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View Poll Results: What size rims go best on the 2006 Ranger Sport?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:05 PM
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Side pic ^^ plz and a close up of wheel ?
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:07 PM
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:50 PM
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I was contemplating spacers but does that effect the ball joints or anything?

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That stripe you got on the bottom, is that Line-X or powder coated or something? Or did you have it painted?
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:00 PM
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It's factory paint on FX4's and FX4 level II's.

Spacers, I don't like them. Bad idea IMO.
Just get 15x8's with 3.75" back spacing.
Or 16's 17's whatever. Just get the right backpacking and it will be perfect.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM
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Spacers aren't bad... I wouldn't get them if you offroad or anything though... Good wheel spacers wouldn't cause more stress than an equivalently backspaced rim. That's what I've seen. I'd rather have a wheel with back spacing then have wheel spacers, though. And if you're getting new rims, just get ones that have a larger backspacing

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:24 PM
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Oh I didn't know there was a rim that did that... I wonder if XD's come with backspacing.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:26 PM
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Well, back spacing is a generic term and applies to all wheels. Post a link to the ones you're interested in and I'll take a look at their specs when I get to work.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:45 PM
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I was contemplating spacers but does that effect the ball joints or anything?
If you’re purchasing new wheels anyway - do what 'CitySlick' said - and get ones with correct backspacing and skip the spacer’s altogether.

Spacers just try to compensate for a poor wheel choice.

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I'd rather have a wheel with back spacing then have wheel spacers, though. And if you're getting new rims, just get ones that have a larger backspacing
To take the place of a spacer - you would want wheels with less backspacing - not more.

When talking backspacing - the larger that number is, the more 'tucked' the wheel will be (aka - distance from the back of the rim to the hub mounting surface becomes more).

More info here: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/wheel...et-charts.html

Short story - This is how you measure backspacing:
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:05 PM
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^ thanks for explaining it, i was on my phone and didnt feel like typing it all out on there lol
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:11 PM
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Hey guys i got a question i have after market off road lockers on my 2000 ford ranger 4x4 and i turned a corner and the locker on the driver side slid right out of the hub and down the road nothing happend to it is still all together but i wanna know if u guys know why it did that i put it back on and hasnt fallen off yet
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:21 PM
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Quote:
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If you’re purchasing new wheels anyway - do what 'CitySlick' said - and get ones with correct backspacing and skip the spacer’s altogether.

Spacers just try to compensate for a poor wheel choice.

To take the place of a spacer - you would want wheels with less backspacing - not more.

When talking backspacing - the larger that number is, the more 'tucked' the wheel will be (aka - distance from the back of the rim to the hub mounting surface becomes more).

More info here: http://www.fordrangerforum.com/wheel...et-charts.html

Short story - This is how you measure backspacing:
Got it wrong. My bad thanks for correction.

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Old 11-01-2012, 05:29 PM
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http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Yu...=BRW908M681245



So on these rims ^, would they stick out or no?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:33 PM
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http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Yu...=BRW908M681245



So on these rims ^, would they stick out or no?
those would tuck in farther. not what you want.
they have a backspacing of 4.5
stock i believe is 4
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:35 PM
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I really like these, but how wide would I go on the tires since they are 8in wide? Or should I go with a 10in wide rim?

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Cl...n=M%2fT1358421


& I think these have "more" back spacing since the number is smaller, correct?

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& Slick I noticed you have the Superchip. I was looking into them but what is the Flashpaq setting? & how mush does the fuel economy setting change your gas mileage?
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:48 PM
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those mickey thompsons would probably work quite well.

i cant really say how much it imporved MPG, as i did all kinds of mods at once. larger tires, exhaust, and tuner. but overall i gained about 1-2 MPG on the highway. thats probably mostly due to the bigger tires. but the tuner is a must have imo to correct the speedometer and odometer.
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