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    Question Rims for a 1989 ram 50

    I recently bought a 1989 ram 50 and was wanting to put new rims and tires on it, they're 166 rims and i wanted to put low profile tires with them...my only problem is that the guy that had the truck before me lowered it pretty far so I'm not sure if a 16" rim would be too big...any help would be greatly appreciated, these are the rims https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vsw-s0878

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    Hi and welcome to mightyram. The biggest issue with upgrading rims is rim width and centre hub fitment. You normally have a fair amount of wiggle room for lowering or using drop spindles but you have to make sure the inside edge of the rim doesn't strike or rub against the control arms. If they look like they're going make contact you can try using a different offset rim or use spacers (within reason so the cops don't pull you up for them sticking out or the outer tire surface hitting a fender lip) Also be aware of bump steer issues. Increasing track width improves handling but bump steer can can make it unpredictable. There's always an option of installing a steering damper/stabiliser to counteract it. Looking at what you've picked, these will be nice. Only going up +2 fitment and a 6" wide rim is pretty tame.
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    Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the advice, half the time i ask anything on a forum people treat me like an idiot so this is a breath of fresh air

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    Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the advice, half the time i ask anything on a forum people treat me like an idiot so this is a breath of fresh air
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