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Hi.

I am seeking input on the following.

I have a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 4.7 V8.

I am planning on the following modifications.

6 inch Pro Comp Lift Kit

XD Monster Wheels (18s)

One of the following tire combos:

A. Nitto Terra Grappler 355s

B. Nitto Terra Grappler. 325s

C. Nitto Trail Grappler 35s

D. Nitto Trail Grappler 33s

I live in Orange County, NY. We get a fair amount of snow in the winter. Additionally I commute 1700 miles per month of mostly highway driving.

Now the questions:

1. The wheel dealer says they come in either a -12 or a +18 offset. Which do I choose and why?

2. Is the 6 inch lift good and stable with highway driving?

3. Which tire do I choose based on where I live and my amount of highway driving? I don't want tons of noise but I like the aggressive look of the Trail Grappler.

4. Do people who get these larger tires usually get a spare and if so where do you store it?

5. What do I do about the Tire Pressure Sensor?

6. Thoughts / recommendations on getting some of the mileage I loose back?

Thanks in advance.

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With the hwy driving you do, I suggest the Terra Grapplers over the Trails, Yes the trails look awesome.. But you drive a lot. For the TMPS, When I bought my 35's with rims, I had a new set installed and they work great. For the spare, I have a spare from my stock tires under my truck just for emergencies like if I have to get moved out of danger or something, but I have CAA with flatbed towing if I ever need it.
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Any thoughts as far as the 325s vs the 355s?

Also, which offset would be appropriate and why?

Thanks.

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The 6" lift will be perfectly stable.... just realized you're driving a lifted truck not a sports car so slow down on corners. Just wondering, why did you decide on ProComp rather than BDS?

You will need the -12 offset wheels, you won't clear tires that large with the +18 offset.

Definitely ditch the idea of 33's, that will be WAY too small on a 6" lift. I would either go with the 35" Trail Grapplers or the 325 Terra Grapplers is I was you. But as CHP said, with the amount of highway driving you do the Terra Grapplers are probably a better choice for longevity.

For the TPMS sensors, order them with the wheels/tires. Contact the guys at Bully's Performance. They can set you up with a wheel and tire package including the wheels, tires, lug nuts, mounting/balancing, TPMS sensors, and shipping for a very good price. And that way it all comes ready to go on the truck. Send them at email at sales@bullysperformance.com. Let them know you're a forum member and they'll hook you up with good pricing.

When I had my 4.7L 1500 with a 6" RCX lift and 35x12.5 Toyo MT's on it I was getting about 15.5 mpg with 80% highway driving (and driving it pretty nicely). So that's close to what you can expect. Depending on your driving habits it could be slightly lower or slightly higher.
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Any thoughts as far as the 325s vs the 355s?

Also, which offset would be appropriate and why?

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Thanks everyone.

So are the 18s cool or do I go for the 20s?

Why?
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So are the 18s cool or do I go for the 20s?

Why?
That's completely up to you. Do whatever you think looks good. Running 18's will be cheaper though....
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So are the 18s cool or do I go for the 20s?

Why?
I would go 20's if you drive more street than dirt. With a 6" lift, the truck will handle better with having less sidewall. Plus I think it's looks better, just IMO. 20's cost more traditionally than 18's, so there are some factors.

As I mentioned, I run 20's and originally had MT tires, but switched them out to AT's. Because I do 90% street driving. Much more smoother and quieter.
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I guess the 355/ would be too big?

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