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Old 08-03-2006
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How big can I go?

I am used to sizing low-profile car tires and fitting them to the proper rim width, etc., but all terrain tires are new territory for me so I figured I'd ask the experts: You guys!

I am not ready for tires yet (my 245/75/16s are good), but I was wondering how big of a tire I can put on my factory 5 spoke 16x7 (I am pretty sure they are 7" wide) rims?
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44s or something. I'd really recommend 15x8 wheels though. Because your "x7" tires are really narrow. the x7 means they are 7 inches wide, and on bigger tires it basically looks like you have pizza cutter tires. The benefit is narrow tires are good in snow!
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the biggest you can go stock is 265/75/R16 for a 4x4.
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the biggest you can go stock is 265/75/R16 for a 4x4.


Not really,

Since you're 4x4 you can fit 31s stock finely, 32s stock pushing it. 33s need a torsion bar crank(search the forums) which is free. 33x10.50 is what fits with torsion bar crank, you need a body lift for 33x12.50.


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the biggest you can go stock is 265/75/R16 for a 4x4.
there are a few with 285/75/r16..
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265x75x16 with no problems at all 285x75x16 with recommed T-bar crank mild some poeple dont and BTW read the STICKIED Tire thread please...

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047

i took enough time making it use it to good use...
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I wanted to know what would fit the 7" rim. Maybe I should have been clearer. I am by no means niave when it comes to cars (just look at my CarDomain. All the work done myself including some custom fabrication), but I wasn't sure if the wider high profile tires if used on our trucks would fit a narrower wheel than the the section width numbers would make you believe. Usually the lower the profile, the wider the rim needed, and the higher the profile=you can get away with a narrower rim.

Thanks for the help.
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I wanted to know what would fit the 7" rim. Maybe I should have been clearer. I am by no means niave when it comes to cars (just look at my CarDomain. All the work done myself including some custom fabrication), but I wasn't sure if the wider high profile tires if used on our trucks would fit a narrower wheel than the the section width numbers would make you believe. Usually the lower the profile, the wider the rim needed, and the higher the profile=you can get away with a narrower rim.

Thanks for the help.
I am well aware of this you dont have to explain i had told you what you can do..
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Kiss of Death(???) Had 285/75-16s on stock wheels with no t-bar crank and they didn't rub even when tucked, but that was an Edge, but I'm pretty sure that the 4x4 and the Edge are same suspension, right?
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I am well aware of this you dont have to explain i had told you what you can do..
Just read the sticky. Thanks! I didn't mean to offend.
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no offending its just all layed out for people thats all...
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