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will i be able to run 35x12.5x16 super swampers if i put a 3" lift on my 1997 dodge ram??...or are they too big?
 

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the biggest tire you are going to be able to fit is gonna be a 33" tires cause you can only fit 35's if u have at least 5.5" of lift...
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Being a kid, i dont realy know for sure but im gunna have to argue with that alittle. My dad was driving a customer's ram today that had 33" tires and was stock hieght. He said he didnt notice any rubbing, so if you can fit 33" tires stock height it seems a 2" taller tire with 3" of lift wouldd be no problem at all. I talked to another guy on this website, i cant exacly remember who though, who had 35" tires on his stock hieght ram with very little rubbing or anything like that. Of course his was a 2500 but a stock hieght 2500 probably only sits an inch or so higher than a stock hieght 1500. I know that trainmaster makes a 4" kit that they claim will fit 36" tires and there are lots of guys who run 35's and 36's with 5" kits so i think the needing at least 5.5" of lift to clear 35's is wrong too.

Well, like i said, i dont know for sure and this might all be wrong but i dont think it is.

Hopethis helps.
 

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yea 33's can fit on a 2500 stock...its about 1.5-2.5 inches taller...also they fit on the off road 4x4's too cause they come wioth a factory 3 inch suspension lift.....but with a regular 1500 4x4 the biggest tire you can fit on a 3" lift is gonna be a 33.
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On 2002-04-01 19:54, Jajeta21 wrote:
will i be able to run 35x12.5x16 super swampers if i put a 3" lift on my 1997 dodge ram??...or are they too big?
You can run a 35" tire on a 1500 4x4 with a three inch lift as long as you run a 8" wide rim, your best bet is something like a BFG 315/75/16 they are 34.6" tall. The 35x12.5x16 super swampers run big they are 35.3" tall which would be pushing it with a three inch lift.
 

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On 2002-04-01 20:40, Jajeta21 wrote:
how wide are the stock dodge alloy rims....the five star that come on the SLT??
They are 16x7 and you can't put anything bigger then a 285/75/16 on the stock rims because of the back spacing.285's on the stock rims will work but will rub your lower control arm when the wheel is turned all the way but nothing to worry about.
 

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As (Whitesport) neil said the 2500 sits about 2" -2-1/4" over a stock 1500, 33's fit without rubbing stock, put 35's on a 2500 and you will have rubbing on the front bumper if you dont cut it or move it, take it offroad or on unlevel pavement with 35's and no lift and you can kiss the front tires good by, the rear side of the front fender will eat them up. Spend your money on a 5.5" lift if you want to run 35's, dont cut corners, do it right.
 

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I ran 315/75/16s on 16x8's with only 3" of lift on my 1500 for 2 years (45,000 miles) without any problems.

I agree though that the Swampers run big in the smaller sizes (36" and under) and they might be a bit too much
 

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So what I'm hearing is that you can't run 33's without a 3" lift??? Doesn't sound right to me because I'm running 285/75/16's on mine and I have all kinds of room. They measure just under 33". I've noticed that my truck sets a little higher than a couple other stock rams. Not sure why, it's not an off road. I added the Daystar spacers but only to level the truck because I don't like the nose sag, not because I had any rubbing.
 

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well from what ive heard they said you could run 33's stock. i bet you could run the 35s with a 3 inch lift but only 12.5 wide tires. but like biginuf and whitesport said it would be best to get the 5.5" lift. it would be a lot better off road
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I ran 16x8 wheels and 305/70/16 tires on my stock height 4x4 for 3 months before i got my 3" lift and they fit perfect with out any rubbing. I am gonna upgrade to 35" tires soon.
 

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385/75/16...isn't that like a 33x10.50? I don't think those are wide enough to rub anything on the stock wheel 16x7. I have a three inch lift and I am running 315/75/16, (35/12.50) on a 16x8 rim. They rub a little bit, not extremely bad though. Actually I kind of jumped my truck a little last week and it popped to of the plastic rivits out of the passenger side plastic fender well. Usually it doesn't cause any damage though when I flex hard. I bought a set of 35x14.50 Boggers a few weeks ago though, I'll have to lift my truck a bit more to make them fit or else the extended side lugs will hit the metal fender if I flex to hard. So it makes a difference on how wide the tire is...if any of this makes any sense at all.
 

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i will tell you of my experance.
33X12.50 on 15X10 Bone Stock - rub a little, not bad
35X12.50 on 15X10 3" suspension lift - rubs worse. not horriable, but the are bfg m/t's not swampers. i think swampers would pull your fenders off. posaably going with a 15X8 would squeeze em' in there. try and test fit one.
 

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you also have to keep in mind, if you plan on running Super-Swampers, their tires are usually taller than what they are rated at...if you want to run the Swampers on the stock wheel, try the Q78-16! :D:
 

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Here's a guy with 35x10.50's on a 1500 with 3" of lift.
I think he gets away with it because of the 8" rims and the fact that the tires are 10.50's

http://www2.aeronix.com/~dudleydodge/

I know its not a monster but I like the look!
 
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