Rim size.............

Josh_Bethmann

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I have a 95 Ranger 4wheel drive with 15x8's and they seem to work very well. No rubbing at all. They also kick out nicely. Im not sure how well this info helps being that you have 2wd Ranger, but good luck.
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SuperDave

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Go with the 15x7 rims. Pretend 15x8's never existed. I've seen many a trucks run 33's and 35's on 15x7's. Including my truck.
 

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8 in wheels work fine, but 7 in wheels protect the side-wall better by eliminating the sidewall buldge. I ran 8in wheels till I brushed up against a rock at about 40 and the tire just pop'ed like a balloon.
Not sure about streat peformance or tread life on the 7in though.
 

Marshall

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The 7 inch rim will put less load on your spindal. Rangers are know for wandering because of the I-beam design, the narrower rim will also help in this department. Your running beadlocks so keeping it on the rim isnt a concern, but the 7" wheel is lass likley to clip a rock and blow a bead. Im not sure if the difference between 7 and 8 is that big of a deal but if you have a choice I would say go with the 7s.
 

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I originally had 15x8 on my Tacoma and the offset is what makes the difference .More strain on the steering gear and linkage.You will really notice the handling on a 15x7 because of the almost zero offset.15x8's will also rub with about any size over 31,JMHO,poolman

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