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I drive a BLACK 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Quad Cab 2WD. I am running the stock 275/60/20 with the 20" stock chrome wheels. I am looking to lift the truck with Rough Country's 3" Suspension Lift. I have a few questions about this... I WANT MY TRUCK TO SIT STOCKY.

1. The lift mentions "Stock wheel must have 4.5" backspacing or an aftermarket wheel is required.".. I'm looking into the BLACK KMC XD Rockstar 20x8.5 on 5x5.5. There are 2 different backspacing options on this wheel, 5.14 backspacing with 10mm offset or 6.13 backspacing with 35mm offset. First of all, would either one of them work with the lift, or would I need spacers? Also, which would look better?

2. My next question deals with fitment. The lift RECOMMENDS 33x12.50 tires, however I am already running 33" tires stock. Can I run 305/55/20 Nitto Trail Grapplers without rubbing too much, or with minor trimming? Also, would these tires fit on the Rockstar wheels? Also, are these tires good? I'm looking for the longest lasting mud terrain tires.

3. Finally, just for opinions, is this a quality lift? Also, are there any other black aftermarket 20" wheels that look good on my truck? Also, I am attempting to "murder out" my truck, and I am fairly close. What is the easiest way to get my front and back bumpers black to match my truck? (They are chrome right now)

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With those wheels and that backspacing you will rub with a 12.50 tire. They offer that wheel wider though with different backspacing right? Like a 20x9 or 20x10?

Those mud terrains seem to be a great tire and most everybody on here loves them. Another good option for longevity is the Toyo MT's as well but they are pricey.

As far as bumpers go you could buy an aftermarket sport bumper (expensive) or have an option of powdercoating (expensive) the chrome or using a paint over the chrome that won't stick very well but works decently. I forgot the name of the black rubbery spray that I used and then put a top coat of paint to match the truck and it looks good for $50 and some elbow grease.

Here's a picture of a truck on here that you will probably love:

2wd Leveled with 33's on 20x10" rockstars with 4.5" backspacing if I remember correctly.
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Yeah, they have it in a 20x10 but the offset is ridiculous. I am going to stay with the 8.5s I think, 10mm offset
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And that truck is badass! I love that look, I'm thinking the 35x12.5x20 trail grapplers with the 20x8.5 rockstars, 10mm offset, 5.14 bacskspacing and a 3" suspension rough country lift
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I had a 4 in doetsch lift on my 05 1500 and ran 305/55/20 without any wheel spacers and they didnt rub at all. I have since removed that lift. i have a pic here and in the gallery with that lift on my truck. If you interestd Im selling that lift spindles and the blks and ubolts for the rear for 600 - shipped - 904-534-4722
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