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    Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    How much of a lift do I need to fit these BMF wheels they only come in 20 inch for Ram 1500. I was going to go with 3 inch. Maybe I should find smaller rims, but these are so nice. I should be asking my husband but he gets irritated when I bring it up.

    http://store.bmfwheels.com/products/...60b-090513900/


    Here is a pic of them on a truck that's not mine (too bad)
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    Thanks for any advice!


    Another option is the XD Rockstars. I like those too.

    http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/WheelCloseUpServlet?target=wheelCloseUp&wheelMake= KMC%20XD%20Series&wheelModel=Rockstar&wheelFinish= Black+Painted

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I have always loved the rockstars, I seen a Toyota Tacoma with those, all black... So awesome! Also, if you're lifting your truck or even just a body lift, get your headlights aimed after. There is nothing worse then ruining a good looking truck by blinding everyone else on the road because your lights aren't aimed down to compensate for the adjusted ride height.

    I still would like to see pictures of your truck
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    You don't technically need to lift it at all, you just need to run a smaller looking tire. 265/70-17 to 275/60-20. There are quite a lot of Ram's that come with 20" wheels stock so you wont have an issue there, it really depends on what you want to do for tires. A big meaty tire wont work without a lift of some sort, and search for levelling kits for that - there are quite a few out there, especially for the Ram.

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I might not need a lift but I want one. Right now I have 265/70-17 with Wrangler Territories. I like these tires but hate the stock rims they are so ugly. And I ant to go with black.
    Plus I would like to go at least to 19, because I think once I get the lift, than my tires will look too small. I dont think that the leveling will give enough height that I want. But I dont know anything really about this stuff, I just know the look and preformance that I want and I am trying to learn as much as I can because modifying this truck is really important to me.

    I am going to go with the Performance Accessories 3" Body Lift since according to my research seems decent enough and I can get the kit online for $300.

    Now the problem is that I cant get my husband to install it because he's too busy, I got one quote for $675 from a local shop to install it. I think that's way too much because it should only take about 3 hours to do.

    Can anyone suggest a shop that does these often? Thanks.

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    What do you plan on using your truck for? Will it stay on road most of the time? I have a feeling your probably interested in taking it wheeling which explains larger tires and lift.

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    Well I live in the country and have a pretty treacherous driveway, that being said...it's a new truck and I don't want to do a whole lot of off roading yet. However, I like the look of a lifted truck and I love the look of the flat black rims and agressive tires. I just want a unique truck.
    At the same time I need the truck for regular farm stuff and hauling my horses which I do almost every weekend so I dont want too much height or modification that will affect towing performance.

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    These are the wheels I just love:
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    These are the wheels now:
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    If you what a unique truck then honestly lifting it and putting black rims on it isn't the way to go in this city. Maybe go for a clean look, ie stock height maybe a leveling kit those rims but with a equivalent stock height aggressive tire.
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    Those BMF rims? They only come in 20 inch.

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    Here are some I like the look of:
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I like the second one, Leveling kit and aggressive tires. A lift will most defiantly affect your towing abilities
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    Hmm, thats interesting about the towing. I am currently towing bwtween 5000 to 7000lbs. I guess I need to do a little more research. My husband has a lift on his work truck and has never mentioned the towing issue, but he has three quarter ton.

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I'm with Cale, 2nd pic with aggressive tires and then add on flares like the 3rd to finish off the look.
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I'm definatly adding the Bushwacker Flares, but I dont know about dipping the bumpers. I dont like the crome but I dont have thousands to do what I want to do either. I woner how much that costs?

    I am having a hard time with the lift affecting towing comment. With just the body lift it should not have any affect, right? I'm towing from the frame and not the body. I shouldnt have to change anything and my hitch will be at the same height. I have never towed from a bumper hitch in my life.

    Regardless, I really have to think about this...

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    Would you go with grey or black flares?

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    Body lift won't affect it at all other than in my opinion lookin dumb. I can't stand how with domestic trucks u can always see a gap between the frame and body after a body lift. Flare color depends on the truck color but most o the time black is a safe choice.
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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    I dont know, 3 inches shouldnt make a huge gap. Maybe I have to look at a few.

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    Re: Shopping for wheels and lift for truck-advice?

    #2 with #3 flares and a 33" equivalent tire would be just fine on that truck.

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