2014-17 tire size consensus

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:17 am

I will, but I have some in the Picture thread, and I think in the tire thread. Not to far from the last pages, I put them on last fall.
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Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:21 am

Pg 9 of tire feedback, this was on stock front suspension, the above off road pics were after Thuren Level kit.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:25 am

I think I posted these somewhere but here is after level installed
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rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:I think I posted these somewhere but here is after level installed
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by PWAMatt2012 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:38 pm

That looks fantastic!, Can you give more details about the leveling kit you used? And what kind of height did it give you?
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2014, 37's

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:14 pm

Thanks!! yeah its the Thuren Fab overland front Spring and shock package. On his site he has a Power Wagon section. It comes with a new adjustable front Track bar. Mine is the 1.5 Inch level, he makes a 1/2" as well. They also have complete front and rear kit together, and He just added his complete King Shock kit as well. Carli is also coming out with a complete Power wagon Kit 2014 to present.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:03 am

rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:Thanks!! yeah its the Thuren Fab overland front Spring and shock package. On his site he has a Power Wagon section. It comes with a new adjustable front Track bar. Mine is the 1.5 Inch level, he makes a 1/2" as well. They also have complete front and rear kit together, and He just added his complete King Shock kit as well. Carli is also coming out with a complete Power wagon Kit 2014 to present.
Does just going with the front Thuren kit make a noticeable difference in the ride quality of the truck? Is the rear suspension on your truck completely stock?
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by Z's2016PW » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:52 am

I will say this. 315's, although they should have come stock on the newer trucks, still look small. Just not as bad as the 285's. 37's will fill the wheel wells much better. I won't get 37's because I tow a lot during the summer. Plus I don't want to regear to 4.88's or 5.13's. That's a :cash: thing for me.

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

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rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:Thanks!! yeah its the Thuren Fab overland front Spring and shock package. On his site he has a Power Wagon section. It comes with a new adjustable front Track bar. Mine is the 1.5 Inch level, he makes a 1/2" as well. They also have complete front and rear kit together, and He just added his complete King Shock kit as well. Carli is also coming out with a complete Power wagon Kit 2014 to present.
Does just going with the front Thuren kit make a noticeable difference in the ride quality of the truck? Is the rear suspension on your truck completely stock?
I did notice a difference from the stock spring/shock to his front package. Yes, my rear is stock spring, though I did add fox shocks to the rear, they were just stock replacement # for 1 " lift in rear. I do think a lot of the Jar over road bumps comes from the rear springs, and not having weight in the back. I also liked the look of it leveled more than stock, plus I have 37`s so they all went into my decision to do the front. I was trying this to keep rear springs and payload, though now I see I am more about taking it off road, so I will probably get his rear springs, and Kings at some point.

for anyone thinking of 37`s I would totally do the front.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by TankerZak » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:32 am

I tow and wanted to be able to use chains still so i stuck with 35s and didn't level. I think that was the right fit for me.

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by Zybane » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:22 pm

IMO the truck should have came with 35's. 33's are just too small. With 37's you just have to sacrifice too much.

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by TankerZak » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:45 pm

Zybane wrote:IMO the truck should have came with 35's. 33's are just too small. With 37's you just have to sacrifice too much.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:11 pm

I think RAM was more interested in mpg with the all new and worthless MDS and spec'd the lightest, smallest off road tires. They certainly weren't thinking 35's. I would not go to 37's unless I could swap AT LEAST 4.88's with the current transmission.

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by olyelr » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:24 pm

Chevy and ford have had vehicles with factory installed 35" tires for years. RAM without a doubt should have went with 37s and 4.88s with the pw straight from the factory. Its a no brainer.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:26 pm

I wish mine had 4.56's. I would HAPPILY give up 1mpg for 4.56's. This is a performance truck we pay a premium for but I would never let Joe garage monkey do the gears on my vehicle. After having many regear jobs done on performance cars that were f'ed up I would drive 1000 miles to a reputable shop to have a regear done.

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Post by TankerZak » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:06 pm

Rodeoflyer wrote:I think RAM was more interested in mpg with the all new and worthless MDS and spec'd the lightest, smallest off road tires. They certainly weren't thinking 35's. I would not go to 37's unless I could swap AT LEAST 4.88's with the current transmission.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:44 am

rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:
14PowerWaggy wrote:
rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:Thanks!! yeah its the Thuren Fab overland front Spring and shock package. On his site he has a Power Wagon section. It comes with a new adjustable front Track bar. Mine is the 1.5 Inch level, he makes a 1/2" as well. They also have complete front and rear kit together, and He just added his complete King Shock kit as well. Carli is also coming out with a complete Power wagon Kit 2014 to present.
Does just going with the front Thuren kit make a noticeable difference in the ride quality of the truck? Is the rear suspension on your truck completely stock?
I did notice a difference from the stock spring/shock to his front package. Yes, my rear is stock spring, though I did add fox shocks to the rear, they were just stock replacement # for 1 " lift in rear. I do think a lot of the Jar over road bumps comes from the rear springs, and not having weight in the back. I also liked the look of it leveled more than stock, plus I have 37`s so they all went into my decision to do the front. I was trying this to keep rear springs and payload, though now I see I am more about taking it off road, so I will probably get his rear springs, and Kings at some point.

