factory? I really don't know how much the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks differ from my half ton, ya'll have to help me out.

And again, no disrespect or anything here with tire fitment issue, but for my $0.02 those tires don't fit. I will agree 100% with you that sway bars disconnected and axles crossed doesn't happen very often, and probably even less often at full steering wheel lock. BUT, by your own admission, the tires contact - how ever slight it may or may not be - they contact. I'm not saying that you can't run that size tire, but I am saying that they contact the truck and therefore, do NOT fit.
__________________________________________________ ______________

UPDATE:

Ya know what..... screw it. I can sit here and argue with everyone till I'm blue in the face, and I'll still have a million people telling me what fits, but just barely rubs.

SO - rather than disagree with everyone, let's do this. I want to know EXACTLY how much lift you're running - what the advertised lift is from the manufacturer. I also want to know if you're running something in addition to the suspension lift, such as coil spacers and / or a body lift.

THEN - I want to know EXACTLY what wheel and tire combo you're running. For example:
37x12.50R17 Super Swamper Trxus M/T's
15x10 Rock Crawler black steel wheels, 3.5" backspacing

THEN - I want to know EXACTLY where the tires DO or DO NOT rub. If they hit the control arms at full flex and steering wheel lock, let's hear it. If it rubs the back of the cab, lets here it. Tell me IF and WHERE they hit and how much.

PLEASE BE HONEST HERE!!!!! I want this to be THE definitive online guide for 2nd Gen Dodge Ram 4x4's on what fits and what hits!

HELP ME OUT!!! :gr_patrio

xcguy
07-29-2006, 08:22 AM
what tires can i run on a 05 ram SLT QC 2wd with a 3" body lift?

01_OffRoad
07-29-2006, 08:25 AM
what tires can i run on a 05 ram SLT QC 2wd with a 3" body lift?
This is a question that the 3rd Gen guys can help you out with. I'm working on getting a similar thread started in that area. Good luck!

xcguy
07-29-2006, 08:50 AM
sorry just saw the title of the post... will be looking for the one in 3rd gen. THANKS

01_OffRoad
07-29-2006, 09:25 AM
sorry just saw the title of the post... will be looking for the one in 3rd gen. THANKS
Here ya go:
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114005

Road Dog
07-29-2006, 11:02 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the 2500's and 3500's sit higher than the 1500's do from the factory? I really don't know how much the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks differ from my half ton, ya'll have to help me out.
Not that I'm an expert but I've heard that a 2500/3500 frame is taller than a 1500 frame. Since the body sits on top and the running gear sits underneath there's an effective body lift compared to a 1500. According to my 2001 brochure the tailgate load height (a good place to compare), the 2500 is 3" higher and the 3500 dually is 4" higher than a 1500 4x4. That's a combination of tire,suspension and frame. (The 1500 uses a P245/75 tire, the 2500 uses a LT245/75 tire and the 3500 uses a LT235/85 tire.)

Plus the Cooper STT is a little narrower than you typical 285/75R16.

98QuadCabV10
07-29-2006, 06:39 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't the 2500's and 3500's sit higher than the 1500's do from the factory? I really don't know how much the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks differ from my half ton, ya'll have to help me out.


Yes the 2500's do sit higher than the 1500's. I have heard of a few people that say 285/75/R16 do rub on there 1500's but not on a 2500. Also The V10 has the same suspension as the diesel so the springs are a bit stronger.

Road Dog
08-02-2006, 02:35 PM
My local Dodge dealer is selling mild lift kits and tires now. On late model 2500/3500 they add a 2" spacer in the front and 315/70R17 tires (that's about 34.5" x 12"). The tires probably go on a stock 17x8 wheel.

rammer101
09-11-2006, 07:47 PM
i have a 97 sport 4x4 half ton with a set of 305/70/16 and no rub anywhere and they are goodyear wrangler mt/r on stock rims

growing98-1500
09-16-2006, 02:07 PM
Ok, I am running with 7" skyjacker diesel coils(in a 5.9L gas), and a 3" body lift- for a measured total of 12"..... How big do you think I can go on tires without rubbing AT ALL? I am getting new D60 axles from a diesel soon, which means that I will need to steel the leaf spring hangers, because they are 3" wide instead of the 2 1/2" wide 1500 ones right? I never regeared my orginals, and lets just say they held thier own, but arent doing too well now, Especially the front D44- i dont even have 4X4 anymore... live and learn, my fualt. anyways, after I get the axles I want to run a 42" TSL, or the 41" Irok. My 35's have plenty of room and I dont think either of these will rub anywhere, but I want to know what ya'llthink about it.

MrCrash
09-18-2006, 11:17 PM
Hello all, as i am new please let me say hi. i have many questions and days of searching but i happen to see this thread.

i have a 98 1500 5" + 3" spacers and i just put 315 75 16 and i have a lot more room to spare, when i look at the truck i think i should have bought bigger , but with the stock gears i guess i am good were it at.

mocho
09-18-2006, 11:25 PM
Hello all, as i am new please let me say hi. i have many questions and days of searching but i happen to see this thread.

i have a 98 1500 5" + 3" spacers and i just put 315 75 16 and i have a lot more room to spare, when i look at the truck i think i should have bought bigger , but with the stock gears i guess i am good were it at.

Welcome to DT :dtrocks: and yes you could fit more then 35" on your truck by far probaly 38" but 35" are the max for your stock gears if you want to keep your power and fuel milage.

Mn-Sniper
09-24-2006, 02:16 PM
Is there anyway i can fit 305 tires on my stock 94 ram 1500 for about 2 months untill i get my 3 in lift? winter is comeing and i NEED new tires before snow comes but i cant afford tires and the lift at this point.

Project Dad
09-25-2006, 12:49 AM
Ok, I am running with 7" skyjacker diesel coils(in a 5.9L gas), and a 3" body lift- for a measured total of 12"..... How big do you think I can go on tires without rubbing AT ALL? I am getting new D60 axles from a diesel soon, which means that I will need to steel the leaf spring hangers, because they are 3" wide instead of the 2 1/2" wide 1500 ones right? I never regeared my orginals, and lets just say they held thier own, but arent doing too well now, Especially the front D44- i dont even have 4X4 anymore... live and learn, my fualt. anyways, after I get the axles I want to run a 42" TSL, or the 41" Irok. My 35's have plenty of room and I dont think either of these will rub anywhere, but I want to know what ya'llthink about it.


You don't NEED to get the 3" springs. they are wider for towing and hauling. I just got a set for my dad. Paid $1000 for a matched set 4.10, and with everything on them, everything that would be between the front and rear wheels. and everything still connected (wires, all steering arms) except for drive shafts, springs, and control arms.

01_OffRoad
10-01-2006, 07:43 AM
Hello all, as i am new please let me say hi. i have many questions and days of searching but i happen to see this thread.

i have a 98 1500 5" + 3" spacers and i just put 315 75 16 and i have a lot more room to spare, when i look at the truck i think i should have bought bigger , but with the stock gears i guess i am good were it at.
Howdy!

37x12.50 tires would work great for ya. Well looky here.... I may have a set of 37x12.50R15 Super Swamper Trxus M/T's on 15x10" black steelies for sale if the price is right. They've got about 90% tread left. PM me if your interested.

01_OffRoad
10-01-2006, 07:45 AM
You don't NEED to get the 3" springs. they are wider for towing and hauling.
Wouldn't the 1/2 ton 2.5" springs be really unstable on a 1 ton 3" wide spring perch?

I just got a set for my dad. Paid $1000 for a matched set 4.10, and with everything on them, everything that would be between the front and rear wheels. and everything still connected (wires, all steering arms) except for drive shafts, springs, and control arms.
Nice find!

01_OffRoad
10-01-2006, 07:47 AM
Is there anyway i can fit 305 tires on my stock 94 ram 1500 for about 2 months untill i get my 3 in lift? winter is comeing and i NEED new tires before snow comes but i cant afford tires and the lift at this point.
305's are about 33" tall. You'll rub a bit when your turning, but you should be ok until you get your lift.

tiny_9755
10-01-2006, 11:34 PM
i have a stock 97 ram 1500 and was wonderin how big of tire i could go without rubbin and without a lift

Grantman31
10-02-2006, 08:26 AM
Stock 4x4 1500 would be 265/75 16's with no rubbing issues. If you start going higher, you may rub at full lock. I know people are probably going to follow this with "I have 285's and I don't rub", or something along those lines, but I don't rub at full lock and my buddy does with 285's so that's how it goes.

tiny_9755
10-02-2006, 01:07 PM
what kind of tires are you runnin?

Grantman31
10-02-2006, 01:20 PM
I am running Nitto Terra Grapplers 265/75R16's on stock wheels. I have a 4x4 and they don't rub at all in any instance, flex or full lock. Anything bigger would rub at either flex or full lock. These tires look great and they are very nice both on road and off.

chizzle1
10-05-2006, 01:07 PM
In an effort to help answer the original posters question:
5.5" Fabtech lift, 5" AALs, clear 35x11.50x16 (34.9x12 measured mounted with 18 psi front 14 rear) with a couple inches to spare at full compression. No rub lock to lock either.

bigdodge00
10-10-2006, 04:59 PM
what size tires can i run on a 1500 with a 10" whiplash suspension lift and 1" front fender trim? should have the lift complete within a week. i wii be running 15x14 bart bullet holes with 3 inch backspace. i have a set of 38.5x16 mickey thompson claws and i belive they will be too small

01_OffRoad
10-10-2006, 07:07 PM
what size tires can i run on a 1500 with a 10" whiplash suspension lift and 1" front fender trim? should have the lift complete within a week. i wii be running 15x14 bart bullet holes with 3 inch backspace. i have a set of 38.5x16 mickey thompson claws and i belive they will be too small
So you're talking about 11" of clearance. I've got 11" of lift (3 body, 5 suspension, 3 coil spacer). I'm running 37x12.50's because I had them before I did the suspension lift. They're way too small. I think I should have plenty of room for the 41x14.50 Super Swamper Irok.

