DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2010 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2010 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the new 2010 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 11-21-2010, 10:26 PM
jmichael99 jmichael99 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Martinsburg WV
Age: 33
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
jmichael99 is on a distinguished road
Default Thinking of 2nd set of rims for winter tires

I have a sport with the 20in rims. i want to get 17in rims but some BFGs that are as big as the 20s so i dont mess with my mph and mpg. what sizes tire would i be looking at?

looking at the bfg ta ko;s

i do NOT want these sticking out from the fender
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 11-21-2010, 10:41 PM
CHVYKLR's Avatar
CHVYKLR CHVYKLR is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 2,401
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram Crew 2WD
Trim Level: Lone Star
Color: Black
Rep Power: 7
Rep:252
CHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the rough
Default

i would buy the 285/70-17 BFG All Terrain KO. They are just a little bit wider and end up being only .2" shorter so your speed-o shouldn't change.

here is a website where you can plug in your current tire size and the size you are thinking about to compare the differences. hope this helps.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp
__________________
Turbo / Trans by L&M Customs (MGH)

Last edited by CHVYKLR; 11-21-2010 at 10:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-22-2010, 06:04 PM
jmichael99 jmichael99 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Martinsburg WV
Age: 33
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
jmichael99 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabrieldy View Post
i would buy the 285/70-17 BFG All Terrain KO. They are just a little bit wider and end up being only .2" shorter so your speed-o shouldn't change.

here is a website where you can plug in your current tire size and the size you are thinking about to compare the differences. hope this helps.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...foTireMath.jsp
how much wider

reason im scared to go wider is i dont want to chip up the paint with rocks being tossed up the side.. i live in WV they have rocks in the salt for winter..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-22-2010, 06:12 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is online now
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 19,081
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 20
Rep:2615
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Bushwacker makes some nice fender flares http://www.bushwacker.com/fender.asp

there are several other good companies too
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-22-2010, 06:53 PM
BobzRam BobzRam is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 102
Gender: Male
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:74
BobzRam will become famous soon enough
Default

Hey,
I have done the same thing. I got a set of 17in wheels that I mounted aset of 265/70-17 Firestone Winterforce snow tires to. The diameter is really close to the 20s so the speedometer wont be that far off. If you are just using them for snow, save some money and get a pure snow tire instead of the off road tires. When it comes to snow/ice the narrower the tire the better, and the softer the compound the better. A wider tire will float on snow.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2010, 06:56 PM
CHVYKLR's Avatar
CHVYKLR CHVYKLR is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 2,401
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram Crew 2WD
Trim Level: Lone Star
Color: Black
Rep Power: 7
Rep:252
CHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmichael99 View Post
how much wider

reason im scared to go wider is i dont want to chip up the paint with rocks being tossed up the side.. i live in WV they have rocks in the salt for winter..
when I used that calculator is was about .4" IIRC. that .4" would be split between the inside and outside so I guess it would stick out about .2" more.
__________________
Turbo / Trans by L&M Customs (MGH)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-22-2010, 07:06 PM
CHVYKLR's Avatar
CHVYKLR CHVYKLR is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Jax, FL
Posts: 2,401
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Ram Crew 2WD
Trim Level: Lone Star
Color: Black
Rep Power: 7
Rep:252
CHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the roughCHVYKLR is a jewel in the rough
Default

a 265/75-17 would be .4" skinnier and .3" shorter so it might the size you are looking for. rocks/debris wouldn't mess up your paint either. I installed some Mopar splash guards which also help keep my truck clean.

this link is just to give you a picture.
http://www.mopardodge.com/accessorie...lashguards.htm
__________________
Turbo / Trans by L&M Customs (MGH)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-22-2010, 08:34 PM
jmichael99 jmichael99 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Martinsburg WV
Age: 33
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
jmichael99 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gabrieldy View Post
a 265/75-17 would be .4" skinnier and .3" shorter so it might the size you are looking for. rocks/debris wouldn't mess up your paint either. I installed some Mopar splash guards which also help keep my truck clean.

this link is just to give you a picture.
http://www.mopardodge.com/accessorie...lashguards.htm
splash guards installed last week
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-23-2010, 07:27 PM
BWG56's Avatar
BWG56 BWG56 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hummelstown, Pa.
Posts: 184
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Mango Tango
Rep Power: 0
Rep:19
BWG56 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a set of General's 265/70-17 with studs for sale. Only put about 2000 miles on them last year. I had them on my 2003 2x4. I can mount and balance them also if your interested. PM me for a price if interested.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00494.jpg (113.2 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00497.jpg (62.4 KB, 21 views)
File Type: jpg DSC00495.jpg (82.0 KB, 19 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2010, 10:29 PM
jmichael99 jmichael99 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Martinsburg WV
Age: 33
Posts: 31
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2009-2010 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
jmichael99 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BWG56 View Post
I have a set of General's 265/70-17 with studs for sale. Only put about 2000 miles on them last year. I had them on my 2003 2x4. I can mount and balance them also if your interested. PM me for a price if interested.
i wish i could..i just dont have the cash right now or id jump all over it
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:55 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum