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That statement is really confusing. Why woulsnt you raise them? Not that I am, but say I wanted to raise them up, why shouldnt I?

You also say use my truck as a truck, do you mean payload and towing? Because I dont do either. As for off the pavement, I have been known to bury a truck or two haha.

You say half ton light duty ifs truck is a no go on 40s. Is it because it half ton or ifs or stock components? I only have stock tie rods up front for now, that would be my only light duty ifs part. Btw the half shafts are cvs, mine are chromoly steel. I dont fit any of the criteria it seems. Well I am half ton but Im beefed up aftermarket IFS. Plus the km2 would be 2 more lbs that I have now....
Its all a matter of opinion i suppose. And the reason i say dont max those bilsteins is because it gives your cv's a pretty shitty angle and often can cause a "wobble". But i see where your coming from with the km2's....my 37x13.50 toyos are about the same weight and i do fine offroad. Its just a matter of opinion all and all. You do have a beefier front end especially when u get those uca's, tierods which will help tremendously. I just would not run 40's on a 1500 IFS truck..but thats me! I have seen guys in half tons running huge 38" mud graps and their tie rods snap on the highway and lose control of the vehicle. Again its my opinion.... 40s would look sick on that bad boy, you just gotta bargain hunt for the best prices on those monster km2's!!!! good luck man
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Its all a matter of opinion i suppose. And the reason i say dont max those bilsteins is because it gives your cv's a pretty shitty angle and often can cause a "wobble". But i see where your coming from with the km2's....my 37x13.50 toyos are about the same weight and i do fine offroad. Its just a matter of opinion all and all. You do have a beefier front end especially when u get those uca's, tierods which will help tremendously. I just would not run 40's on a 1500 IFS truck..but thats me! I have seen guys in half tons running huge 38" mud graps and their tie rods snap on the highway and lose control of the vehicle. Again its my opinion.... 40s would look sick on that bad boy, you just gotta bargain hunt for the best prices on those monster km2's!!!! good luck man
With the shitty angles and wobble I shouldnt experience either wit this setup or so I was told lol. The bilsteins are at the middle setting and my cvs and ucas are straight as can be. Probably has to do with all the added weight up front.

Them 40" km2s are probably the same width as your 37" toyos just taller and 10lbs or so lighter. Bfg runs small too. They measure 39.5" unmounted but might be 39" mounted on the truck if I was lucky. They just cost so much. Was hoping I was over looking some tires! Again tho, the tie rods and ucas will be on when I do tires. The only non beefed up or stock IFS component would be LCAs. Pretty sure it would handle 40s of a certain weight even in the nasty stuff. I would think you guys with Toyos would break and snap stuff before you would with a 38-40 BFG even with yor stock IfS. Again, just an opinion!
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Wanna buy another truck?

I'd do the 38" Mud Grapps for killer looks and KM2 for a lighter weighed tire
Are you selling too?

I agree the Graps do look a hell of a lot better. Their bigger and heavier. The truck is quick as it sits. Dont wanna lose too much of it. I like being able to spin 37s from a dig lol.

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Are you selling too?

I agree the Graps do look a hell of a lot better. Their bigger and heavier. The truck is quick as it sits. Dont wanna lose too much of it. I like being able to spin 37s from a dig lol.

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Mine is the black street princess to Blake's...well now yours. Haha

Those tires you got now are equivalent to a 35" with all that lack of thread. So any other tire you swap to, you'll notice the change.
Either way, some new tires will complete your truck looks wise
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With the shitty angles and wobble I shouldnt experience either wit this setup or so I was told lol. The bilsteins are at the middle setting and my cvs and ucas are straight as can be. Probably has to do with all the added weight up front.

Them 40" km2s are probably the same width as your 37" toyos just taller and 10lbs or so lighter. Bfg runs small too. They measure 39.5" unmounted but might be 39" mounted on the truck if I was lucky. They just cost so much. Was hoping I was over looking some tires! Again tho, the tie rods and ucas will be on when I do tires. The only non beefed up or stock IFS component would be LCAs. Pretty sure it would handle 40s of a certain weight even in the nasty stuff. I would think you guys with Toyos would break and snap stuff before you would with a 38-40 BFG even with yor stock IfS. Again, just an opinion!
Yeah ive seen your cv's and there dead straight! And i forgot you have kore cv's which solve the wobble. Hopefully MMW drops some LCA's and Tierods...Those ready lifts are a bit too pricy. haha you could run 46's and drive it like a baby and not break something....ok not really....but its all in how you drive it!! Im sure i could break mine if i wanted too. But im not gunna try... Take a look at those pitbull rockers.... That would be the most badass looking tire you could put on that thing
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Well... Sad to see Blake's truck owned by someone else. But oh well.

Blake and I have talked back and forth about which tires he should run. My vote is the 40" KM2. I have personally owned KM2s in 35" and absolutely loved them. I got about 30 - 35k miles out of them and that is about triple what mud graps would get. Blake is serious when he says he'll kill you for putting Toyos on there... Trust me.

