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I currently have a stock height 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport. I am currently thinking about putting 33's under it. Will they fit fine at stock height?
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Yes, they will. BUT.... there may be rubbing at extreme ends of the turning radius. Especially in "reverse". They will be rubbing against the "lower-track" arms. It's noisy, but it usually does not cause any damage to the tires. It just hits the "shoulders" of the inside treads of the tires. So be careful.
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Yes, they will. BUT.... there may be rubbing at extreme ends of the turning radius. Especially in "reverse". They will be rubbing against the "lower-track" arms. It's noisy, but it usually does not cause any damage to the tires. It just hits the "shoulders" of the inside treads of the tires. So be careful.
Would I need like a 2" leveling kit?
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no, a lift or level won't help.. you need to push the wheels out away from the track bars... 1/4" wheel spacers fix the problem, or get new rims with the propper back spacing
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X2 with Slims right on the lift and back-spacing. Or you could just be CAREFUL. The noise really does sound worse than it actually is.
OR....You could try adjusting the stop-bolts on the steering knuckles. I've never done it, not sure if you can get them free. They are "stop-bolts" with a "jam-nut" on them that can be adjusted out so they contact the flange on the axle-housing sooner. This will shorten your turning radius, not by much, but maybe enough.
I'm not crazy about spacers as they move the wheel farther away from the hub-bearing center, putting more of a side-load on it, not a radial load. The life-span on a factory hub-bearing is already too short.
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