Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 05-04-2019, 07:20 AM
MP13 MP13 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1
Default Ford: P235/75R15 all season Unacceptable for 1997??

Hello, I am new to this place, has some great info.
Anyway, We got a 1997 XL super cab Ranger for our son a few months ago and it needs new tires. On it now are 265/75R15. All terrain. The sticker on the door list 265/75R15. Was thinking of going to a smaller 235/75R15 all season tire. Little if any off road driving, mainly driving to school.
I have called a couple Ford dealers and about 5 tire stores and get different answers as what to put on it. some say put what the sticker says and some same about any 15 inch tire, most online tire sites have P215/75R or P235/75R listed for tire options for this vehicle

I checked the owners manual and it says "all Season" tires are unacceptable. Only use "All Terrain" tires
I am pretty sure I see a lot of Rangers with All season tires on them. What is the reason they are Unacceptable? Are All season tires ok to use? Do any other year Ranger owners manuals say "All season" tires are unacceptable? Thanks for any help
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-06-2019, 06:54 AM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
<<< Husky the High Dog!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,145
Default Re: Ford: P235/75R15 all season Unacceptable for 1997??

welcome to the forum! I'd say first to run the vin number - i believe that should solve the question of what your truck came with from the factory. I am kinda surprised that the door sticker says 265 width tires. between 205 and 235 seems more appropriate.

as far as the type of tire, it's whatever you want to use the truck for... not sure why it says they are unacceptable.. but i'd love to know why as well!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-06-2019, 09:52 PM
bjurke bjurke is offline
Ford Tough
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 343
Default Re: Ford: P235/75R15 all season Unacceptable for 1997??

the problem with that truck is it is light in the back end. i am from canada and i run snow tire 4 months dec to march and all seasons the rest of the year. if you are going off road then all terrains would be a better choice. i carry 300 pounds extra weight in the winter for snow traction.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-07-2019, 05:28 AM
RoberticusMaximus RoberticusMaximus is offline
<<< Husky the High Dog!
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,145
Default Re: Ford: P235/75R15 all season Unacceptable for 1997??

i chunk some weight back there too, certainly helps with our typical snow-icings!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: black rims for size P235/75R15 tire MikeLoco Tire & Wheel Items 13 08-04-2012 11:43 AM
For Sale: 15" PCW Rims and P235/75R15 tires ShaneOMac Tire & Wheel Items 0 03-27-2012 03:50 PM
lowest psi i can go? on a p235 75r 15x8? Ranger_EDGE Wheels and Tires 11 06-20-2011 09:44 AM
Can I replace all terrain tires (OEM) with all season tires on 4x4 Ford Ranger? charlie51505150 Wheels and Tires 13 02-26-2011 10:55 AM
Recommendations for P235/60/15 tires ranger student Wheels and Tires 0 12-30-2010 01:08 PM