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Will 17s clear the brakes on a 2019? Weighing wheel options, and I am considering some 17s. I know 18s are a factory option, and they haven't done 17s in a few years, that's why I am asking.
 

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17" tires are under rated for these trucks and lack a broad choice of weights\sizes as 18's or 20's. 17's are now gasser only rims.
 

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Yes they will fit. 3500 DRW comes with 17” wheels from the factory.
 

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You might double check that a little deeper., That truck is only rated at 6k on the rear axle, just like all the gassers. NOT 6.5k rear axle like all CC and QC trucks which the OP has.

Per DOT 17" tires have a max rating of 3195 lbs per tire, not adequate for a HD diesel application. The Tradesman 2500 Reg Cab is a gasser platform with a diesel, a bastardization to cater to a market niche.

17's only come on the DRW's because they have 4 tires to meet the ratings, essentially gasser platform for anything less than a 3500 DRW platform. Really, a 245\70 tire is doughnut, on a diesel it is inadequate for the engine weight. While they might fit the OP's truck, not a good application choice.
 

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You might double check that a little deeper., That truck is only rated at 6k on the rear axle, just like all the gassers. NOT 6.5k rear axle like all CC and QC trucks which the OP has.

Per DOT 17" tires have a max rating of 3195 lbs per tire, not adequate for a HD diesel application. The Tradesman 2500 Reg Cab is a gasser platform with a diesel, a bastardization to cater to a market niche.

17's only come on the DRW's because they have 4 tires to meet the ratings, essentially gasser platform for anything less than a 3500 DRW platform. Really, a 245\70 tire is doughnut, on a diesel it is inadequate for the engine weight. While they might fit the OP's truck, not a good application choice.
Your tire load data isn’t completely correct. It may be for the factory size but some of the larger tires are in excess of that number. FWIW. Procomp AT in 37x12.5/17 is rated to 3525 as one example.

That said, the OPs question is will they fit. The answer is yes.
 

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You might double check that a little deeper., That truck is only rated at 6k on the rear axle, just like all the gassers. NOT 6.5k rear axle like all CC and QC trucks which the OP has.

Per DOT 17" tires have a max rating of 3195 lbs per tire, not adequate for a HD diesel application. The Tradesman 2500 Reg Cab is a gasser platform with a diesel, a bastardization to cater to a market niche.

17's only come on the DRW's because they have 4 tires to meet the ratings, essentially gasser platform for anything less than a 3500 DRW platform. Really, a 245\70 tire is doughnut, on a diesel it is inadequate for the engine weight. While they might fit the OP's truck, not a good application choice.
I wasn’t the one that said “17’s are now gasser only rims”........you were.

I disproved you, and you go straight into argumentative mode. The front axle is rated at 5,750 lbs and the rear axle is rated at 6,000 lbs for a grand total of 11,750 lbs; the truck has a 10,000 lb GVWR.

The Firestone Transforce HT tires in LT245/70R17’s in this exact case are rated at 3,000 lbs each......3,000 * 4 = 12,000 lbs, again, more than enough to exceed the combined GAWR of 11,750 lbs and the GVWR of 10,000 lbs.

It’s really refreshing to hear you toot your horn and know more than the engineers at RAM as well as know more than the legal department at RAM regarding FAWR, RAWR, GVWR, etc.

The axle ratings are somewhat arbitrary in nature as the axle rating is ultimately determined by the tire and wheel package that are under it. I’ll bet a frog’s phatttt assssssss that the regular cab truck I linked to has the same 11.50” AAM under it that a 2500 regular cab, 2500 Crew Cab short bed, 2500 Crew Cab long bed, or 2500 Mega Cab has.

And....the last I checked, RAM dual rear wheel trucks have six tires and wheels total, not four.
 
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how someone is arguing with what came on a truck from the factory is beyond understanding.
Nobody is arguing that. However, someone is claiming he knows better than Dodge when it comes to rating truck configurations, tires sizes and such. They must be so because he saw a web page and everyone knows if it is one the internet it has to be true.
 

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These are the stock 18” steelies off my 2019 gas Tradesman. That gap between the rim and caliper is approximately 3/8”... an aftermarket 17” MIGHT fit... clearance will vary....

Here’s some questions: Does your diesel have bigger brakes? Does the base 2500 in which 17” rims come stock have smaller calipers or specific rims design with clearance?

These are questions you need to be asking your tire/rim dealer.
 

