Tires and Rims

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  1. loader11

    loader11 New Member

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    I have 2005 Dodge Ram regular cab 1500 4x4. I have 2 1/2 inch bushwacker fender flares.

    Currently I have a 8" wide tire. I looked at the numbers as this is what I see, 265/70 R 17.

    My question is I'm looking for tires and rims that will fit flush with my fender flares. I'm looking for an aggressive mud tire for everyday driving on the road. I would like to know how big of a tire can I go? I also lifted my torsion bar 2" in the front of my truck.

    I'm not an expert on tires so I need some guidance as to the size I'm looking for.
     
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    #2 gmctrucks, Jun 1, 2016
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    Consider if you go off-roading the tires might rub or break the fender flares or if you load something heavy in the bed.

    Why you ask do I know it happen to me once my fender flares are made of fiberglass not cheap to fix and get them painted to match the color.
     
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    stock truck/wheels...you can fit 33's no problems(go bigger and you need a 2"lift/level)
    2"+lift w/stock wheels....fit up to 35" no problems
    5.5"-4.5" backspacing is ideal for anything larger/wider than 33"/12"
     
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    Welcome to the forum loader11.
    Taller and narrow is better for more traction, just saying. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    It does not say what state you are in. Make sure your state does not have laws specific to the wider tires.
     

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