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Old 09-17-2008
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RWD rims on 4x4

I've been lookin around for some wheels, and I found a few that peaked my interest, but they were made for Rear Wheel drive,...... Would they be alright on a 4x4???
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Yes, RWD wheels are what you want to look for.
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a 4x4 ranger is rear wheel drive.
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a 4x4 ranger is rear wheel drive.
I'm very well aware of this, just didn't know if I needed to look for 4WD rims, or if there was a differance for RWD rims.
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Is no difference. In fact, there are no actual '4wd' specific wheels....they are all rwd's.
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Is no difference. In fact, there are no actual '4wd' specific wheels....they are all rwd's.
cool, thanks
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Hmm... ok sorry for the Hi-Jack but maybe someone can explain this to me. What is the difference between FWD and RWD wheels?

Is is just a matter of offset in the wheel? Like FWD have more offset or something?

I mean it has to be something like that because wheels simply come down to Bolt Pattern and Offset far as I can tell.
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it's wheel design and wheel offset. the 'spokes' on a FWD are nearly flat. RWD have a 'lip'. hard to describe w/o actually seeing the differences in front of me. I'd also add that the FWD's are all metric bolt pattern as far as i know. And RWD are mostly all in standard. At least, that's how i understand it.
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And RWD are mostly all in standard. At least, that's how i understand it.
im not sure thats 100% true. My import has the exact same bolt pattern as my ranger but they call it 5x114.3 and the rangers of course is 5x4.5.. ive put the steelies on the mr2 and they stook out about a half inch lol


but shane is correct. FWD and RWD specific rims have different offsets.
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