Largest Tires on a Ford Ranger (Biggest Tires, No lift) | 4WheelDriveGuide.com (2022)

Most would agree with me when I say, beefy tires on almost any 4WD just look pure butch! It gives a more aggressive stance which greatly improves the aesthetics and street cred, or should I say bush cred of your 4WD. But this simple upgrade isn’t always a straightforward procedure, especially if we intend to use the vehicle for off-road applications. Dare I say, in this instance, size does matter!

So, what is the largest tire you can fit on a Ford Ranger? The largest 17-inch size tire you can fit on a stock suspension without causing body scrub is roughly a 31.6. That is if you intend to venture off-road. For everyday driving, you could increase the wheel size to 18 inches and fit a 31.6 equivalent.

Sizes that will fit are:

  1. 265/70/17 (31.6 inches) off-road friendly (recommended)
  2. 265/75/16 (31.6 inches) off-road friendly (recommended)
  3. 285/70/17 (32.7 inches) on-road only & scrubs interior wheel arch, needs a lift for off-road
  4. 265/65/18 (31.6 inches) on-road only

The stock 2019 Ford Ranger tires are 255/65/R17 and 255/70/R16, which is roughly 30.1 inches. If you upgrade to a 265/70/17 it only equates to a roughly +5% difference in diameter and a 4% increase in width which is still well within the factory specifications. Your speedometer reading will still run relatively true and no additional strain will be placed on any other stock suspension and drivetrain components.

Ford Ranger Big Tires No Lift – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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285/70/17 (32.7”) and stock Ford Ranger suspension

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If you want to squeeze a set of 33’s on the ranger without any suspension modifications there are 2 important things to consider first.

  1. Backspacing/Wheel offset
  2. Crash Bars/Beams

So right off the bat, yes it can be done, but not without a few minor modifications first. The first problem you’ll have is the backspacing, or lack thereof for 33’s on stock rims. That is a very important factor to take into consideration with any tire upgrade, backspacing.

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Ford ranger wheel backspacing

Simply put, It refers to the distance from the hub mounting surface to the inside lip of the wheel (measured in inches).

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The second issue is the Ford Ranger Crash Bars

The crash bars protrude and the bigger 285/70/17 tire makes contact so this will need to be removed/modified first so as not to damage the new tires.

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Take note that off-road travel and trails is strictly prohibited with the 285’s until you do a suspension upgrade first.

Factory Stock suspension

All of the above-mentioned sizes are assuming you are running a factory stock suspension with no additional upgrades. If you upgrade the suspension or fit a body lift or change the rim to something with a more negative offset which affects your backspacing (you can read more about backspacing here) the figures will change allowing you to fit a bigger and wider tire like a 285 and even a 305.

Spare Tire

Always make sure you upgrade the spare wheel tire to the new size as well, since in the event of an emergency requiring you to quickly swap to the spare to get you out of a tricky situation. The smaller stock diameter tire will place enormous strain on your spider gears, which if driven for too long could result in further drivetrain damage.

It kind of stinks having to spend so much on a tire that will be hidden beneath your truck, so to keep initial costs low, perhaps consider buying a used spare tire of the same size as your upgraded tires.

So what about the Raptor? What is the largest tire size we can fit on them without any suspension upgrades?

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The stock tires on a Ranger Raptor is 32.7 inches.

Ford Ranger 2019 2.0 Raptor

Tire

285/65R17 OE

285/70R17 OE

265/60R18 110T

The wheel arches on a Raptor are bigger than a stock Ranger PX2 and allow for bigger 33” tires without much hassle. You could safely add a 305 or even a 315 tire in the Raptor with little drama.

The frame design incorporates new geometry for the large suspension, providing the Raptor DNA with increased track and wheel travel, meaning the suspension setup is highly sophisticated can accommodate a bigger tire much easier.

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The Ranger Raptor has an innovative new coil-over rear suspension that uses a Watt’s link setup with a solid rear axle. This provides superior lateral control off-road while also helping improve ride and handling.

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2019 ford ranger 33 inch tires

So as mentioned previously, fitting 33’’ tires to the new 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t much of a big deal. Again, if you intend on venturing off-road and still want the maximum articulation the ranger has to offer then you might have to do a bit more. The stock suspension and rim combination don’t allow for a 33” to bolt straight on. You need a (3/8”) spacer, otherwise, it will rub against the spindle.

Alternatively upgrading your wheels to something with a more negative offset to improve the backspacing will help. In that instance, a 275/70/17 will fit snugly inside that wheel well.

So to make this setup work on factory stock wheels you will need the following:

The stance will look good and there will be zero body scrub.

For anything bigger than that you will need to upgrade the suspension first to increase ride height allowing taller, wider tires to fit without any dramas. Also, a rim with a more negative offset will allow you to fit 33”+ tires.

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What is the Offset of a Ford Ranger Wheel?

The offset of a standard Ford Ranger 2019 is 55mm. If you want to improve your wheel offset, in order to fit wider tires, you can insert a wheel spacer to improve the clearance from the steering knuckle and allow you to upgrade to 33” tire sizes.

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2019 Ford Ranger Bolt Pattern

The new Ford Rangers bolt pattern is:

Ford Ranger Bolt PatternPCD 6×139.7 (6×5.5)

Resources

You can purchase Ford Ranger Wheel Spacers here

You can purchase 2.5” Ford Ranger Front Leveling kits here

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Conclusion

IF you would like to play around with tire configurations the below link is a cool tool you could use.

https://tiresize.com/comparison/

When doing any tire upgrade it’s important to pay attention to how big you are going since it can have a negative effect on fuel economy and your speedometer reading if you go too big. You will need to upgrade your suspension if you ever want to venture off-road and I would suggest first doing a suspension upgrade before you think of bigger tires.

