will they fit?? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech General discussion of wheels and tires for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
will they fit??

Hey guys I just found a great deal on some American racing Chrome wheels. A set of 5 matching wheels with almost new Michlin tires for $300. They are came off a Exploder. They are 275/60/17....do you think they will fit ok or will i get some rubbing???
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-01-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
what american racing wheels are they?????????
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
These ones.
Name:  wheels.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  19.3 KB
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
those are 29.9x10.83x17 idk that might be pushing it depending on the BS on the wheels
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
So it is different between the Ranger and Exploder???
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-01-2006
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
looks like they have a huge backspacing by the looks of the pictures....if they have almost a 4" backspacing, then they will fit
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
So it is different between the Ranger and Exploder???
nothing but those are aftermarket wheels if you mean like hight well your ranger sits lower then an explorer...

if you can get a BS measurement from the guy that would help alot...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
I just called him. They were on a 04 Mountianeer...same as the explorer. He is unsure what the back spacing is. He had them put on at discount tire and took them off before he traded in for an F150. He said they didn't rub at all when he had them on.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
I just called him. They were on a 04 Mountianeer...same as the explorer. He is unsure what the back spacing is. He had them put on at discount tire and took them off before he traded in for an F150. He said they didn't rub at all when he had them on.
well 04 explorer/mounts are alot taller then your truck see. i fit my 32x10.5x16 on my moms explorer with 100% no problems and could have acully go bigger. it would be hjard to say on your truck with out getting in the wheel well and star mesureing
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
hhhmmmmmm....dang. Now I dont know what to do.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
hhhmmmmmm....dang. Now I dont know what to do.
what you do is get a tape measure you know the hight and width cause i gave it to you and get in your wheel well and start mesureing...

how in heck you think i figured out that i could fit my 32x11.5x15 on my truck that alot of people say it cant be done...i measured
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
Do I messure fron the center of the wheel up into the wheel well?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
it says that the wheel diameter now is 86.085 inches and the new one would be 94.223.

If my math is right....i have a 27.42" tire now....the 17's would put me right at 30.01"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
Do I messure fron the center of the wheel up into the wheel well?
well you can do this a few ways start with checking width first cause i think thats gonna kill ya. you gonna have to also move it out .5" out i am asuming with those wheels measure when the wheel is turning and see if it would contact the fender/bumper anything on the inside, then width hight you can you split the difference from the center hub and measure and see if it will clear the top and take into affect the wheel travel too, some people cut like wood sticks to lenth you could instead of holding the tape measure..
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
the 17's are a little over 2" wider, but i don't know the offset.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
probly around 4-4.5
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
Hey RedNeck...did you see the numbers up a few posts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
it says that the wheel diameter now is 86.085 inches and the new one would be 94.223.

If my math is right....i have a 27.42" tire now....the 17's would put me right at 30.01"
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98TexasRanger
Hey RedNeck...did you see the numbers up a few posts.

no i didnt and thats some fuzzy *** math... what is your current tires size?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
http://www.net-comber.com/tirecalc.html

go tho that website. I am running 225/70/15's. If you take the Circum of that tire, divide by pie (3.14) you get the diameter. 27.42"

Now take the 275/60/17's do the same thing and you get 30.01"
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-01-2006
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
i know how to calc tire size... been doing it along time here


here is your tires in Inches...

225x70x15 = 27.4x8.86x15

275x60x17 = 29.99x10.83x17

you only have height there width is a huge factor here in turning for you and a 11" wide tire might not work key word MIGHT... you need to get out side now knowing the size and measure instead of debating thats the only way you will 100% figure it out...cause you can fit a 30" tall tire but its normally a 30x9.5x15 is what fits good. hard to say with the 10.83" wide tires
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
ok...i went outside and dang is it getting cold.....anyways.....i took a ruler, turned the wheel and looked on all sides. I didn't see a problem area where is my hit. I guess I can take one of the wheels, put it on an check it out better that way. You say the 30" tall tire will fit ok? If so that would really fill up the wheel wells a bit more and look better IMO.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
Well...after making a few call and talking to a few people I am hearing that they will not fit. That tire is just too big for my truck. I guess I will have to go another route.

Thanks for all your help Redneck.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-01-2006
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
umm.. i had 29's on my truck with no lift at all..
they should fit, if not get some coil spacers for your truck.

or you could just get bigger tires for your 15's.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-01-2006
UNCCRang49's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 328
how bout this to be completly sure, ask the guy if you could come to his house and make a test fit on your truck. Put all four on, make a visual check first that no rubbing is going to be done on the brakes, which they shouldn't, or anything else back there. start the truck, turn the wheel all the way and roll foward. if you here nothing then cool, also check the travel of your suspension, maybe ride one front tire up on a curb somewhere, get out and check the clearance. Could you do that?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-01-2006
98TexasRanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Winchester, VA
Posts: 395
I dunno, it is a guy that is on CraigsList. I don't know him that well.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
will they fit and not rub when offroading? blue_bandit Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 16 01-23-2006 12:01 PM
Think they'll fit? (33's on an xlt) SilverBulletXLT Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 21 01-02-2006 01:15 PM
will they fit??? Sad_Savant Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 12 05-19-2005 10:24 PM
97 Leaf springs... will they fit? doc Suspension Tech 23 02-23-2005 09:46 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.