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I was starting to get some serious cracking at the top of the sidewall on my Michelin's, so I decided to take the pickup over to the tire place and have them look at them, and if they were bad, have them test fit my 285/70/17's that have been in my garage for a few days. I currently run a 265/75/16. I thought I would need to put my 2" lift on before they would fit, but it turns out they fit with no rubbing. There is about 1/4 space between the tire and lower control arm on full turn. I'm still going to put the lift on, but after the adjuster looks over my hail damage.

The tires are BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO RWL - 285/70/17
The wheels are 17" aluminum wheels off a 2001 Off-Road Ram
 

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sweet offroad rims there!

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Thanks. Actually got them from another DodgeTalk member for a good price (thanks again Doug). They are in great shape and look brand new. Next (and last mods for a little while) is the 2" Skyjacker lift (2" lifted coil springs and rear AAL), Rancho 9000 shocks, Skyjacker 7000 steering stabilizer, and the Dana trac bar. Hope to get that stuff done one of these weekends soon. Everything is sitting in my garage waiting to be installed.
 

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By the way, the larger tire diameter really helped to bring my RPM's under control with my new 4.11's. I think the set up I am running now (32.8" diameter tire with 4.11's) is just about perfect. I have more power then I ever had with my 3.55's and 31.6" tire (265/75/16). I know towing and mountain trips will be much easier now. Trans temps have also come back down. 4.11's with 31.6" tire is just too much rpm.
 
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