If it were me, I'd bolt up the MT's and see how they look. Those are some pretty wide tires, and you may need the extra height to clear the tires all the way around.

And I'd love to see some pic's of your truck (post 'em up in the 2nd Gen Pic thread sticky'd on the top of the page).

bigdodge00
10-10-2006, 10:00 PM
thanks for the info, do you think i will have any problems with the wide rims with all that offset. I thought about the 2500 axle swap down the road for strength and the lower gears avalible.

bigdodge00
12-28-2006, 06:44 PM
i got the 10" suspension lift on and the 16/38.5/15 claws on 15X14 barts with 3" backspacing and the closest they come to hitting with the wheels turned all the way is 3-4 inches. I hope to have pics up shortly.

01_OffRoad
12-29-2006, 06:13 AM
13" of lift, and 41x14.50's on 17x9" wheels hit the rear of the fender wells.... And that's with the front axle shoved forward 1 1/2".

dirtfan1
12-29-2006, 09:23 AM
I have a stock 2001 offroad and it has the stock wheels with pro comp 33s. for christmas I got a new set of 16x10 will 33s still clear without any lift?

chizzle1
12-30-2006, 07:42 AM
I have a stock 2001 offroad and it has the stock wheels with pro comp 33s. for christmas I got a new set of 16x10 will 33s still clear without any lift?

yes.
Before I lifted mine I put 33s on it and got some rub at lock with about 1/2 compression.

Big Cajun
01-08-2007, 08:36 PM
What's the biggest size tire i could fit on my 97' 1500 4x4 Ram that is stock height? Just by looking at it i know 33's will fit but i want to know if a narrow 34 will fit!

01_OffRoad
01-08-2007, 08:40 PM
Stock height on a standard 4x4 (non-off road model), you might get away with a 285's and proper backspacing. Same with 33x12.50's or 305's.

Big Cajun
01-09-2007, 07:29 PM
Which companies make the 8 inch suspension lifts for the 1500 Rams?

BigGreenV10
01-11-2007, 02:28 PM
Well let me start off I am new to the site and just bought my first dodge and so far love it more than any truck I have owened. Now my question is this. It is a 2000 2500 quad cab v10 I have been trying to read all the posts I could but can't find a answer to my question if I buy a 5 inch lift how big a body lift would I need for a set of 37 13.50 R16 pro comp xterains. I love this tire and want it to be as low as possible to fit these without rubbing. Also does anyone have pictures with this size of tire with the lift I am asking about. Thanks for taking the time to help a newbie.

snookers54
01-14-2007, 05:29 PM
if I buy a 5 inch lift how big a body lift would I need for a set of 37 13.50 R16 pro comp xterains. I love this tire

Thats my rig with 37 " pro-comps with 15X8 MT Classics to give you an idea
She's got a 3" body lift + 7" suspension....room to spare....so a 3" body lift would be sufficient with a 5" suspension IMHO

snookers54
01-14-2007, 05:35 PM
I'm now running 37" Dick Cepek FC-II tires on 15X10 Dick Cepek Aluminum Wheels with a 3" body lift and 7" suspension lift. At full lock my front tires will rub, ever so slightly, but rub non-the less on the long arms.


When I had only the 3" body lift on the truck, I ran with 295/16/75 BFG AT's and at full lock they also rubbed on the control arms. Not enough in either case to get worried about

BigGreenV10
01-14-2007, 07:12 PM
so does it matter what lift is needed from a 2500 to a 1500 I hear some say there is a diffrence stock but some say not.

snookers54
01-15-2007, 10:05 AM
so does it matter what lift is needed from a 2500 to a 1500 I hear some say there is a diffrence stock but some say not.


The answer to that question probably depends on the lift you use. Coil springs will be different from a 1500 to a 2500 I'm sure, and if its a diesel then difinitley. You'll have to do some homework to find out what works for you. For example.....I went with the Dick Cepek long arms so I had to make the desicion to cut off my upper control arm brackets in order to install them. Other lift manufactures utilize the stock brackets.....this makes it easier to change back to stock. I don't plan on that now.....if anything I can remove the body lift and loose 3" but I'll still have a 7" suspension lift. You have to decide what you want/need the truck for and go from there. I personnally like the Fabtech lift kit, its not to expensive, they have great customer service in case you need it as well. Or you could piece a lift as I and countless others have done.
I have a total of 10" of lift not including the tires. With the 7"coils and 3" b/l I clear 37's easily, If you should go with a 5" suspension lift and 3" body lift you'll clear the 37's I'm sure. perhaps a bit ofrubbing on the control arms at full lock, but most people never crank their wheels that much anyways

BigGreenV10
01-15-2007, 10:21 AM
I was thinking of the superlift kit it seams to be a real complete lift. But on there web site it says that you need 4.5 inches of lift and a 36 14.50 will fit the 2500 4x4. My question is if I go with the 5 or 5.5 inch lift why would I need a three inch body lift to clear 37 13.50 tires.

snookers54
01-15-2007, 12:24 PM
elliotcarlose.....if you like the SuperLift Kit then thats good.......they (superlift) state that you can clear 36" tires? on the 2500.....great.....perhaps you may even fit those 37's in there if you wanted them......if you need the extra clearence, a B/L will give you that cheaply......and believe me when I say, it makes getting at other components alot easier.....ei: distributor cap, tranny sensors.........perhaps you won't need the extra clearence but if you do maybe all you'll need is a 2" B/L......do the suspension first....then you'll know. Just my opinion.....but I'm sure glad I did a B/L

BigGreenV10
01-16-2007, 06:51 PM
Ok I am just trying to keep myself from putting bigger tires on this truck. I want to lift as small as I can to get the tires I want without rubbing. But thats what I will do put on the suspension then see if I need the body lift.

PiKapp
01-16-2007, 11:51 PM
Hello. New to this forum.

Ive got a 94 1500 with a 3 inch body and 3 inch rancho suspension lift and I clear 36"x14.50" Mickey Thompson's. I used to have 35"x15.50" Super Swamper SX's. Also, before I put the 3" body lift on and only had the 3" suspension on there I was able to clear 33"x15.50" Super Swamper SX's. (thats not a typo, they were 15.50" wide)

kenyon_81
01-17-2007, 11:12 PM
01' 2500 diesel, 2" leveling kit up front. I'm running 35/12.5/17 w/ minor rub on control arms. This should be taken care of when I get my new wheels next week. My current wheels are the OEM 5 spoke wheels off of a 05' (the whole tire sits inside my fender well, due to the offset of the wheel).

greenshovel
01-21-2007, 09:25 PM
Ok I am sure that this has been beat up a bit, but here it goes............... just ordered a three inch lift for the truck after 10 years of ownership 1996 1500 Sport 4X4 stock suspension (no factory lift). What I would like to do is this. Purchase some American Racing rims Baja's 16X8 with 4.5 ofset and put BF Goodrich LT315/75R16/D on them, I will mont the ones I have on there for a while 285/75R/16 till these wear out ...................or convince houshold 6 (wife) otherwise , lol. Has anyone done this combo.....will the offset be enough..........I purchased the lift from top gun customs and they said that 35 will fit with the right offset? Thanks for any help.

Steve Courtemanche
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snookers54
01-21-2007, 09:39 PM
Steve


I would say that the 315's would fit wonderfully with a 3" suspension lift. And if mounted on rims with a 4.5" offset.....you will greatly minimize any tire rubbing on the control arms. For comparison.....I had 295's on stock rims with a 3" body lift and the tires fit with no problems. 315's and 295's are almost the same size tire....depending on manufacturer. Your projects going to look great!!

wadman1
01-22-2007, 09:19 AM
i have a 97 2500. it sits high for stock. i see that when i park next to other 2500. i put a set of 33 on the truck and there is still room. i just bought a set of 35 i am going to see how bad they rub to day or tomorrow. if they rub will a 3 in body lift be enuff room? maybe i should add i don't 4 wheel. thanks

greenshovel
01-22-2007, 06:34 PM
thanks Snookers45, cant wait for the delivey of the lift kit, woohoo :rck:

snookers54
01-22-2007, 08:30 PM
i have a 97 2500. it sits high for stock. i see that when i park next to other 2500.

wadman1....I understand that 2500's sit higher than 1500's. If you can easily fit 33" tires in there and still have room then I would think that 35" tires will fit with a 3" body lift. My only concern would be the width of the 35" as compared to the 33". You may/have to have wheels with a greater offset than the stock wheels that I'm assuming you have on now.

wadman1
01-22-2007, 10:20 PM
wadman1....I understand that 2500's sit higher than 1500's. If you can easily fit 33" tires in there and still have room then I would think that 35" tires will fit with a 3" body lift. My only concern would be the width of the 35" as compared to the 33". You may/have to have wheels with a greater offset than the stock wheels that I'm assuming you have on now.


no good. i bolted the 35 in supper swampers on and they grab the bumper and back of the fender when i turn. the tire sticks out a lot the offset must be a lot different then the stock rim. they will work with some trimming. but i think i will do a 3in body lift and see how much i will have to trim then.what body lift is good? different have pics of how much they trimmed?

kenyon_81
01-23-2007, 08:25 PM
what about just putting in a leveling kit? Don't know the price off hand. Thats all I have in my 01' 2500 HO. What type of 2500 is it? I know the sports edition sits a little higher then the SLT's, maybe thats why my 35's fit....

scorpion2500
01-24-2007, 07:36 PM
ya, do the leveling kit before the body lift, its actually cheaper and easier to do. Then do a 2" body lift instead of a three if you nee more room.

wadman1
01-25-2007, 04:46 PM
yep i am going to do the 2" leveling kit.my 33s fit fine now but with the 2" leveling kit i can put on the 35s i bought. thanks for the help.

shlwp836
01-26-2007, 10:16 PM
I have a 96 1500 with 3" susp. lift, 1" body & 2" Leveling Kit sitting on ProComp A/T 35x12.50 on ProComp Rims. On tight turns it rubs slightly on the inner fender wells.

kenyon_81
01-26-2007, 11:03 PM
You might be able to move the front axle forward. I noticed on an earlier message "01_offroad" said he had his shoved an 1 1/2" forward. He might know how to do it. I don't know if they have the same front ends though. Try doing a search for moving your axle.

