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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2002, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Well today I tried to fit a bald 35/14.50/16.5 bogger on the front end today and it don't fit ! I'm not just talking about just the tire but also the 16.5 rim! My truck comes with 17" rims and 4 wheel disc brakes so the rim won't clear the calipers so I need 17" tires now to put on my factory rims. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] The bald 35" hit both front and the rear parts of the front fender so maybe a 33" will fit even though a worn out 35" bogger measures a bit over 33" so who knows??? Might have to go to a 32". :-( The stock tire is a 265/70/17 which measures around 30 1/2" if I remember right. Might have to install a 2" coil spacer real soon... A 32" is way to small for me, at least a 33" since my 89 jeep has a 4" lift and 33" boggers and a full size truck should be able to match it one would think since the previous style fit the 33's...
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My '95 has 16" wheels and with no lift before, i could do about 33" tires. I'm not surprised that smaller wheels don't fit since you have 4 disc brakes.

I know when I go to get a new truck in about 3 - 5 years, i'm going to beg them to put 15" wheels on at the very least 16", since the tires are a ton cheaper. Who knows if they will then [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

I wish Dodge would have stayed with smaller wheels, by going to bigger ones, tires are harder to find and more expensive [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

But the reason for bigger rims in the fact that you can fit bigger brakes behind them, the biggest brakes ever and by far the best. It is well worth it.

Check out this thread, it talks about putting 35's on with no mods, also some pictures.

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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

Those bf goodrichs must be narrow, my bald 35" boggers wouldn't clear... http://photos.thedieselstop.com/show...ss=&sort=1
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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

ya a bogger is going to be alot wider, just depends on the use of the truck and what tire you need.
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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

They're 315's, so they're 12.5" wide.
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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

I'm kind of surprised since there a stock '03 1500 down the street from me with a set of the 35x12.50R17 Pro-Comp mud terrains on it. I'm guessing that maybe the extra width of the wide bogger and the offset of the rims would cause fitment problems when turning, but how did you check the clearance if you couldn't fit the rims over the calipers?
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Re: 03 2500 tire/rim fitment...

I was able to get the lugs started barely. I guess I will get the 35's if they do fit, and if it rubs I will put in a 2" spacer...
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