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Any of you folks have a 98 Ranger 4x4...

w/ the factory 3 spoke wheels? I've got a set from my old truck that the chrome facing is coming off of and I'm wondering if any of you have had the same problem. I bet I went through 3 sets of center caps until I got tired of trying to fix the wheels and bought a new set of aluminums.

Also, how much trouble do you think it'd be to just pull that facing off of these wheels? I'm thinking of using them for off road wheels and my factory wheels for all terrain tires. It's the no. 5 style on the pic below.
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Sorry my wheels are #6.
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Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen number 2.
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Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen number 2.
I don't think I have either.
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i have #2 came on 98 4cyl sports they sucked and where discusting just as the #5 is just nasty.

and btw that is just a chrome clip on a steel wheel
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Isn't #5 what ufgators has?
I've never seen 2 or 4 that I recall...7 and 8 don't look too familiar...then again my alzheimers has been quite active lately..
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Isn't #5 what ufgators has?
I've never seen 2 or 4 that I recall...7 and 8 don't look too familiar...then again my alzheimers has been quite active lately..
#7-navagator

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i have #2 came on 98 4cyl sports they sucked and where discusting just as the #5 is just nasty.

and btw that is just a chrome clip on a steel wheel
How hard is it to get the chrome thing off though??
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if i remeber right its just pressure fit on there put not sure take pics of the front and back and let us see
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if i remeber right its just pressure fit on there put not sure take pics of the front and back and let us see
That's a problem. They're stored at my parent's house right now, which is like 2 hours from here. I know it's just pressed in there, I was just wondering if anyone had removed them before.

I'm trying to be cheap here...rofl. I don't really feel like spending $500 or $600 on a new set of wheels although centerline has some that I'd love to have and they've got a free shipping thing going on right now.
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#8-expadition
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whats your problem cass...
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You spelled Navagator and Expandition. I actually like the Expand-ition, Ford should call it that. "Expand your destination", could be a tag-line.

I hate ENglish -- when you spell it how it sounds, your wrong. When you try to spell it using a non complicated way -- your wrong. No, it isn't "F", it's friggin' "ph". Just one example, lol.
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ya i didnt know how to spell it haha
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Isn't #5 what ufgators has?
I've never seen 2 or 4 that I recall...7 and 8 don't look too familiar...then again my alzheimers has been quite active lately..
I had #2 on my 98 2wd and the #4 were very typical on the 99 3.0 4wd. The #4 style is really a pain to clean and the #2 is just kinda a pain too.
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number 2 are 14inchers, wehn i was getting my truck, one of the sales guy used that as a sales pitch for "aftermarket rims thatll get you great milage..."
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I've got #5. Not sure if they are my favorite, but that's what I've got..
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side note stock rims suck bad
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My dad has the #5 style wheels, and when he got a bunch of coal-slurry between the wheel and the chrome lip, he couldn't find a way to seperate them to clean them. My dad was a Ford mechanic for 20-odd years, before working up to Service Manager, and then VP of the dealership when the owner sold it out.
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My dad has the #5 style wheels, and when he got a bunch of coal-slurry between the wheel and the chrome lip, he couldn't find a way to seperate them to clean them. My dad was a Ford mechanic for 20-odd years, before working up to Service Manager, and then VP of the dealership when the owner sold it out.
That doesn't sound good for me. That's what I was looking to find out, if they could be seperated or not. I've thought about heating it up with a torch to see if maybe I can get the chrome insert to deform enough to pop loose but I'm scared I might screw up the wheel. If I do get the chrome insert off, I think I'll paint them black. Hopefully it won't look too horrible...lol.

I imagine I'm going to just have to spend a little money and get some good looking aluminum wheels for my street tires and use the factory wheels for mudders.
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#8-expadition

#7 is Edge-Plus/STX, #8 is a 16" Explorer wheel.

Although I've seen #2 and #4 on 2wd Rangers (coilspring variety) they were more common on 2wd Explorers.
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i got #4's on mine and 98 4wd
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ya i didnt know how to spell it haha
Freaked me out there for a second Zach.... I thought I was gonna have to send somone a hooked up a phone book tape.
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