90d250
01-27-2007, 10:42 AM
hey guys, my buddy has a 97 1500 4x4 and he wants to put the biggest tires he can stock. he will be getting new rims so we need to know what backspacing he will need to fit X tire with minimal rubbing. For what he does it dosnt matter if they rub a little at full stuff but more important that it dosnt smash up his fenders or rub at full lock. the truck is bone stock as far as body and suspension go.
thanks

scorpion2500
01-30-2007, 06:09 PM
Here's my 2001 sport 2500 with a 2" spacer lift and 285 75 16's. I will post back when I get the 315 75 16's on with the stock wheels.

greenshovel
02-04-2007, 01:22 PM
Anyone running 285/75/16 with 10" rims W/4.5 backspacing. I want to buy 16x10 wheels for my truck with a three inch lift. I will replace these with 305 in the near future when the tires wear out, or would a 16x8 ride and look better? :confused:

chizzle1
02-05-2007, 09:35 AM
Anyone running 285/75/16 with 10" rims W/4.5 backspacing. I want to buy 16x10 wheels for my truck with a three inch lift. I will replace these with 305 in the near future when the tires wear out, or would a 16x8 ride and look better? :confused:

I run 285/75/16 BFG Mud Terrains for my daily driver / street tires.
I have them mounted on the stock 16x8 5 spoke wheels.
I think they look better on the 8", gives a fatter (wider) appearance.
(these pics are 4-5 years old, before the lift & when it was mostly stock)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders3-1.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders1-1.jpg

MrAnderson
02-09-2007, 10:56 AM
I am running 255/85/16 Dunlop Radial Rover RV/XT on my completely stock 98 QC 4x4. No rub at all. The 255/85/16 measures out to about a 33X10.

chizzle1
02-09-2007, 01:36 PM
I am running 255/85/16 Dunlop Radial Rover RV/XT on my completely stock 98 QC 4x4. No rub at all. The 255/85/16 measures out to about a 33X10.

that's strange, my 285/75/16 BFG Mud Terrains also measure out at 32.9x11.2x16.

scorpion2500
02-16-2007, 08:15 PM
my 285 75 16 measure 32" in diameter

chizzle1
02-17-2007, 09:21 AM
my 285 75 16 measure 32" in diameter

are they almost wore out?

The 285 is about the same diameter (32.8 vs 33.0) but is wider (11.3 vs 10.0) and has a larger section height.

their is a difference in diameter & width that varies from tire manufacturer and by inflation.

A set of 285/75/16s from brand A might not be the exact same dimensions as the same size from brand B.

Rammin_8996
02-19-2007, 09:30 PM
iv got a 96 ram 1500 4x4 stock running 315/75r16 on rear and 285/75r16 on fonr and they bearly fit on rear hard rights rub on the front...

scorpion2500
02-21-2007, 03:41 PM
iv got a 96 ram 1500 4x4 stock running 315/75r16 on rear and 285/75r16 on fonr and they bearly fit on rear hard rights rub on the front...

How do you use your 4wd with different diameter tires front and rear? Did you stagger the gearing or something?

snookers54
02-21-2007, 06:02 PM
iv got a 96 ram 1500 4x4 stock running 315/75r16 on rear and 285/75r16 on fonr and they bearly fit on rear hard rights rub on the front...

I sure hope your not using your 4wd with a different tire size combination......cause if you are.....your going to break something in your drivetrain......T-case probably

Rammin_8996
02-23-2007, 07:28 AM
no i dont put it in 4 wheel drive

CRMRAM
02-24-2007, 10:25 PM
WOuld 36" tires fit with ONLY a 6" Suspension lift?

mdewitt71
02-27-2007, 03:28 PM
Maxxis says the buckshot Mudders in 305/70/17 are 33.9" tall.....
I know I can clear 33 inch tires and have heard 35" tires will cause some rub.

Is anyone running 34" tires on a 1500 with 3 inches of lift?

BigGreenV10
03-02-2007, 05:15 PM
running 33 1150 16 thornbirds on my stock 2500 with no rub but put a leveling kit on it any way and will say eveyone needs to do this first only problem is the tires look small now. I just got a 3 inch body lift for a really good price. I changed my mind about my tires I want to run a 36 1400 16 truxus. Is anyone using this combo and will it fit. I know a set of 35 1300 fit as I put my budies on my truck. How do I determine back spacing I will need

display
03-23-2007, 04:49 AM
Alright bare with me on this, as i'm new to all of this.

I just got a 99' dodge ram 1500 Sport 4wd. Everything is stock and i want to put some mean lookin tires on it. "What is the biggest size tire that i could get without it rubbing." It looks like it has the factory 3inch lift on it. And also i know its opinion but what tires have you guys used that you would live by now? Something that can withstand some wear.

Again sorry if this has been asked 100 times.
Thank you! :)

mdewitt71
03-23-2007, 06:51 AM
My Army bud has a 99 1500 and he has 295s on it and they rub pretty bad when turning.....I would not go bigger than 285s.

Alright bare with me on this, as i'm new to all of this.

I just got a 99' dodge ram 1500 Sport 4wd. Everything is stock and i want to put some mean lookin tires on it. "What is the biggest size tire that i could get without it rubbing." It looks like it has the factory 3inch lift on it. And also i know its opinion but what tires have you guys used that you would live by now? Something that can withstand some wear.

Again sorry if this has been asked 100 times.
Thank you! :)

snookers54
03-23-2007, 09:53 AM
It looks like it has the factory 3inch lift on it.

Is this the Factory OFFROAD Edition?
If so, 285's may be your limit.
For example....when I had only a 3" body lift on my truck, 295's would still rub on the control arms at full lock.....the height was ok, but with the factory wheels the tires rubbed.
The OffRoad rams were about 2" higher than the others , you might get away with 295's but you will rub on the control arms

display
03-23-2007, 02:54 PM
No i do not have the offroad package, its just a stock 99 sport. so i should be looking in the 285s?

01 off road ram
03-26-2007, 07:42 PM
i have an off road package, would 315's fit, or 35's? 17"factory rims....before i get tires im going to add a 2"coil spacers up front, that'll help, any info is helpfull

nhlbill
03-26-2007, 11:02 PM
I had 295/75/16's on mine with just the Rancho 3" lift and I had no rubbing at all. I did change to a different wheel with 4.25" backspacing though.

FWIW the factory wheel is like 5" BS which is why some of you are rubbing with 295's and 3" lift I'm guessing.

The right backspacing on a wheel makes a huge difference on a Ram. RamV on P.S. has only 5" of lift and he runs 42" tires! He did do some trimming/cutting, but it just shows you what you can do with the right combination of wheel tire and lift.
:cool:

RoaringRam
03-29-2007, 08:55 PM
Here's a pic of my truck with the new 3" lift. The tires are BFG AT 315's. More pics in Garage.

360Prospector
04-12-2007, 06:24 PM
I have a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 HD. Has no lift at all and was wondering what is the biggest possibe tire i could fit without any rubbing.
Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks

:gr_patrio

Charles4th2
04-13-2007, 10:06 PM
Alright I know from reading this thread everyone has their own opinion of what fits and does not. I have a 99 sport 1500 and am looking a getting a 5" suspension lift and would like to know what tires I should look for. I am going to get either 18x9 or 17x9 rims and 35's, but as far as width goes I want a fat tire that sticks out some from the truck on the sides. Too be honest I have no clue what the backspacing and offset has to do, is that something that can change how much the tires stick out? And no I don't want to have any rubbing, even if I have make a sharp turn.

Thanks in advance for any advice--

bulldawgdodge
04-13-2007, 10:21 PM
I run 285/75/16 BFG Mud Terrains for my daily driver / street tires.
I have them mounted on the stock 16x8 5 spoke wheels.
I think they look better on the 8", gives a fatter (wider) appearance.
(these pics are 4-5 years old, before the lift & when it was mostly stock)

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders3-1.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders1-1.jpg


I believe those stock rims are 16x7 and not 16x8. I have the same ones on mine with 33x12.5. It looks good, but I want 16x10 wheels so they will be wider and stick out a bit. Mine are still tucked in, even with the swampers on. I have no lift and just get a little rub at full lock.

1bad7
04-18-2007, 04:01 AM
I've been following this thread for a while and I'm still as confused as ever. I have a 96 4X4 Extended cab with 3" lift and 305/70/16's on 16X8's. I have no issues what-so-ever, I am now trying to go to 315/70/17's on 17X9's with -12 offset and 4.5" of backspacing. So my question is...will this work without rubbing or should I get a 2" body lift and call it good with the 17's. I appreciate any and all help with this. Great forum by the way.

1bad7
04-18-2007, 07:03 AM
Here's a picture of my truck at Misano w/ our trailer and gear for the track.

Road Dog
05-05-2007, 10:13 AM
Alright I know from reading this thread everyone has their own opinion of what fits and does not. I have a 99 sport 1500 and am looking a getting a 5" suspension lift and would like to know what tires I should look for. I am going to get either 18x9 or 17x9 rims and 35's, but as far as width goes I want a fat tire that sticks out some from the truck on the sides. Too be honest I have no clue what the backspacing and offset has to do, is that something that can change how much the tires stick out? And no I don't want to have any rubbing, even if I have make a sharp turn.

