17" oem Explorer rim on 2000 2wd Ranger?? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-12-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9
17" oem Explorer rim on 2000 2wd Ranger??

Hey all,

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:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...ht=17+explorer

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!

Thanks,
Brandon
Attached Thumbnails
17" oem Explorer rim on 2000 2wd Ranger??-explorer-rim.jpg  

Last edited by SoIllRanger; 11-13-2011 at 11:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-12-2011
SVT01RANGER's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,634
you wont have an issue fitment wise, i have the 16" version of that wheel on my 2006 2wd, the center caps don't poke thru...


as far as the tire is concerned, what do you plan on for your truck? lift, lower? if you plan on keeping it stock, it will look alright, maybe even bump up the tire size a little to fill the wheel gap

here is my 2006 with the ranger versoin of that wheel

]

4/5 with a 225/60/16
Attached Thumbnails
17" oem Explorer rim on 2000 2wd Ranger??-dscn4696.jpg   17" oem Explorer rim on 2000 2wd Ranger??-dscn4283.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-13-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9
Hey,

Ah perfect, thanks for the pics. That helps see it alot. I found this pic from EricRanger. My truck is exactly like his....extended cab, gunmetal color, same body style. I think im leaning towards a 1 to 2" body lift with 17" wheels (I think EricRanger's are 16") and just crank up to a taller tire to help fill out the body lift. But I still need to stick with a highway tire with the mileage I drive, bummer!

,Brandon
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-13-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9
Hey,

Tried posting EricRangers truck pic and didnt work....sorry!

,Brandon
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-14-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 9
Hey,

I found this listing on Craigslist that seems like a good deal. Need to find out if the price is for a set of 4 but they are asking $300 but the rims currently have 275 60 17 tires on them now. I dont think they will fit or clear but what do you all think?

,Brandon
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-05-2012
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Orange City, FL
Posts: 1,601
Are the lug patterns even the same? I thought on the new explorers they were 5x5 and Rangers are 5x4.5... correct me if I'm wrong.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-05-2012
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maine
Posts: 1,220
Quote:
Originally Posted by PickupMan92 View Post
Are the lug patterns even the same? I thought on the new explorers they were 5x5 and Rangers are 5x4.5... correct me if I'm wrong.
They'll fit. 5x4.5 is the lug pattern
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Ford OEM "Sport" emblem (from Fusion/Edge "sport") - NY Jp7 Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 4 02-19-2014 08:31 AM
Want to Buy: Spare tire 15" steel rim to fit '99 Ranger 2wd (Chicago area) Tim99 Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 0 12-02-2012 09:08 AM
"CLICKING SOUND ON YEAR 2000 ONLY WHEN THE "AIR" (HOT OR COLD" IS ON??? jasoncav55 General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 10-09-2012 12:20 AM
31"x11.5"x15 on a 15"x10" rim? pushdeck General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 04-19-2006 09:02 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.