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I just bought an 07 Laramie 4x4 and wanted to see what y'all have done to fit 33x 12.5 tires. Yes I understand I'll have to trim some and possibly get spacers but money really isn't an issue just don't want to spend more then a few grand on it. I live on the east coast of NC and all I do is drive to work and home and on weekends take it, well hopefully take it after I lift it, out on the beach and fish. This is my first Dakota and just really want to enjoy my truck. All help please because I would like to get a move on this truck within a few months. I was thinking about 2.5in blocks in front and 1in the back and maybe a 1-2in body if I can find a body lift that small, all I seem to find is 3in body lift and I have a ram with a 3in body and didn't really like the gap between tailgate and back bumper. If I have to I will but I'm hoping to find a suspension lift. Also I have a 3.55 rear and eventually if I do put 33s on it, what gearing should I go with? I will not do any rock crawling nor I'll barley take it mudding. Also if I were to get 33s I would go with 20x10, what back spacing should I go with? View attachment 2462
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Any spacer over 2" will beat the hell out of your front end, and you'll be replacing parts on a regular basis. Plus, the extra .5" over the 2" kit doesn't help with bigger tire fitment. The body lift of choice is the 3" kit by Performance Accessories, not sure on other available choices out there, there is less and less choices as time goes by for our trucks. And a 20" x 10" wheel, good luck, you may be shooting too high with your expectations, there is not that much room to fit those. Offset is +25 stock, guys have gone as low as 0 (zero) offsets, but I've seen some extreme cutting to fit some of those setups. Gearing would be best with 4.10, just an opinion.

Some sizes that work, and what's required:

3G Dakota tire sizes with 1.5" or 2.0" leveling kit, 3" body lift with minor triming
-285/75/16 (32.8 x 11.2 x 16)
-285/70/17 (32.7 x 11.2 x 17)
-285/65/18 (32.6 x 11.2 x 18)

3G Dakota tire sizes with 1.5" or 2.0" leveling kit, 3" body lift with moderate triming
-305/70/16 (32.8 x 12 x 16)
-305/65/17 (32.6 x 12 x 17)
-285/65/18 (32.6 x 11.2 x 18)

3G Dakota tire sizes with 1.5" or 2.0" leveling kit, 3" body lift with insane triming
-315/75/16 (34.6 x 12.4 x 16)
-315/70/17 (34.4 x 12.4 x 17)
-325/65/18 (34.6 x 12.8 x 18)
 

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Thank you for your input, I will definitely be doing the body lift them. I'm surprised companies don't make more for our trucks, to me our trucks look awesome with a lift and tires. I heard some company made a 6in suspension lift but was costly witch is fine by me. Anyway I can get pictures of some trucks with lifts and I'll see what I might go with. Thank you guys again.
 

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These trucks just didn't sell well enough to have companies invest inaftermarket parts, and it's a damn shame. Jack My Ride had the custom " lift kits, but any initial interest faded away when the price of the kits were finally revealed. I didn't install a body lift, only a leveling kit on my truck (below), I feel it looks great as it is, looks more lifted than it is.

With Ram 20s, 285/50/20 tires.


With Ram 17s, powdercoated, and 265/70/17 tires. Yeah, ditched the chrome after a while.
 

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How wide are your wheels 8 or 9 or 10in. Any offset? If I did go with the 2.5 In the front would that kill my CV axles or could I get away with it. I only travel 10 miles a day to and from work and the beach is like 10 miles from my house. I understand it may not help with a bigger tire size just trying to get more hight for when i bounce on the beach.
 

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20s were 20x9, offset +19. (Stock Ram 1500 20" offset)
17s are 17x8, offset +25. (Stock Ram 1500 and Dakota offset)

That extra 1/2" puts a lot of additional stress on the front end, but some members have them installed. It's up to you if you think the 1/2" extra is worth it.
 

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I'm going to go with a 2in in the front and 1in in the back, what's a good size tire that I can fit even with some trimming
 

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3G Dakota tire sizes with 1.5" or 2.0" leveling kit with zero to slight triming
-265/75/16 (31.6 x 10.4 x 16)
-265/70/17 (31.6 x 10.4 x 17)
-265/65/18 (31.6 x 10.4 x 18)

3G Dakota tire sizes with 1.5" or 2.0" leveling kit with serious triming
-285/75/16 (32.8 x 11.2 x 16)
-285/70/17 (32.7 x 11.2 x 17)
-285/65/18 (32.6 x 11.2 x 18)
 
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