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99 Ranger Supercab 4x4 Off Road rims

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My 1999 Ranger door sticker says it should have 245 x 75 x 16 tires but the rims on it when I bought it are 15" with small 205 x 75 x 15 tires. I have a set of 16 x 7 five hole rims from a 2001 F-150 that I used to own. Their appearance is pretty much the same as this pic in the technical library on wheels. Will they work without modification on my Ranger?
My current rims look just like these 2000-2007 (15x7) D-shape slots
I want to get tires that are at least close to the recommended size/height that the door sticker indicates. Bridgestone/Firestone makes a 30 x 9.5 x 15 that I could put on the existing rims, but if the old F-150 rims are compatible without modifications I'd use them and get the exact replacement size tire.
I've gotten conflicting information from a couple of tire places near me so I thought I'd put this out to the forums.

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No, F-150 rims will not fit on your Ranger. The spacing is different.

I'd compare the vin on the door tag to the vin on the dash plate and make sure the door hasn't been changed since 205/75/15 tires were a factory option.
 

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No, F-150 rims will not fit on your Ranger. The spacing is different.

I'd compare the vin on the door tag to the vin on the dash plate and make sure the door hasn't been changed since 205/75/15 tires were a factory option.
Too bad about the F-150 rims. :bawling: But thanks for info.

A previous owner put a 2000 EXPL 4.0 motor in this truck but the body seems pretty untouched...no mismatched paint near hinges, etc. Plus the rims are from 2000-2007 according to the picture from the tech library. It would appear that the previous owner spent some time in junk yards :D

The VINs match (just went out with a flashlight in my PJs....brrrr.) From what I've seen I could use Explorer 16" rims among others. I'm not looking to make this a show truck but my speedometer is off by probably 7+ mph at highway speed so I'd like to fix that by NOT having tires that are too small. I'm considering 30/9.5/15 on my current rims. Finding a set of Explorer/Ranger 16" rims shouldn't be all the hard but would probably add $200-$300 to my project.

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