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rerod

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Posted: 04/08/21 07:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JIMNLIN wrote:



The OPs question ??
I didn't see what year model Dodge the OP was using but my '03 was the first year model new designed 3rd gen Dodge truck came with 17" wheels..... larger diameter brakes. My set of OEM size off road tires mounted on 16" OEM wheels on my previous '01 Dodge would not work on the new '03 truck.


It's a 12 valve with 3rd gen wheels..

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Before you swap out the rims between the trucks make sure the hole size (the part that goes over the hub) in the middle of the rim is the same. It's quite rare that it would be different but, there was one time; back in the day; when we tired to swap rims like that and found it would not work.

And, way ;back in the day; Dodges used to hare reverse lug bolts on one side of the vehicle. Don't twist them off. If the don't come loose easily try turning them the other way.

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Posted: 04/14/21 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can’t answer the Mexico/tire question!

Disc Brakes are an absolute “Thumbs-Up”! However, be “very” careful with brake gain adjustment. [emoticon] I badly, “flat-spotted” 4 of 6, brand-new, very expensive Continental 17.5” tires! memtb


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Ive learned a couple things. E350 rims have 1/4" positive offset and 17" tires are hard to find in mexico and the americas..

Reading that airstream are selling their trailers with LT tires on some has turned me into a believer..

I'm stuck trying to decide if I can run a aggressive 16" AT tread on the truck like a KO2, yet run a more trailer like same size LT spare like the rib or R250 if the truck gets a flat..

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What does a Ford van rim have to do with this? And your Dodge rims have about a 45mm positive offset so different than the Ford rims.
The mysteries of what you’re trying to figure out here are not understandable.
Oh and 17” LT tires are as common as ever in the US and Canada. Can’t speak for Mexico.
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Grit dog wrote:

What does a Ford van rim have to do with this?


E350 rims fall within Dexter's guidelines of no more than 1/2" positive offset. Meaning I could run eight of them and interchange them, trailer to truck if needed.

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The truck wouldn’t have an issue running those wheels, sticking out more than factory. Especially with the little tires you’ll be using.
Idk if the van wheels have the right center bore diameter.

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