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Old 05-24-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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Question 22" rims?????

I have just bought a Dodge truck w/ a 5.7 Hemi that has aftermarket 22" rims
on it, the OEM rims are supposed to be 20". The question I have is this, will the 22" rims cause any concern for safety or stability when I am towing a 1979 31' 'stream? By the way I am a first time owner!!!!!
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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I would be a little leery of over sized decorative rims on a truck that is going to pull a heavy trailer.

Make sure that these after market wheels are rated for the weight you will be carrying. Also check the tires to see that they are rated for the task at hand.

Maybe you could work out a trade with some want to be street cruiser dude who just bought a new Dodge Truck.

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And check the tires, Most of those have those skinny tires that are not rated for towing. Just looks...
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Both comments were along the same thinking I have, I'm on the hunt for some OEM chromies. Thanks guys!!!!
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Make sure that the PCM is flashed with the correct rim/tire size. If not the speedo and odo will be off.
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Will the 22s raise the truck level. That might make hitching the trailer horizontal more difficult. You might need a drawbar with a big drop.
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We have a 2005 Dodge Ram 4 door Hemi...with some of the same questions. We have 20" rims OEMs. We've been contemplating whether it would be better to go with 17" rims with a heavier duty tire. We've towed quite a while with the the 20" rims with no problems...however it's time to get new tires...and we have a set of 17" rims in the basement. Any advice?
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I have 18's on my Sequoia and the tires aren't cheap, If you have 17's I would put them on and save the dough on the tires. Plus you have more of a choice with the 17's
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I have a GMC with 20's on it...previous truck was Dodge with 17's, and the 20's are definately more stable.

When I replace them in the near future, I will make sure the tires I get are the XL (extra load) weight rated ones.

The really bad thing is, don't be shocked at the prices for the 20 in tires. They are really proud of them, but I've found some pretty good prices at tirerack.com .
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Steve H...I have been advised that as long as both the tire and wheel are fully adequate and spec'd to handle the appropriate weight requirements...than the lower profile tires will add to stabbility by having less "deflection" when turning or changing direction....like you are experiencing.

The problem probably lies with the weight rating of either/both the wheel and the tires with such low profile. I am guessing it would be difficult to find a 22" tire and rim spec'd to handle the weight requirements.

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Yes, I guess I should have come straight out and said it, but by my thinking if 20's are more stable than 17's, 22's should be more stable than 20's. This is, of course assuming the 22's will handle the load.
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