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Do you guys think I could run 37's stock suspension??

Had them sittng by the truck today and they looked like they would fit in the rear but front might need a level.

Or do you think I need a level?? or lift/level??

Thanks

PS: The rim would be 20"
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There is a guy on here that has them on a stock height 3rd gen but I dont think there gonna fit on a 2nd gen. A leveling kit would make it worse unless you got longer control arms.
 

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Need at least 3" of lift. They will fit stock but if you turn or hit any significant bump the will rub. I would recommend 5" of lift if you like your fenders and front bumper. Also the backspacing and offset of you rim makes a huge difference in where the tire will contact.
 

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My bro picked up a 06 with them a bit ago. They look terrible, and rub on the control arms, sway bar, and had to cut the fender liner out, on stock rims. 35's on there now and look good, but still rub.

Get atleast 6" of lift if you want 37. I am now running the ones he had and they rub on my truck with 6" of lift, on the control arms at full lock.

However for a 2nd gen. I had 37" with 4.5" lift and no rubbing at all, and it looked very good, only had like 3/4" clearance to the fender, but never hit.
 

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Everyone i talked to told me i would need at least 3 inches of lift to fit 37's under mine. But i proved them all wrong. I have a 2 inch leveling kit and i run 37" Goodyear Wrangler MTR's. The Backspacing does make a big difference though. My rims are 4.75" BS and I have no rubbing at all.
 

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I would do a four inch lift at the minimal, I run 35s on my truck with a level and wouldn't think about going to 37s without lifting her more.
 

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Yeah im kinda just thinking of it right now...my boss bought two sets of 37's and he liked the looks of the other tires better so he will give me these one's that are practically new for 60 a tire... but then ill have to buy rims but was planning on it anyways.
 

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Would I be good with 35's on 18" rims with a level or level/small lift??
 

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35's on 18's look the best on these trucks to me. Like said above if you get the right backspacing it will work. When I got my truck it had 33's and they were really close to rubbing but the tires stuck out quit a bit, im not sure the backspacing. I think 4.5-5.5 is the best backspacing. If you could get longer control arms with a leveling kit it would do the trick.
 

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37's definitely won't fit on a 2nd gen at stock height. You can make it work with a stock spec wheel and about 3" in the front with a slightly longer control arm. You will get slight rubbing on the control arms. Shoot me a PM if you have anymore questions...
 

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Yeah im kinda just thinking of it right now...my boss bought two sets of 37's and he liked the looks of the other tires better so he will give me these one's that are practically new for 60 a tire... but then ill have to buy rims but was planning on it anyways.
The brand of tire will make a difference as well. A Toyo 37" is a true 37", where as a BF Goodrich 37" is actually 36.3". Not a huge difference in overall size, but will make big difference in fitment.

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The brand of tire will make a difference as well. A Toyo 37" is a true 37", where as a BF Goodrich 37" is actually 36.3". Not a huge difference in overall size, but will make big difference in fitment.

Richard

A Toyo doesn't actually measure out to a true 37" either. The over all diameter of a tire will also grossly depend on the width of rim on which it is mounted. The big difference between a Toyo and a BFG will be the width as the 37" BFG is only 12.5" and the Toyo is 13.5" wide...the BFG also and has a much smaller tread width. As previously mentioned rim width and backspacing is the most critical with low lift heights and large tires on a Dodge truck...
 

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A Toyo doesn't actually measure out to a true 37" either. The over all diameter of a tire will also grossly depend on the width of rim on which it is mounted. The big difference between a Toyo and a BFG will be the width as the 37" BFG is only 12.5" and the Toyo is 13.5" wide...the BFG also and has a much smaller tread width. As previously mentioned rim width and backspacing is the most critical with low lift heights and large tires on a Dodge truck...
He knows a thing or two :thumbsup:

Hows things in the south dude??
 

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A Toyo doesn't actually measure out to a true 37" either. The over all diameter of a tire will also grossly depend on the width of rim on which it is mounted. The big difference between a Toyo and a BFG will be the width as the 37" BFG is only 12.5" and the Toyo is 13.5" wide...the BFG also and has a much smaller tread width. As previously mentioned rim width and backspacing is the most critical with low lift heights and large tires on a Dodge truck...

:bdh: What ever.

The point is there is a difference in the height of a 37" tall tire depending on the manufacturer.

Richard
 

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:bdh: What ever.

The point is there is a difference in the height of a 37" tall tire depending on the manufacturer.

Richard

No beating dead horses here...just trying help answer a question with real world experience and facts instead of reiterating what I saw on a manufacturer's web site.

If the truth be known...tire manufacturer's are allowed by law a 6% variance from their actual claimed size stated on the tire, thus making it possible for a "true" 35" tire to be advertised as a 37...

With a 37" tire no matter what brand - section width, tread width, rim width and offset will play a much larger role on whether the tire will fit on a Dodge truck or not.

Just my .02 cents...with a few facts;)
 

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