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Tire/Rim size question.

Hey everyone, Im trying to get a good idea for size combo on a new set of tires and rims.
Atm Im running stock, no lift and stock rims and pretty new tires but stock size(P245/75R16).
What im looking for, well Im thinking a slightly larger rim and wider tires for better handling purposes, and I was thinking about the BFG ATs.
I was thinking just going up to a 17 inch rim, any thoughts or recomendations, and would maybe going up to 18" be better?
Also any recomendations on rims to look at would be helpfull aswell, I do mostly just daily driveing, very little offroading atm.
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if you go upto a 17 or 18" rim, your tire choices are very limited. If you stick with a 16", you have a lot of options. I say get some 265/75-16 BFG a/t's on 16x8" rims. FYI, stock rims are 16x7
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Don't go bigger then 16's, tire prices get insane. You can even go with a 15 in rim and then the tire selection get even bigger and cheaper.
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if you go upto a 17 or 18" rim, your tire choices are very limited. If you stick with a 16", you have a lot of options. I say get some 265/75-16 BFG a/t's on 16x8" rims. FYI, stock rims are 16x7
Will 265/75-16 fit without any rubbing or triming needed?
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you can run 265/76/16 on a stock wheel with no lift.
Ok, Zach posted this on another post, Im still curious if I have to worry about rubbing at all though.
Im still a little confused on backspacing also, when looking at rims, what kind of backspaceing should I look for(what is the stock backspaceing also, I forgot).
I was thinking of getting wheel spacers for now, but I may be looking at getting new rims before winter really hits this year so that would be kind of a waste.
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ah ok. here is the low down
1) make a signature with stats for your truck...you lucky i am in a good mood tonight and just checked your profile just incase its states
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Year, Make, and Model:
2001 Ford Ranger
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Truck Specs:4.0l SoHC, 4dr 4x4
ok now if this is true.. lets move on..if not stop reading lol...

being you have a torsion bar truck you can "lift" in thoery your front end a little if needed. BUT with a 265x75x16 tire you 999.9% will not if you are affraid. guys have installed 285x75x16 tires WITH OUT rubbing yes crazy but true. now here is pics of a few trucks with 265x75x16, honistly there not that big...

here is Zach's truck mild t-bar crank(which you dont need but he did to leave out) no rubbing


Mikes old 04 265x75x16 BFG's no t-bar crank NO rubbing


here is waynes 285x75x16 T-bar crank no rubbing


the list goes on...

my 100% gods honist suggestion... BUY 15" RIMS INSTEAD THE FIRST TIME
a set of 265x75x16(32x10.5x16) BFG a/t will run you around $700...yes that much... a set of 33x12.5x15 BFG a/t will run you $650....honistly which sounds better....a set of 15x8 rims will fit 100% fine on your truck with out any problems...and DO NOT put spacers on thats like putting a bandaid over a rock chip its stupid...yes i went there deal with it...

get a set of 15x8 with like a 4"-3.75" BS somewhere in there. with a set of 32x11.5x15 BFG a/t's and MAYBE just maybe a slight 2 turns of the T-bars to level the truck out really with the new bigger tires you wont notice that much ride change in the truck. these will fit with out trimming, without a lift. and will still look good if you get a body lift in time..plus these tires have great road manors and get an easy 60000mile + out of them...

anymore questions ask....

edit another thing here is a tire size chart i made a while ago use it, it will help you answer some questions

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...8&postcount=12

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