Thanks in advance for any advice--Backspacing explained (https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html) (and other wheel stuff). The backspacing is the distance on the wheel from the inside rim to the hub mounting surface. With 0" backspacing the hub surface and rim would be in line and the wheel would stick out a lot.

Bigger (wider) tires usually hit the control arms and less backspacing moves the tire out and away from the control arms.

Charles4th2
05-06-2007, 11:18 PM
Okay, I think I am getting the 3" suspension lift. I read some threads with people using 16" rims, what would the biggest be with 17 or 18" rims? I have the 4x4 model and would like to get 33x12.5 tires without rubbing, can this be done?

John_Nick
05-09-2007, 09:07 PM
I've got a 1999 Ram 1500 (5.9) and am getting a 3" body lift in a couple weeks. I know that suspension lifts are much better but I'll be getting that later on down the road.
My question is, whats the beefiest tire that I can fit on my truck with an extra 3 inches, on the stock 16 inch rim?

thanks!

Sam137
05-15-2007, 06:55 PM
Hey, I'm new to the sight and its awesome. I was wondering if i could fit 315/75-16(34.5x12.47-16) Mastercraft Courser M/T with a 3 inch body lift. My truck has the Off Road package also. If the question has already been answered please direct me to it. Thanks

stump jumper
05-24-2007, 12:28 AM
i am running kore supension on my 1996 3500 dually just put 19.5 on with 255/70/19.5 yokohama ty303s had to remove deezee running boards foe adequat clearance on turning radius.no body lift 3" front lift with deaver springs and 1" lift in rear .parts in the kore kit the wheels are direct mount no adapters, made by brentz wheels out of dallas texas will modify running boards and reinstall

mdewitt71
05-24-2007, 07:20 AM
I saw the wildest thing here on the Army base the other day....
A 2nd Gen Ram lifted up with 38" in mudders on stock 16"x7" rims.
Sure the truck had a huge amount of lift but man you wanna talk about ballooned tires.....

joshb
05-26-2007, 05:52 PM
are 265/75/16 the largest you can fit on a 99 Ram 2wd with the stock 16x7 wheels?

John_Nick
05-26-2007, 06:17 PM
I've got a 99 ram and i have 295/75/16 riding under it now. Only rubs on full lock

chizzle1
05-26-2007, 06:54 PM
are 265/75/16 the largest you can fit on a 99 Ram 2wd with the stock 16x7 wheels?

here is an old pic (no lift) with 285/75/16s mounted.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders3-1.jpg

joshb
05-26-2007, 07:24 PM
here is an old pic (no lift) with 285/75/16s mounted.

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n207/chizzle1_2006/Parts_Upgrades/pictureofBFGMudders3-1.jpg


any rub? you got AIM? You seem to always answer my questions lol

chizzle1
05-26-2007, 08:46 PM
any rub? you got AIM? You seem to always answer my questions lol

had some rub on the rear of the front inner fender well at full lock when it was stock (not lifted).

joshb
05-26-2007, 09:59 PM
had some rub on the rear of the front inner fender well at full lock when it was stock (not lifted).


oh ok...do you have AOL instant messenger?

chizzle1
05-26-2007, 10:01 PM
oh ok...do you have AOL instant messenger?

Yahoo, no AOL.

BigGreenV10
06-06-2007, 06:13 PM
Ok this will be the last dumb question as I bought my lift already. I have a 2000 dodge 2500 with a 3" body lift. Will be taking my 2 inch coil spacer out this weekend to put in a top gun custumz 5 inch lift. What size tire should I buy I don't thing a 38 will fit at least not a very wide one. I was thinking a 37 13.50 16 or a 36 14.50 16 which would be the largest I can use. I read the posts but with dial up very confusing. Thanks for your help is advance.

pttgrappler1htm
06-18-2007, 01:43 PM
what about fitting 38's with a 8'' suspension lift???

BigGreenV10
06-23-2007, 09:11 AM
I ahve to keep my truck frame to 28" in Ohio if you alter bumper height it goes off the frame and the largest I can go is 28". My truck is 23 now with the new lift it will go up 3 to 26" so I can only go up a max of 2" on tires so 37 is max to stay legal. So I will stay with 36 if the 37 won't fit

Steve94Ram
06-25-2007, 12:19 PM
im still on dialup here, so searching through forums dosnt always work for me. Ive got a 94 2500 diesel, i bought a RCD 6" long arm lift kit. I have a set of mt classic locks, 16x10's. Im worried that a set of 35's will look too small on the truck once its lifted, as the 2500 sits high already for stock. What im looking for is the biggest tire size i can run with my truck without problems. thanks!

BigGreenV10
07-01-2007, 05:31 PM
I had a set of 35 12.5 on with a coil spacer depends on the width. I would stick to 35 but a little wider than 12.5 like the 13.5 should look fine I also have a set of 36 14.5 and 5 inches lift now untill I get my suspension on hopefully soon and they do not fit at all.

loschu1
07-23-2007, 12:49 PM
My son, he is 18 (I am his mom, hence the cluelessness) , just bought a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4. He would like to put some new tires and rims on it other than the standard ones that it currently has. I think he said the truck had a 2" lift. I have no clue about the suspension nor the lift so I don't know if that is fact. Can anyone offer me advice as to what kind of tires he could use on the truck so he doesn't go and spend his money on something he can't use. Also, a rim question, can you change from a 16" to a 17 " rim if the lug pattern is the same? Can someone please explain this to me in as plain as English as you can, it is almost like learning a new language... Thanks for any advice you can offer.

pttgrappler1htm
07-23-2007, 03:42 PM
2'' on a non off road can get u 33's, 17'' wheel with the same bolt pattern will fit fine as long as the back spacing is the same or close to it.

chizzle1
07-23-2007, 04:15 PM
^ backspacing is the distance from the wheel mounting surface (where the lugs stick through the rim) to the edge of the inside of the wheel.

BigGreenV10
07-23-2007, 08:20 PM
yes can change rim size if lug pattern is same just allot of times can't go down on some trucks but on a 1500 15 and up fits

chizzle1
07-23-2007, 09:05 PM
yes can change rim size if lug pattern is same just allot of times can't go down on some trucks but on a 1500 15 and up fits

Are you sure?
I was looking at 15" wheels and had interference from the spindle & the brake caliper.
Ended up going with a 16" for above reasons.

mark.deady
07-27-2007, 10:14 PM
i have a 1997 slt w/ a 360 and i have 35x12.5x15 with no issues... a small rub on the inside but i lifted it with a 3 in rough country kit and took care of it all togather... think i might try 37x14.5x15 if i can fing some... good luck to yall mark

slowride
07-29-2007, 11:28 PM
I have read this whole thread and have a question....

I currently have a 96 1500 4x4 with 2.5" coil spacers and load levelers on the rear, but the previous owner put 2" wheel spacers on as well. The Current tire is a 305/70/16. I have done the full lock in both directions and it looks like I could fit up to 37" tires on the truck.

My question is simply this.... I want to put 315/75/16 on the truck, do you think I would have issues.

Oh and I haven't seen anything on the wheel spacers... anyone have any opinions on them?

chizzle1
07-30-2007, 05:34 AM
I have read this whole thread and have a question....

I currently have a 96 1500 4x4 with 2.5" coil spacers and load levelers on the rear, but the previous owner put 2" wheel spacers on as well. The Current tire is a 305/70/16. I have done the full lock in both directions and it looks like I could fit up to 37" tires on the truck.

My question is simply this.... I want to put 315/75/16 on the truck, do you think I would have issues.

Oh and I haven't seen anything on the wheel spacers... anyone have any opinions on them?

when you say 2" wheel spacer, you mean the wheels stick 2" farther out from the truck? :huh:
How is this possible, if the previous owner stuck 2" spacers (like the plates that go against the rotor & lugs) I'd be surpised nothing has broken yet.
The lugs themselves are only about 3.5" long.
Please elaborate.

slowride
07-30-2007, 11:33 AM
The previous owner put on 2" aluminum wheel spacers. They bolt on to the existing hub. Not sure how they work yet, I just got the truck on Saturday. He has been running them for a year or two now. Originally he stated that he put them on to allow the 305/70/16 to not rub at full lock, but later he installed the 2.5" spring spacers and rear lift and never took them off. I can tell you he played in the truck. I crawled up under the truck on Sunday and there is mud caked all on the under carriage. He sent me pictures of the truck climbed on top of a Toyota Corolla and burried in a field.
The spacers have not given him any issue.

I was thinking about removing them and putting the wheels back in a little, but I have to admit the truck does look pretty good with them.

chizzle1
07-30-2007, 04:09 PM
one thing to keep in mind is the added leverage against the wheel/hub bearings those spacers are adding.
The way to get around that is to purchase wheels with the correct back spacing.
Not bashing, just putting options out there.

Reloader
08-17-2007, 03:55 PM
I have a 98 model 1500 reg cab 4x4. Had 33x12.5-15s BFG Mts on 15x10 Eagle 5star wheels(lot of backspace, can't remember exact), No rubbing. Mounted a Skyjacker 3" suspension lift and purchased a set of AR 15x8s, It now will fit 35s with ease w/o rubbing. I installed some non-radial 34x10.50 TSLs on it for hunting this year. They have plenty of room at full lock. I'll probably go back to radials on the next go, a 35x12.50 MT of some sort. These non radial TSLs are truely meant for very slow speeds and you can't even think about having them balanced. Great tires in the mud.

Reloader

shuzmon
08-31-2007, 10:29 AM
One combination that works on and off road for me....

