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98.5 Offroad Stock Tire Configuration Question Please

I have a 98.5 Supercab 4.0 with the 4X4 Offroad Package. Can anyone tell me what the stock tire size is for this year's 16 inch wheels? I got caught-up in that Firestone fiasco. The BFG Long Trails that they swapped me over to are 23570R-16s and the tread is getting thin.

I'm thinking that these are a bit smaller than original? If so, I want to maximize the tire size using the stock rims on this stock Ranger.

I have read quite a few threads and consulted this forum's "Chart of maximum tire size ".

However without knowing what stock is-I can not make a good choice. You guys are sick of these tire size questions, but I'm a newbie here with a 9 year old truck(original Owner BTW) and it needs new tires soon. Probably get BFG ATs or maybe those BFG Rough Trails - which ever Costco can get for me.

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Original Equipment 215/75-15
Original Equipment Optional 225/75-15
Original Equipment Optional 235/75-15

Kinda weird they do not list the 16 inch wheel.
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I thought that they put a 245/75R16 tire on originally? If you don't want to go with that size I'm 95% sure that a 265/75R16 tire will work and will be just about the biggest you can go safely without a lift.
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Rich- check the label on the driver side door jamb. It should have the tire size that the truck was built with. Most likely 245/75R16.
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Rich- check the label on the driver side door jamb. It should have the tire size that the truck was built with. Most likely 245/75R16.
Thanks! That was simple. It actually reads 235/70R16L. So that is exactly what they swapped to when Firestone bought my BFGs.

I may actually stick with this size beacuse our Ford Escape 4 wheel drive has that same size tire and wheel. That way if I spring for a pair of RUD Grippers they can be used on both vehicles.

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Kinda weird they do not list the 16 inch wheel..
'Yep. Since mine is a 98.5, I think you need to look at the 1999's to get this model's callouts on those typical web page menues. However, what I actually have (Via Door Jam Sticker and BFG replacement tires) is not what they usually indicate. So yes-a little strange.


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Same here, 235/70-16 on the door

A book for factory tire sizes doesnt list it in 98 or 99 at my shop.

Im looking it the 265/75-16 and was a little worried about it fiting because everyone had bigger factory (245's) But i think I will be ok. I had one mounted and on flat ground i had about a half inch to the front pass mud flap while turning.

Checking before buying.
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