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Old 10-24-2013, 06:39 AM
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2013 Ram 4x4 with air suspension. I need to buy winter tires and rims. 90% of my winter driving is highway, Canada near Ottawa. Trying to decide on rim/tire sizes. What are the effects of 20 inch vs 18 inch etc. Gas mileage, traction, handling?
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35*12.5*20 Tires with XD Addict Wheels

They are a -12mm offset so stick out farther then the fender

With the flares it looks complete
Did you just use spacers or did you replace the shocks?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:02 PM
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Grain shovel tossed in the back. Some bags of sand or kitty litter. Hi-lift jack with a mount to keep it from sliding all over in the bed. Winch (if you have trees to use them). I'd ditch the fat 20" idea if it were mine--tall and narrow is better if you really are riding off road in snow. The outdoorsman's run narrower tires that are just a bit shorter than the stock 20's these days for a reason--better off road capability.

The low front air dam on the outdoorsman doesn't stick down as far either. I wonder if that's a direct swap with any dodge--the stock one on non-outdoorsmans is really going to plow snow if gets deep enough, I think.

I am having a fit issue with them--still working it out with the manufacturer--but I bought some of the new aries aluminum step bars. Big beefy bars in a textured black finish, will never rust. I see a lot of rusty bars and runnning boards around here.

I wouldn't buy them for any truck that has wheel flares yet though, it appears their mount system did not consider that the bar would bump into the flare if adjusting up at all on the mount. If you add flares to your truck, make sure you consider what they will do to any step bar or running board install.
That's some good winter advice is I've seen it! All seasons are ok if your going through plowed roads all the time, but if your going to be running thru deep snow then you want real winter tires...tall and narrow do give the best traction in the winter!
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Did you just use spacers or did you replace the shocks?
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2013 Ram 4x4 with air suspension. I need to buy winter tires and rims. 90% of my winter driving is highway, Canada near Ottawa. Trying to decide on rim/tire sizes. What are the effects of 20 inch vs 18 inch etc. Gas mileage, traction, handling?
I am also looking for a set of winter rims/tires but I am having a difficult time finding a set.

Was thinking about a 17" inch rim and tire combo but was told it will be about 3-4 Km difference on the speedo/odometer.

Was thinking about some 20" wheels but those tires are expensive!

Was also told just to run my current rim/tire combo but I don't want to ruin the chrome cladded rims.
But was told they are very durable and it won't be a problem running them in the snow/salt/slush/sh*t, but not sure I want to take the chance?
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