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rodltg2
03-15-2006, 12:38 AM
im also thinking about lifting my dodge truck to go along with fixing it up for advertising. i really like the wheels i have on them now but i dont know if they will work. right now the tires i have are :

315/70R17

after the lift , i will put on

37 x 12.5 R 17

by thses #'s can anyone tell if the same wheels will work..

milkmania
03-15-2006, 12:46 AM
im also thinking about lifting my dodge truck to go along with fixing it up for advertising. i really like the wheels i have on them now but i dont know if they will work. right now the tires i have are :

315/70R17

after the lift , i will put on

37 x 12.5 R 17

by thses #'s can anyone tell if the same wheels will work..


what I remember from my old Blazer wheels was that they were about 8 inches in width, and the 12.5 inches of width on my 33 x 12.5's gave a more rounded sidewall....
thus more vulnerable to sidewall punctures, and a squashy feeling during cornering.

so I kicked it down to 32 x 11.5's the next time I replaced them.
I'm not sure the width of your factory wheels since most factory wheels now days start out at 17" versus 15" in 1988

Sodar
03-15-2006, 12:53 AM
Your wheels will work with those tires. 37's are big... are you doing a 10" lift?

PendO
03-15-2006, 01:02 AM
Your wheels will work with those tires. 37's are big... are you doing a 10" lift?

You have the stock 17" rims on your dodge? If you put on that width of tire you will have to run lower air pressure as I belive it is an 8" rim ... the lower air pressure results in chitty mileage and poor turning slow speeds ... man, I was over at ebay looking at rims, some nice deals over there.

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 01:04 AM
HEIGHT = ((width * aspect-ratio * 2) / 2550) + rim size

WIDTH = (width / 25.50 )

milkmania
03-15-2006, 01:06 AM
You have the stock 17" rims on your dodge? If you put on that width of tire you will have to run lower air pressure as I belive it is an 8" rim ... the lower air pressure results in chitty mileage and poor turning slow speeds ... man, I was over at ebay looking at rims, some nice deals over there.

so now that most manufacturers are going to 17" wheels, they're staying with the 8" width?

hmmmm.....

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 01:09 AM
sell (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=159845#post159845)
paint (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=7694)
Now this, make up your mind man.!!!

PendO
03-15-2006, 01:12 AM
sell (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=159845#post159845)
paint (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=7694)
Now this, make up your mind man.!!!

Rod, if you get new rims I would be interested in your stock rims ... I ruined one of the 17" OEM's when I had a blowout and dropped down on the rim.

rodltg2
03-15-2006, 01:15 AM
sell (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=159845#post159845)
paint (http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=7694)
Now this, make up your mind man.!!!


no kidding, i just cant seem to find something i like enough to take the huge hit on trading in...

i figure ill just bling it out , it will be kind of like having a new truck.

i belive the wheels are aftermarket, the dealer add them and charged me for a wheel and tire upgrade whne i bought it new..

rodltg2
03-15-2006, 01:16 AM
Rod, if you get new rims I would be interested in your stock rims ... I ruined one of the 17" OEM's when I had a blowout and dropped down on the rim.


you have a dodge truck too? ps. your pm box is full

PendO
03-15-2006, 01:38 AM
you have a dodge truck too? ps. your pm box is full

Yeah, mine is a 99 3/4 ton ... I have snow tires on the stock rims (16"), I had a set of custom rims from Les Schwab, but the chrome pitted out and I got sick of cleaning brake dust off the front rims all the time, so I put my dad's stock rims from his 2003 on my truck (17") and I did not have to buy rims/tires as they were in the garage:)... I will look tomorrow and post a pic to give you perspective of his rims and tires as I do not know the size, they are pretty nice - but not over the top, and he can still run good air pressure as they are not overwidth... still, you need a pretty good drop hitch to pull the boat trailer

BrianM
03-15-2006, 09:28 AM
The rims will work fine your current tires are just very slightly narrower than what you are looking at going to. Here is the conversion.
315/70/17 = 34.4x12.4/17
So you are basicly at the same width but just taller with the new tires 37x12.5x17. No problem on keeping the wheels

Here is the conversion calculator (http://www.redrock4x4.com/tech/tire_calc.php) if you are interested. Goes either way.

