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Old 05-17-2011, 11:49 PM
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I have a stock 1996 2500. Ive searched n everything im seeing is mixing me up. Id like to fit 35" under it but unsure of what size lift it needs. Anything helps
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You should be able to clear 35's with stock suspension actually. I did with an 05 2500. I would recomend getting a hell bent steel leveling spacer as a just in case. If you have stock wheels you will have rubbing on the control arms at full lock with 35x12.5
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What could i do to keep from rubbin at full lock? Spacer or aftermarket wheels? What backspacing?
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To keep if from rubbing on the control arms you need an a negative offset or around a 5.5" backspace I think (stock is 6") When you push the wheels out the you'll cause rubbing on the lower fenders which is fixed by the leveling kit.
You can go the spacer route but I can tell you that 1/4" is not enough. I tried 1/4" and 1/2" and still had rubbing and ended up with a set of 1.75" wheel adapters. You have to be really careful when using wheel adapters/spacers. Aftermarket wheels are a lot safer choice
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The rubbing on mine was only about the size of a quarter on the lower control arms. It wasnt a big deal but with a quad cab long bed I needed full turning radius
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Maybe a stupid question that i prolly know the answer too but will 35s fit on stock rims?
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What they said is good advice.

The stock rims on your truck are how wide? 8.5"? It's not the diameter of the tire that makes a difference, it's the section width.

265 = OK
275 = OK
285 = OK
295 = OK
305 = OK
315 = OK
325 = NO
35 X 12.50 = marginal.
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Lookin at 315/75-16, ok?
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What mfgr tire are you going with?

Those will fit. Minimum rim width for that section width tire is 8"
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I thought the stock 1996 2500 wheels were 6.5" width?
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