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I would go with the 17" more side wall to protect the rim
I was glad I had 17" wheels when my wife curbed the tires, they definitely saved my wheels. I like the look of both 17" and 20", but any bigger than 20" looks strange IMO. I have the 17" and must say tire prices are still very expensive, I paid over $1000 out the door for my zeon LTZ's (granted they are a great tire). I could have got cheapo tires at one place for like $500 out the door, but as far as normal tires, most were in the price range of about $800-$1100. My boss had better luck as far as pricing with his 18" wheels. I happen to prefer the smaller look of the 17" or 18" over the 20", and as far as weight, I think the extra weight of the wheel balances the less tire, and vice versa, or at least pretty close to doing so. A few pounds aren't very noticeable anyway (my combination is like 15-20lb heavier per wheel/tire over stock, and I can't tell a difference.
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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.
thanks for good info, the 18s are what I'm leaning towards lol
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I would go with the 17's for a couple reasons.
1. Price, both of rim and tires.
2. Weight, you will save some weight with a 17
3. Comfort, you will get more sidewall to absorb road abnormalities
4. Protection, that same thicker sidewall will protect the investment of your rims.

Only downside is performance, if you are looking for a street performance truck. The larger rims give you less sidewall, and therefore more lateral stability in cornering.

As far as the speedo calibration, you should be able to get a tire that is equivalent to what you are running and have no issues.
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Glad to see all of the great input. Thanks everyone!

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Nice discussion with a good exchange of ideas. I have the 20"'s and would stick with them for the stability and now that there are more 20" rims out there the tires are showing up from many competitive manufactures and I've seen lower prices now than I did when I had to replace the first set on my '06 with the 20"'s. I've got 25,000 miles on the OEM GoodYears and looks like I'll have to buy new rubber before winter. Time to start hunting for some 275-60r 20's.
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Oh, I plan to Timmy. I was just curious as to what others thought. And I was wanting info on the differences just so I could learn. I seriously doubt I would give up the 20's cause I love the way they look and handle.
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i will be actually giving up my 20s for some 17s!
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I think the 20s are more of a street/speed look, and the 17's will be more of an offroad aggressive look lol would have said it sooner but it just hit me lol
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