98 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4
3" coils (3 1/8" actual), 2.5" add-a-leaf (2 1/4" actual), Superlift upper and lower arms, sway bar drop
15x10 Eagle (This particular 15" wheel will clear front discs but others may not)
35x12.50R15 BFG AT
Slight rub on front plastic bumper cover, clears arms, clears front fender metal

The backspacing on the 15x10 Eagles will set a 12.50 tire about 2 inches outside fender in front. This will help you clear suspension components but you WILL rub the bumper plastic at full turn.

I'm going to post pics soon of my method of trimming that front bumper plastic that retains a stock look and function...

offroad_boy
09-03-2007, 01:44 PM
i have a 99 2500 diesel looking to put on 3" coil spacers to fit 315/75 R16 (about 34.5x12.5) i found some wheels i like with 4.2" backspacing. Do you think this set-up will work? What is the backspacing on the stock wheels? And is there a way to lift the rear just an inch or 2 in case my front sits to high?

92Dak3.94x4
09-21-2007, 07:37 AM
I have a 2001 2500 with the 360, sitting completely stock wheels and all. I just put new tires on, I went with the Nitto Terra Grappler 285/75/16 (roughly 33" x 11.5). I was thinking of going to the 305/70, but wasn't sure if they would clear. After the new tire went on, I found that the 305s would have cleared no problem. No rubbing at all, even at full lock on rough terrian. My uncle has the twin to my truck but his has the CTD front springs. He has a 2" spring spacer and can run 35"x12.5"x16.5" on American Racing rims. The bigger tires were not his intension when bought the rims, so I think the back spacing is pretty close to stock. He has no problem with tire rub. If have 16" wheels and are thinking of getting new rims consider the 16.5" rim. There are two reasons I say this: one - you can go back to the stanard english sizes instead of the metric, and two - generally you will find that the tires are cheaper. I would have saved $40 per tire.

bsheppar
10-12-2007, 03:49 PM
wadman, the 33" tires you were running, were they 33x12.5x16? I need new tires and want to go bigger but i'm not sure what will fit my stock 16 x 6 rims.

andyb13
10-12-2007, 07:06 PM
ok here we go... my 96 1500 is still stock (lift wise) and im thinking about putting like 32, 33" tires on, nothing crazy.....so my quesiton is if i get the most agressive tires out there for like 32" (stock) how much gas would those suck down? or would that not make a difference at all because its the same size? (im not really worried it would just be nice to know.) and another thing regarding to lifts, if i put a 3" body lift will it really make the ride bouncy and , well, kinda crappy? thanks

chizzle1
10-14-2007, 12:01 AM
ok here we go... my 96 1500 is still stock (lift wise) and im thinking about putting like 32, 33" tires on, nothing crazy.....so my quesiton is if i get the most agressive tires out there for like 32" (stock) how much gas would those suck down? or would that not make a difference at all because its the same size? (im not really worried it would just be nice to know.) and another thing regarding to lifts, if i put a 3" body lift will it really make the ride bouncy and , well, kinda crappy? thanks

You are adding rolling resistance with more aggressive tires, even if they are close to stock size.

When I installed a set of BFG Mud Terrain 33s, my mileage went down by 2 city and 3 highway.
With a stock motor you'll notice a little power loss, won't be as noticeable if you have 4.11s.

HiGhRiDiNdOdGe
10-18-2007, 08:37 AM
i have a 1995 ram 2500, it was bone stock with 315 75 R16 on it and they didnt rub at all. now i put what was supposed to be a 4.5 inch lift on it but it turns out the the lift was for a diesal and i have a gas ram and it gave me 7 inches of lift, you think i can throw 37 14.50's on there now?

bsheppar
10-18-2007, 09:10 AM
highridindodge,
do you have the 315/75/16 on the original stock 16 x 6.5 rims?

dmi518
10-18-2007, 02:03 PM
I have a 2001 off road model ext cab i was wondering if i can put 15" wheels w/ 33's and on it so tires are cheaper and i can save the stock 17" wheels.

HiGhRiDiNdOdGe
11-09-2007, 08:21 AM
no i have them on 16x8 rock crawler rims

Black Offroad
11-14-2007, 06:06 AM
I have a 2001 off road model ext cab i was wondering if i can put 15" wheels w/ 33's and on it so tires are cheaper and i can save the stock 17" wheels.

15's are a very tight fit. So tight that they will rub the calipers in some situations. I have 15x10 (I think w/2" BS)Alcoa aluminum rims with 33x12.5 A/T. I have grooves around the inside of the rim were my ball joint went and the caliper started to rub the wheel. I seriously have maybe a 1/4 inch of clearance. The wheels and tires were on the truck when I got. They use to rub inner fender in front until I put a 2" Hell Bent Steel coil spacer in the front. I am thinking about going back to the stock 17" Off-Road rims on 35's w/a 1" wheel spacer. Not sure how much rubbing there will be.
Chad
Indy IN
01 Black QC Off-Road

BigGreenV10
11-19-2007, 01:27 PM
Highriddingdodge 37 will fit a 2500 with 7inch lift. I have 9 and the 37 are way small I could fit 39 on mine. You will be close though with the width my truck had 2" coil spacer and 3" body lift with 36 14.50 16 and would rub barley but would rub.

V10 2500
11-19-2007, 09:28 PM
I have a 96 2500 club cab long bed 4x4 with the V10. 16x8 wheels with about 4" backspacing and 285/75-16 Dunlop mud rovers fit and look pretty decent. They stick past body a bit, need mud flaps or fender flares on the front. With correct size and backspacing wheel, a 315/75-16 would fit this truck I believe.

lion-o
11-30-2007, 09:15 PM
Where to start. I have a 2001 4x4 quad cab short bed. The truck has a 5.9 gas engine. I bought the truck with a 5" lift (told skyjacker). The truck is running 35x12.50-16 no problem. I have ss irok 41x14.50-20 tires to put on the truck. I am going to run stock 20" dodge wheels. A few things i would like to know are would a 3"body lift and 3" leveling kit let the 41's fit. The truck seems level already so the leveling kit worries me. Also how does this hurt the rest of the truck, its pretty stock.(ex. trans,rear end , axles, ball joints, etc) Any and all responses are very appreciated in advance. Thank you all for being a thoughtful and helpful group of individuals.

BigGreenV10
12-01-2007, 08:20 AM
Lion-O I go to allot of truck shows and seams for 2500 the norm for 42 is 10-12 inches lift. You didn't mention if it was a 1500 or 2500 you have. I have 9 inches now and 39 will fit. If you have a 1500 I don't know as they are a little shorter stock so might need a little more lift. Also the 1500 42 might be a little hard on the drive train. If you drive on nothing but the street you could probably get away with it for a little while but will have to fix the axles sooner or later.

lion-o
12-01-2007, 11:51 AM
Sorry about that mines is a 1500. thank you for the reply. The truck will only see the street, I know alot of people will say whats the point. Basically no 2nd vehicle and 3 kids so no money to fix anything that breaks. What does anyone suggest to fit the 41's.

gristle
12-01-2007, 01:03 PM
i wouldnt run 41s without atleast 13" of lift.

BigGreenV10
12-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Like I said in my post I have 9 and can barley fit 39 and it is a 2500. I am planning on a 2 inch coil spacer but sticking to the 39.5 inch bogger. My advice is if this is your only vehicle don't go above a nice 36 14.50 tire. Do a 5" suspension and a 3" body would still look large and in charge but still be small enough to be somewhat practical. If you are dead set on 41 I agree with Gristle you need to be in the 12 range 13 to be safe. Also my 2500 will be running 40 inch boggers and it will only see the street. I have other vehicles for the mud to tear up my dodge gets driven maybe once every two weeks but I love it when I do drive it.

lion-o
12-01-2007, 10:24 PM
thank you guys for the advise. Truck looks ok now just wanted allitle bigger, but don't want to cause more problems for it. Like i said it has 5" lift with 35x12.50-16 it's enough to get over speed bumps.

BigGreenV10
12-22-2007, 08:20 PM
Lion-o could always just trade me your 41" for a set of 37" tires I was wanting to run 41 also hey sounded good to me.

ak1texan
12-23-2007, 09:42 PM
Just call me a noob here, but I'm looking to upgrade my 04 2500 from OEM tires and wheels to something a little bigger, and better. I got the tires and wheels in mind that i would like to have, but now the question is what kind of lift would i need. A buddy of mine has a similar truck to mine, and is runnin with a 2" level kit and 33" tires. He wishes he had gone with the 35", (size i'm wanting), because his 33's look too small. According to him, the 2" level kit is enough to ride with the 35's, is that true? I've read several posts on here, and found that i really am pretty ignorant of things like back spacing and such. If any one could possibly explain those things to me a bit i would be most appreciative.

trouble follows
12-24-2007, 04:25 PM
Tryed putting some 315 terra grapplers on today. 00 1500 4x4 NON off road sport. Just a **** hair to big, rubbed on the mud flap and in the inside wheel well a BIT. Im sure a 2'' leveling kit would do wonders for that. Setteld for some 285 a/t garbage....oh well 130$ a peice to burn off!

BigGreenV10
12-24-2007, 08:41 PM
Yes ak1texan 35 will fit a 2500 with a leveling kit. 33 will fit stock

ak1texan
12-25-2007, 09:38 PM
Thanks elliottcarlose. I have to do some minor cosmetic work on the bumper now before i can do the tires though. Just outta curiousity though, the tires i'm looking to get are the Truxus STS and if you don't mind me askin, how do they ride and handle? on and off road. I really like the design, and really don't do a whole lot of any kind of rugged off-roading.

ryabro
12-26-2007, 12:15 AM
the sts are pretty much worthless offroad..maybe alright in sand but thats about it

Sam137
12-30-2007, 11:02 PM
1500 with offroad package and a bodylift and i got 35x12.50 with ease on the stock offroad wheels. They hit the control arms at full lock but have tons of room everywhere else.

