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I just got a 2006 Ram 1500 Hemi w/Quad Cab. The wheels that are on it right now are 20", but they are looking worn and I know I will need new tires soon. I do not do too much off-roading, but would love a nice looking beefy tire that can give me a smooth ride (can the two be had in the same tire?). I'm partial to Michelin, but open to all suggestions.

Along with this I saw a post while cruising through the forums that a leveling kit would add a few inches of lift, or at least seem to, without going crazy. Is that correct? I saw one truck from a member that look lifted slightly and I thought it was nice, without going overboard, (I have kids and don't want it too high). That person had a leveling kit. Am I understanding the basics of leveling at least?

First off, I definitely need tire suggestions.

Thanks to all in advance,

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Yes, a leveling kit will raise a truck about 2" - 3" from stock and level the truck front to rear.

With the additional clearance, you could go to a 70 or 75 series tire.

As far as tire suggestions, are you wanting a mud & snow heavy lug tire or something that is a little less noisy on the road such as an all terrain tire?

Toyo, Michelin, BG Goodrich, Goodyear, Mickey Thompson and others make some nice tires.
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MADDOG's got this one covered. There are a lot of options for tires, in addition to what MADDOG posted, I'd say check out Nitto tires as well
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Yes Maddog has given you some nice choices . I have BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A Ko's on my Ram with a 2" leveling kit on it and love them . The Baltimore area got clobbered with two back to back blizzards back in February dumping about 25 - 30 inches of snowfall each storm . I didn't have a bit of problem getting around .
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my wife and I love our Toyos! The seem to last forever and are great all year round. seems like maddog covered all the bases
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Just an FYI, I am running Toyos on my Ram and my 300C SRT8 right now. I like them because they wear well, stick well and balance out well.

The truck is running Toyo A/T's in an LT275/75RX18 size on 18X9 KMC XD Addict wheels:





I am lifted and my only real concern was rubbing at either full steering lock or on the front or rear wheelwell openings. So my wheels are at a +18 offset. They stick out a bit (1.5") but I have a plan to cover them with flares.

And I am lifted.
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