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Old 07-31-2009, 10:49 AM
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My truck has 20's on it and i would like to go to like a 17 and put meaty tires on it cuz i don't think meaty tires would look right with 20's...so my question is if i put 17's on will everything clear around the brakes and rotors and such??? I know some dodge's come stock with 17's but i don't know if there's something different with the 20 inch wheel package
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I believe that you'll have to be very selective with the wheel you choose. if you've got the HEMI, then you're likely to have issues with brake clearance if you go with a smaller wheel.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe that the 20s were put on the HEMI to clear the larger brakes. You can probably find some wheels that are smaller and still have the clearance, but it probably won't be easy...

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Everything should be A-ok. I have seen HEMI trucks with stock 17" on them before.
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okay i will have to look further into it before i go buy some, i was wanting the dick cepek aluminum with the black inner i think that would look nice on my truck with the silver paint
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17's will fit on any ram 02-08.
if you are getting a tire that is 12.50" wide you will have to get a rim with 4.5" of backspacing to allow for clearance of spindle and suspension components.
and your right 20's with meaty tires looks goofy!
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alright thanks for the input
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I think I know what wheels you are talking about and you are right, if it's the DC 1, those are HOT!

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i have 17 steel wheels id be happy to trade you for you 20 just let me know
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You can go as low as a 16 with your truck. I checked it out, and there is no size difference with the brakes. Good luck with the wheels
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I think I know what wheels you are talking about and you are right, if it's the DC 1, those are HOT!
Haha, yes those wheels are freakin puuureety...they would look awesome with some good meats
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