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Rim Sizing Help!

SalExplorer

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Hello there! I'm new here but have used this forum to help with many things for a couple years now. I'm looking into getting new rims for my mostly stock explorer. (Stock height) And I was looking into getting rims with these specs:

15x7
5x4.5
-6mm offset
3.75" Backspacing
It seems that everywhere I look, the companies say these will not fit? Is there anything I'm missing? These seem like they would fit quite well. (Other then poking out 3/4 of an inch more)
And I would be running the stock tire size of 235/75/R15

If anyone could help that would be wonderful!

~Sal
 


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RangerX

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Yeah, the only difference there from stock is the bs, stock is 4.5”.
Are you 4wd? Many rims don’t come with a center hole large enough to fit over the front locking hubs, maybe that’s the issue?
 




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Yeah, It's an 83mm bore which I think is large enough, stock is 70mm correct? I was thinking it was maybe the offset? I don't know what offset is stock, But the ones I'm looking at are -6mm
 




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Maybe try finding the same rims you want from a different vendor? Some places are biased against gen1 Explorers...
 




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All sellers I have checked have said the same.
 




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Welp, maybe there’s a reason, then.
You could measure the bore on your current rims and see if that’s the issue.
 




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