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Old 03-01-2010, 05:50 PM
O3SuperCrew O3SuperCrew is offline
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New to modding Rangers...bear with me.

I have 98 Ranger that came with the stock steel wheels and hubcap center cap.

I bought a set of "deer hoof" aluminum wheels...but can't get them to fit.

The rears seemed to go on ok...but the fronts won't fit the bearing hub in the middle.

What gives?

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Old 03-01-2010, 05:51 PM
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Center hole is not big enough.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:21 PM
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Center hole is not big enough.
Ya think? lol...that's why I'm asking.

I never heard of one Ranger wheel not fitting another Ranger...I thought they were completely interchangeable.

Weird thing is...the fit on the wheel up on to the axle hub. Snug...but went on.

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Old 03-01-2010, 06:24 PM
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did they come off a 4wd ranger or 2wd ranger?
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:32 PM
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I have no idea...but they are 14x7's. I'm not sure if 4x4's came with that small of a rim.

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Old 03-01-2010, 06:36 PM
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nah, you need to get some 15"s, then no more problems. Why do you want 14"s if you don't mind me askin?
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:07 PM
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Yea those wheels came off a 2wd, no go on the 4wd. I would suggest 15s, they have much cheaper tires.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:14 PM
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My truck is a 2wd.

The truck came with 14's on it and I bought these with parctically new tires for $200.

It's my beater/work truck. Didn't worry much about looks....just needed the new tires.

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:17 PM
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Hmm what year is your truck? Probably came off an older Ranger with the smaller hubs
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:21 PM
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That's kind of what I figured....still can't figure out how they fit on the rear and not the fronts.

I had to beat the rears off because the rim was "mated" to the axle...the center part that fits in the opening of the rim. The new rims fit fine...weird.

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Old 03-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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The rear has not changed....ever, thats why...

weird that the stockers were stuck on...is it cold where you are right now??
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:30 PM
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i have a set of 15's deer huffs if you want them they cam off mine.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:08 PM
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The rear has not changed....ever, thats why...

weird that the stockers were stuck on...is it cold where you are right now??
They were stuck from scale/rust/grime build up.

Both the old rims and the new rims fit the rear axle center hub....seems they would fit the front brake hub as well.

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:08 PM
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i have a set of 15's deer huffs if you want them they cam off mine.
If you were closer I might take you up on it...but right now I need to find a way to make these work.

All else fails I'll break out the dye grinder and a bit.

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