What rims can I use

My dodge ram 1500 is completely stock and the specs for the car says it has a 5×139.7 bolt pattern on the rims. My question is do i have to get rims that are specifically 5×139.7 or can i get 6 on 5.5 bolt pattern rims?
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With the information you have given, I cannot say exactly which type of rims you may, or may not, be able to use, exactly. In your original question you asked about both 5×139.7 and 6×139.7 sizes. First off, the 5x and 6x you refer to normally refers to the number of lug nuts the wheel will have. Meaning, 5x has 5 lug nuts, and 6x has 6 lug nuts. The limited research I was able to do revealed that the truck you listed could have had 5, 6, or 8 lug nuts, depending on the factory options, and whether it was 2 or 4 wheel drive. Of course, the bottom line is that you will at the minimum need to get rims with the same number of lugs. Secondly, the 139.7 component that you referred to is the metric sizing of the lug nut spacing, and when converted to imperial, actually is 5.5 inches. So if you have a 5×139.7 wheel, you can either look for that number to match up, or use a wheel that is 5×5.5. Next, you will need to be sure the wheel you choose has a center opening that is at least the same size, to clear the axle center flange. Lastly, you will need to be sure that the backspacing is correct for your given vehicle. This means the distance from the inside of the wheel mounting flange to the inner edge of the tires bead.

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RAM 1500 pickups typically come with either a 5×139. 7 or a 6×139. 7 bolt pattern, depending on the year model and trim level.
Put simply, to find if your wheels will fit your car, measure the distance from your wheel`s center point to where it is mounted. This is the offset. Add that to half your wheel`s width to find the back space and subtract it to find the front space. Compare this to your wheel well to see if it fits.
So will a Ford F-150`s wheels fit on a Dodge Ram 1500? The wheels on pre-2000 models of the Ford F-150 and the Dodge Ram 1500 are interchangeable. Both use the same five-lug pattern rims and have the same depth for the lug bolts. You can easily swap wheels between the two trucks without any issues.
This Factory OEM Dodge rim comes equipped on a 1996-2001 Dodge Ram 1500. This is an aluminum wheel with a diameter of 16″ and a width of 7″. This Dodge Ram 1500 wheel has 5 lug holes and a bolt pattern of 139.7mm.
What is this? Well, you have to keep in mind that not all Dodge Ram 1500s or Jeep Wranglers have the same rim size. Yet, still, Dodge Ram 1500 rims typically will not fit Jeep Wranglers. Only a few Ram 1500s and Wranglers share the same rim size, as shown in the lists below.
There are 5 bolts used to attach the Ram 1500 wheels to its hub, each 5.5-inches (139 mm) apart. So, the Ram 1500 has a bolt pattern of 5×5. 5 or 5×139.
5-inch bolt pattern, which can also be listed as 5×5-1/2 inches. Later, the 5×5. 5-inch bolt pattern was only used on Ford trucks. We commonly refer to this as a “large Ford” bolt pattern, and it was in use for decades.
This is pretty self-explanatory. You can go 1” inch taller on the tire for each inch of lift. However, this doesn`t apply to width. If you increase width, you may need different backspacing for your wheels.
Because cars and trucks are more varied and sophisticated than ever before, you can`t just go out and get a set of wheels and expect them to fit your car. Further, even if they seem to fit, they still might cause you problems that can harm your car`s ride, handling, and even safety.
Most Dodge vehicles have a lug pattern of 5×5 or 5×4. 52. However, you`ll need the exact measurements of your Dodge`s wheels if you want to swap your rims for a new set.
No, there is no such thing as a universal wheel. Numerous factors come into play when deciding what wheels can go on your vehicle. Two of the most critical factors are the wheel`s diameter and width. Every car will have a range of wheel diameter sizes of several inches that will securely and adequately fit.
Will Chevy 8 lug wheels fit Ford or dodge? Yes if the Ford is pre 1998. After that, they switched to a different bolt pattern. Dodge and GM still use the same pattern unless it`s a 2013 and up GM.
rims generally measure between 17 and 20 inches in diameter, but the size depends on the model year and trim. Here are the three most common rim sizes for the RAM 2500: 18×8. 20×8.
This is the measurement of the tire`s tread width, from sidewall-to-sidewall (measured in millimeters). A P225/60R16 tire is 225mm wide. An LT245/75R16 is 245mm wide.
5th Gen Ram 1500 Stock Suspension Fitment

The most common setup for this generation Ram on stock suspension is a set of 20×10 -18 rims with 33×12. 5R20 tires. The lower offset rims and larger tires will help to give your truck a more aggressive look over your stock rims and tires.

Full-time FWD is an option with the RAM 1500. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is almost the same as full-time Four-Wheel Drive (4WD). It is also a system that powers all four wheels of a vehicle at all times. It can be used full-time on all surfaces, including pavement, like full-time 4WD.
What is the bolt pattern on a 2000 Dodge Ram 1500? The 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 bolt pattern is 5×5. 5, so there are five bolts spaced around an imaginary circle with a diameter of 5.5 inches.
For example, a 5×100 bolt pattern means the wheel has five lug holes, and the distance between each lug is 100 millimeters. Not all vehicles with the same make and model will have the same bolt pattern as different years; trims or option packages may have different bolt patterns.
5×5. 5 is called standard bolt pattern. 5×114.
What vehicles have a 5×4.5 bolt pattern? Several Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Nissan, Renault, Subaru, and Toyota models. Tesla Model 3 (2017 – 2022) and Tesla Model Y (2020 – 2022) also use it.
5×114.3, also known as 5×4.5 is a very common bolt pattern used on many Honda, Nissan, Infiniti, Lexus, Toyota, Hyundai, Ford, and more. 5×114.3 wheels are available in 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″, 18″, 19″ and 20″ diameters in a wide range of widths and offsets to fit just about any car, SUV or light truck on the road.
The Pattern

The most common wheel patterns for 4×4 vehicles are five-, six-, and eight-lug. Traditionally domestic vehicles have simple fractional distances like 5-on-4 1/2, 5-on-5 1/2, and 8-on 6 1/2. Many modern and foreign wheels have metric distances (millimeters) like 5-on-135 and 8-on-170.

Is 5×114.3 the same as 5×4.5? Yes, 5×114.3 and 5×4.5 are the same bolt pattern; the only difference is the unit they are measured in.
Some Ram 1500s can fit up to 20-inch rims while others can only use 17-inch rims.

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Please note that certain wheels, even with the "same" bolt hole pattern as your original wheels, will not work properly or safely on your car due to differences in another critical wheel dimension, which is offset. Your OEM factory wheels have high positive offset and ideally any substitute wheel you are thinking of should have the identical amount of offset.

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