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I hate to suggest it, because I want to be the first.... but check out the level 8 strike 5 wheels. hole style wheels are SOOO common. a little 5 spoke action never hurt anyone.

While round hole style is common, is a style that still looks good for the majority of wheels.

I have checked out of few spoke wheels, now that I have internet at my apartment I can do more searching
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I would suggest a set of Cooper Discoverer AT'3, i got about 9,000mi on mine and they are wearing great. They have good road manners, are quiet on the freeway, are awesome in snow and rain and did great in the mud i have gone through.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx
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BFG AT all day i love mine. Got mine used but with 3k miles on them and they still show ZERO wear even with around 20K on them and i peel on the some times too. Never rotated them either. they are great on anything ive done. Size in Sig


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BFG AT all day i love mine. Got mine used but with 3k miles on them and they still show ZERO wear even with around 20K on them and i peel on the some times too.Never rotated them either. they are great on anything ive done. Size in Sig
I hope you don't plan on them lasting more then 30 - 40 k with that attitude.
I made my last set last almost 80k. Thats with rotating every 6k and never peeling them on purpose.
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My buddy had a set on his explorer for 100k.
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FWIW - BFG ATs will wear like steel and if 15” will ride well.

285x75x16s will be Load Range “E” and too much for the Ranger, stick to Load Range “C".

The M/T Rims that got posted looks good, the shiny edge on the other ones look out of place.



There is a posting on this site about the new Cooper Discovery AT Tire, the actual model name and the actual Thread eludes me, but they look good and I will be looking at them next time around and 15” Rims.

Found it !

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What is the actual height of the 32” BFGs vs the 33” BFGs and don’t tell me 32 and 33 inches, then decide if you have the room.
33” Tires are usually 32.X not a full 33”s.

Oh ya, one more thing, IMHO stick to an 8” wide rim, a 12.50 tire will fit and look good on an 8” rims, a 32 x 11.5 works too.

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if you can look at the Kelly TSR's and Raceline wheels Raptor.
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FWIW - BFG ATs will wear like steel and if 15” will ride well.

285x75x16s will be Load Range “E” and too much for the Ranger, stick to Load Range “C".
I assume you mean other than all of the ones that are load range D. Which is plenty soft for a Ranger. Especially once you start moving towards armor, winches, and other crap.
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I was looking at new tires and everything in the 16” M/T type were rated as “E” or “122”.
The same tire in 15” was rated “C” or “108”.

So what I meant was what I said, "285x75x16s will be Load Range “E” and too much for the Ranger, stick to Load Range “C” “.

Maybe I should have added the A/T and M/T Tires, but I have been running load range “E” tire on my Ranger for over a year and find they ride hard, every bump rattles the truck.
Is it the tires maybe not but I varied the tire pressure to get different results and ruined the tires in the process.
They now slap when driving even at 45 psi, new tires pls.
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I was looking at new tires and everything in the 16” M/T type were rated as “E” or “122”.
The same tire in 15” was rated “C” or “108”.

So what I meant was what I said, "285x75x16s will be Load Range “E” and too much for the Ranger, stick to Load Range “C” “.

Maybe I should have added the A/T and M/T Tires, but I have been running load range “E” tire on my Ranger for over a year and find they ride hard, every bump rattles the truck.
Is it the tires maybe not but I varied the tire pressure to get different results and ruined the tires in the process.
They now slap when driving even at 45 psi, new tires pls.
122 is rated for D 126 is E first of all.

Second of all you are say this load range C doesn't exist?

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....73745&pID=6213

Or any of these load range D's?

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....89002&pID=7274

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....01028&pID=4792

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....76112&pID=2597

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....73445&pID=2555

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....6285&pID=27264

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....6285&pID=27265

http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse....6285&pID=27266

If you are going to post that someones wrong at least be correct. Not all 285/75R16's in a mud terrain are load range E. The tires you looked at are. 2 seconds on google popped up that site with all of those tires, there are many many more C and D rated tires. On top of that you have a STIFF OFF ROAD TIRE. You have been told this like a dozen times. KM2's are stiff with a thick sidewall to prevent sidewall puncture rock crawling if you want a cushy ride by a non-aggressive load range C by all means but don't constantly complain about ride quality on an OFFROAD TIRE. You don't hear me complaining about my load range E 39s I would be money they ride stiffer and they are at 26PSI for even wear.
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So I went ahead and bought all three sets of rims and mounted them. It just so happened that I parked in the exact same spot at the exact same time of day.

