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Old 02-20-2013, 10:41 PM
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Default 2007 1500 4x4 Help...

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1st time poster long time reader! Lots of great info on here that has helped me figure out exactly what I want!..sort of. I am about to upgrade my 2007 1500 4x4 to bigger wheels, tires, and a 2.5 leveling kit.

I want to make sure what I have put together will A. Work , B. Achieve the look I am going for..

Here is what I plan on doing:

2.5" Hell Bent Steel level
17" or 18" Gear Alloy 713MB Double Pump wheels
BFG All-Terrain T/A KOs

The issue: Do I go with 285/70/17's or 305/65/18's?

My #1 concern is clearance.

The wheel specs are +10 offset and 5.39 Backspacing (Both 17 and 18 inch)
Tire spec chart says 285s are about 32.8 diameter and 305s are 33.7 diameter

My 2nd concern is look.

I don't want the tire to look like it is bulging like a balloon or sticking ridiculously far out from the fender (commonly found on jeeps). I want a nice sensible size that gives me some height and a beefy look. Purely for looks I don't take it off road really.

I am confident the 285s will fit no problem but not sure about the 305s. Anybody have any pics or advice for my setup? Thanks in advance!
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