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Is there any better ride or handling between the 16" and 17" rims?

Is it worth the change over is basicly what I'm asking. Or is it not that significant ( not enough bang for the buck)

any opininons?? please chime in..
 

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i wouldnt say so...if anything i think the ride would be better with the 16" wheels as they allow more tire sidewall.
 

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I did that change a few years ago and didn't notice any change in ride quality. The truck is a little higher. I changed from the sr5 16 size wheel to the 5 spoke 17s. I think it looks much better.
 

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Yea you can get a real truck tire ie michelins xradials and the sidewalls are 4 ply and diliver control and less noise and road shock.
 

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Better ride? The higher the aspect ratio, the more sidewall which allows
more flex resulting in more cushion.
Better handling? The lower the aspect ratio, the less sidewall which allows
less flex resulting in better steering response and less roll up under high
cornering loads.

In other words, if you replace a stock 265/70-16 tire/wheel combo with
a "plus one" 265/65-17 combo you will get a slightly stiffer ride and
slightly better handling. This is not a big enough change for real gains
or losses either way. This is one of those "for looks" or personal
preference decisions.

dogger
 
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