Hey guys quick question, i found a hell of a bargain on some pro comp 16x8's, they match my bolt pattern and everything but i want to use some off road tires on them. What size tire do you suggest running??? I have a stock wheel setup on an '04 Ranger XLT 3.0L 2WD so its somewhat low im looking to give it some height without a suspenison, lift, or leveling kit and with out my truck looking stupid. Let me know what you think.!!!
The answer depends on what you intend to do with the truck ?
Decide on what tire you want first.
Look at load ratings, closely, and then decide if a 16” tire/wheel will work for you.
I went the 16” route for my 4x, mistake, got some KM2, thinking I could always lower the pressure and get the ride where I want it, NOT ! Tire wear came in to the picture, not good wear, bad wear, the tire tread is almost gone in a couple of years.
IF I do it again, which I probably will, I will go 15” because the more aggressive tire threads in the 15” range have a lower load rating and will ride better.
I know you are 2WD and I do not know what the load ratings are so just find your tire first, then decide if these 16” rims are right for your truck.
’03 EDGE 4x4, 5sp, Std Cab, Stepside, E4 Red
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i also have E load tires on a 16" rim but after almost two years, i still have half or more tread. i do agree about airing down as the side wall is thicker so they down air down as much.
you want the largest tire you can fit? look at your door sticker (its probably gonna show a 15" rim as they came stock on most 2wd's), take that tire size and find an online calculator showing new size next to old size and find something close. if you were interested in lifting it w/ a cheap body lift, id recommend something in the 31-33" range.