1. Holiday Special! - 2 for 1 Elite Explorer sale!

    Right now you can purchase an Elite Explorer membership for $20 and receive a two year membership!

    Click Here to start your membership and get rid of the ads!

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box and some ads will disappear once registered!

cragar soft 8's

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by KevinZwick, March 25, 2010.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^





  1. KevinZwick

    KevinZwick Member

    Joined:
    December 3, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    southeast Mississippi
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    03 XLS
    Would cragar soft 8's look good on an 03 4dr. It's more of a street truck than off road. Thinking about lowering. or if anyone has pics of these wheels with stock tire size i would love to see. I am desperate for black 16" wheels.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3369682

    sorry no pics. havent figured out how to put them on here.
     
  2. Support EF

    Elite Explorer 2 for 1 Sale! $20 for 2 years!

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. Slowlyvverot

    Slowlyvverot Active Member

    Joined:
    August 27, 2009
    Messages:
    796
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Greensboro, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    93 ExElTee
  4. CALDWELL

    CALDWELL Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,907
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    Philadelphia Airport, PA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2005 V6 Silver XLT
    if you buy them...

    the bolt pattern is ( 5 x 4.5 ) i believe...

    they look great with the chrome caps ! im gonna buy them after i get my exhaust done...
     
  5. KevinZwick

    KevinZwick Member

    Joined:
    December 3, 2009
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    southeast Mississippi
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    03 XLS
    my explorer i think has +44 offset. The 16" cragar wheels with 5x4.5 has 0 offset. +12 offset i know looks good but im afraid 0 offset might be too much.
     
  6. fr0st m0nkey

    fr0st m0nkey Active Member

    Joined:
    March 12, 2007
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    City, State:
    Stockton, CA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '04 XLT
    Lowered with cragar soft 8s is going to look absolutely aweful IMO. Cragar soft 8's are meant to look like this.
     
  7. hellbound87

    hellbound87 New Member

    Joined:
    November 2, 2008
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    ashland, ohio
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    03 explorer xlt
    Here is 17x8s on my ex.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. damore81

    damore81 New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '06 XLS
    Does anybody know if the cragar soft 8's will be compatible with the TPMS on my '06?
     
  9. 02EBEX

    02EBEX Active Member

    Joined:
    October 21, 2008
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    02 Eddie Bauer V6 4x4
    ive been looking into the cragar soft 8's as well. Im riding stock 16s now, and i hate how the tires sit on my truck. I want it to have more of a wider stance. And thats all i really need to know before i buy them. Will the cragar soft 8s give me a wider stance?? please someone help me out. ive been asking this question for a while now, and nobody wants to help me out. So and input would be greatly appreciated
     
  10. damore81

    damore81 New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '06 XLS
    02EBEX if you go with the 16X8 soft 8's it should give you the look you want because it has a 12mm offset which will put your wheels further out than the original stock. The 16X7 has a 0 offset so it will make your wheels stick out too much and look a bit ridiculous.
     
  11. damore81

    damore81 New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '06 XLS
  12. xplorerguru

    xplorerguru Active Member

    Joined:
    March 20, 2009
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2005 explorer
    ok i have the 16x8's and they do stick out about and inch past the fender, they look great and are worth every penny!

    and yes you can use the factory tpms on them, i know cause mine did!
     
  13. damore81

    damore81 New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '06 XLS
    Great thanks for the info. I just ordered a set of 16X8 cragar soft 8s with a set of 265/70/16 geolandar a/t's
     
  14. 2002xlt4.0

    2002xlt4.0 New Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Clinton Maine
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2002 xlt
    what off-set did you get 0 or 12
     
  15. GRNMACHINE

    GRNMACHINE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    September 11, 2000
    Messages:
    2,484
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 Sport 4x4
    Pics??
     
  16. kstrayhorn

    kstrayhorn Active Member

    Joined:
    June 18, 2010
    Messages:
    442
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Landmark, Little Rock, AR
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '02 XLT
    Soft 8s are crawling wheels, not street wheels. I shouldn't expect they will look good at all on a street truck. And no, frostmonkey, soft 8s are supposed to look like this! I have no idea whose truck that is, I just googled the pic and the tag was from here. My point is that they belong on an ex, not a jeep.

    Also, found a pic of a street truck with the soft 8s:
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/ford cragar soft 8/94sonoma/Dscf0088.jpg
    Horrid looking if you ask me.

    (image wasn't working)
     
    Last edited: July 12, 2010

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!