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question, a local dealer quoted me a price on a leveling kit for my 2006 dodge ram 1500 4x4 regular cab, the price total $295 for kit, labor and alignment. my question is what type of kits are usually installed on coil spring rams like mine? also whats the biggest tire i can run without rubbing safely? i heard stock i can fit 285/70 17 on 17x9 wheels no problem? but would like to fit big as possible tires on it. my truck has the 245/70 17 on stock wheels and the wheel/ tires look like bicycle sized on it
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That's pretty close to average price for the kit installed.

Most 2" kits are just a spacer that is bolted to the top of factory front strut assembly. Here's an example:

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...eling-kit.html

If you go higher, now you are probably talking about a lift kit, say a 4" one like this:

http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/RS6581B.html

You can fit 285/70RX17 tires on your truck, however, a 285 may rub on the inside as it's wider than the 245's you currently have.

The higher the section width number (LT265, LT285, LT305) the wider the tire.

The higher the sidewall aspect number (50/60/70) the taller the tire.
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That's pretty close to average price for the kit installed.

Most 2" kits are just a spacer that is bolted to the top of factory front strut assembly. Here's an example:

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...eling-kit.html

If you go higher, now you are probably talking about a lift kit, say a 4" one like this:

http://performancelifts.com/cgi-bin/cart/RS6581B.html

You can fit 285/70RX17 tires on your truck, however, a 285 may rub on the inside as it's wider than the 245's you currently have.

The higher the section width number (LT265, LT285, LT305) the wider the tire.

The higher the sidewall aspect number (50/60/70) the taller the tire.
i think u got that backwards, 285 refers to the tires height not width, and the 70 refers to width

so the only diff between the 245 i have and the 285 is its a taller tire not wider. just wanna see whats tallest tire i can go without rubbing anything
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Maddog, Your exactly right about the aspect ratio. I'm rolling on 305/60/18 with no leveling kit's or mod's. The height of the tire (60) is 60% of the width (305).
Hope this helps...
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i think u got that backwards, 285 refers to the tires height not width, and the 70 refers to width

so the only diff between the 245 i have and the 285 is its a taller tire not wider. just wanna see whats tallest tire i can go without rubbing anything
the first number is the width or cross section area from side wall to side wall.

the second number is the aspect ratio from the bead of the tire to the tread.

Its a ratio formula not a straight out measurement.

He was correct.
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