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Ah right, I saw that as soon as you said it, I knew you had aftermarket wheels and just turned my brain off for a bit.

Would you be able to recommend a set of spacers that would fit my ram and have new studs? Having a hard time locating ones for the Ram.
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Ya no worries.

I'm not really sure of any companies that make spacers that big off the top of my head. I've never looked into them because I planned on going aftermarket from the start.

The Ram bolt pattern is 5 on 5.5" with a 78mm hub (I think). When buying wheel spacers you definitely want hub centric ones, not lug centric. Otherwise you will get wobble at highway speeds.

I forget who, but one member just posted a thread last night (probably in the lifted section) of his truck and I believe he had 1" or 1.5" spacers on his wheels. You could look for that and send him a PM (once you reach 25 posts) and find out what brand they are.
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OK. I was seeing them BIGGER than 1" like 1.5-2"...I may just go down a little on tire size. With just the 2.5" from the Bilsteins I could fit 33" x 11.5? Or could I get bigger/do you think I'd need smaller?
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Well you could always go with 1/4" spacers (Rough Country makes them) and your stock wheels. Then, depending on what tire you chose, you should be able to fit a 35x12.5. Or you could go into the metric sizes and try to find a 305/70/17 or something close to that. But with a 2.5" level I would try to find something at least 34" tall.
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This might sound like a bit of a stupid question, but do you have a full size spare? (another 35" tire) or do you just keep the old spare still under the bed?

Also a 315/70/17 would be a 34.4" tire, that'd be a little bigger. Trying to find one that will fit and not need new rims...not sure how I'm going to finance all this stuff to begin with...the wife wants a new bathroom and since I just go the truck she trumps me

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This might sound like a bit of a stupid question, but do you have a full size spare? (another 35" tire) or do you just keep the old spare still under the bed?

personally I sold the spare with my other 4. I personally wouldn't want to ride home with a 33" plain spare with a 35" mud tire. I know that sounds dumb, but it also helped me sell my set of tires (the fact it came with the spare). Plus took weight off the truck, and mine was lose anyway.

I dont think a 35" tire would fit. I want to get one of those tailgates that hold a spare big tire. or something like that.

Brandonjansen had a first hand experience where a spare would have been nice.
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This is a mod I did to my front air dam:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=125252

I got tired of the thing almost getting ripped off while going off road.

I've had the truck up to 90 mph and did not noticed any difference. Sure maybe I lost .05 mpg on the highway.
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That is a VERY good idea. WOW. I can do that easy.

This is kind of a random question, but what kind of gas mileage does everyone get? I had a Dakota before and was lucky to pull 12mpg (it had glass packs and sounded awesome...also stick shift) and I'm sitting about the same around town with the Hemi Ram right now.

Normally I wouldn't notice/care too much, but with that stupid display thing (yeah I know I can change it) I see it more and more lol. Guess I should change it back to speedometer so I don't notice.
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I personally wouldn't want to ride home with a 33" plain spare with a 35" mud tire.

I dont think a 35" tire would fit. I want to get one of those tailgates that hold a spare big tire. or something like that.

Brandonjansen had a first hand experience where a spare would have been nice.
Nope, I don't have a full 35" spare. But like gonefishin said, I had a situation a couple weeks ago where it would have been nice... I had a chunk of steel go into my tire driving down the highway. Luckily my dad was home so he could come out right away with a jack and some tools so we could pull it off and get it patched. But other than that I would have been stuck there for a while.

Again, as gonefishin said I don't think a full 35" spare would fit in the stock location underneath the box. I still have my stock spare there simply because it shields water and junk from getting to my air compressor that I mounted above it.

Ideally it would be good to have a spare 35. Especially if you do a significant amount of offroading. I figure it's not very likely that I'll have a problem again (knock on wood) so it's not worth the money or extra space in the box for me to have one.

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Also a 315/70/17 would be a 34.4" tire, that'd be a little bigger. Trying to find one that will fit and not need new rims.
That would definitely be a good size for you to run. You'll still need at least 1/4" spacers to clear them on your stock wheels though.

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This is kind of a random question, but what kind of gas mileage does everyone get? I had a Dakota before and was lucky to pull 12mpg (it had glass packs and sounded awesome...also stick shift) and I'm sitting about the same around town with the Hemi Ram right now.

Normally I wouldn't notice/care too much, but with that stupid display thing (yeah I know I can change it) I see it more and more lol. Guess I should change it back to speedometer so I don't notice.
With my lift and 35's I'm getting about 15-15.5 MPG average. Typically around 12-13 MPG in the city and 16-17 MPG on the highway. Driving style and terrain plays in to it a lot though. I live in an area where there's constantly hills so that drops mine slightly. Plus it can easily fluctuate 1 MPG or more just by how I decided to drive the truck for that tank.
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Good to know; I'm thinking I'll keep the current spare and eventually get a full size one.

If I do go with 315/70/17's and quarter inch spacers how sure are you that those will fit? Would I get any sort of rubbing at full lock?

How do you figure what tires will fit and what wont? This just an experience thing, or is there some sort of measuring/calculations you can do...numbers are kinda my thing.
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