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Old 05-14-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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I've got a 2003 SLT hemi 4x4 quad cab off road and I'm getting ready to put some new tires and my guest ion is what is the best leveling kit to buy for the front and what is the max tire size I can get underneath the hemi on stock wheels, I hoping I can go with a 305/75/17

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Old 05-14-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Do you mean 305 70 17? Cause if you do you would be better off with those than the 75 series. The difference is a 1" width and same height and you would only have to do a level for appearance.

The 70 series are 33's and the 75 series are 34's,.. As for the kit,.. you can crank up your torsion bars to achieve a leveled appearance with a 33in tire.

Tire width is also a concern, mounted on a too narrow of rim can give abnormal treadwear and stressed sidewalls and lessen the life of a tire depending on the conditions you subject it to. This message has been edited. Last edited by: mudchucker, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Mon, 23 Jun 2008 08:35:23 GMT-0700', '23 June 2008 11:35 AM')+''); 23 June 2008 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply mudchucker
I’m not that familiar with tire sizes, I’ve got 265/70r/17 on it now and I’m only trying to get the front level with the rear and get as much height as possible with out adding a body or suspension lift.
cranking up my torsion bars to achieve a leveled appearance ,would I need to replace the front stock shocks and is a 285/70/17 tire about the same size as a 33?
Thanks for the help
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:13 PM   #4
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quote:is a 285/70/17 tire about the same size as a 33?

It is 32.7 inches

A 285/75/17 would be 33.8 inches
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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Your best option would be to crank the torsion bars (lifting the front 2"). You should be able to fit up to a 295/70R17 tire without rubbing on the stock wheels. The 305/70R17's might need an aftermarket wheel with 4.5" - 5.0" backspacing (stock is 5.5"), although I suspect they'll clear on the stockers. 35 x 12.50's will rub, even on a 17 x 9 wheel with 4.5" BS.

Tire size conversion is as follows:

285/70R17 = 32.70"
295/70R17 = 33.26"
305/70R17 = 33.81"
315/70R17 = 34.36"

I would suggest swapping out your OEM shocks for some 5125 series Bilsteins. See my sig for part numbers, and don't forget bushings and sleeves (Bilstein shock eyelets are 5/8", Dodge uses 14mm).
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:52 AM   #7
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Ok I think I've got it, I going to raise the front 2.5" with the t-bars and I can use the stock keys, replace the stock shocks with the Bilstein 5125 shocks and I’m having BF Goodrich 295/70r/17 tires installed on my stock wheels and a front end alignment and I will good to go????
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Sounds like a good plan.

Thanks, Mark. Been kinda busy lately.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:15 AM   #9
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I started to post a MIA thread on you.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:01 AM   #10
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Found a good deal on these tires and wheels they are 17x9,5 on 5 1/2,4 1/2" back space, off set -12,and they have 33x12.50x17 tires this is all Mickey Thompson.
Mr Freeze will this set up rub if I turn my T/b up 2 1/2"

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