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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2002, 10:20 AM
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Lift and Tire size question

Hey,

I checked some older topics but didn't really find an answer i liked. I got a 97 1500 Ram (99k miles) and its time for new tires and shocks so i figure i might as well lift it while i'm at it. i'm thinking about a 3" suspension lift and 33" tires, but i'm not sure which lift to go with (pro comp, rancho, trailmaster, superlift, tuff country etc.?) or if i'll need new rims and what backspacing. i don't want to spend a lot of money, so i'll probably get black rockcrawler rims if necessary. any ideas? thanx

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Re: Lift and Tire size question

Most people use the skyjacker lift kit and second to that is probaly the superlift. I used the chrome nugget rims, I think there around $60. 9 3/4x16.5-8 lug. Yours would be the 10x15 or 16 if your going to be running a 12.50 or 14.50 width tire. The back spacing would be the same as the factory rims, to check put a straight edge across the back of the rim and measure the distance between the back of the rim and the straight edge this would be usually between 3 1/2" and 4". You have probaly a 6 1/2" wide factory rim so you could only use a skinny tire like a 295/75/15


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thanx for the info! nice pic by the way

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Re: Lift and Tire size question

The manufacturers all about the same with a 3" lift. Go for the best deal you can get and also get the dual shock option for the front. Use 8" rims with a 4" backspace to help with clearance. You can run 315's or 35's with a 3" lift with a little rubbing at full lock and articulating heavily.

Attached is my Dodge with 15X8 rims and 35X12.50R15 SuperSwamper SSR's. The fenders have been bobbed and enlarged for the 36X12.50-15 SuperSwamper SX's I sometimes run. I do rub during a full-stuffed, turning articulated run, but not bad.

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