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Lifting the dually

im lifting my dually and had a few questions before i pull the trigger. my friend had a 2011 350 drw with american force independence 22s toyo open country mt 37's with an 8 inch procomp lift. he absolutely hated it and has since traded it in for a duramax denali. he let me drive it before he traded it in because i didnt believe him when he said it rode so terrible. it was about the same as my 450 over bumps however it shook constantly. he ordered his wheel and tire package direct from american force and they were trued and balanced so im not sure what the problem was there. the tire would hit the control arm when trying to turn hard over. i plan on getting the diesel wheels direct bolt on (no adapter) 22.5s rodders with the sumitumo st 908 37s and the icon 4.5 stage 2 lift. anyone have a similar setup? im mainly worried about the tires rubbing on the control arms and the stiffness of the commercial tire. im not impartial to lift kit brands so if there is one thats better than the other any input/advice would be great thanks

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It depends on who you talk to about the ride, but the big down side to the 22-24.5's is they are very hard to balance, and even harder to keep balanced. I'm 100% possitive the shaking was from the rims and tires.

I have a couple good friends with these set ups. The 22's ride better for sure, couple guys removed there 22.5's due to bad ride, and vibrations.

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How do your 19.5s ride? Are they direct bolt on? My friend had the 22s with Toyo open countrys and they shook like a paint shaker. It didn't ride too rough over bumps and stuff like that.

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How do your 19.5s ride? Are they direct bolt on? My friend had the 22s with Toyo open countrys and they shook like a paint shaker. It didn't ride too rough over bumps and stuff like that.
They ride good, couple guys where tellin me they are terrible. I needed the extra weight capacity so I told myself I can live with the ride. I was surprised when they where no different than the 17's. Yes they are direct bolt on. American force makes them. Like any wheel and tire they need to be rotated and balanced to keep the shakes away.

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What size tires? I see on some websites they offer them mounted and balanced, does it make a difference if they do it or if a local tire shop does it?

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What size tires? I see on some websites they offer them mounted and balanced, does it make a difference if they do it or if a local tire shop does it?
Mine are 225's, couple guys on here run 245's and it looks great. It's just easier to let them balance them, mine have no vibes. It's like a package deal.

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thanks I appreciate all of the answers I think I'm going to go with the 19.5's with a 285 toyo 608z unless theres a better riding alternative in that size. it seems like the 22s and 22.5s are too much of a headache to deal with and noone on here has really told me otherwise.

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