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Hey I just bought my 2005 dodge ram 1500 thunder road and I was looking at some leveling kits. I saw the ones with the torsion keys and saw it was 2-3 inch lift up front and saw you could fit 33s on the truck. But than I was reading that a 2.5 inch leveling kit and a 1/4 inch spacer would allow me to have 35s. Would i be able to fit 35s with a 3 inch leveling kit. Sorry... i know nothing about that stuff haha
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I have a leveling kit on my 06' with 35X12.50's. My wrangler MT/Rs rubbed, but Procomp Mud Terrains do not. I also have 1/4" spacers. You can look up the manufacturers tire specs to see exactly what dimensions your tire comes out to be. a 35X12.50 tire is rarely exactly 35" tall and 12.5" wide.
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I wouldnt recomend cranking up your torsion keys. It stiffens up you front suspension alot.
Most guys on here run a bilstiend adjustable shock for a leveling kit with 35's and a 1/4" space to keep them from rubbing on the control arm.
Keep in mind the price difference between 33's and 35's on top of what it'll due to your mpgs
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If you get some guys on here to back me up on this and let you know how to you dont need a leveling kit for your truck. You can actually turn you keys now to crank the bars up. This will give you the lift without buying the keys. You should not go too high with them since the higher you go the more stress you put on the bars. I had a buddy with a Chev and he cranked the bars up a lot. He had a horrible ride, felt like the suspension was made of rocks. You should stick to 2" to 2.5" with the torsion bars.

Some guys on here do put 35s on with just a leveling kit. I would suggest going with the recommended tire size. You can do it but honestly the tires will look too big for the truck. I had 35s on my truck with a 2" lift (front and back) and people told me I needed to lift it more. This even came from people that dont know anything about trucks haha. I actually didnt mind it too much but it did look a little off. I would say try and go with a 34" tire if you can. That would go right in the middle, be like a compromise haha. IF you do offroading then going with 35s would be a bad idea since you would loose that capability. You can go with 35s if you do not mind the look of big tires with no room in the wheel wells. Really it is all personal preference. It is your truck so you should do what you think would look good. All of us members can only give you our suggestions and opinions, you really dont have to listen to us hahahaha.

If you can go with a lift kit it would be a great idea. It does make the ride look much better and you can fit the 35s no problem. You can always look at getting a Zone kit which is $1,200. That is a great price for a 4-6" lift kit. Also Performance Accessories makes a 5" lift kit which is a very affordable kit. I think the kit is around $500 and you get a 5" lift kit. Now this is a leveling kit + body lift which give you the 5". I think that would be an awesome idea since it is cheap and the truck would look awesome! Here is a site which shows you all the lift kits available for your truck: http://www.rockymountainsusp.com/dodge4_02-03gas.htm

If you are running the stock rims with your 35s then you will need to do something. You can either do a wheel spacer or a new rim. If you go with rims then you should look into getting a negative offset. The negative offset brings the tires out away from the truck which will help rubbing issues. If rims are not in the budget then you should look at wheel spacers. The best thng to do is stick with a small spacer since the bigger you go the more wear on the wheel bearings. Really anything below 1" should be alright, it is when you start going 2" you should be careful. In your situation I would suggest a 1/4" - 1/2" spacer to clear the suspension.

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I wouldnt recomend cranking up your torsion keys. It stiffens up you front suspension alot.
Most guys on here run a bilstiend adjustable shock for a leveling kit with 35's and a 1/4" space to keep them from rubbing on the control arm.
Keep in mind the price difference between 33's and 35's on top of what it'll due to your mpgs
On his truck the Bilsteins do not work since he has torsion bars. Also on the highway the bigger tires will actually give you better MPGs. SO if you do majority highway miles then go big!! haha. The bigger tires lower your gear ratio and a lower gear ratio means better MPGs. Now in the city your are using more power to move the extra weight which lowers your MPGs.
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Crap I was thinking 06 not 05, but Scat is right

I'll back you up on cranking up the torsion bars, thats basically all a ZR2 package is on a blazer

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The bigger tires lower your gear ratio and a lower gear ratio means better MPGs. Now in the city your are using more power to move the extra weight which lowers your MPGs.
Scat got a little verbage misunderstanding.

I'm sure he meant to say numerically lower gears. Not actually lower gears.

For example a 3.73 gearing will get better mpgs than a 4.10 geared truck. The higher numerical number will have more power but lose mpgs because your rpms will be higher. This is typically called a "lower gear".
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