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Old 12-16-2013, 01:06 PM
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Hey guys. I'm a newbie here and just bought my second Dodge (46 th vehicle). I was looking at the same kit RC 2.5 front 1.75 rear to fit some fuel hostages (20 x10 with -12 offset) with 35 inch tires. Any suggestion on tire brand. I was looking at some Goodyear durotech MT with sipes for ice * rating or Nitto grapplers. Just putting my feelers out. I have a black 2011 ram crewab 4x4 sport
Welcome to the forum! I sure wish I was kicking it in Kelowna….

Anyway I assume you are looking at the good year Duratrac and Nitto trail grapplers? If you are looking for a “one tire for all seasons” that can handle our BC winters out of the two I would definitely say the Duratrac, It’s a great tire that a lot of guys run up here in PG for the winter.

However I will add this, if you are spending good money on your summer rims and tires I always recommend getting a cheap set of steelies or keeping your stock rims and putting on a true winter tire such as the Firestone Winter Force tires or Hanncook I-pikes. You will get much better winter traction and you won’t pit your nice new summer rims to death. Also keep in mind your new rims will stick out about 2-3 inches depending on what tire size you choose so your paint may start to suffer if you don’t have fender flares… another reason to consider a cheap steel rim and winter tires, you can keep them tucked under your fender well for the winter and won’t damage your paint with all of the sand/stone they put on our highways… JMO and something to be aware of.



I run a 0 Offset rime and this how far my tires stick out http://ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=139401 with that you will be running a wider rim (10inches vs 9) and a -12 offset so you will be out and inch and a half further than me.
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I got it installed guy's. .. picking up my 35in mickey thompson atzs tom and then I will post pics. I love the rcx kit. No shake. Where is the best place to get some wheel spacers?
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Hey mango. Sweet truck. Yes definitely will keep the stock rims for the winter tires. Your tires stick out of the fenders quite a bit and I like it. Good point on the fender flares or bush whackers. I saw a similar truck in my parking garage today with the same rims I want with 35 in dick cepeks on it. It didn't appear to have a lift or levelling kit on it? I took a pic for my tire guy but yah I think your right about the duratrac. It would be good to have the rating in case I get a bit lazy switching them out in the fall and get caught on some black ice. The first twi pics are his truck and second two are mine
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Hey so I ordered my tires and rims today. Went with 35 x 12.5 x 20 dick cepeks on matte black fuel hostages 20x10 with a -24 offset. The rims are coming from Los Angeles so it'll probably be a a couple of weeks. I won't be able to throw them on till spring anyway and it'll give me a chance to order and install the levelling kit. Think I'm going to go with the rough country one. Btw merry Xmas to everyone
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Level is on and the rims are here... Just waiting for the tires to come in by next week. I have a pic with the level though. As it turns out there was already a one inch block on the front so he just added to it :/ so 3.5 front and 1.75 rear. The truck is perfectly level. Can't wait to get the tires and rims put on now

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Might want to rethink the 3.5 up front, could cause CV binding issues and an early death.
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Level is on and the rims are here... Just waiting for the tires to come in by next week. I have a pic with the level though. As it turns out there was already a one inch block on the front so he just added to it :/ so 3.5 front and 1.75 rear. The truck is perfectly level. Can't wait to get the tires and rims put on now
This confuses me. Do you mean there was a spring spacer within the loaded coiler over strut because that is not typical for our trucks. The spacers go on top of the strut assembly and a 1" would not work due to the way the studs bolt though the fender. I have seen a 1.5" but that probably wound not work in stacking them. 3.5" front is too much without further modifications. It may work for a while but may cause problems.

Can you take a picture?

I installed my 2.5" front and was thinking that it was the max that I would want to go for sure because of the suspension angles and geometry.
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Hey guys you are both absolutely right. I tried it in 4x4 and there is quite a shake. I will be getting him to remove whatever after market level (unsure bottom or top) was already in there ( im second owner) and leave just the 2.5 rc kit only. Looks good at this height but the cv shafts are definitely at too much of an angle. I don't want to wreck anything and will not use 4x4 till it's out
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