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Alright guys. i'm new to this. I just got my first full size truck and I went with a 2007 Ram with a 5.9 cummins with a 6 speed manual. I tinted the windows and put some bushwaker fender flares. Now I am looking to put either a leveling kit or a 4-5 in lift. I'm also looking to put some oversized tires and wheels. I am having a hard time finding a lift that is of good quality but not out of my budget. I know with lifts you cheap is not better. You buy cheap, you build cheap. I want something that will last and have great performance. For tires and wheels I am looking for something that will fit and look good with my large flares. I have found many sets that I like but I am not sure what size to go with. I want tall and wide tires that will clear on my truck with out rubbing. So what are some good brands for lifts and sizes for my wheels. I found a tuff country lift but wanted some input b4 a purchase. http://www.xtremediesel.com/tuffcoun...ilspacers.aspx
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btw. I am going to be using this truck on my farm for hauling cattle and farm implements. so i don't want a lift that is going to allow a trailer to get into my bedsides. Thanks for your input and help
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Alright guys. i'm new to this. I just got my first full size truck and I went with a 2007 Ram with a 5.9 cummins with a 6 speed manual. I tinted the windows and put some bushwaker fender flares. Now I am looking to put either a leveling kit or a 4-5 in lift. I'm also looking to put some oversized tires and wheels. I am having a hard time finding a lift that is of good quality but not out of my budget. I know with lifts you cheap is not better. You buy cheap, you build cheap. I want something that will last and have great performance. For tires and wheels I am looking for something that will fit and look good with my large flares. I have found many sets that I like but I am not sure what size to go with. I want tall and wide tires that will clear on my truck with out rubbing. So what are some good brands for lifts and sizes for my wheels. I found a tuff country lift but wanted some input b4 a purchase. http://www.xtremediesel.com/tuffcoun...ilspacers.aspx

First off welcome.

I have had nothing but Cummins trucks and have been messing around modding them for years. Definitely miss it right now. Glad you went 5.9

As for lifts:
I have ran Pro Comp Leveling Kits on my diesels. Make sure you dont go over 2.5" or you will run into death wobble issues possibly.
I have never had an issue out of my pro comp leveling kits. Cheap, easy install, and look great.

If you want to go bigger than you NEED to get a full lift. Don't go half way. So I recommend 4" or bigger.
Top Gun Customz has some good 4-6" lifts.
Rough Country has a good 5" lift

With a leveling kit you can fit 35s and still tow a trailer. With a 4" plus you can fit 37s but it will be much more difficult to tow.

If you want big wide tires and wheels you most likely need a 4" or bigger. If you go 4" you might as well go 6" since its not much more and you'll regret it.

If you have any more Cummins questions let me know. Its about all I know
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If it were me i'd do a leveling kit on 35s. This is just me.

That way you can still use it
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thanks guys! I do have a few friends that have 6" lifts on cummins and pull gooseneck trailers with no problems. but i'm not always on smooth ground as a farmer i load a lot where i have to drive through hills and ditches.
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thanks guys! I do have a few friends that have 6" lifts on cummins and pull gooseneck trailers with no problems. but i'm not always on smooth ground as a farmer i load a lot where i have to drive through hills and ditches.
I mean if you can make a 6" work then do it.

The first MOD i would do though before anything else.... AFE Stage 2 pro dry S filter. That is the first thing I did on all my 5.9 Cummins

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Rough Country lifts are a great value. I'm very happy with mine. It rides, drives and handles like stock.
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agreed. RCX is a great kit. I researched for months on what to run on my 12, and when I decided on RCX it was not purely out of price. it was out of research and reviews. I was just lucky they don't jack up their prices.
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Thanks. you guys have been a lot of help. still not sure on the lift yet. but the question i have now is what off set should i get on my wheels? I Am looking at either some 18x8.5-20x10 wheels. I just don't know what offset will fit properly and look good with my fender flares. Thanks guys
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-12 is usually a good offset. But that is on half ton. I am just guessing it is the same on yours
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