What do you guys think? I'll return the ones I don't like

Black Classic 2's



Classic 2's or Eagle 186's (Pretty much the same)



Eagle 185's

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Everything I looked at was rated “E” but either way go to “C” Load Rating unless you have a really good need for heavy duty tires.


01RangerEdge,

The Classic IIs look good on the Blue truck, but the little holes in the Eagles look good, it is just the trim around the edge that gets me.

What about the M/Ts with the smaller holes ?

The truck looks good with either 2 or 3.
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Eagle 058's have smaller holes than the Eagle 186's. I prefer the larger holes.

Also, M/T Classic 2's (Black or Polished) will have almost the same size holes as the Eagle 186's (and 185's too I believe)
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i feel llike a black wheel would need a mroe agressive tire than the one's you mounted. I'd take em back and get some different tires and make a big scene, too.
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I used paint to correct the last two pics. I wanted to emphasize the color more
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I think I like #1 the best.
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ditto on number 1
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With the color scheme you have, number one.
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You guys who picked the black classic 2's don't think that it's too much black? I like the 185's because the polished rings and center cap help break up all the blackness
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You guys who picked the black classic 2's don't think that it's too much black? I like the 185's because the polished rings and center cap help break up all the blackness
This.
you've got just enough of both in the 185's to set it off.
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While round hole style is common, is a style that still looks good for the majority of wheels.

I have checked out of few spoke wheels, now that I have internet at my apartment I can do more searching
We already talked about this brah. lol.



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I would suggest a set of Cooper Discoverer AT'3, i got about 9,000mi on mine and they are wearing great. They have good road manners, are quiet on the freeway, are awesome in snow and rain and did great in the mud i have gone through.

http://us.coopertire.com/Tires/Light...ERER-A-T3.aspx
I've got AT3's on a couple of my work trucks. LOVE the way they look. Sidewall is aggressive looking and the performance is great. I've put about 25k on mine so far and I can't tell if they've wore at all. Grip is decent for what it is, wet performance is GREAT for what it is. Sure you can spin them if you wanted to. Most open axles will let you do that with any tire. Competitively priced too.



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So I went ahead and bought all three sets of rims and mounted them. It just so happened that I parked in the exact same spot at the exact same time of day.

What do you guys think? I'll return the ones I don't like

Black Classic 2's



Classic 2's or Eagle 186's (Pretty much the same)



Eagle 185's

185's FTW!!!! NO all shine. NO all black. Either option would look odd on the truck. My Deep Wedgewood Blue combined with similar black accents like yours is kind of a picky color to find wheel finishes for that flow with the truck's overall theme.


I had a short stint with Nomads on mine. The online pics looked like it'd be a good wheel for the truck. Even photoshopped a pic of Justin's old red truck and turned it into my color truck. Ordered them, but 'em on, they lasted a month. WAY too bright of a wheel and the grey was lighter in person than was represented in pics. BUT...will say though...all black would look good on yours. EXCEPT I believe it has to be a gloss black. Flat black will look gray compared to the other accents (body paint/shine, headlights, tails, etc). Believe you're forced to ProComp for a all gloss black 8-holed wheel. If you had an XLT, my opinion would be 185's or of similar style/color combo.


I only speak from truth.... go 185's and you won't regret it. Best of both worlds.


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A truck to compare this color combo with would be to see Mike/Sonic04blahblahblah's old 4x4. Ran Ultra Rogue's. I'd be running those if it weren't for them darn lettering. But we had this FB combo already....along with possible other wheel choices no one else has that I'll keep to us. lol.


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Eagle 058's have smaller holes than the Eagle 186's. I prefer the larger holes.
058's....while classically styled, they don't look good compared to other holed wheel designs. I have them on my '71 chevy. I regret not researching wheels and backspaces way back when. I wouldn't have gotten them. Tiny holes just look odd. But hell, I was like 16. lol.



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Also, M/T Classic 2's (Black or Polished) will have almost the same size holes as the Eagle 186's (and 185's too I believe)
185's have the larger holes.
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