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Old 11-18-2009, 04:38 PM
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Default Some new wheels.

So I am deciding this week about getting some new wheels for my 09 ram sport.

My question is this. What size should I be looking at do you think? 20" or 22"? I would prefer to Buy a set of wheels that I can leave on all year (I live in Canada thus we have snow) and just sell my 20" stock wheels (and tires if I go 22")

And pictures of what you guys have, or suggestions on what I may want to look at, would be much appreciated.

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20" would give you more choices for winter tires... but I like the way 22's look on our Rams.
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I think that wheel backspacing is a bit more critical with the new Rams. As always, if it's too shallow, your tires/wheels will stick out too far. If it's just a little bit too deep, though, your tires will rub on the suspension. Specs vary somewhat with wheel/tire size combinations, so I'd advise buying from an expert.
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I myself would stick with the 20's more options out there for them. Just my opinion.
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does anyone have info on backspacing/ offset? I am interested in learning as it looks like the deals are to be had with buying the wheels out of the USA and having them shipped.

I was quoted $1611.00 ($1700.00 CAD) installed for a set of 20" KMC monsters today. Same wheels on Ebal are less than $900.00 USD ($949.00 CAD) I can get alot of shipping for $750.00 lol
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22s. With the size of these trucks anymore, 20s look like 18s, 22s look like 20s etc. For a sporty appearance, i think the 22s are more in proportion to the truck.

Oh, and I really like the Boss 335s, have them on the Tundra Im driving now. Great, simple 5 spoke design.

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I've seen the black BOSS 335s in 22s on a local SRT-10, and they looks sweet; very proportianate to the truck. Which is why I'm going with 22s myself. There's some good winter tires availiable for the 22s like the Pireili Scorpion Ice and snow. You should know, being from canada, that you need a good set of winter tires or a NEW set of A/S tires if you want to keep control.
I would recommend getting a good set of rims for spring-fall, then swap to your stock rims with a good winter tire.Though, if you were willing to run good rims in the winter you can still get winter tires. Most A/S low-pro tires don't handle so well in our winters.
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Pirelli Scorpions are nice.
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does anyone have info on backspacing/ offset? I am interested in learning as it looks like the deals are to be had with buying the wheels out of the USA and having them shipped.

I was quoted $1611.00 ($1700.00 CAD) installed for a set of 20" KMC monsters today. Same wheels on Ebal are less than $900.00 USD ($949.00 CAD) I can get alot of shipping for $750.00 lol
Rim Backspacing and Wheel Offset

Offset: measurement of the wheel's centerline in relationship to your hub flange. Zero offset puts the hub flange at the center of the rim. Negative offset moves the rim out away from the vehicle and causes more of the wheel to stick out from under the truck. Positive offset moves the tire and wheel toward the vehicle.

Backspacing: The distance from the hub to the back of the rim. This determines with how far the tire reaches into the wheelwell. If you get wide wheels and keep stock offset, the wheel will increase backspace toward the inside. If you want to keep stock backspacing, then you need a lot of offset (NOT desirable).

A wide wheel, with less backspacing puts extra stress on the bearings and seals, etc, etc because the center of the tire is farther away from the hub. A wide wheel with less backspacing can also cause more rubbing on the control arms and a reduced turning radius.
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Rim Backspacing and Wheel Offset

Offset: measurement of the wheel's centerline in relationship to your hub flange. Zero offset puts the hub flange at the center of the rim. Negative offset moves the rim out away from the vehicle and causes more of the wheel to stick out from under the truck. Positive offset moves the tire and wheel toward the vehicle.

Backspacing: The distance from the hub to the back of the rim. This determines with how far the tire reaches into the wheelwell. If you get wide wheels and keep stock offset, the wheel will increase backspace toward the inside. If you want to keep stock backspacing, then you need a lot of offset (NOT desirable).

A wide wheel, with less backspacing puts extra stress on the bearings and seals, etc, etc because the center of the tire is farther away from the hub. A wide wheel with less backspacing can also cause more rubbing on the control arms and a reduced turning radius.
Nice explanation on speccing out a wheel .
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