Got my new tires/wheels mounted - 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 02-22-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: KC, MO
Posts: 5
Got my new tires/wheels mounted

So back in December I picked up a set of 15" hoof print rims off of a '95 4x4 with tires (2 new, 2 worn) and the complete rear end (leaf springs/driveshaft too) for $300 off of craigslist. I had intended on powdercoating the 15" rims and using them on my '99 2wd Ranger to replace the factory steel wheels. But before I did, I put them on craigslist and sold them for $275. The same day I picked up a complete set of 16" Explorer rims (type 66 I think) with center caps for $75. So I had those powdercoated black by a coworker and mounted up a set of LT225/75/16 Yokohama Geolander A/T-S tires. I'm happy with my tire size choices but I'd like to see if LT245/75/16 tires would clear. https://picasaweb.google.com/gruyter/Ranger# Now I'm saving up to rebuild the 8.8 rear end with either 4.10 or 4.30 gears and a torsen differential or if I come across one from a FX4 to swap over.
Attached Thumbnails
Got my new tires/wheels mounted-ranger_01.jpg   Got my new tires/wheels mounted-ranger_02.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-22-2011
03edge's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 1,031
nice truck man
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2011
morris's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: South Detroit.
Posts: 7,833
i've never heard of 4.30 gears. i thought it was 4.10, 4.55/56 then 4.88.

truck looks good
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2011
<TX>TORKiT's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,551
Yes, I do think the mudflaps are nice, but they got to go.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2011
StxDangerRanger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Flat Rock, Mi
Posts: 6,313
Nice wheels. Gives it a Cop car look.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-22-2011
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: KC, MO
Posts: 5
Those pics are of the good side (it was the victim of a hit and run just in front of the passenger taillight caving in a large section of bedside) and since it's dirty you can't see all the little dings and scratches from using the truck to maintain my property (hauling limbs, firewood, rocks, mulch, etc.)

Summit Racing lists 4.30 ring and pinion sets so I'm assuming they work with the Ranger 8.8 rear end. I just want to make 5th gear usable in my truck other than downhill with the wind at my tail. I could also benefit from a lower first gear around my property and since I only commute 24 miles roundtrip to work each day, I'm not terribly concerned about fuel mileage nor do I think it will change much based on my calculations.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-23-2011
Marchy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 287
nice, pretty much what i did to my stock rims on my 99 ranger and i have the same tires just 30x9.5 and love them. They handled great in the snow and i should get another opportunity to test them out in the next day or two :)
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: or trade: 33" tires mounted on 15x10 wheels plus a spare. $600. WA Ford005 Suspension, Tires, & Wheels 5 04-17-2011 11:05 AM
little teaser of the 95. Got the wheels and tires mounted Sonic04Edge Snapshots 12 02-08-2010 10:39 AM
Got my new wheels mounted! littlered Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 21 10-02-2009 09:46 AM
new wheels mounted yellow_edge General Ford Ranger Discussion 19 07-22-2009 08:53 PM
Got my tires today, everything gets mounted tommrow jdugan4859 Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 4 03-29-2005 08:09 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 09:16 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.