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Jeep wheels are they compatible with a Ranger.

Does anyone know what the bolt pattern for a Jeep Wrangler rim size is. All I know right know is it's a 15" rim .
Tryin to find out if the wheels will fit my truck, cause I found a deal on some 32"s.
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normally the BS i think is wrong or the wheel center bore. if there not stock jeep wheels then there fine
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Yes these are American Racing rims not stock wheels , thanks.
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They'll fit generally. I have Mickey Thompson Jeep wheels on my truck.

Most aftermarket wheels are lower backspacing, pushing your tires out a bit, but most of the time it's not a problem.

Stock Jeep wheels though are 5 to 5.5" backspacing and will suck your wheels IN towards the frame. Avoid those unless you've gone to wider axles somehow.

As I remember it, the Jeeps have bigger hubs than the Rangers. So, Jeep wheels will fit a Ranger, but not the other way around (talking stock here). If I've got that backwards, someone will chime in and correct it.
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They'll fit generally. I have Mickey Thompson Jeep wheels on my truck.

Most aftermarket wheels are lower backspacing, pushing your tires out a bit, but most of the time it's not a problem.

Stock Jeep wheels though are 5 to 5.5" backspacing and will suck your wheels IN towards the frame. Avoid those unless you've gone to wider axles somehow.

As I remember it, the Jeeps have bigger hubs than the Rangers. So, Jeep wheels will fit a Ranger, but not the other way around (talking stock here). If I've got that backwards, someone will chime in and correct it.
Mystock ranger rims off of my old 01 Ranger is right now on my buddies 2001 Jeep Cherokee sport. They work just fine on there.

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Okay fine then. I am saying what I said because of a post on here some time ago about trying to put a Ranger spare on a Jeep or vice versa and the wheels not fitting over the hub. I'm probably remembering it either completely wrong or backwards, lol.

Most aftermarket wheels are not "hub-centric", so they often fit almost any hub size that supports the bolt pattern of the wheel.
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Okay fine then. I am saying what I said because of a post on here some time ago about trying to put a Ranger spare on a Jeep or vice versa and the wheels not fitting over the hub. I'm probably remembering it either completely wrong or backwards, lol.

Most aftermarket wheels are not "hub-centric", so they often fit almost any hub size that supports the bolt pattern of the wheel.
I think I remember the post too and it was the jeep hub being smaller and not fitting over the ranger hub. Doesn't matter at this point tho since hes looking at aftermarket jeep wheels.

EDIT: heres the Post......Gil says won't fit

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my rockcrawler wheels were on a Jeep Cherokee before i bought them for my ranger. fit fine.
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i had stock wrangler wheels on my 93 with 31s. it was 2wd though.
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my rockcrawler wheels were on a Jeep Cherokee before i bought them for my ranger. fit fine.
Yes, we already noted that aftermarket wheels appear to fit both.

So, we have some evidence about this.

1. Stock Wrangler wheels may not fit Rangers
2. At least some Cherokee stock wheels fit Rangers
3. Ranger wheels appear to fit both Cherokees and Wranglers
4. Aftermarket wheels seem to fit all.

Keep in mind that older CJ jeeps had a 5x5.5 bolt pattern that is not compatible with newer Jeeps OR Rangers which are 5x4.5.
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I got my American Racing Wheels from somebody who had them on a Wrangler and they fit my truck fine!
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Ha ha! Yes, I think that's clearly established now! (Aftermarket are universal...)

Anyone else want to tell us about their aftermarket wheels?
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Ha ha! Yes, I think that's clearly established now! (Aftermarket are universal...)

Anyone else want to tell us about their aftermarket wheels?
Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread before I posted. Oh well.
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Ha ha! Yes, I think that's clearly established now! (Aftermarket are universal...)

Anyone else want to tell us about their aftermarket wheels?
I got 2 really nasty ones that I picked up out of a field while out wheeling one day. They fit my truck but are ugly. Thats about as univeral as you can get I think.
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Mystock ranger rims off of my old 01 Ranger is right now on my buddies 2001 Jeep Cherokee sport. They work just fine on there.

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Waay off topic but that movie Christine gave me nightmares for days when I was 9 lol.
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My brothers 87 wrangler stockers fit mine, I had them on when I lifted the truck, but they were the ugly steel ones also.
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Sorry, I didn't read the whole thread before I posted. Oh well.
And here I thought you were messing with me, lol!
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