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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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16" Wheel swap??

I have a '06 Ram with stock 17" chrome clad wheels and want to swap them out for 16" wheels. Does anyone know if this is possible? Is there enough clearance?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 06:58 PM
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honestly i was in the same spot that you were in .. my buddy has an 05 with 18x10 procomps... and i had 16.5x9.75's and it looked like it would measure up.. nope.. it didnt .. when u put the 16x9 on the back side of the calliper was scraping the rim.. needless to say i was dissapointed so i had to go out and pay 134$ for new tires and get them balanced for him.. and we called it an even trade..! im sorry but it doesnt work..

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depending on how much is scraping it could be possible to grind down the backside of the caliper to make the rims fit.
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I got a of mine buddy who works for a tire & wheel store to try and find me some 16's. He told me that out of every wholeseller they have and about 20 or 30 wheel manf. and he couldn't find any that would clear the rear brakes.

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Stock size will most likely be the size you stuck at.. I know 16" rims are cheaper but the brake rotors and hardware will dictate the size...

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19.5 Conversion:
http://www.ricksontruck.com/

You can go to 16's if you want but they don't hold much for weight and they wear out Insanly Crazy fast. . .

Why not go to 19.5's so your only using 50%-75% of the wheel/tres load cap so the tread wears at a much much slower rate. . .
instead of running 16's 16.5's or 17's at 90-110% of load capasity. . .

I'm sure your local tire n wheel dealer should be able to get you better prices than listed but check that site out anywho. . .

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