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With 40 inch tire, I'd probably run 4:88s or 5:13s.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but I don't believe your front IFS will take the pounding from such a heavy tire, especially off road. I'v seen two such rams litterally blow thier front diffs to bits with just a 36 inch while off roading, and they were both unlocked. You'll be twisting front CV axles up like pretzels. Both trucks have since converted to solid front axles.
On a street only truck, they might survive.

I would do some research in forums where guys do a LOT of off roading and regularly run BIG tires. I could name them but don't want to get in trouble.
couldn't agree more, i don't think the rear will hold up either. what type of locker do you want? i don't know what they offer for the 1500 but you can go arb air, ox cable, electric or maybe something like a detroit. you can do a spool, weld the gears or a cheaper lunch box style. i suggest selectable for the front though.
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u will be ok aslong as u dont offroad too much. And 4:88s is what u need
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Do yourself a favor and get the lockers at the same time as the gears. The labor is what kills you when having your axles worked on so save yourself some money in the long run and get it all installed at the same time.
I second that. I'll be doing the same.
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I would get around 4.56s and take a look at detriot lockers. I had them in my old truck and they work magic in the mud.
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4:56s is great with 37's. 40s u gonna need 4:88 to bring back to stock feeling
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They say you lose about a tenth of a gear every inch up from stock that you go so stock 33" with 3.92 gears and now I'm at 35" so 3.72 now.
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i have 38's on my truck with 4.56's and its pretty good power wise even with my little 4.7. i also put a lock right in the rear we'll see how it holds up
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dvsk8er, u got any pics of ya truck on the 38s i would love see it
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