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Going from 16" to 15" rim?

My 2008 Ranger came with 16x7 rims and I'm looking to get some 15x8 MT Classic II's.
Just wondering if these rims will fit without any issues... I'm worried mostly about them maybe being to tight on my calipers?
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You'll be fine. My truck came with 15X7 Alcoas, then it had 15X8 Procomp steelies and now 15X10 Ultra Nomads. The only issue I had was the one clip on the caliper mounting bracket came up and scratched the inside of the rim. I just trimmed them back and haven't had a problem since.
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But your truck came with 15" from the factory. I'm trying to figure out if the trucks that came with stock 16" rims have the same size brake calipers as the trucks that came stock with 15" rims?
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Yes your fine.. I went from a 16" to my 15" Ion 171 which look like Classic II's
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But your truck came with 15" from the factory. I'm trying to figure out if the trucks that came with stock 16" rims have the same size brake calipers as the trucks that came stock with 15" rims?
dude the ranger front suspension on 98 up is all the same you will be fine
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dude the ranger front suspension on 98 up is all the same you will be fine
since when are brake calipers part of front suspension?
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15" wheels will fit no problem, but the clearance is close. just be careful if they use stick-on weights to balance them.. if they are not installed properly the weights may rub on the calipers.
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But your truck came with 15" from the factory. I'm trying to figure out if the trucks that came with stock 16" rims have the same size brake calipers as the trucks that came stock with 15" rims?
You have the same brakes as I do, I think everything 03ish and up came with the larger 12" brakes.
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15" wheels will fit no problem, but the clearance is close. just be careful if they use stick-on weights to balance them.. if they are not installed properly the weights may rub on the calipers.
That's the only rubbing issue I had when I put my 15's on after the stock 16's. Just make sure when you have it balanced again that they put the weights on the outside. It's a very tight fit, only time it might cause a problem is if you get in a bad accident a bend your rim.
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