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Thanks, Primo. I hope it looks as good on the truck as it does in the pic. Unfortunately it's taking a dog's age to get them... ETA is near the end of March. If I could have afforded an extra $600, I could have gotten some KMD XD rims. 5 wide spokes... I really liked them, but I can't afford that extra cash. So these were my 2nd choice.
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That's not good. I followed your instructions and put the washer on top where you had specified. How many others followed it as well? What will happen with the washer up there?
The purpose of the washer going underneath is to prevent the upper spring seat from pushing down on the strut rod. The diameter of the rod and the diameter of the hole in the upper spring seat are very close, so the washer is meant to increase the diameter of the road (in a way) to prevent that from happening. Now that being said, it isn't the worst thing you could do. There is very little force pushing down on the upper spring seat, obviously most of the time it's being pushed up on by the weight of the truck. Some people do have a clunking sound when it is installed above the plate rather than below... but I've also read of numerous people putting it above and not having any issues either. However it is something I would pull apart and fix just to be safe... I'm pretty OCD when it comes to that.

I apologize to you and anyone else who may have messed up this install because of me. As I said, I'm not sure how it was missed as both myself and Canadian Hemi Pride proof read this before I posted it... I will have it fixed right away.
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The purpose of the washer going underneath is to prevent the upper spring seat from pushing down on the strut rod. The diameter of the rod and the diameter of the hole in the upper spring seat are very close, so the washer is meant to increase the diameter of the road (in a way) to prevent that from happening. Now that being said, it isn't the worst thing you could do. There is very little force pushing down on the upper spring seat, obviously most of the time it's being pushed up on by the weight of the truck. Some people do have a clunking sound when it is installed above the plate rather than below... but I've also read of numerous people putting it above and not having any issues either. However it is something I would pull apart and fix just to be safe... I'm pretty OCD when it comes to that.

I apologize to you and anyone else who may have messed up this install because of me. As I said, I'm not sure how it was missed as both myself and Canadian Hemi Pride proof read this before I posted it... I will have it fixed right away.

Thank you for the quick and detailed response! I am OCD as well and will re-rent the spring compressor and swap the positions of the washer a.s.a.p. I am within my 30 day alignment warranty for Les Schwab so I shouldn't have to pay for another alignment.

It was an honest mistake and I have no hard feelings. Thank you again for your detailed guide and assistance that makes this community the best!
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Thank you for the quick and detailed response! I am OCD as well and will re-rent the spring compressor and swap the positions of the washer a.s.a.p. I am within my 30 day alignment warranty for Les Schwab so I shouldn't have to pay for another alignment.

It was an honest mistake and I have no hard feelings. Thank you again for your detailed guide and assistance that makes this community the best!
No problem! Glad to hear you're within your alignment warranty so that you won't be out that extra cost.
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Yes and no.... As far as how far the tires will stick out, yes the numbers will be fairly similar. But because the suspension on a 2500 is way different there's way more clearance on the inside. So the inside clearance numbers don't apply. You can run more of a positive offset to keep the wheels tucked under the truck but still have room for wider tires.

If you want to stick fairly flush with the flares I'd look at 20 or 22x9 +12 offset or you could go with a 0 offset if you want to be out slightly past them. Check the thread HERE on Cummins Forum. It will give you a better idea of what different set ups look like on HD trucks. The specs will be pretty much the same on 3rd and 4th gens as far as inside clearance and outward poke is concerned.
Can you repost the link to this thread? The link you posted no longer works and I can't seem to find it by searching...

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Awesome post!!! Hell, I even printed it!
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My name is Rob and I am new to the site. This is by far the best post I have been able to find about this topic. I have a set of Bilstein 5100s in my closet waiting to go on when I get some wheels. I plan to go up to 2.8" and get a 1" spacer for the rear. I called rimzoneonline today about fitment and what size I could fit on my truck. I was looking at the fuel 20x9 with 0 offfset and 35x12.50 tires, but was told that they would not fit without major rubbing. I'm ok with having to trim the inner fenders if needed. I just want to make sure that I shouldn't have any issues when I buy these.
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If they tell you that setup won't fit without major rubbing they don't know what they're talking about. With Bilsteins at 2.8" and that wheel/tire you shouldn't have any rubbing at all.
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I appreciate the help and fast reply. Looks like I'll get these ordered soon then. Thanks again.
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Why are 34" tires so hard to find for the stock 20's? Planning on a basic level via Bilsteins or Rancho's. Guess I'll stick with 33". Obviously not a big demand for 34" tires.
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