BigGreenV10
12-31-2007, 08:36 AM
I don't know how they are off road but good in the snow and light mud and wear good I love em and since I am not a hard core off roader mabye light every now and again I will run them on everything I have. As for on road they have a high pitched wine than regular mud tires but they handle awesome I think I recomend them to everyone that likes the tread because they have a hate it or love it tread design.

Bonanzarob
01-08-2008, 11:56 PM
Stock 01 3500 4X4 dually Cummins.

What is the biggest tire that will fit the stock truck?

How about with a leveling kit? I'm hoping for 35X12.5 or 315/75/16's with the leveling kit and 2" spacers.

Does anybody make dually wheels wider than 6"? Have not found any. What is the widest tire that will fit on 6" without problems?

I am looking for a good AT tire that is not too noisy, carries a load well and handles well on the road as well as in mud and snow. Long life is important too. I have TA/KO's on my Hummer H1 and they have been great. How about the Nitto's or any others?

I look forward to sorting through as many conflicting opinions as possible. LOL Thanks, Rob

bonez
01-26-2008, 03:04 AM
Hi i am new here, I just bought a 2001 dodge ram 1500 sport from a car lot, they could not tell me much about the vehical but it appers to already have a leveling kit in it. It also has the stock 17" rims. I want to know if i can get away with a set of 32/11.5-17lt super swamper radial ssr on this truck. Is this around the right size or should i go bigger or smaller. Thanks for any replys ahead of time.

Sam137
01-26-2008, 09:28 PM
if it has the level kit(bout 2 inches) they will fit fine. The stock 17s have the perfect amout of backspacing.

bonez
01-26-2008, 11:39 PM
thanks for the quick reply. I really think that is what im going to go with.

Sam137
01-26-2008, 11:50 PM
no problem man. My dads 1500 is just the same as yours and hes running 275/70-17 which is bout a 32 and he has no problems as all.

bonez
01-27-2008, 03:54 AM
I actually learned that my truck is the off-road addition with the 4.10's and the extra skid plates, Dose that mean I can fit a larger tire under the truck?, Right now it has 265/7-/17s on it and they look small on the truck, the closest spot to the fender is atleast 6 inches when the truck is sitting flat, just want to make sure i dont get tires to small. also can anyone tell me how to determin what differencual package is in the truck.

chizzle1
01-27-2008, 04:05 AM
I actually learned that my truck is the off-road addition with the 4.10's and the extra skid plates, Dose that mean I can fit a larger tire under the truck?, Right now it has 265/7-/17s on it and they look small on the truck, the closest spot to the fender is atleast 6 inches when the truck is sitting flat, just want to make sure i dont get tires to small. also can anyone tell me how to determin what differencual package is in the truck.

If the differential ratio is not listed on the buildsheet, you can contact the dealer with your VIN number and they can tell you.

And I'd go with a larger tire, I could fit 33s on mine when stock.
If you have a leveling kit, you could go with 34s or 35s.
Is this going to be a street queen/city truck or are you planning on wheeling it?

bonez
01-27-2008, 04:12 AM
I will be driving this truck to work dayly but that is only a 6 block drive it is mostly going to be going out playing on the weekends. This truck will be for go not for Show I am from out here in Oregon so it will see lots of different terran.And what i ment dy the differencual wasn't wanting to know what gears already figured out there are the 4>10's but i mean the slip-locker type optionis that came in these.

BigGreenV10
01-27-2008, 11:34 AM
Yes they can send you a copy of the build sheet but when you buy gears they want the code off the axle. Should be a tag attached to the cover on the diff's. Write that number down and when you call any gear shops they can tell you exactly what diff and gears you have if it is still stock. If that tag is there it is the easiest way to find out.

Sam137
01-27-2008, 03:07 PM
You can fit 33s just like it is. With a body lift you can fit 35s. With a 2" level kit you can get 305/70-17 which is a 34. If you do a level kit you will need longer shocks unless you are only going to drive it on the street.

chizzle1
01-28-2008, 12:45 AM
If you are planning on stuffing & drooping, I'd go with 34s.
If you stuff a 35 with no lift = fender damage. I've been there.

offroadzj
01-28-2008, 07:59 PM
Im sure everyone has said similar, but I currently have some 295/75R16's on the back right now. Its a 2000 1500 non-offroad edition. I will be putting the same size on the front this friday and see if/how bad it rubs. I wont mind if it does rub some b/c its a perfect excuse for me to get the body lift... lol. I'll keep you posted on if they fit on friday.

cahilj
01-29-2008, 04:32 PM
2001 1500 Sport reg cab, non off-road. No lift. 285/75/16s on stock 16" wheels. Never had any rub issues lock to lock or up and down.

I'm planning on a 2" lift front and rear (it already looks level to me, I'm not quite sure why people think it looks unlevel...). I should be able to fit 35" BFG Mud Terrains on a 15x10 with 3.75" backspacing, no?

chizzle1
01-30-2008, 12:18 AM
if you raise it up you won't need so shallow of a wheel, it will put added leverage against your wheel bearings / ball joints.

offroadzj
02-01-2008, 04:18 PM
I finally got the fronts on, and they fit just fine. There is minimal rubbing but only at full turn of the wheel. Other than that, they fit perfectly fine... even lifted up the truck a little bit.
So for the record, 295/75R16s will fit on a 2000 1500 Quad Cab non-offroad Sport edition.

bonez
02-03-2008, 02:09 AM
I have the 17" stock rims for the 2001 off road edition, I was wondering if anyone knew how wide of tires i can put on these rims. I am looking for tires and its hard to find anything 33 tall that gose on 17 " rims I really want to know the widest i can fit on the rims.

MeenGreen5.2
02-03-2008, 04:00 AM
i drive a 99 ram 1500
it has 2 inches of lift in the front (2wd)
1/4 wheel spacers
the tires are Pathfinder a/t 31x10.5 15's
my wheels are WIIIDE i dont know the backspacing

2 inch leveling spacers and pathfinder a/t 31x10.50 15's with out the 1/4 wheel spacers DO NOT RUB.

chizzle1
02-03-2008, 07:59 AM
I have the 17" stock rims for the 2001 off road edition, I was wondering if anyone knew how wide of tires i can put on these rims. I am looking for tires and its hard to find anything 33 tall that gose on 17 " rims I really want to know the widest i can fit on the rims.

I know the stock 16x8 wheels I have fit BFG M/T 33x12.50 tires fine.
So if you have a 8" wide wheel you should be able to fit a 10-12 inch wide tire no problem.

Sam137
02-03-2008, 04:36 PM
I have the 17" stock rims for the 2001 off road edition, I was wondering if anyone knew how wide of tires i can put on these rims. I am looking for tires and its hard to find anything 33 tall that gose on 17 " rims I really want to know the widest i can fit on the rims.
im running 35x12.5 on mine but my tires measure almost 13" wide.

big99sport
02-07-2008, 01:30 AM
im going up 12" and was going to try and put 40s or 42s on... and does anyone know if its ok to put coil spacers and blocks on after a full replacement lift? i cant find any good 12" suspensions...

dodge80_89
02-07-2008, 06:31 AM
2001 Offroad, 5" superlift, 35x12.50r15 Maxxis Bighorn tires. Wheels are 15x10 Cragar Soft 8, 4" backspacing, -38mm offset if I remember correctly. Wheels come within 1/8th of an inch of the brake calibers, but don't hit. Full lock to the left the tires don't hit, haven't turned full to the right yet, just got them put on yesterday.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e220/dodge80_89/NewTiresandWheels004.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e220/dodge80_89/NewTiresandWheels003.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e220/dodge80_89/NewTiresandWheels002.jpg

BigGreenV10
02-07-2008, 10:00 AM
Big99Sport what is your truck? 1500, 2500, 3500. I don't recomend going over 10 inches as that point is such a big pain in the butt. If you go 8 suspension and 3 body you could go with the 40 if you wheel this truck and the 42 if you don't I have " suspension and 3" body and run 40" now but that is on a 2500. You also need to remember you won't get as much lift out of a lift kit due to being a sport.

chizzle1
02-07-2008, 11:53 PM
^ Plus 40" tires will put a lot of stress on 1500 stock front axel assemblies.
Mall crawling is fine, but if wheeling is going to happen might not be a bad idea to upgrade.

BigGreenV10
02-08-2008, 12:11 AM
Well when I mean wheel I am talking about the light mud throwing. Those that actually wheel (foot on the floor go over or blow) shouldn't go with anything over 36 with the stock 1500 axles.

Grantman31
02-08-2008, 07:27 AM
Big99Sport what is your truck? 1500, 2500, 3500. I don't recomend going over 10 inches as that point is such a big pain in the butt. If you go 8 suspension and 3 body you could go with the 40 if you wheel this truck and the 42 if you don't I have " suspension and 3" body and run 40" now but that is on a 2500. You also need to remember you won't get as much lift out of a lift kit due to being a sport.
You mean offroad edition, right? Sport is appearance package only.

BigGreenV10
02-08-2008, 07:35 AM
Well my friends 1999 dodge 2500 v10 sport sits higher than my 2000 dodge 2500 v10 slt. His is not a off road edidtion but still sits higher than mine stock. Why is that if it is nothing more than a appearance package. How can you tell the diffrence in these two models.

Grantman31
02-08-2008, 07:43 AM
Well my friends 1999 dodge 2500 v10 sport sits higher than my 2000 dodge 2500 v10 slt. His is not a off road edidtion but still sits higher than mine stock. Why is that if it is nothing more than a appearance package. How can you tell the diffrence in these two models.
Sport model is purely appearance - body colored painted bumpers and grille, and some other odds and ends. The only thing that I could think of that may change the stock height is the offroad package. The HD version has heavy duty springs, which may not compress as much as standard ones so maybe that's the difference? :dunno:

BigGreenV10
02-08-2008, 12:16 PM
Don't know but both are 8800# models and have same axles in front and back. Wierd how diffrent the same truck can be one year apart.

