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Been looking at getting some 20x12 fuel hostages lately, but recently ive started thinking about getting the 14s instead. I really like the way they look just super expensive. Ive got a stock lift with a 2in leveling kit in the front. If i were to run 20x14s what mods would i need to get zero to no rub in the front?
 

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It all depends on tire size but with just a leveling kit you are pretty much going to rub with any tire unless you want to run rubber bands. You're probably looking at a 6" lift with 33s to have no rub at all.
 

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Im not a super big fan of the 6in lifts what about a 4 with longer control arms?
 

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a 4" with 14s and 33s you should be good. I would say some trimming on the plastics but nothing serious with that setup. Just remember that a lot of stress on the hubs so if you do decide to run those make sure you check the front end out and replace any ball joints or possibly hubs that may have some play while you have the front end tore apart.
 

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the truck only has 120k on it and ive checked them every time i service the truck with no movement so i should be fine if i decide on this
 
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Actually, you're extremely lucky if your ball joints have lasted 120k miles.
 

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truck was owned by an older gentleman before me, and then a guy i know had it for about a year so there is a possibility that they have been changed perviously
 

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i really like the steam roller look so is it too far fetched to clear 14s with 33s on a 3inch lift??
 

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If the 3 inch lift comes with longer control arms it might fit.... But 14 wides are hell on front ends...
 

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yeah i know they are terrible for the front end thats the only thing keeping me from getting em. That and the expense of both the wheels and a good quality lift kit
 

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I'm pretty sure you're going to eat the fenders on that setup. I think you are pushing it with a 4". I'm assuming maybe a 75% turning radius.
 

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i know a 4.5 can be done there is a guy on here that has a sliver one with 14s on 33s that says his dont rub at all
 

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which brings up another question... who do yall recommend for a 4in lift kit. Ive looked around and not to many companies make a lift for an 02 dodge anymore. I would like to stay away from tuff country because their systems look cheap and are priced to match. I dont see how adding a huge block in the front for a lift is safe either.
 

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The Honest answer is 14" is for a show truck only, it won't work for a daily driver. Between the parts you replace and the ride and drive it will be a terrible decision. 12 is the max and that really is pushing it.
 

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this truck is my daily driver so i would need a decent ride quality. I really like the steam roller look and currently im getting a little bit of that with 10 wides but i would like more. im just trying to weigh my options on 12s or 14s.
 
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this truck is my daily driver so i would need a decent ride quality. I really like the steam roller look and currently im getting a little bit of that with 10 wides but i would like more. im just trying to weigh my options on 12s or 14s.
i have 20x12 fuel hostages with 305-50-20s on my duramax- i had little issues with rubbing and i have my torsion bars cranked all the way up/ranch hand bumper, only had to cut a minimum amount of metal.

also have a buddy running 20x12 throttles with 305-50-20 nt420s on his 06 stock with no rubbing.


the silver 2nd gen with 20x14s mentioned above also caught my eye- he had mickey thompson tires on them- which that particular size is not made anymore.

Not much tire selection out there for 20x14s. but i did see that silver 2nd gen in person- and it was sweet looking....


if you can make it work- go for it. If you are faint hearted- go with 12s.




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ive seen that silver 2nd gen in person as well and fell in love with the look of it. The only thing keeping me form doing it is the expense of a good 4inch lift kit and the expense of the wheels and tires. Ive also got a friend who has some 20x12 fuel octanes on his 2nd gen with some 33s and a leveling kit. he says they only rub a little bit and the truck has a pretty wide look to it that way.
 

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LKuilder is the user of the guy im talking about
 

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i run 20x14s daily in the summer on my 02 and it looks sweet, however the turning on it sucks but i like the way it looks so to each his own i guess and i know alot of guys that run them on trucks daily and are not show trucks by any means
 
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