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2001 ranger ?

I got a 01 rang with a 4.0 edge, regular cab

MY question is i got 245/70/16's... Can i down size to 15 inch rims, or will they not clear my rotors.
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my mom went to a 15"on hers with no problems
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You'll be fine, many members including myself are running 15" wheels.
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you all sure 15's will fit
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i called a garage and was lookin at prices and they said i cant because of inspection..if i drop 2 15's and thats not whats on the side of the truck on the sticker it wont pass. and also that it will interfier or **** with the abs????? i dont know how much of that is true
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Almost everyone on here with after market rims have them in 15 x something, myself included, and no problems.
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I have 15x8s and it passed inspection fine 2 months ago. Some Rangers come stock with 15" rims, I have no idea what that shop was talking about. Just make sure you get the proper backspacing.
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Trust me, even in PA, all they look at is the tread depth. No inspection station is going to gig you on a smaller tire size than what's on the door tag.

I went down from 245/75/16 stock, to 235/75/15. I'll never go back.

You'll like the change in "effective" gear ratio, less down-shifting on hills. I pull out in 2nd a LOT.

You'll like what feels like more power, quicker acceleration.

Your speedometer will read faster than actual, helping you avoid speeding tickets. I keep a cheat sheet in the visor. Odometer mileage will make you THINK you are getting a lot better gas mileage. See here: http://www.dakota-truck.net/TIRECALC/tirecalc.html

Your ABS will act a little differently, not necessarily worse. You will feel the ride improve, less jouncy from less spinning mass/weight. Your braking will IMROVE, but it may not seem so, because the ABS may kick in a little sooner, if you are even used to that happening. http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5908

I don't THINK you'll have any brake rotor/caliper clearance problems, but you SHOULD make sure. Offset and back-spacing matter too. My wheels came off an Explorer and I just threw them on, with no problem. I don't know to this day if they are different from stock offset/backspacing.
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this sorta goes against what i was saying but i found a good deal of dakota all terrains..

i got 245/75/16's stock...can i put 265/75/16 on the stock rim??? if i can im getting the dakota AT's there 116 a tire
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