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Old 02-11-2009, 03:45 PM
94_Ranger 94_Ranger is offline
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Default Explorer wheels on my 94 Ranger?

Recently purchased 255/70R/16's from an Explorer with intended destination of my 94 2-wd Ranger. Can anyone tell me what size diff would be needed? If I swap a rear end is there a common one that would fit my new size wheels and work with my Ranger? Any other tips related to me using these size wheels would be helpful -thanks!

Truck has stock 14's, the truck has really low (or tall) 1st & 2nd to begin with anyway, stop - 20mph= 1st gear, 20 - 35mph= 2nd gear, hmm?

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Old 02-12-2009, 06:03 PM
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the wheels will bolt right on. same bolt pattern. before you swap gears you may want to swap to a explorer rear, and get bigger brakes. the truck would be lower then unless you change the mounts

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Old 02-16-2009, 05:01 PM
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Thanks, I checked the clearance for turning radius in the front -checks out ok. Yeah, I may switch to a different axle, like you say, or for now I may just change the differential gearing to accomodate the bigger wheels (gears are too big already with the standard wheels, did Ford make different manual 5 speeds for the 4 & 6 engines? Seems like someone swaped the wrong tranny or something??)

One major downside I really don't like -the explorer wheels are steel and one rim/tire weighs the same as two of the stock rim/tires (stock are aluminum). That sucks... its never a benefit to have greater unsprung weight at the wheels, not to mention the additional rotational mass. Maybe later I can find other inexpensive, lighter, 16" rims for it?
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Old 02-16-2009, 05:59 PM
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you can get alum. rims off a explorer in 16 inches also
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98blown you should be an MD! that's the same stuff my doc asks and ur spot on man!!!
98 4.0 2wd-----supercharger fully build heads cam...all show with go......3 time world of wheels champ 5 time national winner


lots of ranger parts for sale leftovers from my 94/96
96 sitting on the frame, waiting to go lower


custom billet parts by me intake adapters and billet steps for the step sides

please sign my guestbook!!
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