What size wheel and tire?


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I have a 98 ranger 4x4. It has 16" wheels on it with 225/70/R16 tires. I'm wanting to get a new set of tires and wheels and want something that looks a bit more aggressive or off road looking. I was wondering what size I could go with? It seems this truck might have different wheels and tires than stock as no site I look at has that size listed as stock or even option.

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Jason
 


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The driver door sticker should list what tire size was on the truck when it rolled off the line. I do believe that the truck would have came with 16 inch wheels with a 4.5 inch back space and are 7 inches wide.

That said... I just put a set of 265/75/16's on 16x8 with 4 inch back space wheels on my 06 at factory ride height and they clear from lock to lock turning. This is on flat ground and they may not clear so well when the suspension is working off road. It's always been my plan to twist the torsion bars up to increase front ride height by 1.5 to 2 inches. When that is done... hopefully this weekend... I don't believe I will have any trouble clearing them with the off roading I plan on doing.
 

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I recommend not going with anything more aggressive than an All Terrain tire. Mud Terrains and the like with super aggressive knobby treads don't grip the road well in wet or slippery conditions, so unless you are actually going to do mud terrain stuff, don't get the tires for it.

They also tend to be more expensive and have lower tread life than a comparable all terrain.
 


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