Hoff1
03-15-2006, 10:39 AM
Tirerack.com has the dimensions for most any tire. Brand to brand will vary just slightly on height and width for the same size. Tirerack will also tell you the minimum rim width usually. 37" is huge, would like some pics when all done.

tommcat
03-15-2006, 10:43 AM
the ones you have now work out to be 35X12.5, same width and the new ones. i've run 37s on a few of my trucks now and that width wheel will be fine as far as fitting the tire. the only thing that may cause you a problems is the wheel offset. with the taller tire you may have a rubbing issue. i did on my 03 superduty and had to change to a different offset wheel.

tommcat
03-15-2006, 10:51 AM
i had 38X14.5 super swampers on the Hummer, now that was a big a$$ tire

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 11:26 AM
And you may want to consider replacing those tierods at the time of install. They will be seeing some serious abuse from then on. And don't forget that "work" truck will be harder to load and unload being about a foot higher than it is now.


TC-I had some 39X18 Mickey T's on 15 x 12 Alcoas. A friend of mine went with 38X15s on his Dodge p/u, ended up with 12" of lift so he didn't rub when we went wheelin'. And yes he still hit in the front.

Ric
03-15-2006, 11:31 AM
im also thinking about lifting my dodge truck to go along with fixing it up for advertising. i really like the wheels i have on them now but i dont know if they will work. right now the tires i have are :

315/70R17

after the lift , i will put on

37 x 12.5 R 17

by thses #'s can anyone tell if the same wheels will work..
ponch, that truck is gonna look like the big truck with the angled stripes that ponches partner drove when they took the hotties to the beach



Edit..... Those are 315's in that pic in the paint scheme thread?

Ric
03-15-2006, 11:47 AM
i had 38X14.5 super swampers on the Hummer, now that was a big a$$ tire
PICS!!!!!!!!! :steering:

tommcat
03-15-2006, 12:03 PM
And you may want to consider replacing those tierods at the time of install. They will be seeing some serious abuse from then on. And don't forget that "work" truck will be harder to load and unload being about a foot higher than it is now.


TC-I had some 39X18 Mickey T's on 15 x 12 Alcoas. A friend of mine went with 38X15s on his Dodge p/u, ended up with 12" of lift so he didn't rub when we went wheelin'. And yes he still hit in the front.
the great thing is my 38s fit on the Hummer stock, no lift needed.
i think i need to get another one of those, i miss that thing

tommcat
03-15-2006, 12:08 PM
PICS!!!!!!!!! :steering:i dont have any on the computer, i'll try to scan some when i get a chance though

rodltg2
03-15-2006, 12:27 PM
thanks for the help guys, i agree 37"'s are big but thats the size recommened with the 6" lift.dodges seem to sit high stock. i rarely use my truck for granite, i have 5 other trucks for that. i moslty use my bed for smaller stuff so the height shouldnt be problem except for my dog. i already have to lift him up anyway.

Sodar
03-15-2006, 12:57 PM
Yeah, I guess Dodges do sit higher stock. I had to do a 10" to get 37 under my Silverado, plus a 2' body lift w/ skirts.

tommcat
03-15-2006, 12:58 PM
thanks for the help guys, i agree 37"'s are big but thats the size recommened with the 6" lift.dodges seem to sit high stock. i rarely use my truck for granite, i have 5 other trucks for that. i moslty use my bed for smaller stuff so the height shouldnt be problem except for my dog. i already have to lift him up anyway.i have to pick my dog up into the truck sometimes too. at 120 pounds i sometimes think i should have got a smaller truck. :rolleyes:

tommcat
03-15-2006, 12:59 PM
Yeah, I guess Dodges do sit higher stock. I had to do a 10" to get 37 under my Silverado, plus a 2' body lift w/ skirts.
i just did an 8 inch suspension and 3 inch body lift on my buddies GMC 2500HD. he's got 37X20s under it. it's big

Ric
03-15-2006, 01:10 PM
i just did an 8 inch suspension and 3 inch body lift on my buddies GMC 2500HD. he's got 37X20s under it. it's big
I see quite a few of the kids these days with huge lifts and 20"+ wheels

while it looks great, what reports are you guys getting from off roading with these 20" wheels?

Are they holding up?

rodltg2
03-15-2006, 01:15 PM
i just did an 8 inch suspension and 3 inch body lift on my buddies GMC 2500HD. he's got 37X20s under it. it's big

or a smaller dog :D my puppy aint so light either...

tommcat
03-15-2006, 01:36 PM
I see quite a few of the kids these days with huge lifts and 20"+ wheels

while it looks great, what reports are you guys getting from off roading with these 20" wheels?

Are they holding up?unfortunately here in MA there is almost nowhere to off road anymore so most lifted trucks around here never see anything more than a dirt road.

tommcat
03-15-2006, 01:38 PM
or a smaller dog :D my puppy aint so light either...
i thought about that too for a second, but that's just not an option :D

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 02:02 PM
I see quite a few of the kids these days with huge lifts and 20"+ wheels

while it looks great, what reports are you guys getting from off roading with these 20" wheels?

