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Old 06-01-2010, 09:40 AM
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Default Wheels and Tires swap - '03 on '96?

I currently have stock 14" rims with 225x70R14 tires. I've found some rims and tires that came off of a 2003 Ranger - 235x75R15. Does anyone know if they will work without modifications, or what they will need to work on my '96 2WD reg. cab? Thanks
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:43 PM
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Default Re: Wheels and Tires swap - '03 on '96?

They will bolt on but the tires will be pretty stuffed
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Wheels and Tires swap - '03 on '96?

They won't be stuffed, if it's anything like mine. Had 205/75R14's stock, and a mile of fender gap. The 235/75R15s will close the fender gap some, but should have no clearance issues. The new tires will be about 2" taller than what you have now (28.9" vs 26.4"), which will throw the speedo off by about 6mph at 60. So cruising at 60 on the speedo, you will actually be doing ~66.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:06 AM
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Default Re: Wheels and Tires swap - '03 on '96?

i've got 245-70-r16s on my stock 96

they rub the front sway bar at full lock but other than that i've got no problems...

johns right....your speedo will be off by about 11%
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