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Old 01-30-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
 
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If you install a 6" suspension lift can you keep the factory rims or do you have to buy after market rims because of the back spacing? Also if I were to install a 3" body lift would I have to ditch the ranchhand grill guard and loose my hitch receiver underneath the rear bumper?

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Old 01-31-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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I dont know about the body lift questions for sure, but you should be able to keep the same wheels, unless you plan on adding wider and taller tires. Then backspacing might be an issue, but wheel spacers could fix that. You should be able to get a bracket fabbed up for the brush guard, but unsure on the hitch question.
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You should be fine with the bumper and hitch, i know my brothers 01 dodge 1500 was fine when he lifted it (3'body) and he kept both of his!

And you should be able to keep the stock rims too.
BTW it would look sweety!
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:20 PM   #4
 
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yeah I really want a 6" susp lift but I really like the stock chrome clad wheels and don't want to have to buy new ones. I also wanna wrap the stock wheels in the 33" Toyo Open Country MT tires. They look sweet! Or I could just go with the level kit and a body lift to save $$ seeing as how I don't really do and serious off-road driving and really just want the lift for looks, but I wanna be sure I am gonna be bale to keep my ranch hand grill guard that is getting installed next week.
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
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quote:Originally posted by EastTxHemi:
yeah I really want a 6" susp lift but I really like the stock chrome clad wheels and don't want to have to buy new ones. I also wanna wrap the stock wheels in the 33" Toyo Open Country MT tires. They look sweet! Or I could just go with the level kit and a body lift to save $$ seeing as how I don't really do and serious off-road driving and really just want the lift for looks, but I wanna be sure I am gonna be bale to keep my ranch hand grill guard that is getting installed next week.
The 33's will look too small with the 6" lift,. if you want proportional get 35's. Otherwise,.. it will look better with 2" front level and 3" bl with 33's
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:56 PM   #6
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You still may have problems with tire width on the stock wheels. 12.5" wide tires may rub, even if they're only 33" tall. It's all about the backspacing. Most wheels designed for off-road tires have 4.5" to 5" backspacing, while 5.5" is standard for the Ram OEM ones.

BTW, I've got a set of 285/70R17 Cooper STT's on 17 x 8 Centerlines (4.5" backspacing) for sale if you're interested.
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freeze do you have any pics of the rims and tires?
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Yep. Here ya go. Wheels are 17 x 8 Centerline Comet II's. 25 lbs each. Tires are 285/70R17 Cooper STT's.
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Closer.
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Tread.
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