I have a 2005 dodge ram 5.7 hemi 2w drive what should be the best rims and tires to put on my vehicle for make performance and looks

Asked by Apr 22, 2015 at 09:11 PM about the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab LB

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Go to Discount Tire Co. online, input your Dodge truck, they have automatic programs that do all the work for you, plus 1 sizes too. Rule of thumb, you can always go bigger than factory stock wheels & tires. I see sport truck's run 20" wheels now.

245/45/R20Z BSW-Discount Tires, I got a 4-tires (Falkens) for $552.00. I didn't even pay for shipping. You will need to get the appropriate rims that will fit a 20" tire.

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Nice ! & good choice. Don't forget tires online still have to be mounted & balanced, that's where extra costs can occure. Shop around for installers. Discount can help you with wheels too. Use Meguire's "Endurance" on the tires, with curved sponge tire applicator. Endurance- gel lasts a long time, looks great, & the sidewalls won't dry out. I used Center-Line wheels once for strength on a Chevy V8 powered CJ Jeep.

Thanks for the tips about Meguire's. I'm using Meguire's Spray-on tire shine, but I have to touch up the rims again after spraying it. I'll have to look at the gel products & the sponge applicator part. It sounds so much easier. I have to do the rims once a week to get the brake dust off the rims anyway. I always liked Center-Line wheels on cars. Do they still make them?

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And Try a certain kind of wheel wax paste or wheel shine products (I forget the name?) Wheel Shine? it prevents brake dust from sticking & brake dust hoses right off. See Centerline Wheels online. Bar none, they are the strongest. I love the solid centers & the rivet look. They polish out better than chrome if done right. My second favorite is Weld Wheels, they have a flat 5 spoke design & very popular on drag cars.

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I appreciate your input. Back in the 80's, the Center Line's were the "Tits" on certain cars & trucks. Now, I never see them on the road so much. I've tried Wheel Shine. There are only certain brands that stay on the tire for any prolonged period of time. McGuire's seems to work best, but I'll look & try some other products. Thanks!

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By far Meguire's Gel is the best & stays on for a long time not like tire sprays or foams. In the begining ArmorAll was OK but water based. Wheel Sine was a pain because it was so hard to rub off & polish. The harder the wax I guess the less brake dust sticks to it. When it's time ceramic brake pads are the way to go.

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This is the one! Lasts for weeks not days.

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I use this on aluminum wheels, it's aircraft stuff. (40 yr. retired aircraft tech). I think aluminum polished out is nicer than chrome when done right.

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Cool, Thanks a lot.

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