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Anybody run 17 inch wheels? Thinking OEM used upgrade.

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by The_Josh_Bear, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. The_Josh_Bear

    The_Josh_Bear Full Access Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I haven't made a choice yet but I appreciate the input!
     
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    I tried some 17" rims & tires from my brother's 2004 (?) Dodge. They were 35x12.5s.
    They looked good, but just barely fit. I had to space the bumper forward about 3/4". They also rubbed the against the springs when turning sharply. They were a lot quieter than I expected on the highway.

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    u2slow bilge rat

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    Are those a stock wheel? If not, then they probably fit better than Dodge ones.

    Here's my dodge with 3rdgen dodge steelies. 295/70R17. Axle widths increased 4" on the front and 5" on the rear... in order to fit them nicely. IMG-20160513-00305.jpg
     
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    u2slow, they are probably not, the center caps said EAGLE on them. As you can see I had a b!tch of a time getting a couple of them off.

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    Those tuck in a more than the ones I have on my truck. I have 16x10 bart wheels with 315/75/16 tires, dont remember back spacing but where last on a k5.

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    I also trimed that little ear off the bummper

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