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Old 12-03-2013, 08:52 PM
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The 285/70/17 are better but I couldn't find them in non LT so I went 18" since they cheaper in non Lt plus a little narrower 265 which might be better in winter.
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Would love to swap the OEM painted 20x8's on my '09 1500 for OEM painted 17x7's; shouldn't be any fitment issues should there? I've been told that some have encountered interference problems with the brakes?
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On Toyota's I've heard of guys taking a grinder to their callipers and shaving off a wee bit to allow fitment. The usual waivers apply.
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analog the oem 17's will fit no problem.

I'm still wanting an oem set of the new 17" alum wheels if anyone wants to sell/trade me. I have aftermarket 17's with cooper zeon ltzs.
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Wheel size depends on what you are going to do with the truck. 20's are great for the street and 17's are great for the trails. It's a shame the 17's that come with the trucks are only 17x7 and not 17x9.
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you will find a noticeable difference in 'slap' on the road with a 17" rim when compared to a 20

those frost heaves and divisions between concrete slabs on cement highways can be rather annoying when you are short the sidewall flexation that goes away with a larger rim and short sidewall
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We run the 20" steel spare wheels found under 02-08 1500's Add a set of NITTO crossteck's (640 treadwear) and drive. Nitto's are actually round and require VERY little weight to balance. Nice thing is Black wheel, OEM chrome center cap and wheel weights don't fly off. Always another RAM guy coming up and asking where did you get the wheels?. Picker.
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Large wheels with thin tires belong in th' 'hoood.

17's with good rubber belong on trucks.
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I've run stock 17s vs 18s & I don't think there's a proper answer for this question anymore. I think there's too many generalities.

Side wall isn't everything. Tread & design matter more imo. I have 35" Toyo AT2s on my 18s & I think they are a crap, despite what everyone says. They aren't smooth on roads & provide a lot of feedback. If you need to get dirty a lot, I can see the need, but if you're all highway, look at the tire first & see what sizes are available.

I have michelin LTX M/S2 tires in the stock size & even w/ a 3" lift, they ride better than larger tires, despite the advice I've been given over 3 different forums, plus calls to carli, 8 lug & everyone else. They were all wrong.

I bet the LTX M/S2 in 275/65r20 will ride better in all conditions besides mud/offroad vs the Toyo AT2 as a whole. There's only an inch difference in height (34" vs 35" respectively).

I could go on & on, but there's a bias here & almost on any truck forum concerning ATs or mud tires or bust. I'd argue the heirarchy shold go like this:

1. Overall needs/type of tire
2. Weight of tire.
3. Rim size

Obviously, the usage matters more than anything & that dictates the tire needed. After that, the weight. My truck rides differently because these ATs are so heavy (something closer to 80 lbs I think since they are the AT2 Extremes) despite only increasing the rim size 1". The LTX tires on a 20" rim are only 52 lbs. Going up to a 20 will not add 30 lbs each.

I just think it's impossible to make a blanket statement without knowing the following:

1. Vehicle
2. Type of suspension (stock or aftermarket)
3. Needs of the tire/type of tire.
4. Tire weight.
5. Gearing

Rim size could either severely effect the ride or minimally depending on the tire & other aspects.

I consider this preference & each instance is extremely specific to what the owner's needs are.
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I have 17 x 9 wheel (aftermarket Ultra Mongoose) with 315 70 17 (35 12.5) BF Goodrich tires. They fit under the fenders without a lift. Look aggressive, ride well and are quiet. Need to be careful of back spacing for turning clearance tho.
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