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I have an 84 RC with the stock steel wheels. This was an ex state truck so they are the plain jane wheels. Can i mount a 31x10.50 on this wheel or will it look stupid and rub. I have seen to big of a tire mounted on smaller wheels and the bulge of the sidewalls looks pretty horrible. Is anyone else running this set up.

I had the dealer run my vin and according to it i have a 7" wheel.

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is it 2 wheel drive or 4 if 4 you can mount 33x10.5 with no problems look on the driver side door jam and it will tell you what size came stock i ran 33x12.5 with no lift for a while with minimal rubbing by the way welcome to to the side when you get a chance update your profile with your vehicle info it makes it easier to help you if we know what you got
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No youll be alright you shouldnt rub or look stupid prefered wheel width for 31x1050rx15 is 6.5 to 8 the width you choose will just change the overall height a little bit.Ive got 10 years in tires ive done even the most inconcievable tire wheel combos over the years.Basically look at your door tag generally you can upsize once for sure no problems twice sometimes depending on the unit only on the stk wheels though.once you go to like a 10"wheel for stance or extra tire width usually the extra offset of the wheel leads to rubbing on the front fender bottom of the bumber or the cab corner.
 

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It's alright to run tires that are a max of 3 inches wider than the rims. A 10 inch wide tire should be safe to use. Super Swamper has a 34 inch tire that runs narrow, but it's odd size won't be cheaper than the next bigger size.

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muddyforeman said:
I have an 84 RC with the stock steel wheels. This was an ex state truck so they are the plain jane wheels. Can i mount a 31x10.50 on this wheel or will it look stupid and rub. I have seen to big of a tire mounted on smaller wheels and the bulge of the sidewalls looks pretty horrible. Is anyone else running this set up.

I had the dealer run my vin and according to it i have a 7" wheel.

thanks guys in advance
There is nothing in the VIN that tells what size of tire you have. The VIN will tell you what body style, where the vehicle was made, what engine, the year, if its 4wd or not and the sequence number.

The plain jane wheels are 6.5 inches wide. 31's will work on them but i wouldn't go any wider. My dads truck has the 6.5 wide rims with 31" tires on it and its borderline goofy looking. Going outside the recommended rim width for any given tire will effect the handling because the position the side wall is being forced into can't support the weight properly.
 

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I beg to differ about the VIN, I had my vin run at the dodge dealer and i have a print out in my hand that says that my truck was equipped with a 7" wide steel wheel from the factory. No where did i say in my post that the vin told me what tire size i have.
 

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I apologize for the last post, my print out says that is a 6.5" wheel. And 300LE answered my question in saying that it will look goofy with a 31x10.50 tire. Any one have any pics of a that wheel and tire combo

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No pics, but it won't look goofy. I have 31's on my stock rims, They're the 15x7 turbine ones, and they don't look goofy. 1/2 an inch isn't going to even be noticible unless you take a tape measure and measure heights.
 

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I can get pics, and i said it was borderline goofy. I say go ahead and run 31's on it, but i wounldn't try 32's
 

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As far as VIN's go, check this link out and type your number in here. http://ramchargercentral.com/boards/index.php?board=3;action=display;threadid=27583

The system that is now used on VI Numbers is a 17 diget European system. All car makers follow the same system. First digit is country of origin. 1 for the USA, 2 for Canada, 3 for Mexico and 4 or J for Japan. Second digit is the manufacuture. Dodge is B. digets 3 through 7 deal with vehicle type such as 1/2 ton, GVW rating, 4x2 or 4x4 and body style. 8 th digit is engine and 10th is the year. All car manufactures follow the same system. Except on cars its not 4x4 and GVW it would be body style and 2 door or 4 door and so on. No where does it include tire size or type. transmission or rear end or even the body or inteior color. These are generally on body tags depending on manufacturer.

Now inside the door there is a tag that has both the VIN, tire size with rim width and the GVW rating. That may be what your dealer looked at.
 

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And remember to actually measure the tire you are looking at... Altho the manufacturer's marking may say 31 or 32... the actual heighth is most likely NOT.

