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I have a 1999 dodge ram quad cab. The truck is an automatic with a 3 inch suspension lift. The trans has been rebuilt and it has 3.55 gears. The truck has the stock 245/16 tires on it. I want to go bigger, but I don't want to kill all the power, or the trans. What would be a good size to get to fill up the wheel wells. I am kind of looking at 17 inch wheels

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Well, if you have a 3" lift already then you're primed to fit a set of 35s under there to fill in the space. If you do up to the 35s then I'd recommend going with a 3.90 gear. You can also go with the 33s but they look a little small with a 3" lift, IMHO.
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Right now I will probably stay with the 3.55"s so would 33's work well with those gears?
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I have 4.10's in mine and have 35's with a 2" Daystar leveling Kit . Little flat from a dead stop . So yeah 35's with 3.55 , would be a snail .
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I have 4.10's in mine and have 35's with a 2" Daystar leveling Kit . Little flat from a dead stop . So yeah 35's with 3.55 , would be a snail .
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What size tires would be decent on it with the 3.55 gears? I don't want to go to 35's. Would 33's be real bad with 3.55 gears?
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From the way I've been taught , gear ratio is based on a 28 " tall tire . So if you have a 30" tall tire in reality you're not really running a 3.55 . It would really be less . I would have to quess in the 3.4 range . So with 3.55 and a 33 inch tall tire what are you really running . (I know theres a formula out there) Wild quess , low 3.-- range , maybe in the upper 2.-- You just don't need to put to tall of a tire on it and knock your self out of your power band . I think 33's should be fine .
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33's look way too small. They only way they look descent is if the offset on the wheels is enough to bring them out a little. From a side view it looks a little funny.
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