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Recommend a rim size for me

I have an 04 ranger 4x4 thats all stock except some 06 fender flares on it. I have brand new 265/75/16's on my factory rims. I hate how the rear tires stick in so far with the 06 flares so I'd like a 16" rim that would
1. Fit the truck
2. stick out a little further than stock
3. Not be hard on the front end.

The truck is just my everyday driver and weekend cruiser. It'll never be a serious off roader. Anyone have a recommendations on sizes. I'd love pics.
I'm leaning towards the 16x8 procomps 1069's, with 4" back spacing but I think I read on another forum where someone was saying a wheel like would put to much stress on the front end. Whats the scoop, what does everyone recommend?
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16x8 w/ 4" bs would be perfect.




TOO MUCH STRESS!?!?!!!?!??? Who the hell told you that? Look at my truck...15x10 w/ 4" bs and 35x12.50s...significantly heavier, significantly more outward than 8" with 4"bs and only 265's. I have had oversized, sticking out tires ever since about 60k. I'm now at 109k with stock wheelbearings/hubs and they make not a peep of wear, and I replaced the balljoints at 80k since they needed it.
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16x8 w/ 4" bs would be perfect.




TOO MUCH STRESS!?!?!!!?!??? Who the hell told you that? Look at my truck...15x10 w/ 4" bs and 35x12.50s...significantly heavier, significantly more outward than 8" with 4"bs and only 265's. I have had oversized, sticking out tires ever since about 60k. I'm now at 109k with stock wheelbearings/hubs and they make not a peep of wear, and I replaced the balljoints at 80k since they needed it.
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It wasn't told to me it I read it on RPS.com while I was trying to do some research. I wasn't having much luck finding guys with 16" wheels on here. I was pretty sure it was just BS cause I see guys with setup like yours all the time, but I figured maybe there is something I was missing. Looks like I need to sit down and order me some wheels this weekend.
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Thank you.
It wasn't told to me it I read it on RPS.com while I was trying to do some research. I wasn't having much luck finding guys with 16" wheels on here. I was pretty sure it was just BS cause I see guys with setup like yours all the time, but I figured maybe there is something I was missing. Looks like I need to sit down and order me some wheels this weekend.
Do it! Make sure you get the correct bolt pattern too. 5x4.5
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I agree 16x8 with 3.75 - 4" backspacing
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The edge of the tire should be just on the inside of the outside of the flare....so...just about even with the flare.
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The edge of the tire should be just on the inside of the outside of the flare....so...just about even with the flare.
My front tire is just about even with the front flare right now, so I assume its gonna stick out some now. If the rear is even, isn't that going to look goofy?
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no. every trucks' front to rear track widths are different and nobody seems to be bothered by it.
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no. every trucks' front to rear track widths are different and nobody seems to be bothered by it.
This is my first 4wd so I'm learning. I just talked to my buddy and he said his trucks front axle is 2 inches wider than the rear. I never noticed it though.
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Rangers are certainly not that big of a difference though. Chevy fullsizes with IFS have a huge amount of difference.
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