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Rim sizes on 04 FX4's???

Ive looked at my truck with the stock 16's on it and it doesnt look like a 15 will fit on the front because of the calipers. Mine is an 04 FX4. I really dont see too many people on here running 16s though. is it just me or do the 04's gotta have 16's or bigger?
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Most people don't run aftermarket 16's because the tires are more expensive for a 16" wheel than a 15" wheel.
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yea but what im askin is if 15s will fit on my truck or not?
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they should.
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it doesnt look like my brake calipers will allow a 15 though.....
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I got alcoas on my 07. Same size brakes as yours. Some guys have some caliper fitment issues with 15" rims. I think it depends on the backspacing.
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Most aftermarket 15" rims will fit. Stockers usually don't. Plus like Tim said, backspacing plays a big part. Factory is 4.5" and numerically lower backspacing distances will push the wheel away from the hub/caliper.
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I personally like the look of 16's... Yes tire prices suck, but its not like you have to buy tires every year, a good set should last you atleast 3-5 years.
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hmmm......i havent looked at how close they are in at least a year but i swear the last time i did there was like a half inch in between the rim and the caliper. Im not talkin about the center part of the wheel either
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3.75 backspacing max if you go aftermarket. After that you monkey up ball joints and such
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its not the backspacing thats the problem though
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How would stockers not fit, the 15x7 Alcoas came stock on the level IIs
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How would stockers not fit, the 15x7 Alcoas came stock on the level IIs
some stock steel wheels do not work its just how there designed on the inside...


kenny_216 there is TONS of 04+ rangers with 12" rotor running around with 15's your truck isnt anything special...
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yes the factory alcoas will fit, if that's what you're asking.

i have a 2006 FX4 that came with 16s, and i have a set of 15" wheels (factory level II wheels) in my basement that do indeed clear the caliper.
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i didnt say there was anything special. i was just wondering
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I'm running 15x8's on my '07 with no problems. It came stock with 16" wheels.
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