99redcummins
02-12-2008, 09:14 PM
I got a 99 CTD 4x4 with 35" 12.50" 17" mickey thompson ATZ tires on 17"x9" mickey thompson classic 2 rims on stock height only minor rub at full lock still lift blocks to come

BlackRam01
03-05-2008, 07:43 PM
Ive looked through this whole thread looking for some kind of senerio I'm in. I have two things. I have a 2001 1500 sport Off-road stock suspension. What gears does this model come with from the factory and also. I just bought a set of 35x12.50 Toyo Open Country M/T and a set of 20x10 Chrome Moto Metal 951s. Will these fit on the truck as is stock suspension? If not what size lift could I get to make them fit and look good and not out of proportion.

pttgrappler1htm
03-05-2008, 07:58 PM
pretty sure its 4.11 gears, as for the lift to run 35's 2'' leveling kit up front is the cheapest way to go.

01 off road ram
03-05-2008, 08:30 PM
4.10's or 4.11's same difference.... i cant say i've seen a 2nd gen with a nice 20 inch 35" tire set up. post some pics of it! hey josh- what else is getting painted and is it a buddy or something, i have some very slight defects im thinking of fixing, plus the linex along the bottom of the truck- in the springtime

hd-sexy
03-06-2008, 04:19 PM
Hi there guys i am currently running a 4.5 Tuff Country lift on my 99' 4x4.
I really wanna get the 36x13.5x16 Irok Radials.
Do you think they will fit?

pttgrappler1htm
03-06-2008, 04:43 PM
just the doors, the are gettin eaten up by the rust. i should have have most the stuff done that i want for now.

BigGreenV10
03-07-2008, 10:13 AM
H-d sexy no I don't think they will fit. I had 36" on a 2500 with 5" and they barley fit and the 2500 is alittle taller than the 1500. Most say on a 1500 you need 6" for 35" try adding a small body lift and then slap them on that way if you wver wheel it you don't tear it up.

pttgrappler1htm
03-07-2008, 04:26 PM
here is 35's with 2'' coil spacer only, no rubbing issues only when the whell is cut all the way

01 off road ram
03-08-2008, 07:29 AM
whos doin the work josh?

BlackRam01
03-09-2008, 12:51 AM
Thanks guys!

pttgrappler1htm Your truck looks nice. Did you notice much of a hieght difference w/ the leveling kit or ride difference with the 35s?

pttgrappler1htm
03-09-2008, 04:39 PM
i have a friend thats a painter and one of the guys that he works with is doing it,

thanks man! i cant remember, it was a while ago that i first got the 35's. i dont think it was bad cause i keep wanting to go higher and higher

bonez
03-11-2008, 08:11 PM
pttgrappler1htm Did you wheel it like that? I might do the same thing but i use the 4x4 in my truck am i going to hit fenders when wheeling?

brettparsons07
03-12-2008, 02:07 PM
Does any1 know were to get a 16.5'' rim for cheap. Please comment back.

pttgrappler1htm
03-12-2008, 07:24 PM
took it in the mud quite a few times, the tires never touched a fender once, and they were fully stuffed!!!

BlackRam01
03-12-2008, 07:55 PM
Are those wheelin pictures when you just have the leveling kit or the suspention lift?

pttgrappler1htm
03-13-2008, 07:37 PM
2'' leveling kit and 35's

pttgrappler1htm
03-13-2008, 07:41 PM
here is a 3'' spacer up front and a stcked 1.5'' block in the back

97_Red_Ram
03-14-2008, 05:56 PM
First of all, nice trucks all. Anyways, I recently aquired a 3" BL for my truck for free. I was hoping to be able to run a 35x12.5x18 Nitto Mud Grappler on my 18" MB Predator Wheels. Any ideas as to whether or not they'll fit? From what I've heard, the 35's will not work with only a 3" BL. I'd like something bigger than a 33" tire though. I have a feeling a 33" tire will look too small with a 3" lift. I have 285/65-18 Nitto Terra Grappler A/T's on there right now, which is basically a 33. I was thinking about running a 325/60-18 Nitto Terra Grappler A/T if the 35's wont fit. Suggestions?

DEER-ASSASSIN
03-28-2008, 01:48 AM
just wondering what is the widest tire i can fit on my stock 2500 rims???? i was flipping thruogh the pages of a magizine and saw a ram with 35x12.5x16 on stock rims so is it true? im running 285x75x16 now any ideas?

DEER-ASSASSIN
03-28-2008, 04:07 AM
this is the pic

unisentient
04-06-2008, 10:11 AM
Hi, i'm from 3G forum, but a guy with a 96 Ram wants to know if my '04 285/50R/20 rubbers on OEM chromed alloys would fit his truck?? i'd really appreciate a soon answer cuz he might buy them off me.thanks

bjs
04-06-2008, 11:06 AM
I need help getting the axle out to change ball joints on a 1998 Dodge 2500 4w/d. Can any one give me some information.

chizzle1
04-07-2008, 07:30 AM
Hi, i'm from 3G forum, but a guy with a 96 Ram wants to know if my '04 285/50R/20 rubbers on OEM chromed alloys would fit his truck?? i'd really appreciate a soon answer cuz he might buy them off me.thanks

4x4 should fit no problem.
2wd you'll need 1" billet (say no to cast) spacers.

mdewitt71
05-07-2008, 04:43 AM
took it in the mud quite a few times, the tires never touched a fender once, and they were fully stuffed!!!

Man, that's a sweet ride, before and after the bigger lift.
I got a FabTech basic 3" lift kit on my 2000, leveling spacers on the front and the blocks on the back, was looking at throwing 285s on it wasn't sure if 315s would clear.......

pttgrappler1htm
05-07-2008, 07:52 PM
thanks man! i just go 37's on this weekend, this is the only pic i have for now, ill take some more soon!!!

mdewitt71
05-12-2008, 04:44 AM
wow, that is sweet. :rck: :gr_patrio :rck:

big man
05-12-2008, 09:49 PM
I got a 2001 single cab sport off road it is running 285/70/R17 tires
My question is will 305/70/R17 work with out a 2" spacer?
And if and when I put a spacer kit on can I run 315/75/R17?

mdewitt71
05-13-2008, 12:26 AM
I got a 2001 single cab sport off road it is running 285/70/R17 tires
My question is will 305/70/R17 work with out a 2" spacer?
And if and when I put a spacer kit on can I run 315/75/R17?

I put 305s on mine (not a sport) before I put my 3" Fabtech basic lift on and got rub, now it will clear the 305s but, I am gonna go with Maxxis 285s as they are taller than 305s.
My partner has a 2001 Sport and has BFG 295s on it and they rub pretty bad at full lock.
I would say stock you might wanna stay with the 285s and not go wider or taller till you get more clearance....but then again that is just me, I know guys that say they are running 315s with no lift.

chizzle1
05-13-2008, 07:37 AM
stay with 285/75s (33s) until your truck is a little farther from the ground.
With a 3" lift you can clear (but not stuff) 35s.
With a 5.5 you can stuff 35s and clear 37s.
This was the case with my truck, some are a little taller or a little short, and backspacing also plays a part.

big man
05-13-2008, 09:20 AM
10-4 thanks for the info

burritoboi5
06-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Just got my meats on last week. 97 2500 CTD 4x4 only running fabtech 2-2.5in coils up front and some longer shocks. I trimmed the fenders a bit (about two inches and by trim I mean I just sectioned out a sliver from each side.)

37x13.5x17

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/burritoboi5/DSC_0197.jpg

Fits like a glove...... Only rubs a little on the plastic inner fenders at full lock and with some articulation, redoing the inner fenders should fix this though.

-STeve

bonez
06-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Here is my truck a 2001 1/2 ton with offroad package. The suspension is all stock. At max flex with the tires turned some I do have a little rub on the iner fender well, that rubbing is almost over as the plastic is being trimmed out by the tires, there was a little rubbing on the upper control arms at full lock with no bump stops, but i used 2 adjustable wrenches and bent down the little lip where it rubbed on those so that no longer rubs. The rims are the stock 17" offroad rims, The tire are 305-70r17 bighorn's.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh52/yojoeslim/PICT0033.jpg

Deerango20
07-08-2008, 05:02 PM
does anyone have any pic of 32's with the stock suspension....

i have 32x11.5x15 on my durango now... i want to take them off, get new black rims and just put a 2" spacer in front..aal later on....

or i put 295/75/16 on my rims now and how they dont rub too much and get a 2" spacer later on with the aal...

i need new tires very bad so i have to make a decision quick...

anyone have any pics of the 32's??? stock suspension or 2" leveling

LiftedCummins
07-20-2008, 04:43 PM
So from reading this thread, I can assume(you know what that means), that i can fit 305/70/16 with the TGC 3" budget lift kit? Just want to make sure before I order the tires.

RamV-104x4
07-29-2008, 03:12 AM
You can fit 37's in the rear with a 4in lift. My truck sits 8' in the front & a 4' in the rear & my 37s have never rubbed, but at the same time I have never got to take it anywhere worth the wild since I have owned it.

Now, unless the front is sitting at a 10' & the rear is an 8' & im just that blind!!

4WHEELPARTS chart shows you can squeeze a 37 on a 6' lift!?! Which I could see being Dodge trucks sit higher than Ford & Chevys & you can easly put 35s on a 6' lift on either of the 2...

LiftedCummins
07-29-2008, 02:25 PM
Well I decided to go with a 10" front and 10.5" rear(before springs settling) setup, and run some 38" Nitto Muds

RamV-104x4
07-29-2008, 02:38 PM
Well I decided to go with a 10" front and 10.5" rear(before springs settling) setup, and run some 38" Nitto Muds


Nice! do you have any pics??

