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Old 01-14-2012, 10:26 AM
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You don't have a lift...and you should run all 4 tires the same size on a 4x4, unless you never use the 4x4. That's because you'll cause drive train bind and destroy your transfer case. Your factory rear block is OEM.

You should be able to run 285's on all 4 corners without a lift. Rubbing may vary or be non existent, depending on a stack of variables I can't control.

Sorry no one answered right away. BTW...your question is one of the most asked ones for 2nd gen ram owners, and seasoned vets probably get tired of answering it. At least you weren't asked to do a search...

As for 35 inch tires, the minimum lift required is 3 inches, and that can be pretty tight. Five inches gives the suspension more room to work. Since you live in a country where I'll hazard parts are not easy to get, I'd stay with 33 inch tires and a stock suspension. Personally I think Rancho stuff is crap. Order in some good Bilstien shocks to handle the poor roads.

Last edited by Okiespaniels; 01-14-2012 at 10:36 AM.
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