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If I go from 20" wheels to a 17" factory wheel arent I gonna loose 1" in wheel width? Hows this gonna affect my tires if I run a tire with basically the same measurements as the stock tires? Will it not create a balooned look? An 11" tread width isnt too wide for 7" wide wheels?
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Yes you will loose 1" in wheel width. That shouldn't make a difference in your choice for tire size. On a narrow rim you will just have a little more sidewall bulge than if you had the wider rim. Certain tires do have recommended rim widths so I would look into that as well. But you should be fine running an 11" tire on an 8" rim.

Also just to clarify, I'm assuming you mean the same overall measurements as stock. Because obviously you can't run the stock tires on 17" rims and likewise a 285/60/20 is not going to be the same size as a 285/60/17.
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Depending on what manufacturer, just order a 17x9
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Depending on what manufacturer, just order a 17x9
OP is talking about the OEM 17" wheels which are 8" wide.... Going wider isn't an option in this case.
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Yea i was referring to running a tire thats essentially a 33x11 on a 17" wheel. Found a set off a'13 Ram, but theyre advertised at 7" wide and I thought the tires Id like to run might be kinda odd looking on that wheel.
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