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Old 04-18-2016, 09:11 PM   #1
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Hello, I am brand new to this forum and fairly new to owning a Hemi. This summer I am planning on adding a suspension lift kit and bigger tires to my 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 4x4 regular cab long box. I am having trouble finding the right sizes for everything. My likings started out as a leveling kit with new coils and shocks, then to an all around 3" lift, and now to a 5" long arm. Wanting 35" tires, my dad has 35" Cooper Discoverer A/Ts on his 2014 cummins with stock wheels and a stock leveling kit spacer setup from the factory. I'm looking into this: 5" rough country long arm suspension lift kit (which fits up to 37" tires) and 35x12.5R17 (to fit stock wheels being 17x8 I believe). Wondering if anyone knows if this setup will work. Need no rubbing, will do minor trimming if necessary. If anyone has a setup like this pictures would be fantastic! Also, if I end up having the money, would like to invest in 20x12 Moto Metal 962 Chrome wheels. They're -44mm offset which is what I'm liking the look of. Obviously will need R20 rims but not sure on the tire width so info on that would be great as well! But with this kind of offset, I don't think the wheels will work, but was told it could be possible with a 5 or 6" lift. Lots of info I know, but want to make this perfect. Thankyou!

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Stock wheels are 17x9. 35x12.50 on stock wheels will fit with a 2" level and 2" spacers from what I've been researching(that's what I want to do with my 2011 2500). I do like the coil spring level over the spacer level. With longer shocks it gives more travel instead of putting a spacer on top of the stock spring. I think the longer spring is a slightly softer spring rate for better ride quality too. With a 20x12 wheel you won't be able to go narrower than a 12.5 tire. With a 5" or 6" lift and 33"s it will look like your truck skipped leg day There's a lot of builds with pictures out there, do some google sleuthing to see what they look like to help with your decision
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Stock wheels are 17x9. 35x12.50 on stock wheels will fit with a 2" level and 2" spacers from what I've been researching(that's what I want to do with my 2011 2500). I do like the coil spring level over the spacer level. With longer shocks it gives more travel instead of putting a spacer on top of the stock spring. I think the longer spring is a slightly softer spring rate for better ride quality too. With a 20x12 wheel you won't be able to go narrower than a 12.5 tire. With a 5" or 6" lift and 33"s it will look like your truck skipped leg day There's a lot of builds with pictures out there, do some google sleuthing to see what they look like to help with your decision
Okay so 315/60/R17 would fit on stock wheels with a 5" lift? I've seen pictures with 35s on 5" lifts before and they look pretty cool so thats why I'm asking.
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Okay so 315/60/R17 would fit on stock wheels with a 5" lift? I've seen pictures with 35s on 5" lifts before and they look pretty cool so thats why I'm asking.
Most tire mfg have a chart on their websites where you can find recommended wheel widths for that particular tire. Recommendations can vary some between different mfg for same size tire so make sure you're within the range. Voids tire warranty to mount on the wrong size wheel.
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I have a 6" lift with 35" tires on factory wheels and they rub Max turn on the suspension arms. A long arm kit will cute this or a 2" spacer will cure this. 37" tires will rub like crazy unless you have 2" spacers or wheels for them with correct offset. Rough country is the cheaper end of the lifts IMO but they work. A 5" lift setup correctly will clear just fine.
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I have a 6" lift with 35" tires on factory wheels and they rub Max turn on the suspension arms. A long arm kit will cute this or a 2" spacer will cure this. 37" tires will rub like crazy unless you have 2" spacers or wheels for them with correct offset. Rough country is the cheaper end of the lifts IMO but they work. A 5" lift setup correctly will clear just fine.
:agree:w/ charged….. I have ridden in trucks with a Skyjacker 6" lift on 37's, Rough Country 5" lift on 35's, and a Fabtech 6" lift on 35's. The smoothes ride was the Rough Country then Fabtech then Skyjacker. Also depending what gears you have I would upgrade the gears to a 4:10 at least if not 4:56's. That will help gain back that laggy feeling when the truck is trying to push with bigger tires. I had a 33" bfg km2's and it wasnt too bad but as soon as I slapped on a 34 I could definitely feel it. Gears are a necessity in my book with a 35" tire or bigger. Also if you start to have upper and/or lower ball joints going bad. Go ahead and spend the extra money on Moog because they have a lifetime warranty and ride exceptionally smooth too.
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