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I recently bought a truck and was toldit has a lift, which is obvious when sitting next to other rams. I currently have 33's and am looking at swapping them out for 35's or 37's but not sure if they will fit. Any idea what tire size a 4 in will fit? 6 inch?
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depends on what kind of lift was put in. some people put a body lift in, if thats the case find a body block and measure that, should give you a good idea. if it was a suspension lift, the only way i know iof is to find a stock truck and measure the distance from the axle to the frame, then do the same on yours, subtract yours from theirs... if theres a better way to measure im sure someone else will pitch in.
Depends on lift and rim offset. I have an 8 inch lift but with my offset, 35s are the max I can run without rubbing when I turn fully. If I could do it over again I wouldn't have got this offset keep that in mind.
1998 ram 1500 318 auto 4x4,
5 inch skyjacker suspension & 3 inch body lift, 315/75/16 Goodyear Duratracs, Pro Comp rock crawler wheels, Spectra CAI, 4.56 gears, Fastman 50mm tb, Pacesettler headers, Hughes Deep Aluminum Transmission Pan, SCT Tuner
Before you go putting big tires on, keep in mind you need to regear for them and that your axles will chew through front end parts. Ball joints and wheel bearings will become a yearly chore. Typically, 5" of lift recommend for 35" tires, 7" of lift for 37" tires.
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L, Auto, 4x4 QCSB, Remote Start, Air Lift 1000, 20" LED Light Bar, Black Fender Hashes, Mickey Thompson MTZ 265/70/17
yes, for the love of our trucks (possibly the greatest trucks ever built) please re-gear... johnn123 is right ball joints and bearings will be an annual thing, but bigger tires will put unneeded strain on drive shafts, tranny, torque converter, and lead to poor mpg... i believe i speak fort most of us when i say, you will not be let down with a re-gear. and please please please, dont be like a really good chevy driving friend of mine and get different gear ratios (dummy snapped hs u joints on a trail, in the mud, in the middle of the night, alone. i had to wake up at 3 to pull him out)
To not necessarily go against Johnn123, but regearing aint cheap.
1998 Ram 1500 Sport 4x4 - DC Power Alt, SuperChips tune, Spyder Headlights, 35x12 A/T Tires, Flip-out 7 inch radio, back up camera, tow mirrors, 2" lift, Cobra 29 lx CB radio, FireStik 5' antenna, Cherrybomb glass pack, Klein Train Horn, lots more to come