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#rd gen wheels on a 2nd gen?

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Old 08-09-2014, 10:57 PM
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Default #rd gen wheels on a 2nd gen?

I am in need of some economically priced replacement wheels and am finding 3rd gen takeoffs for less than I can purchase wheels and tires to replace my worn out/bent/rusty wheels for my 1997 2500 4x4. What if anything can be done to run these on my truck?
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Old 08-10-2014, 01:21 AM
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Just install them on the truck. They should be 17" wheels and will fit just fine.

I personally run the 2000-2001 16"x8" factory aluminum wheels on my '96 Ram 2500 truck. The only mod I had to make to run them was to have the outer rib of the rear drums turned down between 1/16" - 1/8" for wheel clearance.
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