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I added a poll at the top so we can capture opinions from those who post as well as those who don't post but have an opinion. Polls are open!
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Just wondering about issues with recalibrating the speedo and odometer? That will be necessary unless you can find a 17" tire with the same height/roll out as your stock 20's have. Just food for thought. BTW...I vote for 20's. I could not imagine going down to 17's.
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Just wondering about issues with recalibrating the speedo and odometer? That will be necessary unless you can find a 17" tire with the same height/roll out as your stock 20's have. Just food for thought. BTW...I vote for 20's. I could not imagine going down to 17's.
Not sure Terry but definitely something I would need to look into. Thanks for that advice!
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@ The Code, going from 16 to 17 wouldnt make that much difference and may not even be noticible at all. The weight of the 17" wheel shouldn't be that much more than the 16" unless you get something crazy. And you can find the same height/rollout in a 17" tire as you do a 16" tire so nothing would change.

My vote is for 20's. For the simple reason you have 20's and everything is calibrated to work with that size tire. ABS, suspension , speedo transmission ect...
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well I'd like to go with 20's but I think 18's would prob be better for my truck and more practical price wise
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The 17s do ride better and still look good! I might end up with a set myself!
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70% for 20" wheels
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I love the look of the 20's on the third and fourth gen trucks. I would never consider changing mine to anything else. A lot of people seem to be in a hurry to get aftermarket wheels to replace the stock 20s. There are some really nice aftermarket wheels but I actually love the stockers. I think they are much sexier than most other stock rims. But, of course, it's all in what you like. You look at your truck much more than anyone else, lol.

As for gas mileage and ride quality...I'm sure 17s would do better on both counts but my truck rides fine with stock 20s and some good tires. And if I was that concerned about gas mileage I wouldn't have bought a full size V8 truck...especially a Dodge, lmao!!!!

The Codes...if you are looking to upgrade I would go with 18s on your truck. The only way I would put anything bigger on it is if you are giving it a considerable lift and can put some mean tires on was well. Just my 2 cents.
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More tire choice with the 17s, I have the 20s on my truck and like the look, I am going with the Hankook RF10s. read up on them, they look aggressive but run extremly quiet. I like the look of the twenties and with a 60 series tire, you still have plenty of rubber.
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Ps, you can correct the tire size with a DiabloSport. I switch from 20s to 17s when i go to the track.
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