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02Ram4.7 05-11-2011 08:19 PM

16" wheels on an 02 1500
first off, I would like to say hello. Just joining the forum. I have had my Ram for a while now, and just not getting around to throwin money at it lol.

Anyways, to my question.. Does anybody know if you can fit a 16" wheel onto an 02 or newer truck (1500)?

I see some people say no, and some say yes. It has 20s on it now and I am wanting to go down to a 16.

Can it be done with spacers?

Thanks in advanced guys

erm 05-11-2011 10:19 PM

It can be done. Just make sure you get the right offset, bolt pattern and backspace.

Here's some specs that should help ya:

Dodge Ram Wheel/Brake Specifications:
Wheel Specifications:
1994-1999 1500 2WD/4WD Aluminum Wheels
• Lug Pattern - 5 on 5.5", 1/2" bolt
• Rim Size - 16x7.0"
• Offset - +13.97mm
• Backspace - 5"
• Max Tire Size -
• 15x8.0 rims with 3.5" backspace will fit, but they stick out of the wheel wells.
Torque Spec
• 80-110 ft lbs (108-150 Nm) on 5 stud wheels
2000-2003 1500 2WD/4WD 17" Steel Wheels (Chrome or painted)
• Lug Pattern: 5 on 5 1/2
• Rim Size: 17x7"
• Fits 94 and up 1500 trucks
2000-2003 1500 2WD/4WD 17" Aluminum Wheels:
• Lug Pattern: 5 on 5 1/2
• Weight: 23.5 pounds
• Rim Size: 17x8"
• Actual width edge to edge: 9 1/16"
• Backspacing: 5 9/16".
• The space from the outside edge to the mounting surface (against the rotor) is 3 1/2".
• offset calculate: 1 1/32"
• Fits 94 and up 1500 trucks

RedRam10 05-11-2011 10:27 PM

Hi and a warm Carolina welcome to the best RAM ForumZ on the web. How about using the link in my SIG to join us on the Newbie Checkin and posting a few photos of your truck?

I've read the smallest diameter wheel for GEN 2 and up are 17" to clear the brake calipers.

02Ram4.7 05-12-2011 06:37 PM

lol thats what im sayin, some say yes, some say no. ill just have to try

jcasey10 05-13-2011 10:00 AM

It might be able to be done, but I wouldn't risk it without a test fit first. Because while my truck was having exhaust work done, I was checking out the wheels up in the air, and even with 17's, there wasn't much room around the drums in the back and even less room around the calipers and rotors up front. My advice would be to go to a tire shop and see if the have any 16" wheels sitting around for you to try and put on real quick to see if they'll clear.

erm 05-13-2011 11:44 AM

The only limiting factor here is finding a 16" wheel that will clear the brakes.

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