Go Back   DodgeForum.com > Dodge Trucks > Dodge Ram > 2nd Gen Ram Tech
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


2nd Gen Ram Tech 1994-2001 Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve the 1994 through 2001 Rams. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

how much lift clears 35's

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-13-2007, 11:43 PM
junior junior is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 75
Default how much lift clears 35's

i have a 97 ext. cab 4x4 1500. on some of the leveling kits it says that 2 inches can clear 35's but then on the fabtech 3" kit it says 33's. so how much lift do i have to have to squeeze 35's in. i think i can fit 33's stock (thats what ive been told) so 2 inches might be able to get 35's
This ad is not displayed to registered and logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Dodge Forums!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-14-2007, 12:15 AM
Cereal Killer's Avatar
Cereal Killer Cereal Killer is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location:
Posts: 3,014
iSLAMcougars
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

lol no. You don't really want to do that. Go witha 3" body lift and you will "squeeze" 35s.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-14-2007, 12:15 AM
Elbobo6112 Elbobo6112 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location:
Posts: 11
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

You are correct when saying that you can fit 33's stock I had my buddys old set of BFG Mts, that he handed down to me when he got his lift and 35's. The tires were great and did not rub at all but where very worn down from my friends abuse of them so I ended up buying some new 31's for the winter. The only thing I didnt really make me happy was due to the tire to wheel ratio being off or adleast in my eyes it was.

To fit 35's though you will need 5 inches worth of lift to fit them without rub. I was under the impression at first that all I would need is a 3 inch lift to fit 35's untill my buddy, that gave me his 33's made his first attempt to fit his 35's on his 98 dodge and disscovered that he needed to add 2 more inches of lift to stop the rubbing. He did however slove that problem by just putting in some cheaper much easier to install body lifts than buying a hole new 5-6 inch suspension lift.
[align=left] [/align]
__________________
'00 1500 5.9L Reg Cab Short Bed 4WD:

* P265/75/R16 Kuhmo Road Venture AT
* Custom Made Muffler Eliminator Pipe
* Racing Guys Motor Sports Equipment Cold Air Intake
* Autolite Sparkpluges
* 5% Window Tint
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-14-2007, 12:33 AM
froesen froesen is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Vehicle: 98 Ram 1500
Posts: 208
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

another option, if you're careful with rim selection (width and backspacing), is to use about 3" of lift, body or susp, and use 1/2" to 3/4" longer trailing arms. i have 3" body with stock susp (including arms) and with 315/75/16's (very close to 35") they rub a BIT....if the rims weren't 10" wide they would rub less yet.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2007, 12:47 AM
habeba86's Avatar
habeba86 habeba86 is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Vehicle: 14 ram
Location: Peoria/Elmwood Ill
Posts: 2,050
Send a message via AIM to habeba86
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

There are lots of ppl using the top gun customz 3" lift and running 35's.
__________________
98 1500 sport 4x4 (sold) 98 T/A.....some stuff
96 cbr F3 93 cavalier!!!
Pioneer, Kicker, RAAMaudio, DLS, Image Dynamics
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-14-2007, 12:55 AM
Bossman9784 Bossman9784 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location:
Posts: 15
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

I have a 97 1500 4x4 est cab. I have 35s on and started with a 3" block lift. The tires rubbed and it sucked! The rub was significant and destroyed my turn radius. I now have a 4.5" suspension kit. I still touches alittle if i crank it all the way but it is much better. the kit cost like 700 and is the way to go if you want to run 35s
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-14-2007, 02:35 AM
nhlbill nhlbill is offline
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location:
Posts: 270
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

5" for 35's is the general rule.
__________________
99 Ram, 5.2, 5spd, 7" lift, 3" BL, D60's, ARB s, 5.13's, EMS manual hub conversion, chromo axles, Thuren TB, HD steering, Borgeson, BDS shackle flip, Zero Rates, Rancho RS9000xl's, 38.5" Xtreme AT's, JB Conv NV231HD, Reindexing ring...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-14-2007, 04:28 AM
phre0n phre0n is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 69
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

i gotta 01 sport 4x4 with a 2-3in leveling kit up front... stock rear.. runnin 35x12.5 on stock 17in rimsBFG mud's with no problems at all
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-14-2007, 08:27 AM
ONECRAZYJEEP ONECRAZYJEEP is offline
Professional
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 127
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

i have a dodge 1500 2wd with a 3inch bl and thats it. i run 315/75/16's. they rub a little but thats it. i stay on road 99% of times. so they are nice. looks good.
__________________
ROBERT M.
1998 DODGE RAM 1500
EXTENDED CAB LONG BED 2WD SLT
5.2 318 MAGNUM
TRUEFLOW AIR FILTER
*PICS DONT SHOW BODYLIFT OR TIRES NEED TO UPLOAD STILL*
JENSON INDASH DVD/CD PLAYER
10" XPLODE SUB
3" BODY LIFT
315/75/16 PROCOMP A/T'S
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-14-2007, 09:28 AM
junior junior is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 75
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

so with 3" of lift 35 will fit but rub. and with 5" of lift 35 will be good. what about 4" of lift. if i did a 2" body lift and 2" suspention. would that fit em?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-14-2007, 01:46 PM
ogman21 ogman21 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 21
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