With the Kore CVs and 4.56 gears the larger tire size isnt horrible. I would still add the MMW UCA ASAP. Whenever you run tires in the 38-40" range (even 37") you are going to put crazy stress on the IFS regardless of what you do.

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I have a question AND a comment.
I have a 2011 RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAN SLT QC
the truck has a zone 6" front/ 5" rear susp. lift and a 3" body lift. the truck still had a factory looking "rake" so I just had Rancho quicklifts installed and leveled the front. I run 38" x 13.50" x 20" Toyo Open Country MT's on HELO rims. I see people talking about have 10 and 11" of lift on their 1500 trucks...HOW IN THE HECK DO YOU GET THAT MUCH LIFT!!!??? They tried to add spacers (1.5") on top of the ranchos that were apparently on my stock struts above the spacers for the lift kit and when they did, the coil springs rubbed the back of the spindles. not to mention the CV axles were at some very serious angles and my mechanic recommended not doing it because my axles would get ate up quick. the truck is still more level that it was before. but I do think if I went to a deeper offset rim, i could swing 40's but I too, dont want the "stuffed" look
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I have a question AND a comment.
I have a 2011 RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAN SLT QC
the truck has a zone 6" front/ 5" rear susp. lift and a 3" body lift. the truck still had a factory looking "rake" so I just had Rancho quicklifts installed and leveled the front. I run 38" x 13.50" x 20" Toyo Open Country MT's on HELO rims. I see people talking about have 10 and 11" of lift on their 1500 trucks...HOW IN THE HECK DO YOU GET THAT MUCH LIFT!!!??? They tried to add spacers (1.5") on top of the ranchos that were apparently on my stock struts above the spacers for the lift kit and when they did, the coil springs rubbed the back of the spindles. not to mention the CV axles were at some very serious angles and my mechanic recommended not doing it because my axles would get ate up quick. the truck is still more level that it was before. but I do think if I went to a deeper offset rim, i could swing 40's but I too, dont want the "stuffed" look
I tried loading a picture but do not have an online picture site.

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First things first, we'd need to know your exact suspension setup. With what you've mentioned about spacers in your post something doesn't sound right. With the 6" Zone kit and Rancho Quicklifts you should have the Rancho Quicklifts with the Zone strut spacer on top of that. Nothing more, nothing less. That setup would give you a total of 6 7/8" of lift (4 7/8" from the Zone strut spacer and 2" from the Quicklifts). With a 3" body lift on top of that your total lift height is 9 7/8". So you're pretty much at that 10" mark. That's about the max you're going to get on a 1500.

That being the case, 40's aren't going to be a realistic option for you and honestly, probably not something you want as they'll start to kill the components of a 1500 very quickly. They just aren't meant to handle that size and weight. 38's are already a very large tire to be running on a 1500 and I wouldn't recommend going any larger than that.
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Hey Kelley,

First things first, we'd need to know your exact suspension setup. With what you've mentioned about spacers in your post something doesn't sound right. With the 6" Zone kit and Rancho Quicklifts you should have the Rancho Quicklifts with the Zone strut spacer on top of that. Nothing more, nothing less. That setup would give you a total of 6 7/8" of lift (4 7/8" from the Zone strut spacer and 2" from the Quicklifts). With a 3" body lift on top of that your total lift height is 9 7/8". So you're pretty much at that 10" mark. That's about the max you're going to get on a 1500.

That being the case, 40's aren't going to be a realistic option for you and honestly, probably not something you want as they'll start to kill the components of a 1500 very quickly. They just aren't meant to handle that size and weight. 38's are already a very large tire to be running on a 1500 and I wouldn't recommend going any larger than that.
ok, let me see if I can explain a little better.
there is a zone 6" suspension lift, that includes the spindles and the CA drop then there is a large spacer that goes on top of a factory strut and up into the "perch". the person who did the lift apparently added an additional 1.5" spacer kit on top of that, in going to the ranchos, the spacer from zone, about 5" tall or so, was put onto the ranchos. BUT the 1.5" aluminum spacer, would not fit so was eliminated. the truck still got taller in the front.

I will take a picture in a few at break so you can see the difference in the stance. I just dont see how that equates so much lift. I guess I am confusing when people say they have 10-11" lift. I am assuming they are talking about straight suspension lift. it seems like when I see trucks claiming to have this much lift, they "appear" to be higher than mine and it gets me wondering HOW did they get that much lift!?

I think part of it is they normally have a deeper dish rim which changes the look tremendously.
Like I said. Ill add a pic after break to compare.

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ok, here is a NOW pic.
excuse the dirty truck, its been raining here for a couple of days and it needs a bath BADLY.


When I bought it



Today
For reference, I am 6' tall and the top of the mirrors are right at 6'

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