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New wheels and tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mad1500hd, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    Ok...so I finally put my new wheels and tires on today.

    they are Terra Grapplers, 305x70x17 on a 17x8 Ultra Mammoth wheel...

    I like the way it turned out...but...I had to turn my torsion bars up about an inch and did a little trimming for the rubbing...no big deal...but the ride is awful now...:(

    I was wondering, if I put new shocks on if that would solve the problem???

    I am looking at the Rancho's...5000 or 9000...not sure yet...

    or do i just have to deal with it until i can get a real lift? :shocked:

    let me know your thoughts...thanks as always...

    btw...here are a couple of shots of the new set up...:) new wheels.jpg truck.jpg
  2. Z71_guy

    Z71_guy Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    nice looking wheels
  3. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Makes your truck look quite beefy... Nice mod!
  4. sweetassz71

    sweetassz71 Rockstar

    you could always get a bigger torison key so that your stock ones are not turned all the way up plus get a 5000 rancho stock i think a 9000 would be a little to much unless u plan to do alot of off roading. but nice looking wheels
  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Most likely your front shock is to short . Most leveling kits like ReadyLift give you shock extensions. OffroadUnlimited makes a nice leveling kit for the 2500's that include a longer Bilstein front shock and they over a matching stock length Bilstein rear shock.
  6. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanks guys! ok, i will look at getting bigger torsion keys and shocks all around...i'll post more pics when i'm done...
  7. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Sorry, I forgot your truck looks good! ORU also makes a leveling kit for 1500's.
  8. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    thanks!

    i was messing around today and found that the upper control arm was actually resting on the top of the bump stop..(i think that's what it's called) :p

    so i had to back out my torsion bars...lowered it back down about 3/4"...that gave me a gap of about 5/8" from the UCA to the top of the bump stop...so i guess, if i want to go higher, i will need a lift...i trimmed a little bit more for the tires to clear and everything is okie dokie...nice smooth ride again and no rubbing...:)

    and thanks to everyone for their compliments on my ride...

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