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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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how big of tires with stock gearing ?

i have a 2000 2500dodge with 355 gears. i was thinking about putting on alittle lift to clear 35(figured a 3 " suspension should b good). but i tow a full bodied jeep, im guessing around 7500lbs(w/ trailer). but with the 35 will it dog out to bad. will i be towing at 50mph. its all stock as of now no mods. thanks for the help im new to this diesel stuff. should i go with a smaller tire,thanks again
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What transmission is in it? That will play a big role.
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auto lol no idea what one
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Its a 47re. Thats what I have with 3.55's, personally I feel that 35's are a little big, I ran 33.5" tires and those are about as big as I would run towing with that trans and gear set up. You just put a lot of stress on the transmission if you ever try to use O/D or you have to wind it out in 3rd if you want to break 50mph and your milage suffers greatly for it. If you upgrade your trans and change the valvebody for running tires that size, you could probably get away with it without, being too hard on your stuff.
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... I would go with a leveling kit, and 285/75s, or if you like the look of 18s and want to buy the wheels too, 285/65/18s look really good. Thats going to be my next buy.:Thumbup:

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