biggest tire on my 15x7s? - 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 12-19-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 157
biggest tire on my 15x7s?

I have the aluminum split spoke 15x7s on my Ranger. I saw an 01 extended cab today at a dealership with the fabtech 5.5 kit and a bodylift, (I am assuming its a 3 inch, it looked like a 3 inch tall spacer) and it was on 35x12.50 15s and it looked awesome. I sat in it and my eye level was clearly over the the stock 2000 expidition next to it and the truck looked like it had enough room to clear the tires for offroading wihtout rubbing anything (I didnt drive it though, I am going to drive it later tonight!). Anyways, my main question is if 35s will fit properly onto my 15x7s or do I need aftermarket rims with at least a width of 8 inches? I like my rims, I opted for them, so I want to keep them. IF not recomended for my rims, am I still safe using them? I do not offroad (well maybe a little over dragged roads, but never over whoops or anything crazy). I just want my street queen to be in the sky like that 01 was. THanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-19-2005
LILBLUE04FX4L2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Exit 105 New Jersey
Posts: 2,409
hmmmm... 35 x 12.5 are nice
for that width 7" is just a bit too narrow
besides it will look pinched - especially if you have a squared off tread
if you stay at 31 x 10.5 it's a great fit for your rims
that size could be considered is stock but looks very agressive
I have 33 x 10.5 and they ride fine on the stock 7" rims
no lift at all so my wheel wells are stuffed
it's too bad they don't really make many 32 x 11.5 x 15 (try looking for a close size??) because that would be safe on a 7" width
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-20-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 157
ive seen 33s on 15x7s and they look fine, I just really want to keep my stock rims cause I payed extra for them.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-20-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ***
Posts: 2,099
i had 33x12.50s on stock 15x7s for a few months, it can definately be done and didn't cause me problems on/off road but I don't know if I'd trust that setup in the long run
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-20-2005
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
all the rubber from the tire will not touch the ground on a 7inch wheel and 12.5 inch tire.
I have 15x8 with a 12.5 tire and not all the tire touches.

I would say 15x8 would be the smallest size to go with
15x10's would be even better
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-20-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Walnut, CA
Posts: 157
thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2005
dirty's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: g-town beeotch
Posts: 682
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangererv
all the rubber from the tire will not touch the ground on a 7inch wheel and 12.5 inch tire.
I have 15x8 with a 12.5 tire and not all the tire touches.
If you run less pressure, it will even out.

Quote:
I would say 15x8 would be the smallest size to go with
15x10's would be even better
I would not put a 15x10 on there, the leverage will kill wheel bearings.

34x10.5 LTB will work, they make a 35x12.50 BFG A/T, that will work.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2005
04lvl2's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 5,600
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirty
If you run less pressure, it will even out.


By the time they are fully touching the ground though you are underinflated and wearing the outsides of the tire out. Granted there is not a good situation for full contact and tire wear when running 12.5 on a 7 or 8 inch wide wheel.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-22-2005
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirty
If you run less pressure, it will even out.



I would not put a 15x10 on there, the leverage will kill wheel bearings.

34x10.5 LTB will work, they make a 35x12.50 BFG A/T, that will work.
Ya it will kill the wheel bearing, but so many people do it.
You are either going to wear the bearing, or the center of the tire because it all wont touch.

either way something is going to go.

and like bill said above...you have to run way low pressure for the tire to even out.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-24-2005
dirty's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: g-town beeotch
Posts: 682
Quote:
Originally Posted by rangererv
and like bill said above...you have to run way low pressure for the tire to even out.

I dont think so, I think if you run about 30-32 PSI instead of 35-40, it should be quite alright. Now, if you run 25, it will wear the shoulders of the tire. Also, with running a lower pressure, it will give you a little better ride as well.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-24-2005
fx4me's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 1,507
Low pressure kills gas mileage though.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-24-2005
popecruz's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Northville, MI
Posts: 181
I'd get as tall as you can, and stick w/ a 10.5" wide. What tire were you looking at?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-25-2005
rangererv's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dearborn Michigan
Posts: 4,376
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirty
I dont think so, I think if you run about 30-32 PSI instead of 35-40, it should be quite alright. Now, if you run 25, it will wear the shoulders of the tire. Also, with running a lower pressure, it will give you a little better ride as well.
I have 15x8 with 33x12.5 and i was running 27psi for a while. Not all of the tire was touching.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Biggest tire on 16x7s? Oh5Edge Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 6 11-06-2006 07:14 PM
Biggest tire with 3" BL. Maxboost Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 11 03-01-2006 06:17 PM
Biggest tire in the back? Roach2004 General Ford Ranger Discussion 8 12-03-2005 03:31 PM
Biggest tire i can fit on stock height 02ranger Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 8 07-11-2005 10:00 PM
Biggest tire w/out lift swatcop169 Suspension Tech 43 06-09-2005 03:03 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 09:41 AM.


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.