We all know that wheel selection makes a huge difference when it comes to the appearance of your truck. What’s important to remember is that wheel size also has a major effect on performance. Let’s take a look at what wheel option might be right for your next Ram truck.
17-Inch Argent Steel Wheel
This wheel is the workhorse of the Ram Trucks lineup. Steel wheels are great when ultimate durability and strength are required. If you plan to use your truck off-road, steel wheels are a great choice. The improved strength and malleability of the wheel help prevent chipping while decreasing the chance of bending, resulting in wobble. The smaller wheel size also allows for larger tire options, making steel wheels ideal for off-road applications. Steel wheels are also great for heavy-duty trucks that will be towing or hauling heavy loads.
17-Inch Aluminum Wheel
Our 17-inch aluminum wheel offers a lighter option for your work truck. Capitalizing on many of the same great features of our steel wheel, our aluminum wheel adds additional corrosion and weight benefits. An aluminum wheel is not recommend for very heavy loads or intense off-roading, but can be a great option for your Tradesmen, SLT or Outdoorsman Ram Truck. Seventeen-inch steel wheels are also an available option for our 2500 and 3500 dual rear wheel trucks.
18-inch Steel Wheel
The 18-inch steel wheel available on our 2500 and 3500 trucks shares similar characteristics with the 17-inch wheel available on the Ram 1500. The larger size accounts for the difference in stance and tire options in our Heavy Duty lineup.
20-inch Aluminum Wheel
If you’re looking to make a bit more of a statement with your wheel choice, our 20-inch aluminum wheel can be a great bold accent. It’s important to note that there are certain handling and performance characteristics that change when you upgrade to a larger diameter wheel. While the effect is less pronounced in trucks, 20-inch wheels are heavier and have an effect on the unsprung weight felt by the suspension. They can also have some impact on ride and handling when compared with a 17-inch wheel. However, thanks to the four-corner air suspension in our Ram 1500, the difference should be almost unnoticeable.
All of our wheel selections come in a variety of color and finish options that can ensure you have the perfect look for your truck. To learn more about our wheel options, visit www.ramtrucks.com.