Just bought a 2000 2wd XLT Ranger and need new tires as well as a new rim. One of my stock 15" steel fan wheels has a damaged lip. I have a '94 Thunderbird SC that is my toy and it is time to make my Ranger a toy as well.
Im looking at 2002-2005 stock Explorer rims, the aluminum ones with the 5 star pattern. I did some forum searching and found a little info like this thread towards the bottom are pics:
17" Explorer rims on a 2002 Edge
I have a few questions since im new to this scene about fitment. From reading up I don't think I need spacers for my truck or do I to make these rims work? 2nd, currently my truck runs a 225/ 70/ 15 and doing the wheel and tire conversions it looks like I am in the neighborhood for a 235/ 55/ 17 if I go up to a 245 which is more what I would like the price goes way up. Do you guys think cosmetically this would look right? Will I have any rubbing issues? 3rd, will I have any issues with the hub/spindle poking the the center of the wheel? 4th, the current stock steel wheels look a little odd as they sit in from the fender, do you think with this setup will the rim/tire combo come more flush with the fender?
Last, threw Craigslist or ebay how much do you think is fair value for a set of 4 used rims is? I daily drive my Ranger and put alot of highway miles on it. So super mods are kind of out of the question but I am entertaining either a 1" or 2" drop or lift. If I have to do spacers with this rim combo I will probably pass on it with the amount of miles I drive. Thats my major concern! Thank you for ALL your help guys and I cant wait to dive into modding my new toy!