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Old 05-26-2011, 07:49 AM
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Can I fit 285/70 17s on a 2wd ram w/o a lift if I get the right backspacing on whatever rims I get? If not what about 285/65 17s? I have only seen a few brands with this size, though. I tried a search, but couldn't find any straight answers on anything but 4x4s.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:04 AM
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It will rub most likely, certain brands of tire might not though(while driving on road)......be real easy to pick up a spacer and then not have to worry

A 1.5" daystar spacer is about $50 shipped

Never seen a 285/65/17 but it might fit.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:19 AM
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he might mean 285/70/16 but saying 17. before i got my 2001 i had a 96 1500 long bed club cab which i had 285/ cant remember if it was 70 or 75/16 on it with no lift 2wd only rubed at full lock
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:47 AM
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I saw a 2nd gen Ram at work this past weekend that had 285's on it. Looked great. It had Eagle Alloys that were deeper set than stock, so they stuck out. I noticed the driver's side fender liner had a hole cut it in, so they apparently rubbed.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:58 PM
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actually, the only ones I saw were yokohama geolanders in 285/65 17 (31.6 in tall and 11.6 wide), but I plan on getting some 17x8 cragar d-windows, so what backspacing should I get to cram them under?
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From 4.25 to 5
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:45 AM
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the 4.25 would give a deeper look to the wheel right? or is it the other way around?
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:56 AM
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More backspacing tucks the wheels further into the fenders. (and gives a higher likelihood of rubbing on the control arms. at least, on the 4wd guys....)
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Yes your right, the less the backspacing the deeper the wheel will look
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redheadhunter21, what backspacing do your soft 8s have
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they have 5" of bs
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would a 1.5" spacer definitely clear 33s if i had 17x8s with 4.5" bs?
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i got a 1996 dodge 1500 2wd i want 33x12.5s what could i do to fit em with no rubbing would a 2.5 inch leveling kit give me the space i need with spacers?
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I would go ahead with the leveling kit. It'll help with alittle more clearance and make the truck look better.
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I would go ahead with the leveling kit. It'll help with alittle more clearance and make the truck look better.
Truck is a strong word because we all know 4x2s can not be lifted or run more than a 27" tire.
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Truck is a strong word because we all know 4x2s can not be lifted or run more than a 27" tire.
Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha....


I think the exhaust is starting to go to your head....
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i got a 1996 dodge 1500 2wd i want 33x12.5s what could i do to fit em with no rubbing would a 2.5 inch leveling kit give me the space i need with spacers?
Wow, this is an old thread. I got a 1.5" leveling kit and stock rims with 265s and theres definitely room for 285s aka 33x11.5, but you would probably need rims with about 4" or so of backspacing to keep a 12.5" wide tire from rubbing the control arms, and the extra inch over mine on a 2.5" leveling kit should help keep them from hitting anywhere else.

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I think the exhaust is starting to go to your head....
2x4's also can't be lifted mainly because they're a plank of wood.
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For the record, my 2WD 76 D200 can haul more crap without squatting than your 4WD Hemi can. And I don't have a need for an invisible trailer.
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For the record, my 2WD 76 D200 can haul more crap without squatting than your 4WD Hemi can. And I don't have a need for an invisible trailer.
You are certainly going off topic and purposely instigating an argument that has NOTHING to do with the OPs topic. Please cease to do so or your posts will be deleted. Take it to PM's. You have been warned multiple times.
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