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ProComp 52 Owners PICS !!

Truck is an 2002 XLT 4x4. I just installed ProComp 52 Series (16x8 4.25 backspace). Noticed little shimmy at 45mph to about 65-ish. Taking back to shop Monday but I know he is going to try and blame on wheels and how they fit to hub. There is a gap Front and back wheels. Stock lug-nuts. I called the summit tech line and he said these wheels the center hole is a little bigger than the factory because of it being a multi-fit wheel and that the lugs should center it up. Anyone else running the ProComp 52 wagon wheel (16x8)? DO you have any shimmy at highway speeds? Here is a picc below. Does your have this gap?
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It's a steel wheel and they all have that gap. It's a non-issue totally unrelated to balancing. Rangers are lug-centric, not hub-centric...meaning the lug studs and nuts locate the wheel. If they were hub-centric, yes this would be an issue. But it isn't. Perhaps it's a simple out of balance issue with the tires??



I don't have any close up pics like you're asking, but I ran the US Wheel Daytona(same thing) in 15x8 as well as the Pro Comp Series 52 D-window in 15x10 for a long long time. Never encountered the "issues" you're reporting due to the wheels....only tire balance slightly off causing shimmy/bounce. What cured it was a new balance job or a Road Force Balance job.


EDIT: located some old pictures. These are the ProComps...

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Fx4wannabe01----Thanks for the info and pic. I really appreciate it. Looks like you have the exact gap I have. I did have someone ask me about the stock lugs (which I am using) are tapered at bottom and should pull wheel in tighter.

The shimmy only happens with the new wheels so it could be a balance issue.
Another thing that is happening is a slight rub on drivers side tire and at the upper control arm near the ball joint. It rubs with the stock wheel and the new ProComp wheel. I had the front end aligned recently after cranking Tbar.

Any ideas on this?

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yep, like shane said. rangers are lug centric, that gap is fine. i have the series 52 as well. (love em) have no shimmy. have had two sets of tires on em, 32" falken wildpeaks, and now my 33" hankook MT's

no shimmy or shake. get the tires rebalanced is my guess.

pics of my setups.

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Fx4wannabe01----Thanks for the info and pic. I really appreciate it. Looks like you have the exact gap I have. I did have someone ask me about the stock lugs (which I am using) are tapered at bottom and should pull wheel in tighter.
So long they're the standard conical seat type, they'll work fine. Also known as "acorn" lug nut. The tire shop who installed them would have noticed if they're not compatible.

If you got the other style stock lug nuts, you can use the factory lug caps that snap onto the lug nuts...

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Or painted Gloss Black to match the rim...

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Another thing that is happening is a slight rub on drivers side tire and at the upper control arm near the ball joint. It rubs with the stock wheel and the new ProComp wheel. I had the front end aligned recently after cranking Tbar.

Any ideas on this?
Yeah...horribly sucked in rims. I wouldn't have purchased such a high backspace wheel. Something more like 3.75 or even 4" would have been perfect to clear everything and would totally change the look of the truck, rather than just having stock spec replacements.

I don't know your situation, but I would have stepped down to a 15x8 (with WAY more wheel and backspacing choices) and the same tires in a 32x11.50.....would have saved some money. In fact the full truck pic above of mine, is a mild torsion crank with 15x8 and 32x11.50. It's too late for that now though. Damn hindsight. lol.

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I like the look of the wheels. White truck and black wheels. I am suing the stock lugs with the idea of using the stock center cap.

Another thing that is happening is a slight rub on drivers side tire at the control arm near the upper ball joint. It rubs with the stock wheel and new ProComp wheel. Was rubbing before change new wheels. So backspace shouldn't be the issue since has done with both. I had the front end aligned recently after cranking Tbar.

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i had my aftermarket wheels and bfg's balanced twice and it would still shake at 105km + and i had those acorn lugs. bought a set of aluminum hub rings and now i dont have any shake or shimmy.
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uh, that gap has nothing to do with centering the wheel. rangers are lug centric. the lug nuts center the wheel. a hub ring will do eff all. might be a bandaid fix for the real issue, but thats it.
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Backspace is a measurement of the distance between the inside of the wheel and the wheel mounting surface.

Using a wheel with a smaller backspace (3.75 or 4.00) will move the wheel away from the frame (more outward), thus giving you clearance off the upper control arm.

It rubbed on stock wheels (16x7 4.25 backspace), it's rubbing with new wheels (16x8 4.25 backspace), backspace is the issue with the rubbing.

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Fx4wannabe01---It rubbed with the stock wheels which have a 4.00 B-space (16x7) and the ProComp is 4.25 (16x8)...both rub. I wonder if I need a spacer? A spacer would make it worse right?

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Fx4wannabe01---It rubbed with the stock wheels which have a 4.00 B-space (16x7) and the ProComp is 4.25 (16x8)...both rub. I wonder if I need a spacer? A spacer would make it worse right?
I've never heard of a 4.00" backspace stock wheel. They've all been 4.25" or 4.50". This difference could be of inaccurate measurements from wrong locations.

So your new wheels are even more sucked into the fender than the stock ones. Thus making the rub potentially worse. No others report that sort of issue with only 265/70R16's or 265/75R16's(including yours truly on stock 16x7 wheels some 10 years ago). Quite a few have stuffed 285/75R16's under a torsion cranked truck without issue either....on stock sucked in wheels.

I would explore the idea of returning your wheels in exchange for ones with a smaller backspace measurement. I would do this before exploring wheel spacers. If spacers were used, it would obviously space the wheel away from the wheel mount surface, thus moving the wheel outward. Similar to how the wiser route of a lesser backspace measurement would move the wheel away from the control arm.

I'm just trying to help. The mention of lug caps and what not was just a bonus feature. The bozo I quote below doesn't seem to be of the helpful variety...

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but bro, his truck gets serviced at ford. so he knows everything about rangers
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Lmfao

This guy prob thinks an intake gives him power as well.

But to the OP, that gap is ok. 2 rangers on 33s with dozens of off roading trips, 19 hour straight drive to Michigan, and not a single issue. Keep your wheels properly torqued and you'll be fine.

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why do stock ford wheels sit perfectly tight to the hub if indeed that gap is "fine"? why did two professional tire shops tell me that i needed hub rings on brand new tires, rims, and a newish truck with very low km's? instead of telling this guy hub rings wont fix his problem why dont you let him spend the $30-40 and have him see for himself, its cheaper than a set of those acorn lugs.
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ok guys cut the damn crap...if you dont have anything relevent to the OP's post dont post anything at all
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Well ain't this the most adult of conversations...

And one has kind of an elitist view on model years... Aren't you special.





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He's just mad because he overpaid for something that has had no significant update since 1998 lulz
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lol. yep.
calls our trucks POS cause theyre old, well, his is the exact same, just lower. which is worse lmao.
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Dude Shane, that baby has some HUGE earlobes.
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I'm lol'ing pretty hard.

All of you guys are still WRONG!

Its the damn muffler bearings I tell you.
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3 staffers popped in within a couple minutes. This tells us someone reported a post and they all the got the email notification.

Dang....fillman edited my posts. I was darn proud of those too! A senior admin cleaned the thread up and issued warning, but some secondary lessor came in later and edited posts. Well that's just poopdiculous.
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I've been watching the entire thing from the first post.

I dug my head out of a book to browse the site and see that the thread exploded lol.
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