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Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

My truck has Front Disc Brakes and Rear Drums.

I'm trying to talk my wife into letting do the 12 months same as cash at a local 4x4 shop [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] If she lets me, then i'm probably going to do...

Lockers on the rear, 4.56 gearing, 15 x 10 wheels, and 35 x 12.5(or 14.5) tires. Either Pro Comp or Super Swamper. Maybe Pro Comp, just because of price.

I would like to do 15 x 10, instead of 16 x 10, just because of price, it's seems to be a lot cheaper. Just not sure if my truck can use 15", it comes stock with 16x7. I've heard people mention something about problems with brakes, but need to have someone confirm whether I can or not. Hopefully someone who is running 15's on their Dodge Ram [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

I see lots of 1500 Rams running 15" wheels. I don't think you will have a problem but any good shop should let you test fit a wheel and tire before buying just to make sure.
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

Yep. The 2002+ Ram 1500s, with the Inferior Front Suspension, can't run 15's because of the size of their brakes. I'm not even sure if you can run 16's on them.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Some of the, I beleive, 00-01 Ram's have rear disc brakes which are too big for 15" rims as well, so on them you have to run 16" rims or bigger. Your truck is fine. Only problems are since they are a wider rim the tire will stick out and in a bit more, and have the potential to rub easier. Stick with a 3.5"+ backspacing and you should be okay.

I saw a Ram the other day that was either stock or only very slightly lifted, with what I think were 33x12.5's on it. Only thing was the guy had it on rims that were very wide, they might not have even been 15x10's, maybe 15x12's, and the backspacing looked like 3". Half the tread was sticking out from the fenders. Looked just slightly homosexual.[img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

You should be just fine with a 15" rim..like mentioned above, have the shop do a test fit just to make sure.
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

The backspacing will be 3.75", since i'll probably be going with Rock Crawlers Wheels.
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

Looks like the backspacing is actually 2.75", since it's 5 on 5.5 lugs.

Just a final check, do ya think 15 x 10 with 2.75" backspacing is fine for my 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 with front discs and rear drums?
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

No, will stick the tire to far out. I'd bet money that would cause rubbing problems on the fenders. You can find some with more backspacing than that. 3"+ at least. 3.5"+ would be better.
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

Stock backspacing is 5". I run 305/70R16's with no lift on 16x8's with 4.5" of backspacing. 3.75" of backspacing looks alright but the wheels stick WAY out of the wheel well. I'd stick more along the lines of 4" or 4.5". And I personally wouldn't go with 15x10's on a 12.50" tire. 15x8's should work fine.

I would think a 15x10 with the backspacing your talking about would rub like crazy on the fenders while turning as well.
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

Problem is, if you ever want to run a wider tire than 12.5, not sure you can do it on a 15 x 8, i think you would need a 15 x 10 for that. I would consider in the future, going to a 14.5 wide tire, so that rim could handle it.

I'm going to try and stick with 3.75" backspacing. Getting to 4" would probably require a 16" rim instead and the tires are more expensive. That's the main reason I want 15".
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Re: Can I use 15 x 10 wheels on my \'95 Dodge Ram???

3.75 should be ok (was that a typo when you said 2.75?) but it will stick out. My 305/70R16's stick out a bit with 4.5"

If your planning to go to 14.50's then yeah get the 15x10's. But 14.50's seem a bit wide for these trucks. I know people who run 33x14.50R16's on these trucks, and need 5" of lift just to keep them from rubbing.

Speaking of which, how much lift do you have? This is a Ram 1500 I'm assuming?
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