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Ranger max. tire sizes

...this is the suggested by me only, but do at your own risk, guide for only the bone stock ranger's...;)

...if you have a '92 or earlier ranger, i would follow this link and rely on the same information as the '91-'94 explorer's...;)
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67200


93-97 2wd with 15x7 = 225/70/R15 Stock
235/75/R15 Plus One size up
255/70/R15 or 30x9.50/15 Plus Two sizes up

93-97 4wd with 15x7 = 235/75/R15 Stock
255/70/15 or 30x9.50/15 Plus One size up
265/75/15 or 31x10.50/15 Plus Two sizes up

98-02 regular 2wd with 15x7 = 225/70/R15 Stock
235/75/R15 Plus One size up
255/70/R15 or30x9.50/15 Plus Two size's up
265/75/15 or 31x10.50/15 Plus Three size's up
the 98-02 4x2 stock upgrade to 31x10.50x15, only on a 15x7 wheel, can be done though it will have minor rubbing...the other tire sizes are recommended with no rubbing ...

98-02 4wd or Sport/Edge/Trailhead with 15x7 = 235/75/15 Stock
255/70/15 or 30x9.50/15 Plus One size up
265/75/15 or 31x10.50/15 Plus Two sizes up
32x11.50/15 Plus 3 (minor rubbing possible)
33x10.50/15 Plus 4 (Minor rubbing under extreme flex)

With 16x7 = 245/75/16 Stock
265/75/R16 Plus One size up
275/70/R16 Plus One size up
285/75/R16 Plus Two sizes up


...if you have torsion bars you can do a torsion twist and generally fit 33x10.50's on with no rubbing...(search torsion twist)

...if you have the ifs ttb, there are several inexpensive ways to lift your stock truck posted on this forum if you wish to do so...good luck...:D
 
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So seeing as a ranger and a explorer or essentially the same thing......would LT265/75R16 fit on my stock 1998 Ford Explorer 2dr 4wd, from the ground to the bottom of my wheel flare is 34" with the P255 and the truck on solid flat ground, i still have about 7" of height from the top of the tire to the bottm of the flare..... My stock tire size is P255/70R16....i've been told by many people that the LT265 tires will rub when i hit a bump and turn.....others say that they will fit fine, then others say they will only rub when i turn full steer.....can someone please confirm what will happen??

so again my STOCK tire size is P255/70R16 and i want to put on LT265/75R16, don't care too much if they only rub when i turn sharply....i just don't want them rubbing when i go over a bump...

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I just traded in my '99 with 265/75/R16's. They did not rub at all. One caviat...I never got a chance to go off road with them. Only put about 4k on them...all of it on pavement...when I turned it in so I can't speak to that.
 
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2001 Ranger XLT Ext-Cab is what I own. It has 235/75R15 on it now. Can I mount 225/75R15 on it..or am I going to cause issues with it?
 
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You will have spedometer issues and assuming you are using the same wheels..
 
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You'll be fine as far as fitment. it's only about a half inch smaller. Speedo will be slightly off.
 
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My plan is 265/75R16 Cooper st maxx on my 96 Mazda B.
TT twist and extended shackels.
Stock is 205/65R16
 
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