Are they holding up?
And I wonder how the Spinners do in the Mud...;)

Ric
03-15-2006, 02:05 PM
And I wonder how the Spinners do in the Mud...;)
not a problem, the subwoofahs are designed to shake off all the mud from the spinnahs

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 02:18 PM
I see quite a few of the kids these days with huge lifts and 20"+ wheels

while it looks great, what reports are you guys getting from off roading with these 20" wheels?

Are they holding up?
Did someone say 20" wheels? Very little lift here, but it looks like they hold up well.....;)

tommcat
03-15-2006, 02:27 PM
i'm honestly not a fan of the bigger wheels on muscle cars. i like a nice set of 15 inch Weld wheels. they look good on everything.
even some of the Foose cares on overhauling i think would look better with a smaller wheel.

captkidd
03-15-2006, 02:44 PM
IMHO, muscle cars look best with wheels that were available when the car was new. So for 60's muscle cars, the best-looking wheels are the old-style Cragar S/S, Keystone Klassic, or a variation of the rallye wheels that came on those cars (i.e., Vette wheels on a Camaro, Chevelle, etc.). You can't beat the Magnum 500's or Shelby wheels on a 60's Mustang. :twocents:

captkidd
03-15-2006, 02:51 PM
Big tires and raised suspensions look pretty good on some vehicles, but IMHO, not on a daily driver and especially not on a tow vehicle. I know some of you guys have had a lot of success doing this, but it sure adds a lot of stress to the drivetrain/suspension components. As was mentioned before (AWMB), it also requires the use of a very long drop hitch receiver. Not to mention the damage that those huge tires can do to the finish on the front of your boat; this is because they seem to be more likely to throw road debris back at the boat, since there is more tire there, more tire exposed due to the lift, and typically more aggressive tires. Of course, since it's a BU, it might be an improvement (what'd you expect from a biased crowd?) :D

NORTHERN LIGHTS
03-15-2006, 03:12 PM
i'm honestly not a fan of the bigger wheels on muscle cars. i like a nice set of 15 inch Weld wheels. they look good on everything.
even some of the Foose cares on overhauling i think would look better with a smaller wheel.
I've got an "01 corvette convert. i've looked at wheels for years and just like the good clean look of my stock chrome rims. in my state we also have height(lift) restrictions and whells size restrictions. no 22" inch spinners in this state!

Ric
03-15-2006, 03:36 PM
Did someone say 20" wheels? Very little lift here, but it looks like they hold up well.....;)
ahh my second favorite camaro ... second only to the 68 model

Ric
03-15-2006, 03:37 PM
I've got an "01 corvette convert. i've looked at wheels for years and just like the good clean look of my stock chrome rims. in my state we also have height(lift) restrictions and whells size restrictions. no 22" inch spinners in this state!
what about woofah restrictions?

rodltg2
03-15-2006, 04:05 PM
wel its getting done as we speak, 6" lift 37 x13.5 r17 . i pick it up tonite pics to follow..

Workin' 4 Toys
03-15-2006, 04:19 PM
i'm honestly not a fan of the bigger wheels on muscle cars. i like a nice set of 15 inch Weld wheels. they look good on everything.
even some of the Foose cares on overhauling i think would look better with a smaller wheel.
I was inclined to stick with the theme of the thread, big wheels...;) Not saying I am a fan of the wheels on the car as much as the car itself, I happened to run across a few hundred camaros on my computer at the same time I was reading this, and next thing I know I am cutting and pasteing....:D

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 01:18 PM
before ..................

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 01:19 PM
after............

Ric
03-16-2006, 01:30 PM
I like it

The big look of a dodge makes 37's look small

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 02:19 PM
im so happy, before my truck turned so terribly, now i can turn and make uturns so much easier. i dont know what made the difference but i like it..

pq2
03-16-2006, 02:23 PM
looks great, im selling mi car and i want a new white ram just like yours, much better with the new tires.

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 02:30 PM
thanks, i like it too, i should have done it long ago..

Workin' 4 Toys
03-16-2006, 02:48 PM
It's going to be a little harder to paint now...;)

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 03:23 PM
i may 86 that idea

rodltg2
03-16-2006, 07:37 PM
a pic with out the shell, took it off to move...

Sodar
03-16-2006, 08:22 PM
Looks great man!

PendO
03-16-2006, 11:15 PM
im so happy, before my truck turned so terribly, now i can turn and make uturns so much easier. i dont know what made the difference but i like it..

Rod, looks great ... even with the big wake and all ... as for the better turning ... do you have different air pressure with the new rims/tires setup?