Re: Big tires on stock 2500 Ram
I replied to another post stating that there is a new 1500 truck in our neighborhood wearing 35x12.50R17s with no lift and has been running around for months now. It my opinion it's a really tight fit and they are too big, but it does not appear to give them any trouble while running up and down the highway. Based on that I would think the 33x12.50R17 would fit fine on the 1500, at least for street driving (flexing off-road is a whole other story but the IFS doesn't move much). Since the 2500 series trucks sit several inches higher I'm sure you could get away with 33's and probably 35's (again, at least on the street) since the wheelwells are identical, though double-check for clearance when turning on the control arms. For lift kits on the 2500 and 3500 series trucks, I don't see why they would be much more expensive then the current ones since the suspension is pretty much identical with a few tweaks and adjustments. On the other hand, the 1500 series lifts will be much more expensive because they use IFS.