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Old 04-17-2013, 06:58 PM
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I have a 98 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD with a 3 inch body lift, 1 inch block lift in rear, and 1.5 inch coil spacers in front. I am currently running 285-70-16 and it just isnt cutting it. I need bigger, so I am asking what I could run without rubbing?
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Likely 285/75 or 305/70.


And rear gear please, if you haven't already. Your gas bill and your trans will thank you.
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rear gear?
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:37 PM
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You have a V6... I wouldnt go very big tire.. He is referring to the gear ratio.. Most likely 3.55...
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:37 PM
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^ re-gear....

i'm guessing 35's, but that's pretty big for a 2wd. also pretty big for a V6, i'd hesitate to go over 32-33.

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:54 PM
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35s don't bother regearing if you don't tow if you know how to drive your trans will be fine no need to dump a grand on gears
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:27 PM
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buddy of mine in high school had a 97 dodge 1500 3.9 he lifted very simaler to what you but had a homemade 4in body lift(we were in high school with little funds) but he ran 315/70/17s on 17x10 eagle wheels and they stuck out aboout 2-2.5ins past the fender well and he never had any problems with the tranny or rear end(3.55ratio) or rubbing in fact he still has the truck 7 years later and still drives around once in awhile im not sure of the miles on the truck but i know its around 230k on all stock parts... so like the others said it does depend how hard you are on it. the only thing he ever towed around was a 15ft trailer that haul quads....

if it were my truck that i drive daily id got with with 34-35 in tire and you just gotta make sure you get the right off set...
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....next thread - "Tranny slipping, please HELP!.....
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...thread after that...."My truck is such a dog! PLEASE HELP!"


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you guys really like to tell people how to waste money don't you I have had 37s on my old truck never had 1 issue on 3.55s idk if it is because you guys don't know how to drive or maybe its because of the way the trucks are built down in the states
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you guys really like to tell people how to waste money don't you I have had 37s on my old truck never had 1 issue on 3.55s idk if it is because you guys don't know how to drive or maybe its because of the way the trucks are built down in the states


Aren't you just so cute.

Not all of us like a dog for a truck. I've driven a Dodge with 35's and 3.55 gears, it was a piece of **** compared to mine, and I think mine is a dog.

But you go on believing your falsehoods.
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damn, didnt know an argument would start from a question about tire sizes...
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:24 AM
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damn, didnt know an argument would start from a question about tire sizes...
Yea, it's pretty common. Don't worry about it
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you guys really like to tell people how to waste money don't you I have had 37s on my old truck never had 1 issue on 3.55s idk if it is because you guys don't know how to drive or maybe its because of the way the trucks are built down in the states
Actually, the info was more about not going too big at the risk of eminent damage to tranny and such. Larger tire size increases the load on the drivetrain, and the tranny is the weakest link. By regearing, the load can be decreased.

Something about the law of physics. Can't get around that!

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damn, didnt know an argument would start from a question about tire sizes...

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Old 04-18-2013, 11:44 AM
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you guys really like to tell people how to waste money don't you I have had 37s on my old truck never had 1 issue on 3.55s idk if it is because you guys don't know how to drive or maybe its because of the way the trucks are built down in the states
My buddies old 318 with 3.55's had 37's on it. Replaced tranny , rear end and motor within 6 months. It would cost the about the same to re-gear as it would to rebuild one of those around here.
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My buddies old 318 with 3.55's had 37's on it. Replaced tranny , rear end and motor within 6 months. It would cost the about the same to re-gear as it would to rebuild one of those around here.
You gonna try blaming all that on running 37 tires and 3.55 gears I don't think so.....
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so if I go with a 33 will that be a safe size? I rarely tow anything, especially since I just sold my boat. But if I do, it is a little 5x8 utility trailer. I dont drive like a maniac either, learned the hard way ha.
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33's would be safe... Most of us guys around here just like to do our rigs right.. Saves money in the long run.. To all the ones saying a re-gear isnt needed.. Well yea its not needed but you would get your *** handed to you by a Cub Cadet lawnmower cause it would be such a dog.. And dont forget all the extra added strain will wear the trans much much faster... A re-gear is well worth the money....
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Aren't you just so cute.

Not all of us like a dog for a truck. I've driven a Dodge with 35's and 3.55 gears, it was a piece of **** compared to mine, and I think mine is a dog.

But you go on believing your falsehoods.
my truck was not a dog it was a truck I drove it like a truck not a race car I have had 300k kms no issues sold the truck to a friend and it is still good 550k km original trans as well I am going by real experience not internet bulls**t. now if you had life experience you would learn that you cant just go by what people post on the internet.

now that is special
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33's would be safe... Most of us guys around here just like to do our rigs right.. Saves money in the long run.. To all the ones saying a re-gear isnt needed.. Well yea its not needed but you would get your *** handed to you by a Cub Cadet lawnmower cause it would be such a dog.. And dont forget all the extra added strain will wear the trans much much faster... A re-gear is well worth the money....
lmao that's true.
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my truck was not a dog it was a truck I drove it like a truck not a race car I have had 300k kms no issues sold the truck to a friend and it is still good 550k km original trans as well I am going by real experience not internet bulls**t. now if you had life experience you would learn that you cant just go by what people post on the internet.

now that is special
Whatever bro, you can have your slow-*** truck.

I'll keep my truck that can still get out of its own way.
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