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Old 03-29-2010, 05:42 PM
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Hey everyone, I'm new to Dodge's and trucks and had a question because I'm so ignorant on the subject.

I just bought a 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 ST and I am loving every bit of it. I have the 17 in factory steel rims on it and want to swap them out for some dodge aluminum alloys. I also want my truck to sit up higher.

My question is should I get 17in alum alloys and get a 2in leveling kit (or lift kit?) or should I get 20in alum alloys so the truck just sits higher from the bigger wheels? If i did get a leveling (or lift?) kit would I need to worry about my wheel ratio and gearing? and how will it affect my gas milage and all that blah blah blah?

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These trucks dont do so well with a leveling kit. Most seem to shake in 4x4 after the kit is installed. I myself had the problem. As far as wheels and tires I would stay with a 17 inch wheel and go with a larger tire. I had the dealer swap my 17 inch wheels and tires for factory 20s and I am now going back to 17 or 18 inch wheels. The cost of a 20 inch tire is way more and limited in size. Hope this helps some.
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These trucks dont do so well with a leveling kit. Most seem to shake in 4x4 after the kit is installed. I myself had the problem. As far as wheels and tires I would stay with a 17 inch wheel and go with a larger tire. I had the dealer swap my 17 inch wheels and tires for factory 20s and I am now going back to 17 or 18 inch wheels. The cost of a 20 inch tire is way more and limited in size. Hope this helps some.
I do not have 4x4, so will i have any shaking?
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Nope you wont with a 2 wheel drive.
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Big rims will cause worse gas mileage and and liifting the truck will cause worse gas mileage too.

You can change some height on your truck by tire size without getting new rims. From low profile to mudding tires.

It all depends what style you truck you like.

I like 20" to 22'" wheels with a lower profile tires myself.
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I think I'm going to stick with 17"s because of the selection of tires available. I also think I want to get a 2" leveling kit.

My question now would be does a leveling kit effect the gas mileage as much? And what are some good brands to look at for a 4x2?
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whats the biggest size tire you can put on the truck without rubbing or issues and no lift or level kit...
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