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Nobody is arguing that. However, someone is claiming he knows better than Dodge when it comes to rating truck configurations, tires sizes and such. They must be so because he saw a web page and everyone knows if it is one the internet it has to be true.
All of my information is based on facts.

Lots of your information is based solely on opinions.

When one tries to pass off opinion as fact, like you did in the above post, all it does is confuse the readership.

The only web pages I visited were...
  • The Tire Rack, to source information about the Firestone Transforce HT tires
  • Kernersville Dodge, in order to source the door decal for the information I originally posted
  • No “opinion”.......just strictly facts
Your attempt to spin things, when proven wrong, is actually quite entertaining.
 

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"The Tradesman 2500 Reg Cab is a gasser platform with a diesel, a bastardization to cater to a market niche."

Sweet I am special... I literally joined this site just to make sure y'all know I am special. I have a 2019 Tradesman regular cab with a cummins! look at me I am a market niche! all praise me !?!?

lololol

BTW it came with 17"rims.
I was planning on putting on new aftermarket rims 17's or 18's with 35's or 37's.
And will do a regear. was doing some research and came across this post/site.
 

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Plenty of people running 17” AEV wheels on 2019s. This is what I likely will get
"Plenty of people" they have no clue what they are doing when it comes to tires and wheels. Not exactly a ringing endorsement for a combination of parts that comes up short, nor the decision to purchase.

Considering that there is ONLY the one SRW configuration that uses that specific rim size AND the down graded ratings on that ONE platform, pretty much defines the niche market for those that buy a truck with a diesel engine rather than a diesel truck.

Actually buying a set of aftermarket wheels in a size that is so limited in selection and capability adds another dimension of desperation to the whole process. Definitely a "special" group as was previously pointed out. LOL!
 

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You should probably call Ram and let then know they are doing it wrong. All 2500 tradesman trucks come standard with 17" wheels. Regardless of engine. You can get a 17" wheel with over a 4000# rating which as pointed out is more than either axle rating.
 

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You should probably call Ram and let then know they are doing it wrong. All 2500 tradesman trucks come standard with 17" wheels. Regardless of engine. You can get a 17" wheel with over a 4000# rating which as pointed out is more than either axle rating.
You probably should spend a little more time looking at what Dodge specifications are before posting erroneous information. The only SRW truck that specs the 17" rims is the tradesman regular cab with a 6k lb rear axle rating, which incidentally matches the gas truck ratings.

Per DOT max rating of a 17" is 3195 lbs, most of the tires available in 17" are rated at that with the selection of heavier rated tires rather lean as I pointed out.

To summarize, most 17" tires are rated at 3195 lbs, are not offered as an option on the heavier axle rated trucks, lack a wide selection sizes that meet a decent spec, and are basically not a good match match for a heavy front end truck like a diesel. The questions begs why try to support the obvious downgrade in capacity and buy aftermarket rims in a less than adequate size UNLESS the knowledge and experience is lacking? The answer is really pretty simple.
 

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I guess rams website is wrong. As is the dealer website. And if the srw reg cab uses the 11.5 I dont care what they rate it at. It's the same axle that's been used from 2003?
Toyo which is a very popular tire has 17" rim tires rated up to at least 3968# .

Yes you have less options in a 17" but you have options.
 

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What is wrong? What EXACTLY do you disagree with on the Ram and dealer web? If it used the 11.5? Don't you KNOW for sure what axle it uses? At then end of the day does it matter if Dodge only rates the rear axle to 6k because the tires that come on are only rated for a little over 6K? Last one I saw clearly said 3195 lbs per tire weight rated, standard cab long bed tradesman. Are they actually an 11.5 or did they slip the 105.s in there because it was never meant to be rated at the higher numbers? It is more than a little disingenuous to start asking these question AFTER expounding on the virtues of something you now admit you do not know for sure. :(

Can you actually GET Toyo tires with a higher weight rating and not run into issues with the ratio of section width to sidewall causing problems? Never seen a 17" that would be rated at 4k in a decent size, have to go to 18's or 20's to get the size weight rating. Why buy a substandard rated tire when knowing full well it is inadequate?

If 17" rims are so great why do the bulk of the trucks NOT use them? Hmmmm, food for thought?
 

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Are you saying it is the 10.5? Are you saying the ram site and dealer site are wrong? They list 17" as standard equipment for any 2500 configuration. Is that wrong? With 4 tires rated at 3195 that give a 12780 limit which is over the 10k rating put on 2500s. So you could run 4 3195 and have room to spare.
 
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