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15" Rims won't fit on 2010-11 4x4???

Hoping someone can actually give me an answer to this, because I haven't been able to find one at all.

I have a 2010 4x4 sport that came with stock 16x7" alloys. I want to run 15x8" (3.75 BS -19mm offset) steelies and assumed this wouldn't be an issue as lots of rangers run this size. However I was told that they will not fit by one shop, another said they should, and ford told me they may or may not. I guess the reason being that the 2010-11 rangers were given rear disk brakes and larger brake rotors and calipers in the front then previous years, 2WD's, and the FX4 models.

Can anyone confirm or deny this? Are there any members running 15" on a 2010 or 2011 4x4 sport? If so how did you get them to fit?

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I have stock 15" on my 2010 sport 2wd. I think you can use 15" on a 4x4, but I think the difference is the 4x4 is a different rim. You have to have 15" off a 4x4
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I looked at the 2010 brochure and it has 15" 5 spoke aluminum standard on 4x4 XLT
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16" y spoke o 4x4 sport
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From my understanding the XTL 4X4, and all the 2WD had a slightly smaller brake set up. Thats what came on mine stock, 16" Y spoke (spare tire is also on a 16"). But if I can fit them, I want to run 15" Pro Comp rock crawlers.
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The sports only had the option for 15" for 2WD from the dealership, but was never an option for the sport 4x4. So does that mean they won't fit? :(
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They should fit with no problem as long as you run a little less backspace like a 3.5 or 3.75.
But here's another question, why not run 17s? They're more popular for bigger sizes and will allow you to run better quality tires on them
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Thats what I was hoping, the ones I was looking at are indeed 3.75 BS. I'm not personally a fan of larger rim to tire ratio, which is why I want to down size. Larger sidewall has its advantages for on and off road applications. with only a 2" lift installed, I will have to stay with a 32 or 33, so smaller rim just made sense to me. Also I'm on a budget lol, tires are expensive in Canada. The difference buying a 15" tire vs. 16" will save me almost $300. Thank you for the help :)
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Worst case, you may need to run a little spacer to clear the caliper, but I doubt it.
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You should be fine with 15's
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Thanks for your help guys! I am going to order the rims soon so I have them for spring. I'll update this post when I do, if they fit or didn't fit, and if I had any issues.
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I also have a 2010 4x4 Sport, and agree that the 15" wheel with more rubber looks better. I've been looking at Ultra Nomads. Please let us know how your truck turns out...
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I will update! Just might be a month or 2 before I do, I am going to wait till spring to order them. Working on some other upgrades in the meantime.
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UPDATE!

Ended up ordering Pro Comp 97 series rims 15x8 matte black, with 32x11.5r15 BFG Ko2's. Had no fitment issues at all! Although they are pretty tight to the Calipers. I will try to see if i can get under the truck and snap a photo at how close. But here is a few photos of the rubber and rim set up.
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Glad to hear, been seeing your progress on IG.
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Tires/wheels look good man
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Thanks guys! I am super happy with the turn out!
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Glad to hear everything worked out. FYI, on the older trucks with drum brakes the difference was the 4x4 and tow package option. If you had both then it came with 10" drums instead of the stock 9" I would imagine that holds true for the disc brakes as well.
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I know this is an old thread, but I just picked up a 2011 Sport 4x4 with 16x7s on it. I'm glad to hear that 15's fit as I'm looking to go with them as well. BigRed is running steelies though, I wonder if an alloy wheel will be slightly thicker and make the inside diameter a tiny bit smaller, making that tiny gap he mentioned too tight. Anyone have any thoughts?

And for what it's worth, tires for 15s are much cheaper than for 16s, and sizes are easier to understand!
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Thats a good question, I think they may be a little thicker. Because I have heard of 15s not fitting 2010-11 Rangers and maybe thats Alloys? But if you get the right offset and back spacing it may not be an issue. I will try to take a picture of how much room there is so you can see. It is pouring rain here right now so it might not be today.

Are you planning on ordering your rims online? Most shops will test fit them for you before you purchase, if you have that option. I also agree, 15s are so much cheeper for tires and the rubber to rim ratio looks much better in my opinion. Also a little bit of a softer ride.
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Here are 2 photos to show you my rim and tire set up, I will try to get you a shot of the inside of the rim to show you the space as soon as I can.
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Are you planning on ordering your rims online? Most shops will test fit them for you before you purchase, if you have that option.

I was planning to order them online. Not so sure now. I'd love 15s but I fear they'd be too tight on the calipers or not fit at all.

Another advantage of 15s is that you can easily find a backspacing under 4". On a 16" wheel, they're all 4 or 4.5" which equal to stock. So I may as well run spacers on the stock wheels then.

I'm not sure of the backspacing on my stockers, ive read 4 and 4.5", I guess I need to pop one off and check it out.

I'm looking to get 265/75 16s which is 31.6x10.5, which is the closest I can get to 32x11.50s.

I'm guessing you have 3.73s right?
Do they turn those 32s alright?
Do you have rubbing issues at all?
What is your backspacing?
Sorry for all the inquiries, info on '10-11s are hard to find.
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