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i found the exact rims i want to get but I'm not sure what the bolt pattern is for an '09 ranger can anyone help me out here. also i'm trying to find out if BFG all terrains will fit on these rims. Cragar | Come Get Your Muscle
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5x4.5 bolt pattern and the next question is what size tire are you gonna run?
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I'd like to go with a 15 inch rim and a 31 inch tire if they'll fit on my stock ranger. I'd love to get 33's but I'd have to get a 3 inch body lift i think.
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yeah.. i dunno if the 31's will even fit the new rangers.. someone's gonna have to correct me if i'm wrong or agree with me cause i'm right.
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i currently have a 30 inch on a 16 inch rim so I'm not sure if it works that way but shouldn't a 31 fit on a 15 if not which one would it be for a 30 inch.
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all i know is the newer rangers are lower then the older ones.. so it might rub
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so i got corrected.. you can run a 31x10.50x15 on your truck.. so its up to you if you want a 15x7 or 15x8 rims. The tires will fit either or lol
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which would you recommend for a wider tire i'm guessing the 8's
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so i'm looking for the cragar black soft 8's 5X4.5 bolt pattern and its a 15X8 inch rim now i also notice it mentions a 6 inch offset and a 4.75 rear spacer what do these mean and will it affect me.
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6" will be tucked in more than stock wheels. probably wont work on a ranger.

4.75" backspacing will make it stick out of the fender more. you want to run these. (4.75)
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ok so they will ro wont work the 6 inch offset and the 4.75 rear spacer are on the same rim.
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ok my bad there's 2 the first has a 6 offset and a 4.75 rear spacer the second has a -13 offset with a 4 rear spacer
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you lost me?

offset is the distance from the center of the wheel (in this case 4") to the mounting surface.
backspacing is the distance from the inside lip of the wheel to the mounting surface.

6" backspacing will put the wheel 1.25" further in the fender well compared to a 4.75" backspacing

offset is just another way to relate to backspacing.
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take a look at the link he posted.. i was confused too
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oh i guess i understand now...

let me make is simple for you...

Cragar 3975812 - Cragar Soft 8 Wheels - Overview - SummitRacing.com

that is what you want
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-13mm offset is 4" backspacing
6 mm offset is 4.75" backspacing
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ya so will either of these fit on an '09 ranger with 31" tires
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i thought you wanted 3.75 back spacing isnt that what stock? and wont 4.75 on a wider rim make it rub while turning
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i thought you wanted 3.75 back spacing isnt that what stock? and wont 4.75 on a wider rim make it rub while turning
read the whole thread...

btw i hope he is buying the 4"

they dont have soft 8s in 3.75
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Hi - new to the board and am looking for wheels for my Ranger and was hoping you guys could clarify:

what are the pros and cons for going with a 15x8 vs a 15x7
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