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How to: Wheel, Tire, and Lift Sizes...

...This is a compilation of info and links I have found very useful on this site, including items I have learned over the years...Just my favorite links to the noted subject's...:D


...The wheel size does not make the tire rub...The tire and backspacing cause/eliminate this...;)

...The preferred size wheel for the Explorer and Ranger is, 15"x8" 5-4.5 with 3.75 Backspacing...You can fit up to a 12.50" wide tire on this wheel..:thumbsup:

...If you look at the tire size and lift charts here, they will give you the correct amount of lift needed for minimal, to no rubbing with the stock size wheels,(15"-16" tall)...A 15x10 wheel basically will give you a deeper dished wheel and usually, the back spacing size they come with will cause the tire to rub more on your front fenders...

...For offroading, it is more likely to walk a tire off of a 15x10 wheel than it is a 15x8 wheel...Also, the 15x10 wheel is not protected from rocks and such, as it is now closer to the outer edge of the tire...:D
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...Any answers to questions you might have can be found at the following links...


...Here is the link to 93-current Ranger max tire sizes...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193919


...For 92-earlier Rangers, use the 91-94 Explorer chart in the Lift and Max Tire Sizes Thread...Explorer sizes can be found there too..

...Lifts and Max Tire Sizes...

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67200

...Metric/Standard Tire Converter/Calculator
Calulators from www.4Lo.com

...For Offset, Backspacing, and Spacers...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153350

..Speedo Gear Color Chart and VSS..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=158739

...Reprograming for Tire Size and Gear Ratios..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154465

...How To: Determining the age of your tires...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230295

...Axle Codes, What gears do I have?..(Found on your door sticker)..
http://www.explorerforum.com/ntrprize/Axle.htm

...**UPDATED**...RBV Axle Codes for 4.10 gears...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2222514

...Gear Chart by 4lo...:thumbsup:...
Dead Link Removed

...What Gears do I need? (Graph w/Info)...
sierrabronco.com

...Want to install your own gears???..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=144780

...How Much Air Pressure for My Tires (Discussion)...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=217161

...Tire Repair: Plugs or Patches.
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1956174&postcount=5

..NHTSA: Tires..
Tires

...Siping...What is it??...
Siping

...Hubcentric Wheels, Spacers???..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232705

...Snow Chains...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2096798&postcount=16

... How To: Key Locked Lug Nut Removal ..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239866
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...If you want to see pictures of lifted X's with different tires, follow these links..;)..


..Pics of Wheels (members wheels)

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197097


...Stock w/ no lift and 31x10.50 tires..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99356

...Lifted First Gen X's...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130931&highlight=lifted+gen

...Lifted Second Gen X's...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145744&highlight=lifted+gen

..2002 and newer, Off Road Pics..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164303

...Lifted Sport Trac's..
Dead Link Removed

...Show off your Lifted Truck...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65559&highlight=show

...Lowered Trucks...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97494&highlight=show

...Show Off Your Ranger...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1990955#post1990955

...Show off your Mounty...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=183329

...Post Pics of your Lights...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=213524&highlight=lights

...Show your Flex...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151798
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...Links to Lifts..


...F150 Coil Seat Install (CheapLift)...:thumbsup:

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187201

...Superlift Install Instructions-Ranger-BII-and Explorer 83-97...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267404

...SOA = Spring Over Axle Conversion...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46236

...Torsion Bars - 101...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47345

...Torsion Twist for Dummies...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196965&highlight=torsion+twist

...Second Gen Body Lift...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240957

...Second Gen Lift Info (Links)..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1934311&postcount=2

...Third Gen Lift...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=200639&highlight=gen

...Third Gen Body Lift Install...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219234

..Solid Axle Guide..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161370

...98-08 Ranger Lift Kit Info..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1991846&postcount=23

...91 Body lift with manual tranny...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=165556&highlight=91+body

...95-01 5" of lift for under $300
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=238214&highlight=lift
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...Additional Information..

...C-clip Eliminator, Made Easy...

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256302

...How to= Auxillary/Offroad Lights...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203037

...Fender Trimming...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174634

...Axle Pivot Brackets = What to look for
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=187193

...Links for Adjustable Camber Bushings...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1965211&postcount=2

...Cheap fix for 4x4 shift motor...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=123542

..Your Stock Auto/Manual Hubs - Ranger /91-94 X
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232754

...Manual hub parts and prices...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1867081&postcount=457

...Auto hub Testing...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=206722

..Auto Hub and Manual Hub Socket Info..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1957153&postcount=2

...Auto hub to Manual hub Conversion
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1809056#post1809056

..Auto Hub Problems/Repair
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201782

..How to engage 4x4..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1951758&postcount=2

..How to Troubleshoot 4x4 problems...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202166

..Replacing Front U-Joints..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1953090&postcount=10

...Replacing Ball Joints..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1952606&postcount=8

...First Gen Wheel Bearing Issues??..
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199915

...8.8 axle swap to disc...
Ford Explorer 8.8 Disc Brake Rear Axle Swap

...A Dana 35 Swap...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215493

...Hybrid Dana 35 VS. True Dana 35...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256656
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91-94 Stock Air Box - Filter - CAI - and more
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=241696

...Best Add-ons for Gas Milage...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=216631

...Changing a fuel filter...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2007003&postcount=19

...How to locate and clean your MAF, and Cone Filter Cleaning and Info...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1970170&postcount=4

...How to: Calif. Smog and Evap Test...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=219411

..91-94 Explorer Schematics / Diagrahms...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=232576

...93-97 Ranger Schematics / Diagrahms..
Dead Link Removed

..First Gen and early Ranger fuel problems/Testing...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221335

..I Will update as needed...;)
 



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bump... + for sticky
 






...Bumpin for the new guys...:D
 












...I'm glad you found it useful..:D
 






Not a new guy but WoW there is alot of info here, thanks for compiling & posting Tbars!!

Great Job!!!
 






^^^ Definitely not a new guy...:salute:

...It makes me happy when veterans of this Forum find my post useful...:biggthump
 






nice post! very comprehensive list that seemed to have a ton of relevant stuff. its like a search tool... that reads my mind... :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 






...I'm glad you found it useful...;biggthump
 






Bumpin to the top..:)
 












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