AEV Salta 17x8.5 Wheel 8x6.5 Ram 2500/3500 - Onyx Black


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The Salta HD for the 2003+ Ram 2500/3500 combines both modern styling and rugged durability in one great looking package. Inspired by the legendary Dakar Rally and named after the Argentine city along its route, the Salta HD's race-inspired 16-spoke design not only looks great, but also adds significant strength to the wheel. AEV's Signature recessed valve stems provide added protection from rocks and other objects on the trail. The 17x8.5 Salta HD features a Ram-specific backspacing that is designed for the perfect fitment with or without factory fender flares when using up to a 37” tire. This vehicle specific wheel design provides the optimal balance of tire clearance, scrub radius and handling. Available in Matte Black, Onyx and Silver finishes.

Key Features:

  • A356/T6 cast aluminum construction
  • 3,650 lbs. load rating – tested w/ a 40” tire
  • Compatible with Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • AEV's Signature recessed valve stems for added protection
  • Tested to stringent SAE J2530 standards
  • Molded AEV Center Cap included
  • Lifetime structural warranty

*Be aware that the tire size indicated on the sidewall of a tire is only a general indication of its size and is not necessarily its actual size. Tires can run larger or smaller than their indicated size and larger tires may rub fenders, chassis and control-arms during steering and/or suspension movement.

Please note: As a general safety precaution, AEV does not recommend powder coating aluminum wheels. The heat range and duration of the powder coating process may overlap the heat treating and aging of cast or forged aluminum wheels. For this reason, powder coated wheels will not be covered under AEV’s lifetime structural warranty. All repairs and/or color changes should utilize automotive type liquid paint.


Application: 2003+ Ram 2500/3500
Size: 17x8.5
Bolt Pattern: 8x6.5
Offset: +27mm
Approximate Backspacing: 6”
Coatings: Primer, Paint

Made In: China. And for the record, we’re not happy about it. At AEV, we remain committed to American manufacturing, and we would much rather have our wheels manufactured in the US. But right now, you can’t get wheels made in the US at aftermarket volumes.

What happened? Most of the US wheel manufacturing used to be based in California. In the early nineties, China targeted the wheel industry as a strategic growth industry. They set up incentives for the construction of wheel manufacturing facilities, began offering export credits of 22% on wheels, and fully subsidized the cost of new tooling. US plants couldn’t compete. Most US manufacturers ended up selling their equipment to China, created partnerships with the Chinese plants, and became middle men importing wheels back to the US.

Today, the only cast wheel plants left in the US are for high volume OE wheel programs. So unfortunately, buying from China is a necessary evil of being in the aftermarket cast wheel business. We have made the effort to buy from a high quality Chinese plant. Our plant also produces OE wheels for Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and Harley Davidson, among others. Our supplier has Americans on the ground in China who oversee our programs for us, and we have been over to China to inspect and visit the plant.

When lower volume manufacturing becomes feasible again in the US, we will be first in line. Over the past 20 years, the Chinese government has stopped subsidizing tooling, has been phasing out the wheel export credits, and as of 2011 they finally eliminated the wheel credits. We hope that in time, US plants will be able to compete and we will start to see some volume move back to the US.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Wheels look great. Only thing is I wish they would include the lug covers with the wheels. Instead of selling them separately and charging 50$ each. But other than that I’m beyond stoked with how they turned out

AEV Wheels

Great customer service. Great product, finish is very high quality and the tire and wheel assembly required minimal weights to balance.

Kevin Matejovsky
Quality - Perfect fit - Style

Mounted on 285/75/17 Toyo AT3
Onyx is more gunmetal - than black. It looks great on White 2008 QCSB 6.7CTD
The offset and backspacing is a perfect fit for HD Dodge trucks.
Had to tap out some of the powdercoat to get the trim screws in; came with the tapping screws, so it was simple.
They look terrific, otherwise.

Sean callahan
Carli 2.5 Level + AEV Wheels

Awesome products, awesome customer service.

matthew hibbs

I love my AEV rims. They are perfect. Can’t wait to get them on my truck!