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Max tire size 01 3500 4x4 dually

 
Bonanzarob Bonanzarob
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/06/08
02:47 PM

New here.  Searched for an answer with no luck though I'm sure it has been answered many times before.  What is the biggest tire that will fit my stock truck?  I don't mind adding spacers unless there is a reason not to.  Don't know much about dually's.  What is the best tire for on and off road? (mostly mud/snow)  I have the TA/KO's on my H1 and they have been great though they are not cheap.  Thanks.  Rob Confused  

2001.SCOTT 2001.SCOTT
Enthusiast | Posts: 464 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 01/06/08
03:03 PM

with a leveling kit and turned up and 2in blocks in rear you should be able to get 305-70-16 with no spacers or put 285-75-16 a 315 tire would not fit unless you put a leveling kit and 3in body lift you could get 315 to fit then  
2001 dodge with 5in exhaust k@n intake with edge comp box,2in leveling, added holley blue lift pump kit member-"Blowing Smoke Gang" Ranchhand bumbers

Bonanzarob Bonanzarob
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/06/08
03:18 PM

Is a leveling kit different than a lift kit?  

wvacowboy wvacowboy
User | Posts: 61 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 01/06/08
06:43 PM

No you can put 315/75-16 on it with just a front leveling kit and rear 1.5 to 2 inch spacer. Cool  

spotted ape spotted ape
User | Posts: 106 | Joined: 08/06
Posted: 01/09/08
08:48 AM

ONE THING TO WATCH
ON MY 3/4 TON 06 4x4 I CAN FIT 305/75 BUT ON DUALIE YOU MAY NEED TO WATCH TO MAKE SURE THE DUALS DONT RUB TOGETHER  YOU DONT WANT THE TIRES TO TOUCH BECUASE THEN THEY CANT SPIN INDEPENDENTLY  

2001.SCOTT 2001.SCOTT
Enthusiast | Posts: 464 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 01/09/08
03:40 PM

a lift kit will come with new shocks drop pitman arm I cant think of the name for all the parts but the leveling kit come with differnt keys to lift your truck and keep the same ride and no you cannot get 315-75-16 to fit under your truck with just a leveling kit you will have to also at least add a 3in body lift I have been around lifted trucks some done the right way and some have beat the fenders in and cut the bumpers and never seen 35's fit with just a leveling kit if you want 35's you'll need a least a 6in lift or 4in and than add a leveling kit my buddy wanted 35's on his 01 gas burner and bought a 4in lift and still had to put a leveling kit a the truck after cause the tires was rubing the fender when turning in tight corners  
2001 dodge with 5in exhaust k@n intake with edge comp box,2in leveling, added holley blue lift pump kit member-"Blowing Smoke Gang" Ranchhand bumbers

ksd5 ksd5
User | Posts: 80 | Joined: 11/07
Posted: 01/09/08
06:34 PM

Whoa i think the previous post person is a bit off, with a 4x4 ram dually you can fit 33s stock, 305, with the leveling kit whcich is just 2 inc spacers that go above your coils you can run 35s without hitting fenders, but the problem is that with tires wider than 265 will rub in th rear dually applications so while the truck will fit 35s the rear tires will rub on each other.  I have a 04.5 dually 4x4 and was going to put on a leveling kit in front and put on some 35 inc tires but then i found out i have to put on rear wheel spacers which are pretty expensive so i had to settle on 265/70/17 pro comp all terrrain tires  
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wvacowboy wvacowboy
User | Posts: 61 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 01/09/08
07:53 PM

Your right but the spacers arin't that expensive I bought mine for about $250 you can buy them on ebay cheaper. Cool  

yellowbird36274 yellowbird36274
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/09/08
08:57 PM

Icon Quotespotted ape:
ONE THING TO WATCH
ON MY 3/4 TON 06 4x4 I CAN FIT 305/75 BUT ON DUALIE YOU MAY NEED TO WATCH TO MAKE SURE THE DUALS DONT RUB TOGETHER  YOU DONT WANT THE TIRES TO TOUCH BECUASE THEN THEY CANT SPIN INDEPENDENTLY


One of the things that limits the tire size on the rear is tire to tire interference but not because " then they cant spin independently " after all both are mounted to the same wheel studs and the center to center distance between the two tires is relatively small. As the truck encounters bumps in the road and the tires touch this both generates friction, heat and causes the tires to deflect. I believe the min. spacing is >1 inch.  

2001.SCOTT 2001.SCOTT
Enthusiast | Posts: 464 | Joined: 12/07
Posted: 01/10/08
02:54 PM

correct me if i wrong but didnt you say you had a chevy if not i will say i was wrong and yes you can get by with 2in leveling kit but i would put duel shock steering stablizer if you get bigger than 35s. sometimes you need them with a 33in tire. I would think if you did this with a 315-75-16 they would fit because it only taller than 265-75-16 there would not be any wider. and i guess if i was wrong im sorry to the other guy as well and my bubble got busted  
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wvacowboy wvacowboy
User | Posts: 61 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 01/10/08
02:56 PM

That's right you don't want them to touch but as long as when you have the truck loaded or have as much weight in it as you ever haul, and there is still a gap even if it's just a 1/2 in. it's fine. I've got friends that are running 285/75-16 on the back of there Chevy dually's and there touching top to bottom all the time and they work fine "I DON"T LIKE IT" but they do. Cool  

bonanzarobb bonanzarobb
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/10/08
05:01 PM

OK.  With all of the conflicting info from numerous forums etc that I have gathered over the past few days I am convinced I can easily fit 33's or even 35's with the leveling kit.  I do not mind using spacers in the rear as they are affordable and available.  The problem seems to be all duelly wheels are 6 inches wide.  Even the aftermarket ones unless you go to 19" or bigger rims which I do not want to do.  I am told by the tire shops the biggest tire that will fit is 265/75/16.  Anything bigger and the tread will bow and perform/wear poorly.  Whudaya think??  Another question, why do 1 tons/duallys use the offset style rim in front?  Is it because the hubs are bigger/wider or just style.  I have seen lifted duallys with what appears to be normal front wheels.  Thanks!  

ksd5 ksd5
User | Posts: 80 | Joined: 11/07
Posted: 01/10/08
06:56 PM

yeah i forgot to mention that you will need at least 8 inc wide rims whcihc is also why i didnt lift my truck cuz its too much money to buy custom 8 inc wide dually rims, and the reason the duallys use offset front tires is so that all tires and rims are interchangabele so when you go to roatate the tires every 5000 miles or so, you can do the front and the backs.  Yes i have also seen some lifted dually running regular rims up front which requires removing the front dually hub and installing a shorter non dually hub from the same model truck.  Also where did you guys say you can get the rear wheel spacers for cheap becuase when  i went looking for some they were 500 bucks for just 2!! Frown  
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bonanzarobb bonanzarobb
New User | Posts: 2 | Joined: 01/08
Posted: 01/11/08
06:33 AM

The leveling kits and spacers of different thickness are all available on ebay.  Has anyone tried 285's on 6" wheels?  

wvacowboy wvacowboy
User | Posts: 61 | Joined: 06/07
Posted: 01/11/08
01:49 PM

I have run 285/75-16 BFG AT's on my last chevy with the stock rims. My current Dodge has had 305/70-17 BFG AT's, 315/70-17 BFG AT's, and now is running 37/12.50-17 all on stock rims, that's 6" wide! They do bubble some but all you have to do is adjust the air pressure on the rear so they set flat on the road, the front is so heavy that it will with max pressure! Cool  

Hope this helps  

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