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you should be fine running a 33x12.50 with a +6mm offset on just the factory set up as your factory tire is just a tad smaller than a 33" tire, a lot of people are running true 33x1250's on factory suspension.

If you don't mind what price did you find that set up at we might be able to come in cheaper and can include mount/balance/and TPMS sensors.

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That new package will sit 12mm further in and 38mm further out than your stockers. It will fill the wheel well another 19mm over your stockers.
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So could I go bigger than a 33"? I would like to fill up the fenders a bit and maybe make it a tad taller.. Honestly I'm not 100% positive what I want, I just know it doesn't look tough enough for me. I have searched the web like crazy trying to find a pic of that "perfect truck" but cant find it anywhere.. I have not priced anything yet, so far just trying to figure out what I want. Just seen the wheels and tires and loved em..
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Go w my recommendation and put 35 x 12.50 (either 17, 18, or 20") on it. Provided yours is a 4x4 pick up a set of Bilstein 5100 adjustable front struts for a couple hun and set them at 2.1" which is the second highest setting and you'll be good to go. If yours is a 4x2, I think you can only do a spacer kit to level the truck.

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You can fit full 35x12.5's on a stock height 2500 if you want to. But it will look stuffed IMO. If I were you I'd level the truck using spacers (since you're on a budget) and then put on some 35x12.5's on either the stock rims if you want to save money or aftermarket if that's what you want to spend a bit more.

If you don't put on an adjustable track bar your drivers side front tire will be sticking out about 1.75" and your passenger side will be sticking out about 1" running the 17x8.5 6mm offset wheels.

If you want to see tons of pictures of Heavy Duty 4th gens running different wheel/tire and lift combos check out CumminsForum. Everything there is 2500/3500 trucks so it's a lot easier to find what you're looking for.
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Go w my recommendation and put 35 x 12.50 (either 17, 18, or 20") on it. Provided yours is a 4x4 pick up a set of Bilstein 5100 adjustable front struts for a couple hun and set them at 2.1" which is the second highest setting and you'll be good to go. If yours is a 4x2, I think you can only do a spacer kit to level the truck.

Google dodge ram 2500 level 35" tires and see for yourself.
2500's don't have struts. Adjustable Bilsteins aren't an option...
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Well yes and no, it depends how you look at it.... There's a ton more options and better ways to lift a 2500/3500 over a 1500. Plus I can go twice as high lifting a 3500 over a 1500.

Putting a spacer on a 2500 isn't like putting one on a 1500. Because they're a solid axle rather than IFS it doesn't change the geometry in the same way and makes them fine to use. I could get into way more detail with all of it but it would take forever to type out. lol...
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Well yes and no, it depends how you look at it.... There's a ton more options and better ways to lift a 2500/3500 over a 1500. Plus I can go twice as high lifting a 3500 over a 1500. Just depends on how you look at it....

Putting a spacer on a 2500 isn't like putting one on a 1500. Because they're a solid axle rather than IFS it doesn't change the geometry in the same way and makes them fine to use. I could get into way more detail with all of it but it would take forever to type out. lol...
Exactly this right here ^^^
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Maybe but I'll take the ride quality, traction, and stability of a coilover design w ifs over a coil and solid axle any day. They both clearly have benefits but for a daily driver, I think the coilover/ifs wins.
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