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2016 Dodge Rebel rims...fit a 2003 Ram van 1500? #752193
September 04th 2019 11:35 pm
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Found a decent deal on a set of unused 2016 Ram Rebel rims. The bolt pattern and hub bore are identical. The rebel rims are 17 x 8. My 2003 currently has stock 235/75/15. I have a set of 255/40/17 tires that are new that I can use.

I have done a bit of searching and have not found any 17” 4th gen 1500 wheel vs 2003 Ram van 1500 information.

Any insight? Has anyone ever attempted this?

I have to jump on this rebel rim deal in the mornin. (Set of 4 new for $300)

Re: 2016 Dodge Rebel rims...fit a 2003 Ram van 1500? [Re: AllanWms] #752194
September 05th 2019 12:55 am
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My guess is that they’ll fit fine being they are 8” wide. One thing to note is that your tire size is going to be fairly small. Stock 235/75/15 diameter is 28.5” and your 255/40/17 is only around 25”.


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Re: 2016 Dodge Rebel rims...fit a 2003 Ram van 1500? [Re: AllanWms] #752231
September 06th 2019 8:53 am
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I think they will work. Looks like the backspacing is close to what our vans are (5.21 and I think the vans are usually 5.5), and they are only an inch wider than the factory 15x7 van rims.

Rebel Rim link

Let us know how it turns out! I do agree you will want a taller tire than the ones you have sitting around. But upgrading to the 17" rim is a good call as it's getting harder to find some15" rim tire sizes.

- Rich


1991 Dodge B250 Zephyr Conversion. "Bi-frost" 74,000-ish original miles and counting.
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Re: 2016 Dodge Rebel rims...fit a 2003 Ram van 1500? [Re: RichardB] #752269
September 08th 2019 5:45 am
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I actually passed on the deal. Mainly because of having to buy tires brought the total cost to a point of having many more options.

My van came with two new tires on the front so I will just paint the stock rims and buy matching new tires for the rear.

I was surprised to see that my van came with 245/75r16 stock rather than 235/75r15.

After I get all the minor mechanical issues sorted out along with a freshening up the interior...I will revisit getting aftermarket rims.


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