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Old 10-28-2012, 09:48 AM
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Is there any previous problems with these wheels not fitting the rotor or the drum on a 2000 ford ranger xlt.

Series 98 Rock Crawler - Gloss Black Monster Mod Wheel

15x10, 5 on 4.75 Bolt Pattern
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The shop put these wheels on my truck knowing they didn't mount right. Evidently there was a gap where part of the rim didnt fit the drum and rotor in the front. Then they bent one wheel trying to tighten it down with 150lbs of torque and get it to lay flat.

Is there an adapter you need with these wheels? Do they not work on ford rangers? The place i got them from said they would work fine?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:31 AM
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The bolt pattern for ford rangers is 5x4.5

Take them back to the shop and have the switch them to the correct rims no charge. If the refuse, time for court.

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:40 PM
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No they were 5/4.5 the bit pattern wasn't the problem. They didn't fit flush
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:49 PM
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They look like generic steel wheels to me...they should fit fine.

Do you have a picture of what you’re describing?
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:15 PM
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get your money back and get different rims. Or go to another shop
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:06 AM
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Im ready to give up. The shop is telling me the wheels still flex when you tighten them down with stock lug nuts. Procomp says this shouldn't be happening and the shop messed up all my wheels. I dont have the money to pay for any new parts. Especially stuff I didn't mess up. I don't even know where to begin in solving the problem. Procomp says its just the lug nuts while the shop says the wheel isn't mounting flat. I don't know whether the shop is telling the truth or trying to cover up their mistakes.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:41 AM
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You need hub rings or a wheel spacer
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:19 AM
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Yeah that's what i just figgured out. The wheel has a bump that goes up all the way around the center of the wheel. Making the wheel flex when tightening.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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That part was flexing down onto the mounting surface. The new shop im taking it to says the fix should be a new lug nut and a wheel spacer so cover the groove and make it mount flat in the back.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:31 PM
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That part was flexing down onto the mounting surface. The new shop im taking it to says the fix should be a new lug nut and a wheel spacer so cover the groove and make it mount flat in the back.
HOLY look at those lug seats. Yeah, those wheels are destroyed. I am not sure why this is a problem.... Were those wheels used? They look dirty. Maybe the PO messed them up>??
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:08 AM
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HOLY look at those lug seats. Yeah, those wheels are destroyed. I am not sure why this is a problem.... Were those wheels used?
x2

Wow....not looking good at all.

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The new shop im taking it to says the fix should be a new lug nut
Yeah, I was wondering if those stock (I think) lug nuts even mate up with those lug seats properly.

I believe most aftermarket Pro-Comp wheels use a conical-tapered lug nut setup - but I can't remember what style the stock setup has (I haven't had stock wheels for like 8 years!).

I have never tried using the stock lug nuts with aftermarket wheels.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:28 AM
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Yeah I got a new wheel coming. Hopefully the spacer solves the excess flexing problem
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:41 PM
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x2

Wow....not looking good at all.



Yeah, I was wondering if those stock (I think) lug nuts even mate up with those lug seats properly.

I believe most aftermarket Pro-Comp wheels use a conical-tapered lug nut setup - but I can't remember what style the stock setup has (I haven't had stock wheels for like 8 years!).

I have never tried using the stock lug nuts with aftermarket wheels.
rangers have conical lug seats. I am thinking these wheels were messed up from something in the past.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:21 AM
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Are they even putting the lug nuts on in a start pattern???
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:53 AM
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I am thinking these wheels were messed up from something in the past.
Yeah if they were used..who knows.

I've never heard of needing a spacer to 'fill a gap' before. I'm betting the stock lug nuts aren't the correct ones - so when it's tightened down, they are deforming the wheel.

None of this sounds normal - It's a basic steel wheel that you shouldn't need anything special for.

Hope you get it figured out! It's gotta be frustrating!
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