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Old 03-29-2012
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Help with Performance wheel setup

Hi Everyone, I'm a new guy who is a bit against the grain. I'm a track junkie and I bought an 05 ranger Xl 2wd as a parts hauler and I can't resist modifying it.

I'm focused on making it handle a bit better but I want the nascar look for stance so I'm planning on a 4/5 drop and some swaybars and some low offset wheels with a nice meaty tire. I've been looking at 15 and 16x8 steel wheels but to get performance tires it looks like I should be focusing on 17's instead.

I want the car to sit fairly flush with a 225 or 235 tire on it so I'm figuring I'll want 8" wide wheels, but what's a good backspacing to push the wheels out to the fenders?

I see cragar makes 17" D windows in 8" with 4.5" backspacing but I'm not sure if that will work on my truck with a 235/55/17 tire

These wheels: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3428812/ also if anyone could come up with a weight figure for these that would be awesome.

The other option I was looking at was 15" diamond racing wheels as they're fairly light for steel wheels but the tire choices are more limited.

Any guidance would be appreciated!
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I was thinking diamond racing wheels for my rig... I'm just like you, picked up a 97 Single Cab for a work truck and just CAN'T resist dropping it and putting in work on it! Ha...

I was going to go with the NASCAR look as well... Ever find anything?
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Thread is over a year old but many companies offer D-window wheels. ProComp is the only one that I know of that doesn't have any striping on their wheels. The other options are Crager, US Wheel, among many others.
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Thread is over a year old but many companies offer D-window wheels. ProComp is the only one that I know of that doesn't have any striping on their wheels. The other options are Crager, US Wheel, among many others.

Sorry... Didn't realize how old the thread was.

Those Diamond Racing Steelies look sweet!
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