295/75 or 315/75 - 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:

View Poll Results: What size to go with?
295/75/16 Measuring 33.4 by 11 15 53.57%
315/75/16 Measuring 34.6 by 11.4 13 46.43%
Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-08-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
295/75 or 315/75

I am torn, I have searched and looked high and low but I am still undecided on which size to go with.

The 295/75/16 measures 33.4 in high and 11 in wide.

The 315/75/16 measures 34.6 in high and 11.4 in wide.

So guys the BL will be all installed Saturday and I thought while I was doing it I might as well take my tires in to get mounted as well. I have to figure out which size to go with and if anyone has pictures to compare the two on a truck with just a BL that would be a HUGE help.

Thanks all!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
305/75R16!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2009
Smurphey's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ashland, Virginia
Posts: 68
don't the 295/75/16's measure 11.6 in wide and the 315/75/16 measure 12.4 in wide? i looked at two tire converters and that's what they said...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01 View Post
305/75R16!
These measure the same height as the 295 and are only a half inch wider for an extra 20 bucks a tire. So thanks but no thanks ya know

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smurphey View Post
don't the 295/75/16's measure 11.6 in wide and the 315/75/16 measure 12.4 in wide? i looked at two tire converters and that's what they said...
For the specific tires I am getting the measurements given are what the manufacture states that they are so ya
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2009
Smurphey's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ashland, Virginia
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerMuse View Post
For the specific tires I am getting the measurements given are what the manufacture states that they are so ya
ok gotcha
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2009
01 ranger 4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,100
the 315s might be too big
i know LORD of WAR has 295s on his BL truck and the still rub so its up to you and how much you want the tires to rub or how much you have to cut
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01 ranger 4x4 View Post
the 315s might be too big
i know LORD of WAR has 295s on his BL truck and the still rub so its up to you and how much you want the tires to rub or how much you have to cut
Yea I know Jake pretty good man and he doesnt have the tbars done or an AAL in the rear like I am set up with. So that should be the difference but that is a good point
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-08-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Bigger the better!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-08-2009
chainfire's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mission B.C.
Posts: 3,126
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigger01 View Post
Bigger the better!
Thats what she said

But I think you should invest in some JD traction bars to keep your axel form tearing the crap out of that box. I hit even with 265's. If you were wheeling lightly, or not at all I would say don't worry about it, but I have seen your pics, and you wheel good lol.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2009
TrucknGolf's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,829
As long as they are not really agressive I would say 315/75/16.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-08-2009
01 ranger 4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,100
yea but you also have a topper so that kinda cancels out the AAL on height but like mentioned above the traction bars will a little and if its an all terrain you may be able to get away with it also wheel size/BS will factor into it as well
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-08-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01 ranger 4x4 View Post
yea but you also have a topper so that kinda cancels out the AAL on height but like mentioned above the traction bars will a little and if its an all terrain you may be able to get away with it also wheel size/BS will factor into it as well
Yea I am almost sure my backspacing is 4 or 3.5 but I am not 100 percent on it.

And as stated the traction bars are coming soon they are next on the list esp. with the big meats
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-08-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Greg, the 295 = 33.27 x 11.73
the 315 = 34.49 x 12.32

If you want the 315's you have to max the tbars and install the AAL... end of story.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-08-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
295 it is imo.


315/75r16 is only .2" smaller in diameter than my 35x12.50 when brand new.....

IMO...

I ran 80% tread 35x12.50's on my truck when it was only bodylifted....maxed out bars, stock rear......rubbed the inner fender, I didn't have flares but it'd rub those, and no valence and i'd have to trim a good bit off it. Sure...Looks cool and perfect imo for the street, but definately didn't feel comfortable enough to wheel it as it was.

Name:  P4230038.jpg
Views: 202
Size:  69.5 KB

Name:  P4230045.jpg
Views: 200
Size:  57.3 KB
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-08-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Shane is 10000% right. It will look great on the street but if you wheel it youre going to **** up some body panels and what not.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-08-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
295 is my vote too, its gonna look sick!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-09-2009
Sea-Bass's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,059
Here's a pic(not the best) of my truck w/295's

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-09-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
I think you guys are right, in this case as much as I would like to go bigger the 295 fits my needs much better. Wheeling it wont be such a worry and it will look really good.

I will update later in the week boys
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-09-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Greg, its going to look pretty much just like my truck.

This will give you a little better idea of what the stance will be.

Name:  PB220196.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  119.9 KB
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-09-2009
01 ranger 4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,100
yea its def up to you the 35s would look way better but def gonna rub cuz ive gotten my 30s to rub with a BL AAL and tbar crank so....
i would go with the 295 since its bigger than a reg. 33

it seems like more and more of the DWB crew are liftin their trucks its gonna look sick
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-09-2009
camodown's Avatar
Lost in Nowhere
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 5,029
295
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-09-2009
wyldechild's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,952
295's will look solid Gregory.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-09-2009
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
^^^ Yea they will look sharp, now I need to get rid of what I have on there and I will be set.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-09-2009
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
315's well that is if your man enough, ive ran 315's with a body lift, shackle and cranked bars on my last truck and no rubbing on or off road other than at full lock on the sway bar, this was on stock rims too........opinions are one thing, facts are another, i say go for it
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-09-2009
01 ranger 4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 1,100
thats where you can get away with 35s cuz they have less BS so they will rub on the swaybar etc but with aftermarket rims they are pushed out more so they will rub on the inner fenders
plus he ^^ has stepside with no flares
cant wait to see it done im in the process of gettin new tires for mine as well
what tire are you goin with??
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
295/75/16 on 16x8 rims? dieselT4x4 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 5 12-01-2010 05:34 PM
295 75 r16 07 turboranger Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 11 05-10-2009 11:29 AM
Mud Terreins OR Cooper Cobra 295/50/R15 alvarado Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 17 07-22-2008 02:27 PM
265's or 295's FullThrottle02 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 3 05-14-2008 07:20 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 07:43 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.