Bolt pattern/hub size

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by timbits588, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    Ok so I'm hoping for any help and info that anyone can throw my way. I have a 2003 ford ranger 4x4 running the factory ford rims and tires. they are 245/75/16. I have a 1997 2wd ranger with 14 inch rims and 225/70/14 tires. I thought I would be able to take the extra set of 245's mounted on the 16 inch rims and put them on my 2wd to pass inspections since the tires on the 97 are basically bald. However, when I mounted them up it seems that the hub size is different. Is there anyway to find the specs on this or anyway to make it work? I searched but didn't find it and never really came across it on any of the forums. Out of the 4 rangers I've had the 97 i just picked up is the only one that wasn't a 4x4 so I guessed I assumed they would work. Any help is much appreciated!
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  3. 360Ranger

    360Ranger USAF Veteran


    All Rangers are 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern, and don't understand why the 16's wouldn't fit.

    I've put 99 rims on a I doubt the 14's would fit on the one that had 16's since they would probably hit the calipers.
  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    the main reason why they wont fit is the 4x4's sit a little higher than 2wd's the rims and tires will fit but will probably rub especially with it at full turn....

    as far as the hub size most 4x4 rims have a wider center hole to accomidate the locking hubs...

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