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Old 05-20-2013, 01:56 AM
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I'm assembling the add on's ahead of delivery time (3 piece tonneau cover, power running boards, rear air bags etc) so when the truck arrives I can roll it in the garage, thrash on it and roll it out "done". My issue comes on what size tires to order/install. I didn't order the air suspension because I wanted to level the ride in front (1 1/2+) due to the truck sitting too nose low (IMO) and will inflate air bags for the rear only when I throw in some extra weight or trailer. The truck comes with 275 /60 /20's and a local tire shop says that anything larger that 1 1/2" overall taller than stock, even with the level kit will rub? Any of you have experience with a level kit and run a larger tire? Thanks
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The 2013 Ram is taller in the front by over an inch from previous Rams. My 2010 Ram was way too low in front. When I was trading for my 2013 I had them parked side by side and noticed the difference in the ride hight. It was obvious. I measured them both and the 2013 was about an inch and 3/8 taller. It even says raised ride hight on the build sheet. Note where the centerline on the front wheel is on both trucks.



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Lots of threads on this if you look around.

With a level (2" or higher) you can run up to a 35x12.5 tire on the stock wheels with 1/4" wheel spacers. You might have a slight amount of rub at full lock but thats it. If you go with aftermarket rims you'd need at least a 0 offset to avoid any rubbing at all.

I'm running 35x12.5 Toyo MT's on 20x9 -12 offset rims with a 2.5" level. No rubbing at all (with some minor adjustments). Here's a link to my thread on my wheel and tire install.

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Have you decided what leveling kit to go with? I'd definitely recommend the Bilstein 5100 adjustable shocks. They are definitely the best way to level the new Rams.
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My truck has the Air suspension and the one of the benefits of it is that the truck rides level all the time. The purpose of the rake is to allow for weight in the bed to level the truck, not necessary with the air suspension as it does it by itself.

With these trucks it comes down to the rims. With a level kit you could run a 35 pretty easy but you need a different backspacing or offset. Look under the truck it is all part of the MPG game but the plastic inner fenderwells come real close to the wheel and the top of the spindle is REAL close to the tire. The issue isn't height as I run a 34" no problem the issue is running to wide of a wheel on a factory rim or similar backspacing / offset
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Madhatr02 -

So you have air ride and run 34's? Are they 275/65/20 or actually 34s? What brand? My truck will be here next week and I've read that the 275/65 doesn't rub, but I'm a little skeptical. Just want to be sure.

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