Dodge Ram trucks use different wheels depending on the year model and whether the truck is a 1/2-ton Ram 1500, 3/4-ton Ram 2500 or 1-ton Ram 3500. Aftermarket wheels must match the factory wheel specs in order to fit and work properly. Not only do the lug patterns vary---the wheel diameter and offset also differ between models.
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Ram 1500s from the model year 1994 and later use a five-lug, 5-1/2-inch bolt circle. Most use a 17-inch rim, but some models have 16-inch factory rims. Either size will work with a 1500 from any year.
Ram 2500 wheels have a heavier-duty construction and a design for use with higher-load-rated tires. They have a bolt pattern incorporating eight lugs on a 6-1/2-inch circle, and the rim measures 16 inches. Wheels on vehicles from model years 1994 through 1999 measure 6 1/2 inches wide; as of 2010, vehicles from model years 2000 and later have 8-inch-wide wheels.
The Ram 3500 uses the same eight-lug, 6-1/2-inch bolt circle as the Ram 2500. The wheels have a large positive offset, however, which allows you to pair the rear wheels in a "dually" configuration, which places four wheels in the rear and the usual two in front. Vehicles from model years 1999 and before have 16-inch wheels; as of 2010, 3500s from 2000 and later have 17-inch wheels.
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