Corvettecrazy86
07-29-2008, 03:08 PM
hey there, I have a 2001 2500 that i am in the planning stages while i finish paying it off. but right now my plan is a 3" body lift, a tuff country 5"F/3"R suspension lift, and 2" coil spacers if needed, totalling either 10"/6" with coil spacers or 8"/6" without. would i be able to fit SS irok radials 39.5"x13.5" with a 16" rim, or would i need to go higher. right now its all stock with 285/75/16 and plenty of room.

LiftedCummins
07-29-2008, 03:54 PM
Nice! do you have any pics??

Nope not yet. Will be ordering all of it within the next month or so and should be installed by my b-day in November.

BigGreenV10
08-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Yes Corvettecrazy they will fit heres a pic of my 2000 2500 with only 9" 3" body and 6": suspension and 39.5 15 16 you need at least 9" for 39.5.

Corvettecrazy86
08-15-2008, 07:11 AM
Thats awesome, looks like just what i want.

dab04
08-21-2008, 11:17 AM
Anyone know the biggest size tire I can run with an 01 off road-2.5"spacer-3"B.L.

36s or 37s Possibly?

Thanks for the help

dab04
08-24-2008, 08:32 PM
that should equal to about 6-7" of lift.

also i plan on putting on some longer control arms

DodgerBlue99
09-02-2008, 11:03 AM
Ok, im really new to the having a big truck thing. I recently bought a lifted truck. It has a 3" body lift and im not sure the suspension...i believe 4" trailmaster. I have 35X12.5 BFGoodrich's in it now...can i go bigger?

dab04
09-02-2008, 11:09 AM
If your right and u do have a 4" sus. 3" b.l., then you should be able to run 37 or 36s with the proper backspacing you should be aright without any rub

DodgerBlue99
09-02-2008, 02:20 PM
Backspacing? not sure what that is? and how do i make sure its correct?

dab04
09-02-2008, 03:15 PM
If you plan on using ur stock wheels when you get bigger tires, you should be fine.

Backspacing is reffering to the rims. the distance from the back of the wheel to the lug nut holes.

im sure its explaind a little differently than that , but that is how i put it

DodgerBlue99
09-02-2008, 04:03 PM
ok i know i have custom wheels not sure the size...ill check and get back to you.
thanks again.

sel
09-13-2008, 07:00 PM
i got 32 by 11.5 by 15in bf goodwrinch mud terrians and i was woundering what back spacing should i get...im going with 10inch wide rims...3 and 3/4? is that right

sel
09-13-2008, 07:18 PM
and is it a 4 1/2 bolt circle

big man
09-13-2008, 09:20 PM
5 1/2

sel
09-14-2008, 04:01 AM
5 1/2 bolts circle or back spacing?

big man
09-14-2008, 12:08 PM
5 1/2 bolts circle

chizzle1
09-17-2008, 01:24 PM
5 on 5 1/2 bolt pattern
With 10" wide wheels I'd say no more than 3" BS.

PICK EM UMMP01
11-11-2008, 02:56 PM
i have a 3" lift on my 1500 and i have 315/75/18's on it with no issues.. if that helps anyone haha

cmns2500
11-12-2008, 12:45 PM
mine has the 2.5 inch level kit in the front and has 315/70r17 firestone destination at's on third gen rims:rck:
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/garage.php?do=viewattachment&attachmentid=12461
only problem is that when i turn hard, the front tire hits the lower control arm:secret2:
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/garage.php?do=viewattachment&attachmentid=12462

97_Red_Ram
11-22-2008, 05:44 PM
So I'm in the market for some new tires. I'm looking at going with 305/60-18 BFG KM2's, and I was hoping they'd fit on my truck. I don't have it lifted, and BFG says 32.6", I think it's around 12" wide? Let me know what you think?

96Sport
12-01-2008, 12:19 AM
If you have something like a 4 inch backspacing on your wheels, i would think you could clear your control arms. The height shouldnt be an issue. I put 33's on completely stock (285/75 which is exactly 33 inches tall) and put on a leveling kit just for a better stance.

Ram 1500 $x$
12-08-2008, 05:52 PM
Does the style (off-road, all-terrain, or basic road tire) make a big difference in gas mileage?
What does everyone thing of Nitrogen in the tires? A waste of money, or does it really work?

cmns2500
12-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Does the style (off-road, all-terrain, or basic road tire) make a big difference in gas mileage?
What does everyone thing of Nitrogen in the tires? A waste of money, or does it really work?
the compounds the tires are made up of are different for each one road tires would get the best fuel mileage as far as nitrogen goes, it is supposed to keep the pressure up more than regular air, so it might be worth the mone

SANDMAN1988
01-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Aloha All :help:,
OK, Here goes... I have a '99 2500 SLT Sport 4X4 W/ 4.5" lift (I think) & 35x12.5x16.5 BFG Mud Terrains. I shredded a tire (oops) and found out BFG M/T's aren't made in my size anymore. I have new BFG Mud Terrains KM2's sized 37x12.5x17 on 17x9 Moto Metal Skulls w/ 4.53 BS and a -12mm offset enroute as we speak. I want to change my entire lift except for the Thuren trackbar I had installed & my dual front shock mounts. I want to go to a new 6-8" Suspension Lift, any suggestions? Will this be enough height? I can't jack it to the moon (6'2" tall, but with a bad leg now), but I really like to go 4 wheelin'. Doesn't seem to be very many lifts even made for my truck but I was thinking the Dick Cepek 6" long arm kit (48" control arms) and new back springs. Is it a good kit? Should I just get the long control arms and build my own w/ 8' coils & 6" springs in back? Should I stay away from Dick Cepek? Comments?? Help?? :dunno: I only get disability now so I can't afford any mistakes. Thanks for the help & sorry about the million questions!!! :SPIN:

97_Red_Ram
01-04-2009, 04:16 PM
Does the style (off-road, all-terrain, or basic road tire) make a big difference in gas mileage?
What does everyone thing of Nitrogen in the tires? A waste of money, or does it really work?

The air we breathe is almost 80% nitrogen. Nitrogen inflation is a big scam. Don't waste your money on it. Just check your air pressure everyother week and you'll be fine.

mudram
01-10-2009, 06:58 PM
I don't know if this is any help to any one but,my 95 1500 4x4 stock has Futura 33-12.5 15 A/T on ford f-150 7.5x15 rims no rubbing at all.Was wondering though if you can run 36x13.5 on 2500 CTD with a 3" lift?

cmns2500
01-10-2009, 07:30 PM
I don't know if this is any help to any one but,my 95 1500 4x4 stock has Futura 33-12.5 15 A/T on ford f-150 7.5x15 rims no rubbing at all.Was wondering though if you can run 36x13.5 on 2500 CTD with a 3" lift?

i'm runnin 35's with a level kit only, so 36's should be fine, but as wide as those are, you'll def rub on either the axle control arms or the outer fender on tight turns

mudram
01-10-2009, 09:59 PM
Do you think the 12.5 will be a better fit,was looking at the surplus hummer tires for off- roading,cheeper than buying new tires.Any thoughts on where to get a set of 16.5 wheels with right back spacing?Could the hummer wheels work?

cmns2500
01-10-2009, 10:10 PM
i know the hummer wheel will fit, all 8-lug bolt patterns are the same;)

but i don't know if they will help with rubbin issues:WHT:

and width wise, the 12.5's will still rub the control arms, mine do:VHOT:

synergy141
01-15-2009, 03:09 AM
Heres my Plan , Ive got a 98 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 (not offroad edition) with a stock lift right now. Im Planning to put 315/75/R16 Hercules Trail Digger M/T tires with the stock 16" dodge wheels. For the lift Im thinking of running a 3" Rough Country Suspension lift with a 2" PA body lift and if the tires rub in the front I will get some 2" coil spacers. I also have a question: If I happen to get the coil spacers will the RC shocks be long enough to make the coil spacers fit because Im hearing that you need to get longer shocks for the coil spacers to fit?. What do you guys think?

SANDMAN1988
01-16-2009, 11:38 PM
The Hummv rims will fit an 8-lug Chevy or Dodge, but not the Ford SD because of different bolt pattern (8x6.5 vs. 8x170 for Ford). They're extremely heavy steel wheels with a run-flat bar that keeps the tire from giong flat even if shot out (doesn't help against IED's though, I know fron personal experience). There have been three different tires on military Hummv's that I know of; a GoodYear Wrangler R/T II (Bias Ply - 36"x12.50x16.5 & maybe some 37's), a Goodyear Wrangler M/T Radial (37x12.5x16.5), and most recently a BFG M/T Radial (37x12.5x16.5). They all have a military specific tread pattern. Here's what I think... stay away from the Wrangler R/T's (we had problems in the military with them), the BFG's are the best but good luck finding them. Leave the rims alone unless you're a weight lifter or like hernia's. This is just my opinion. I have a set of Weld Typhoon 16.5 that I'll be replacing with 17x9 Moto Metal Skulls in a couple weeks, but I'm in Hawaii and I don't think it would be worth it to sell them to someone on the mainland (Shipping is very expensive to/from Hawaii). It would've cost me more in shipping for a set of military tires to Hawaii then it would've cost for the tires themselves.

mudram
01-18-2009, 10:20 AM
Thanks for the input sandmam1988,what problems did you have with the rt-11 bias tires?I was a army mechanic and recovery operator,I had good luck with the wranglers,especially in mud.Drove hummv's in ft.campbell,ft,polk,ft.drum,s.korea and yuma,az.The main problem I had was if the tire went flat,the run flat inserts got hot on tarmac and destroyed the tires.I do agree they are heavy,back in my 20's I could trow them up on my 5-ton wrecker,not no more.