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15 inch rims? Cheap Mud Tires?

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Old 07-10-2006, 02:41 PM
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Okay I know there is no such thing as a cheap mud tire, exspecially when you have 17 inch rims, my question is will 15 inch rims fit on my 2001 dodge ram 1500 4x4? Can anyone tell me what my best bet would be for the lowest priced mud tire?

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15" Rims might not fit on your '01, as it has the larger front calipers. They're twin piston, where as the pre 2000 trucks were single piston.

It would also depend on the brand of 15" rim. Some will fit just barely...some will fit with grinding...some won't fit at all.
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Old 07-10-2006, 03:13 PM
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Default RE: 15 inch rims? Cheap Mud Tires?

you'd be better off finding a 16" rim (they came stock) for cheaper than a 17 but still you're gonna have to shell out the bucks for the tires anyway.

it's all about the inside tire diameter.. you can measure how much space you need by pulling your tire off and using some string from the center of the axel and put it to the farthest point on the caliper and then measure that string.. or use a tape measure. if that is more than 7.5" then a 15 is 99% of the time not going to fit without some work to the caliper.

personally those are things that i'd REALLY not mess with. you can make something go all day long but to make sure it stops... THAT is priceless.
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you'd be better off finding a 16" rim (they came stock) for cheaper than a 17 but still you're gonna have to shell out the bucks for the tires anyway.
The 17s on his truck are stock. He has the off-road package. They're the best rims Dodge put on the 2nd gens in my opinion. Wish they came in 8 lug [&:]
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cheap mud tires: dunlop mud rovers..... i dunno what size you want, but i know for a fact theres a 31 and a 33 mud rover, i think theres a 35 but i aint sure


if you get 33 inch Dunlop Mud Rovers for a 15 inch rim its ~110 bucks..... for a 16 inch rim its about 130 bucks...... thats a 10.5 inch wide tire

those are the tires i have and their really really good, both in the mud and on the road. ive heard that Mud Kings are also cheap but i dont have experience with them, and i also dont know teh price offhand.
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a 35x12.5 r16 mudking is 155 a piece where im at.. i already looked into them.. i had them on my old blazer (32's though).. that thing wouldnt get stuck no matter what i tried
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Default RE: 15 inch rims? Cheap Mud Tires?

i agree you should keep the 17's on it.. but if you are trying to go to a smaller tire you can for sure fit a 16 inch wheel. that's all i was sayin.

i missed the whole sport thing...

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no im going to ban your for that. haha JK man!!! I really love my procomp MT's. i really am impressed by there preformance. they do great offroad, there a soft compound so there very quite yet they seem to hold up very well even with the burnouts every now and then they handle great at hiway speeds and there cheap. i got all of mine for $670. and those were for 35/12.50/R15.
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wild country txr's... i swear my life by them... passing trucks on snow and ice... doing 55. near blizzard conditions at night. yeah fun driving...

glue i tell ya.. glue.

just my opinion but STAY THE HECK AWAY FROM BRIDGESTONE ALL TERRAINS!!
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OK so from reading this I can put 15s like aftermarkets on my 99 cause its single caliper? is this correct I found a good deal on some and what to make sure before I buy.
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i have 15's on mine not sport though grind a little off the caliber and your good to go.
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where abouts on the caliper did you have to grind off?
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i just put my wheel on and spin it slowly and when it hits just run it back and forth a little bit and it will make a mark on your caliber then you grind it some and try it again until it doesn't hit anymore and then grind a little more. but make sure you check all 4 wheels oin both sides so when you rotate you wont have any problems! good luck
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im new to this forum, got a question i am tryin to get 15" rims to fit and i have the 2001 dodge ram sport 4x4 and i have the 17 inch rims for stock but i tried the 15 inch rims andthe calipers rub on the back of the rim, the rims are deepdish but they just need a bit more room and u said grind the calipers to make them stop rubbin well that doesnt hurt anything does it? no problems with doin that just dont want to screwsomethin up
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im new to this forum, got a question i am tryin to get 15" rims to fit and i have the 2001 dodge ram sport 4x4 and i have the 17 inch rims for stock but i tried the 15 inch rims andthe calipers rub on the back of the rim, the rims are deepdish but they just need a bit more room and u said grind the calipers to make them stop rubbin well that doesnt hurt anything does it? no problems with doin that just dont want to screwsomethin up
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I ground mine down over 9 years ago and havnt had an issue yet. Its not like you have to remove half the caliper... just a 1/8-3/16's of an inch or so.
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mine is a 95 and the wheels in my sig are 15s with no grinding
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mine is a 95 and the wheels in my sig are 15s with no grinding

Yeah, the main issue is with the dual piston calipers (yours are single). Most 15" steel wheels will clear the dual piston units, as well as some aluminums, but the majority of the aluminums will rub slightly.

My brother had a set of 15" American Racing aluminum wheels which cleared his dual pistons calipers. It really just depends on the wheel... but I guarantee it will be dang close if they don't rub.
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Caliper clearence has alot to do with backspacing on the wheel. Not only does it effect how much or little the tires stick out, but also the size of the open area on the back side of the wheel. Rim design has alot to do with it as well. But as previously posted, you can shave a small amount off the caliper with no ill effects. We have to sometimes "modify" our racing brake calipers to clear for different backspacings on wheels.
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i have run the medalist mud kings before. even when the tread got down to about no tread at all, they would still rip through the mud. and they are quiet on the road, and doesnt suck up MPG's
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I got 15" rims on my truck, as for cheap mud ties I don't know of any of those.
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