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Old 03-15-2019, 11:40 AM
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Hey guys.. I've found a set of 4th gen wheels that I like, 17'' 6 spoke with the groove in the spoke. I'm getting them for my 3rd gen diesel. They have a set of Goodyear Wrangler's on them with some, not much, life left in them. I was thinking of putting the 4th gen setup on my 2nd gen to wear the tires out and have a different look for awhile, then swap the 4th gen rims over to my 3rd gen when the goodyears are shot and put my current 2nd gen 16" wheels and tires back on.

So the question, will this 4th gen setup with LT285/70/17 fit under the truck? Or are they going to rub when turning? I know they'll fit fine in the rear. I''ve got a stock height on my 2nd gen. Currently I've got 265/75/16 tires on my 2nd gen. I think I almost confused myself with all the 2nd, 3rd, 4th gen talk.
 
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Hey guys.. I've found a set of 4th gen wheels that I like, 17'' 6 spoke with the groove in the spoke. I'm getting them for my 3rd gen diesel. They have a set of Goodyear Wrangler's on them with some, not much, life left in them. I was thinking of putting the 4th gen setup on my 2nd gen to wear the tires out and have a different look for awhile, then swap the 4th gen rims over to my 3rd gen when the goodyears are shot and put my current 2nd gen 16" wheels and tires back on.

So the question, will this 4th gen setup with LT285/70/17 fit under the truck? Or are they going to rub when turning? I know they'll fit fine in the rear. I''ve got a stock height on my 2nd gen. Currently I've got 265/75/16 tires on my 2nd gen. I think I almost confused myself with all the 2nd, 3rd, 4th gen talk.
I think they will fit no rubbing
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 09:04 PM
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My 4th gen 3/4 ton 20" wheels with 275 60s would rub the control arm when turning full lock on the 2000 2500.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:10 PM
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I had a chance this last weekend to try and fit the 4th gen wheels with the 285/70/17 tires on it and the tires easily rubbed when turning. So I took them off and swapped my toyos on my 3rd gen to the 4th gen wheels and put the 4th gens wheels on my 3rd gen.

Anybody know what size tire I can run on my 3rd gen 17'' wheels that won't rub? Was thinking of looking for 265/70/17, but that's not much smaller than 285.
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:45 PM
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33's are about as large as you can go without doing something with the suspension...
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:46 PM
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my 95 is lifted 1 1/2 - 2 inches and will just rub the control arms with 33's on it at full lock turning to the left. 32's no rubbing at all.

Note that if the offset is different on the the newer wheels your using, it might be better or worse...
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:17 AM
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those 17 inch tires you speak of are the same size that I used to have on the 01 3.9 ram I had a couple years ago iirc....on the stock "offroad package" 00-01-ish 17inch factory wheels somebody put on since I extremely doubt a v6 would have come like that, it had the rubber worktruck package inside instead of carpet, anyway, I never had problems and I drove all over with it...I even still managed about 14mpg with mostly city driving with the jacked up tires, worn out trans, and 154k on the v6 engine.

I don't THINK the truck was lifted, I never saw any blocks or anything when I looked under the frame, I do remember having to do a little bit of a running start hop to get in the truck though, it sat quite a bit higher than my 95 current v8 ram with 245/65/16's iirc...
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:32 PM
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Yeah the dish is probably different on the new ones. I'm not too bright on the dish measurements. I may just end up putting snow tires on the 3rd gen wheels and keep the 16" wheels on the gasser.
 

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