Originally Posted by crawly1025
ive got an 01 ranger xlt with the off-road package and the 16" alloys. if i get replacement wheels, would they be 16x8's? i think thats right. i dont want them to stick out beyond the fenders. i think i read that the stock wheels were 16x7's so i think 16x8 replacements would be fine but i just wanted to check. thanks!
Theres plenty of room for 8" wide wheels on a Ranger (I run 17x8,) the big thing to watch out for is the backspacing. You don't want more than 4" of backspacing if you can help it. My wheels have 5.25" backspacing, so I run a 1" spacer/adapter to compensate.. something I occasionally regret. Having too large a backspacing will suck the wheels in towards the frame, and thats where you're likely to have rubbing problems at full-lock turns, plus it looks silly.