for anyone thinking of 37`s I would totally do the front.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

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rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:
14PowerWaggy wrote:
rkgzx9leftcoast wrote:Thanks!! yeah its the Thuren Fab overland front Spring and shock package. On his site he has a Power Wagon section. It comes with a new adjustable front Track bar. Mine is the 1.5 Inch level, he makes a 1/2" as well. They also have complete front and rear kit together, and He just added his complete King Shock kit as well. Carli is also coming out with a complete Power wagon Kit 2014 to present.
Does just going with the front Thuren kit make a noticeable difference in the ride quality of the truck? Is the rear suspension on your truck completely stock?
I did notice a difference from the stock spring/shock to his front package. Yes, my rear is stock spring, though I did add fox shocks to the rear, they were just stock replacement # for 1 " lift in rear. I do think a lot of the Jar over road bumps comes from the rear springs, and not having weight in the back. I also liked the look of it leveled more than stock, plus I have 37`s so they all went into my decision to do the front. I was trying this to keep rear springs and payload, though now I see I am more about taking it off road, so I will probably get his rear springs, and Kings at some point.

for anyone thinking of 37`s I would totally do the front.
My take...if you're on a budget buy the front 3" springs, front white bodies, and rear track bar. The Power Wagon already comes with an extended track bar and you can't adjust the Thuren bar longer than 39 1/8". Wait until your front is worn out before buying a new one, the rear gives you a much more noticeable improvement in cornering and performance. I can't tel the difference between the Thuren rear springs and the factory, they are the same height and almost the same spring rate (if not the same). If you're not on a budget, buy the full system with Kings and Boogies.
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by rgregg08 » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:27 am

Whats the over all truck height now for you guys? I assume the 35's and no leveling kit just bumped you maybe an inch. Might be off topic place for this but my rubicon was totaled this week and power wagon is at the top of the list (hence my question). Garage clearance at work is critical (no chance at home). Looking to clear 6'11''. My understanding is stock height is at 81" (6ft 9inches).

35's would be the natural tire size i would go to since I do not want to regear another vehicle right off the bat again (took 3 gear sets to get it right at the shop for the jeep). then maybe level the front. Insurance might let me keep my 315 70 17's as well.

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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by 14PowerWaggy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:16 pm

My take...if you're on a budget buy the front 3" springs, front white bodies, and rear track bar. The Power Wagon already comes with an extended track bar and you can't adjust the Thuren bar longer than 39 1/8". Wait until your front is worn out before buying a new one, the rear gives you a much more noticeable improvement in cornering and performance. I can't tel the difference between the Thuren rear springs and the factory, they are the same height and almost the same spring rate (if not the same). If you're not on a budget, buy the full system with Kings and Boogies.[/quote]

Really great input! Thanks Reloaderguy... Much appreciated...
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Re: 2014-17 tire size consensus

Post by rkgzx9leftcoast » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:46 pm

Thanks for the info Reloaderguy. I was leaning toward his rear Track bar, and a steering Brace, before I did his rear springs. Maybe ill just leave the rears and get kings at some point.

For anyone thinking of 37`s yeah there is a trade-off, the truck lugs a little more now, but once at highway speeds I really dont notice, just more around town.
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Post by TankerZak » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:49 am

With Toyo RT 35s i can clear a 6'10" garage. Anything less and i get freaked out. Maybe 6'9" would work but i ain't doing it. I already had an issue on my last truck a garage had to pay for when a metal strut for the sprinkler system was hanging below the posted height for months and not addressed...

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Post by rgregg08 » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:39 pm

TankerZak wrote:With Toyo RT 35s i can clear a 6'10" garage. Anything less and i get freaked out. Maybe 6'9" would work but i ain't doing it. I already had an issue on my last truck a garage had to pay for when a metal strut for the sprinkler system was hanging below the posted height for months and not addressed...
Thanks, I went and picked up the new power wagon today. Will give it a go tomorrow. On the tape measure it looks like I will have an inch to spare but it was tough measuring in the rain today. Hopefully there is more than an inch as i already have an itch to get the 315's on there.

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