I picked up some new wheels. They are the OEM Ford 16" (Although when I measure the FACE of them they are at 17", not sure if the 16" means the inside of the wheel?)
This is what I have currently: Stock chrome/plastic 15" wheel with a Pirelli Scorpion ATR. When I checked tire rack the stock tire size shows 225/70-15.
What the actual tires are from the previous owner are: 235/75-15, so they are larger, which is fine by me, I like the look honestly.
I found this site to help me judge the tire size because the numbers were confusing me to no end...
235/75-R15 vs 235/75-R16 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator
You can input the numbers and it shows you an overlay of your current tire and then the ones that you are upgrading to.
Since my new wheel which looks like this:
Tire rack is saying that the stock tire size for that should be 235/70-16, which when comparing WITH the above site makes pretty much the new wheel tire combo the exact same size as what is currently on my truck.
My main question is should I keep 235mm in width and go to the 75 sidewall since it would give me about an inch higher lift with the tires or go with a little bit wider tire such as a 245/75-16?
I have a 2.3L ranger that's an auto so power isn't huge, but this is my daily commuter which sees all highway for the most part, it has the front coil springs so I know I can't go huge, and honestly 31's don't really interest me that much, just looking on feed back if I should just get the 235/75-16 instead of the 70 that tire rack is recommending?