It is amazing how much variability there is in real measurement versus the size number !
 

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300LE, I have in my hand 3 pages printed off from Star Network, from my Freindly Neighborhood Dodge Dealer, that tells me multitudes of info about my vehicle. on the 2nd page 2nd to last line it says


WCC 15x6.5 non styled steel whl 5 stud hvy dty

I ll gladly scan these pages and show them to ya so you can see what im talkin bout.

My friend is the parts manager at the one here in london, If you d like i can have him run your vin so you can have the same info on your own vehicle
 

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muddyforeman said:
300LE, I have in my hand 3 pages printed off from Star Network, from my Freindly Neighborhood Dodge Dealer, that tells me multitudes of info about my vehicle. on the 2nd page 2nd to last line it says

WCC 15x6.5 non styled steel whl 5 stud hvy dty

I ll gladly scan these pages and show them to ya so you can see what im talkin bout.

My friend is the parts manager at the one here in london, If you d like i can have him run your vin so you can have the same info on your own vehicle
I'm not going to argue this anymore after this post. The only reason i'm doing it is so people don't get lead down the wrong path. VI Numbers are a standarized format that all car manufactures all over the globe use. There just isn't enough digits for it to tell every little option on a car. What your dealer probably did was find out what body trim level code it has and then just told you all the standard features that came with that code. If you were to look at the new truck brocure of your year you would see a list of standard features and optional features. He printed out what was the standard features, but that also means that you could have an option that wasn't on that list that he printed out. So don't think that what he printed out is exactly your truck. Its just a list of standard features trucks of that year and trim line have. 15x6.5 rims just happen to be the standard rims.

Even new vehicle window stickers do the same thing. I know that Daimler Chrysler has on the left side of the stickers all the standard features but that they could be replaced with optional features. The right side of the sticker has the optional features that were added and thier price. For example standard wheel size on a 2004 Dodge Ram is 17 " which it would say that on the left side of the sticker. Lets say a particular truck has the 20" chrome wheel option. It will say 20"chrome wheels on the right side of the sticker and the new tire size with those rims. So this vehicle would show two different size tires on the sticker but only really has the optional size. This is the same case as your truck, it just happens to be you don't have the optional wheel size.
 

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the info that you are referring to is the build sheet info. this can be retrieved from mopar or most other makes by entering the vin #. vehicle data plate also contains some of the vehicle info. --sheriff --
 

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When I bought my "plain jane" 1990 RC from the county, they had 31x10.5's on it and they looked just fine. Unfortunately mine were pretty wore, so I replaced them. I told them I wanted stock tires and I ended up with little bitty tires. The 31's looked stock to me, so I thought that's what I would get. Shoulda done more checking first. Anyway, 31's look fine. The best thing to do is go to a good tire store that have some in stock and mounted and ask them to bolt on on to show you what it is going to look like. It can be done, you just have to shop around. And besides, it's your truck, why should you care how anyone else thinks it looks. Go with what you like.
 

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muddyforeman said:
Thanks for confirming that Im not the idiot that 300LE is convinced I am

bill
I never called you an Idiot. I just said that there is no where in the VI Number that indicates what tire size you have. Sheriff brought up a point i didn't think about which is suggesting that there is a database of all vehicles created by Chrysler in recent years and that your dealer simply linked your vehicles VIN to what Chrysler had on file for that particular VIN. I don't know if such a database exist as it would be huge in terms of millions of VIN's but its very possible. All i was saying in my other post is that there is no digit in your VIN stating tire size which is a fact.
 

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Chrysler300le is right, there is no digit in the VIN number that denotes tire/wheel size. your buddy down at the dealer may have gotten more info for you, he may have been able to retrieve a build sheet, BUT this is the exception, not the rule.

I know that when I called the dealers around here asking for that information, i was laughed at. Dodge just didn't keep very good records back then. i'm going to assume that you have checked and all the interior options and stuff listed on that sheet match exactly your truck. That's pretty cool if it does. once it warms up a bit, and i go copy it down, could you have your friend run mine? i would really like to know what my truck was originally equipped with because it is one helluva enigma to me.

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