3in lift will definatly fit 35s....hell a friend of mine has 38X14.5 on his dodge right now with only a three in lift (sure they rub but it looks sweet). Take a look at my truck it has 35X12.5 on it with 3in body and coilspacers, could easily clear 36s
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-14-2007, 09:20 PM
junior junior is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 75
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

so ogman you have 5 inches of lift total right. or do you have 5 in front and 3 in rear? those 35's look small with all that lift.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-14-2007, 09:35 PM
padodgeram's Avatar
padodgeram padodgeram is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 2,440
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

the idea is ZERO rub ! either go 2" lift /3" body for the 35s or go 3"susp/3"body
__________________
SOLD !! 09/08
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-15-2007, 01:43 PM
ogman21 ogman21 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location:
Posts: 21
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

its 5 in the front 3 in the rear, cheapest way to go if you want to fit 35s
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-15-2007, 08:28 PM
01Tx1500 01Tx1500 is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: TEXAS BABY!
Posts: 63
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

Im not sure about a regular 4x4. I have the "Off Road" package which I hear sits higher factory and a 3in. lift and have no problem with my 35's.
__________________
01 1500 4x4 Off-Road
5" Rough Country
35" Pro Comp Xtreme M/T's
15" Pro Comp Rock Crawlers Black
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-15-2007, 10:29 PM
Aubrey's Avatar
Aubrey Aubrey is offline
Record Breaker
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 95 Ram 1500
Location: Englewood, CO
Posts: 1,366
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

Um, the 'answer' is simple... how much trimming are you willing to do? You may not need a lift at all. I have a 35s on 8" wide steel streetlock wheels, a 3" SJ Stage II system but, I trimmed front plastic and beat down a seam at the back of the wheel well.
The manufacturers say 5" to clear 35s is assuming you do NO trimming or fender alteration.
__________________
95 1500 5.9, 3" SJ Sys Diesel Coils, 35" Trxus M/T, 16" Streetlocks, 4.56, Auburn Posi, Ox Lock, Hella, Remote start, K&N, Flowmaster50, 4x4 Posi-Lok, Custom bumpers, 9500 winch, 1-ton Steering, AGR SuperPump, RedHead Gear, Corbeau seats
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-15-2007, 11:00 PM
junior junior is offline
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 75
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

ogman it looks like you could fit 36's/ do those 35's rub cause you got a lot of space from your tire to the top of the wheelwell
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-16-2007, 12:27 PM
hometheaterman's Avatar
hometheaterman hometheaterman is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location:
Posts: 4,144
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

I have a 3" Lift and 33"s and the 33"s rub if you hit a bump while at full lock. Or sometimes when just at full lock. Now this is due to having them on 10" wide wheels. If I went with 8" wide wheels with the correct backspacing I should be able to easily clear 33"s but I'm not sure 35"s would work without rubbing even then. I'd go with a 5" lift to be safe for 35"s. I think you can stuff them with a 3" but you are likely to have to do some trimming or have some serious rubbing.
__________________
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Offroad Edition with the 360.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-16-2007, 07:31 PM
Cereal Killer's Avatar
Cereal Killer Cereal Killer is offline
Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location:
Posts: 3,014
iSLAMcougars
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

If you're gonna run fat *** wheels and tires you're gonna need fat *** backspacing. If you're rubbing on the control arms your tires are too wide and you need more backspacing. If your tires are tearing out your fenders and wheel wells then they are too tall and need more lift.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-16-2007, 11:49 PM
Chopper1 Chopper1 is offline
All Star
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Va.
Posts: 928
Default RE: how much lift clears 35's

I put 33 X 12.5 on a 10" rim and they rubbed. Put on a 3" suspension lift and all was good. Added a 3" body lift and went to 35's as seen in my pics.
__________________
97 1500 Sport 5.9 Auto, 3" PA Body lift 4.56 Gears, 37x13.5x15 Claws on 15x10 rims, Flow Master, 2 MTX Amps, 4 Infinity's & 2 MTX 10's
3" Rancho lift coming off, 6" Dick Cepek lift in progress.
"Buy American, It Might Just Be Your Job You Save"
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2007, 11:49 PM
 
 
 
Reply




Tags
1500, 1996, 2, 35s, 52, 98, dakota, dodge, equipment, guys, lift, magnum, motor, parts, racing, ram, sports, witha

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join DodgeForum
Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:08 AM.

Internet Brands, Inc.


Contact Details & Emails