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Old 09-19-2013
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Icon2 Need help on tires for my 2001 xlt 2.3L RWD.

I picked up some new wheels. They are the OEM Ford 16" (Although when I measure the FACE of them they are at 17", not sure if the 16" means the inside of the wheel?)

This is what I have currently: Stock chrome/plastic 15" wheel with a Pirelli Scorpion ATR. When I checked tire rack the stock tire size shows 225/70-15.




What the actual tires are from the previous owner are: 235/75-15, so they are larger, which is fine by me, I like the look honestly.

I found this site to help me judge the tire size because the numbers were confusing me to no end...


235/75-R15 vs 235/75-R16 Tire Comparison - Tire Size Calculator

You can input the numbers and it shows you an overlay of your current tire and then the ones that you are upgrading to.

Since my new wheel which looks like this:



Tire rack is saying that the stock tire size for that should be 235/70-16, which when comparing WITH the above site makes pretty much the new wheel tire combo the exact same size as what is currently on my truck.

My main question is should I keep 235mm in width and go to the 75 sidewall since it would give me about an inch higher lift with the tires or go with a little bit wider tire such as a 245/75-16?


I have a 2.3L ranger that's an auto so power isn't huge, but this is my daily commuter which sees all highway for the most part, it has the front coil springs so I know I can't go huge, and honestly 31's don't really interest me that much, just looking on feed back if I should just get the 235/75-16 instead of the 70 that tire rack is recommending?


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-Nigel
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I have the same seven spoke wheels that have and I run 225/70/15 which seem small to me and want to go wider but havering Coli over in the front limits how big we can go. Being as your truck is your daily driver and you do most lily highway miles I would go with the 225/70/16 tires so that you don't loose to much mpg IMO.

Would you be interested in selling one of the seven spoke rims? I want one for a spare to match my other four lol. What would you want for it plus shipping to 75707 doesn't have to have a tire on it I have one to put on it just need the rim.
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Thanks for the reply. Not sure if I want to go down in size though for width. I'd probably keep the 235 since that is what I am running now. I think I'm going to get the 235/75-16 since it's really only about an inch difference from the 235/70-16.

Figure having a little higher side wall will probably be a little more comfortable ride as well..

I was actually planning on holding onto these for a few more months since I wasn't going to get new tires till probably after Christmas, I just don't have enough time to get the new wheels and tires mounted with work and what not. I have no clue how much shipping would be, probably at least $40 since that's what I paid on ebay per the wheel I got from one seller that wasn't offering free shipping. Honestly though I'm probably going to try selling them locally as all 4 since it's going to be a little easier moving all 4 rather than 3..., but I'll let ya know if anything changes.

thanks for your help!

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Your welcome glad I could help. Just let me know about the rim. I've got a set of five alcoas from an older jeep but don't have much room to play with when I turn the wheel I think it measured at 1/4" or 1/2" before I rubbed the A-arms I want to get 235/75/15 but don't know if they would fit with out a lift.
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My ranger isn't lifted at all and that's what I have with no issues ever of rubbing. Infact I think I could probably replace my coil springs since they are probably a little older than what they should be from the previous owner.... and have some sag I bet...

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