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This question is for you guys that have the bilstiens shocks for leveling your Rams.....what setting are you running on the shock and what size tires will fit? BTW my truck is a 2011 Ram Sport 4x4.
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You can run up to a 35" tall tire with the Bilsteins maxed at 2.8".

If you're using the stock rims you will need 1/4" wheel spacers to clear anything wider than a 285. If you go with aftermarket rims you can just get the correct offset to work with your set up.
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You can run up to a 35" tall tire with the Bilsteins maxed at 2.8".

If you're using the stock rims you will need 1/4" wheel spacers to clear anything wider than a 285. If you go with aftermarket rims you can just get the correct offset to work with your set up.
Wow that was fast...... If you run on the max setting will the front set higher than the back?
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That really depends on your truck. The best thing to do is go out and measure what your fender heights are now. That will tell you how much rake you have. From there add the 2.1" or 2.8" (whatever you want to set the Bilsteins at) to the front and you'll be able to find out your rake all said and done. Keep in mind you want to retain at least 0.5" of rake to avoid looking nose high.
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That really depends on your truck. The best thing to do is go out and measure what your fender heights are now. That will tell you how much rake you have. From there add the 2.1" or 2.8" (whatever you want to set the Bilsteins at) to the front and you'll be able to find out your rake all said and done. Keep in mind you want to retain at least 0.5" of rake to avoid looking nose high.
I just measured my truck front is 4 3/8 back 6 3/4........
so would you say 2.1 setting? If so what size tire would you recommend?
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2.1 would probably look best for you. Looking nose high definitely sucks. Your other option would be to max the Bilsteins and add a rear coil spacer.

Are you going to be using stock rims or aftermarket?
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2.1 would probably look best for you. Looking nose high definitely sucks. Your other option would be to max the Bilsteins and add a rear coil spacer.

Are you going to be using stock rims or aftermarket?
Thinking aftermarket......
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For aftermarket I'd go 9" wide rim either 0 or -12 offset (depending on how far you want to stick out) with 35x12.5 tires.

Take a look at my wheel/tire thread linked in my signature below. I was running a 2.5" level with 20x9 -12 offset wheels and Toyo MT's at the time. Lots of pictures and information on that set up.
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Thanks a lot, I will have to make up my mind!!
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