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oldskool83 08-15-2013 04:16 PM

My new Ram 1500 Hemi, now gotta fix it up
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Hi guys. I recently sold a massive lifted 97 318 ram and went for more power and less isses. So basicly that ment get a hemi since I didnt want a cummins sitting around since its just a 2nd ride.

My truck came with 33's 275/60R20's but they are all over with place with tread and 2 are ar wear bars, not that i care since I need new tires anyway.

I was wondering if anyone knows how much height differenace is between a 1500 3rd gen and a 2500 3rd gen?

I am not really looking to put a lift kit on my truck, nor go larger then 33's, however Id like to buy some 305/55r20's i found locals for a deal that are new. thats a 33 also just 12" wide.

Attached is a pic of a black 2500 with some offet and factory height with 33s is what id like to get to if i can. i dont know what factory 20's offset is but Id like to no use fender flares since I hate them.

Just wondering if anyone knows factory offset or has some pics of 1500s not really lifted or body lifted 1 inch.

gonefishin776 08-15-2013 04:59 PM

factory offset is +19mm. With a 12" wide might rub a bit. I know for 12.5" wide you need a level AND offset wheel or 1/4" spacer to make it fit.

I think you'd be good with that, if you rub some it might be at full lock, easy to avoid, or trim it up, or get some spacers.

oldskool83 08-15-2013 05:28 PM

thank you. Are spacers safe on somthing this heavy? typical in the atv and 3wheeler world we do not use them due to things bending like the studs.

Is there a place on this forum where centern gen models have pictures of modded trucks? I am not really finding anything I am looking for buy everyone with 4th gens and thats nothing I am interested in.

mb power wagon 08-17-2013 12:53 PM

if you run spacers make sure they are good high quality steel not white metal that will crack and fall apart. i think the stock 2500 is a few inches higher than the 1500. maybe someone else can confirm.

deanhinsley1963 08-17-2013 04:51 PM

Ive ran 305/55/20 on an 02 1500 QC and they work fine. But they will stick out of the fender alittle about like you show in the pics. This was with the stock Daisy wheels.:smiley_thumbs_up::smiley_thumbs_up::smiley _thumbs_up:

oldskool83 08-19-2013 04:33 PM

I found a nice set of micky thompson atz locally for super cheap which are new and about half the price new for all 4 tires. If that fit fine ill throw them on my stock 20's and find a set of different rims later. I need to get a rust spot fixed and get on rubber undercoating every part of the truck that could rust from (out of sight out of mine syndrome) anyone have pics of 305/55r20s on stock rims as a visual? I hope nothing would really rub with factory offset.

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