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I've been searching on and off for months and have yet to find a stock or leveled (lowered) ram running a 285/50/20 tire. I'm very curious to see what this would look like. I'm thinking of getting a set of 20x8.5" or 9" wheels and using those tires if it looks ok. I've seen this on a stock truck, 3rd gen but I have a 4th gen express and want to level it. Just want to see if anyone has seen this or am I going to be the first! Thanks.
 

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Zevox, those were exactly the kind of pics im looking for! The only references I had were 3rd gen, and even though they are similar it looks like with a 2/4 drop and the same wheel/tire combo they appear lower, kinda like the guy below. I think the 4th gen has a larger wheel wells to accommodate the larger tires that come stock. Personally, I love the look of your r/t. I think the stance is perfect. It seems like the only way that tire would look good is on a 2/4 drop. Probably look way too small at stock height or leveled in the rear. Did you put the tires on before or after the drop? How did it look? I still need to tow occasionally so I'm a bit concerned about going 2/4 but leveling may be a good compromise. And if I'm going to level, the 305's might make things look a bit more proportional. Thanks again for the pics! This really helps me decide what route I want to take with my ram.

 

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Hey spymac! I've been considering the same with running 285/50-20's (31.2") on my stock 20x9s with stock height too. I currently have 275/60-20's (32.99") with my 3.55 rear gear and could use a little off the line umph for my boat towing. So getting closer to the 31.6" tire diameter is my main objective for a "corrected" rear gear. I may just stick with a 275/55-20 (31.9") and speedo calibrator to keep things looking proportioned. Nice pics by the way Zevox and BlackRam! You all are helping me decide on my choices as well.
 

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Hey spymac! I've been considering the same with running 285/50-20's (31.2") on my stock 20x9s with stock height too. I currently have 275/60-20's (32.99") with my 3.55 rear gear and could use a little off the line umph for my boat towing. So getting closer to the 31.6" tire diameter is my main objective for a "corrected" rear gear. I may just stick with a 275/55-20 (31.9") and speedo calibrator to keep things looking proportioned. Nice pics by the way Zevox and BlackRam! You all are helping me decide on my choices as well.
Yeah that's one of my main reasons I want to run that tire. With the 3.55 gears and the 31" tire you get an effective ratio of 3.75. if I were to swap out the 3.55's with 4.10's, the effective ratio would be 4.34. I basically want to swap wheels/tires so I can improve the performance a bit. A little wider tire for some more traction and a smaller diameter to lower my gear ratio.

The other day in town I saw a 4th gen CC ram with a 3rd gen wheel/tire, the flower wheel with a 275/55. It was stock height. It looked about right. It looked like it was lowered an inch or so and the tires still filled the wheel wells ok. I think any lower would look funny. Your best bet may be the 275/55, it looked proportioned.

The more I look at Zevox's truck the more I am convinced that's what I want to do. Thanks a lot guys for the pics!
 

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blackramhemi do you have tire rub or clearance issues up front? I have a 09 QC 2wd and really like the width of the 305s but have heard of issues. Do you have spacers? a bit more feed back would be great.
 
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