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Old 06-14-2019, 11:44 PM
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Hello! I recently purchased an '01 Ram 1500 4wd for my 19th birthday. I am looking into the Rough Country 5 inch lift kit to pair with 35s. I love the way this setup looks. My truck has the 5.2L engine and I'm just wondering if I would be able to use 35s with the 5.2. I don't, and almost certainly won't, be towing anything. I mainly use the truck for hauling and as DD. I was also wondering what options I have instead of adding a block rough country gives me in the rear. I've seen somewhere that i can use an AAL part. What exactly would I need?

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Hello! I recently purchased an '01 Ram 1500 4wd for my 19th birthday. I am looking into the Rough Country 5 inch lift kit to pair with 35s. I love the way this setup looks. My truck has the 5.2L engine and I'm just wondering if I would be able to use 35s with the 5.2. I don't, and almost certainly won't, be towing anything. I mainly use the truck for hauling and as DD. I was also wondering what options I have instead of adding a block rough country gives me in the rear. I've seen somewhere that i can use an AAL part. What exactly would I need?

Thanks for all your help!!
Best thing to do and obtain a decent ride is a shackle flip. The truck will be a dog with 35s so don't expect to pass anyone or any gas station
 
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:23 AM
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Naturally when going to bigger tires you should also change the gearing (ring and pinion).
 
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Hello! I recently purchased an '01 Ram 1500 4wd for my 19th birthday. I am looking into the Rough Country 5 inch lift kit to pair with 35s. I love the way this setup looks. My truck has the 5.2L engine and I'm just wondering if I would be able to use 35s with the 5.2. I don't, and almost certainly won't, be towing anything. I mainly use the truck for hauling and as DD. I was also wondering what options I have instead of adding a block rough country gives me in the rear. I've seen somewhere that i can use an AAL part. What exactly would I need?

Thanks for all your help!!
i run 295/75/16 on mine and it is terrible, pretty have to drive with overdrive off anything under 50 mph. up hills is a struggle. that tire size is just about a 33 inch tire. i couldnt imagine running 35 inch tires on stock gearing. hope this helps
 
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Put 4.56 gears in the axles and it will be fine.
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:06 PM
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Thank you, I love the stance of your truck! Is it stock wheel offset/backspacing? And I've opted to go with the upgraded gearing. Thanks for your help!
 
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Thank you, I love the stance of your truck! Is it stock wheel offset/backspacing? And I've opted to go with the upgraded gearing. Thanks for your help!
Who are you taking to? You can quote them so they see the comment
 
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i run 295/75/16 on mine and it is terrible, pretty have to drive with overdrive off anything under 50 mph. up hills is a struggle. that tire size is just about a 33 inch tire. i couldnt imagine running 35 inch tires on stock gearing. hope this helps
Thanks for letting me know!!
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 11:18 PM
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Who are you taking to? You can quote them so they see the comment
Oh goodness, I thought a quick reply to a post would auto quote it. Thanks for letting me know
 
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Oh goodness, I thought a quick reply to a post would auto quote it. Thanks for letting me know
No problem! I always recommend a gear upgrade but im running 40s on stock 3.55 gearing
 

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