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Can I run this slightly taller size on my stock 2012 4x4 QC without a level kit and or lift or should I stick with the original size until I make that leap? These stock tires have to go soon and I would like some more rubber!

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Can I run this slightly taller size on my stock 2012 4x4 QC without a level kit and or lift or should I stick with the original size until I make that leap? These stock tires have to go soon and I would like some more rubber!

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You're adding an inch in tire height so I think you'll probably be fine since it's really only a 1/2 inch that is now closer to your fenders and wheel wells. I personally would also do the level kit since the front will look even more stuffed now with less gap.
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Can I run this slightly taller size on my stock 2012 4x4 QC without a level kit and or lift or should I stick with the original size until I make that leap? These stock tires have to go soon and I would like some more rubber!

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Yes you can, but 275/65r20 is not as common a size, so it's more expensive than the 275/60r20 size.
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There only slightly taller and the ram has plenty of room for only that small difference in height.
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Agreed. You can run that size with zero issues. You could actually run a 285/65/20 without any issues, although it is a 34.5" tire and a leveling kit would probably make it look a little better. Only thing about the 285/65 is that there are only two tires available in that size, the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac and the BFG T/A KO. Yes, the 275/65 is more expensive than the 275/60 but you better be sitting down when you look at the price of the 285/65, lol.
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Thanks for the help and suggestions. I think I'll stick with the stock size for now and an AT tire for winter and sand driving. A lift at least is coming. Never realized how low the front sits until I got this truck.
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a little off track from the 20" tires, but if the 285/65/20 will fit what about a 285/70/17 or the 315/70/17?
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a little off track from the 20" tires, but if the 285/65/20 will fit what about a 285/70/17 or the 315/70/17?

I've bounced that idea around in my head as well. Love the 20" wheels but really used to less rim, more tire. If money were not an issue I'd have a set of both.
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a little off track from the 20" tires, but if the 285/65/20 will fit what about a 285/70/17 or the 315/70/17?
A 285/70/17 should fit on a third or fourth gen with no problems. It's only one size wider and actually a hair shorter than the stock 20" tire size.

A 315/70/17 will not fit on a 2006-up truck without spacers or aftermarket wheels with less offset (or more negative offset). I believe you could fit this size on a 2005 or older truck. Everything I have read indicates that you can run a 35x12.50 on these trucks and a 315/70/17 is only 12.4" wide and 34.3" tall.
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I've bounced that idea around in my head as well. Love the 20" wheels but really used to less rim, more tire. If money were not an issue I'd have a set of both.
I work at a scrap yard and lucked into a set of factory 17" wheels a month ago, a guy bought a new set for his ram and sold his old stock ones for scrap so i got them for free and im thinking about going woth the 315/70/17's for a more aggressive look and maube keeping the stock 20's and tires to switch over to during the warmer months!
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