|Tires and Wheels|
|This page will chronicle different tire and wheel configurations. I've run just about every Super Swamper or BFG tire as well as the new ProComp brands on my vehicles. My Dakota runs 33x12.50R15 Super Swamper SSR tires and 15x10 Weld Racing Sidewinder wheels. My spare is a 33x12.50R15 BFG Mud Terrain on a stock 15x8 Dakota rim (until I upgrade to a matching wheel).
The 2 Wheel Drive Dodge Ram in the picture is running 35x12.50R15 ProComp Mud Terrain tires on 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic Alcoa wheels. It's spare is a 35x12.50R15 BFG Mud Terrain on a 15x10 American Racing Steel wheel.
When a lift spindle comes out for the Dakota, it will lift it another 3". I'll then upgrade to a 35x14.50R15 Super Swamper SSR on the same Weld wheels.
|One thing you need to make sure of is the backspacing of your wheels. The Fabtech kit changes the mounting angles of the upper control arms. I experienced alot of rubbing of the stock rims against the upper A arms in front. Plus, when the upgrade to spindles is complete, the geometry of the front suspension will be just enough out of whack to "make" you go out and get new rims (something you would do anyway when customizing your ride!).
When you decide on a wheel, you need to contact the manufacturer to get the right backspacing and offset to stay out of harm's way.
|35" ProComp Mud Terrain, 15x10 Mickey Thompson Classic|
|33" Super Swamper SSR, 15x10 Weld Racing Sidewinder|
|I modified the stock Dodge centercaps to fit the wheels.|
|39/18.50R16.5 Super Swamper Bogger on 16.5x14 Weld Rim
Believe it or not, this is on a Dakota Quad Cab with a custom straight axle conversion.
|35x1250R15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw on 15x10 MT Classic Rims|
|44/18.50R15 Super Swamper Radials on 15x12 Eagle Alloys|