Re: Max Tire Size for my 1995 DodgeRam Gear Ratio 3.55
Well, yesterday I went to a 4x4 shop and someone came out with me to take a look at my truck. We talked about everything from suspension lift, to body lift, to larger tires, wheels, and gearing.
I told him that I was worried I wouldn't be able to run 33's since my gearing was only 3:55. My buddy has a new Jeep Rubicon which is geared at 4:10 and he can no problem. He said that's not an Apple to Apple comparison. My Truck has the 5.9L 360 in it, so he said the torque and hp were more than enough with the 3:55 gearing to handle them. He figured with the 3" Lift I could do 305's no problem. BUT, trying to do a 33 x 12.5 probably not, would run into rubbing problems again, unless I bump the suspension lift to 5" more than likely.
Funny thing is, a 305 tire is still 12 inches wide, so not sure why I couldn't do 12.5. He did tell me as well, that I have to stay with a 16" wheel, since the 15" wheel doesn't go with the brake system on my truck.
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Well was looking through a 4x4 catalog and saw Skyjacker had a combo package of a lift kit and new tires and wheels for my truck. Guess what the wheels were 15x10 heh. They guy at the 4x4 shop was surprised, but guessed he was wrong.
If this is true, then my next set will probably be 15x10 wheels, with 33 x 12.5 Pro-Comp Mud-Terrian tires. Because again, with that gearing probably can't jump all the way to 35's.
As far as my lifts go, I decided not to do the body lift right now, and i'm putting that money and a few extra bucks to go from a 3" to a 5" suspension lift [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Probably gonna order it on Monday, WOOT!