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Old 01-04-2010
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FWD vs RWD rims

I am trying to find some rims. I went to Sears was looking at their rims and they said I need a set of rims labeled RWD. I have been looking on the net and found a set of rims labeled FWD and thes site it will fit the Ranger. Will the FWD rims actually fit. Here is the website for the rims.

PLATINUM TYPE 82/83 ATTITUDE [SILVER] Rim Wheel (Rim) and Tire Packages for your 1995 FORD TRUCK RANGER 2WD - Wheel and Tire Packages - Rim and Tire Packages for your Car, SUV, or Light Truck from Performance Plus Tire
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Any rim with a 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern should fit.

i think your stock size are 14x7 rims.
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Sears sells wheels? they dont in canada...
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need to get the right back spacing too.
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Sears sells wheels? they dont in canada...
maybe he means the firestone tire service centers which many sears stores have. they sell wheels/ tires.
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Any rim with a 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern should fit.

i think your stock size are 14x7 rims.
Before answering you should get all your facts straight

Bolt pattern is only one of the many factors for rims.

What about backspacing?

What about width?

What about the opening for the hub?


To the OP. I am pretty sure FWD means Front wheel drive. If that is the case then no they will not fit. They are a totally different offset than your rim.

My advice is to stop going to Sears and actually go to a reputable tire shop.
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maybe he means the firestone tire service centers which many sears stores have. they sell wheels/ tires.
I've never seen a Sears with a tire service center here in Canada before.
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I gave up on Sears today, bad attitudes.. We have a regular Sears with an actual auto shop.
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they will fit but u have to have like a 2 to 3 inch spacer the one that bolt to where hub and then have there own studs but they will fit just with spacers thats all
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I have gone to sears for a few things here and I was suprised at how good of service I got. They actually have some good prices on tires sometimes and they had the best price and waranty on their batterys when I when to replace mine so Id recomend our local one but I dont think they would be my first choice the rims.
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wheel spacers, especially 2-3 inch spacers are a bad idea, they put lots of stress on your factory studs. We have seen many wheels come off at our shop due to wheel spacers.
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yes it would but he wanted to know if they would fit and thats the way i know that the wheels would fit but yes it would be better to stay with the right wheel
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i tryed fwd on my from a gm car the fit no rubs sorry no pic of them
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