Remember bigger isn’t always better since heavier tires will increase the unsprung weight on your 4WD causing it to use more fuel and even decrease torque on the wheels.

FAQs

What the biggest size tire you can fit with no lift? ›

On average, if your truck isn't lifted, you can fit tires up to 33”. In case the vehicle is lifted, you can find a good set of 37” or larger tires to fit.

What is the widest tire you can put on a Ford Ranger? ›

The largest tire size that a factory-stock Ford Ranger can accommodate without any modifications is 31.6”.

What size tires can I put on a Ford Ranger? ›

Your standard size is the 255/70R16 BSW tire. Although, depending on your trim level, your Ranger may be equipped with the optional 265/65R17 OWL or LT265/65R17 OWL tires.

Can I put bigger tires on my Ford Ranger? ›

So, what is the largest tire you can fit on a Ford Ranger? The largest 17-inch size tire you can fit on a stock suspension without causing body scrub is roughly a 31.6. That is if you intend to venture off-road. For everyday driving, you could increase the wheel size to 18 inches and fit a 31.6 equivalent.

Can I get bigger tires without a lift? ›

Most trucks can accommodate a 33” tire without a lift kit. Trimming of fender liners and wheel arches combined with adjustments to torsion keys might be necessary on most IFS (Independent Front Suspension) trucks. Fitting wheel spacers and 2” leveling kits will improve the clearance from the UCA (Upper Control Arms).

How much bigger can you go on tire size? ›

As a general rule of thumb, it's safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

What does a 285 70R17 convert to? ›

When we convert 285/70R17 to inches, it is equivalent to 32.8x11.

What size tires can I put on my 2019 Ford Ranger with a leveling kit? ›

Wheel Fitment

Southern Truck's 2.5-inch leveling kit supports up to 265/65R18 tire and factory wheel combinations for all Ford Ranger trucks.

How tall is a 265 70R17 tire? ›

265/70R17 tire has a sidewall height of 7.3 inches or 186 mm which is the measurement of tire sidewall from the wheel rim to the top of tire tread. Tire sidewall height or "profile" depends on aspect ratio - lower aspect ratio means lower tire profile.

Will 265 70r17 fit stock Ford Ranger? ›

They will fit fine totally stock without a level if you were putting them on stock wheels.

Will 275 70r17 fit Ford Ranger? ›

Do 17x9 -12 wheels on 275/70 tires fit on a 2019 Ford Ranger 4WD with Fabtech Suspension Lift 3.5"? Yes they do!

How many inches is 265 65R17? ›

What is 265/65R17 tire height? 265/65R17 tire has an overall diameter of 30.6 inches or 776 mm that represents the outer diameter of the tire or tire height.

What offset for Ford Ranger? ›

The OEM Ford Ranger wheels offset is +55mm, which looks weak and dull. For example Grid Wheels Australia have a wide range of offsets available: -44, -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +14, +20, +25, +30, +35.

What is 265 60R18 in inches? ›

265/60R18 Conversion

When converted to inches, 265/60R18 is equivalent to 30.5x10. 4R18. 265/60R18 tire has a section width of 10.4 inches which is the measurement of tire's width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall. Rim diameter of 18 inches represents the size of the wheel the tire can be mounted on.

Do bigger tires affect transmission? ›

Unfortunately, oversized tires can affect your transmission. The main issue that affects the transmission comes from a lower drive ratio. The bigger the tire the worse the ratio becomes. This issue can be overcome, however, by re-gearing the transmission along with the tire change.

What happens if you put bigger tires on your truck? ›

When you put bigger tires on your car, SUV, crossover, or light truck, you raise the vehicle's clearance — increasing body roll and load transfer, which may negatively impact your car's balance and speed.

How do you make bigger tires fit? ›

To fit bigger tires, you may need to lift your truck. There two basic levels of lift: a leveling kit and full suspension lift. A leveling kit is the most popular as it? s the most economical way to gain clearance for larger tires.

Does tire size affect gas mileage? ›

Tire Size. Larger tires decrease your fuel economy because they are heavier, while smaller tires increase fuel efficiency. Bigger tires also have a higher rolling resistance than smaller tires which means they require more resistance and effort to get them rolling.

What is the difference between 275 and 285 tires? ›

275 tires are cheaper, better for highway use, and are lighter. The 285 tires are on the other hand more heavy-duty, they have deeper treads, and they look, killer.

Are oversized tires bad? ›

A taller overall tire can rub on the wheel well or suspension if it's incorrectly matched with the wheel and vehicle. An oversized tire can significantly decrease the turning radius of your vehicle. Wider tires can hydroplane more easily on wet surfaces.

Are 33-inch tires the same as 285? ›

Are 33-inch tires the same as 285? Most people do not know the measurement system of tires in a vehicle. Therefore, they are not aware of the same between these two terms. Yup, 33-inch tires, and 285 tires are unchanged in the quantification standard.

Are 295 tires the same as 33? ›

You are correct. The 295 is a true 33, the 33x12.

How tall is a 295 tire? ›

What is 295/70R18 tire sidewall height? 295/70R18 tire has a sidewall height of 8.1 inches or 207 mm which is the measurement of tire sidewall from the wheel rim to the top of tire tread.

What size tires come on a 2020 Ford Ranger? ›

The 2020 Ford Ranger has tire sizes of P265/60SR18, P255/70SR16 and P255/65SR17.

What is a T6 Ford Ranger? ›

The Ford Ranger (T6) is a range of mid-size pickup trucks manufactured and sold by Ford Motor Company since 2011.

What offset are Ranger Raptor wheels? ›

Ford Ranger Raptor Style Alloy Wheels 18X8 35+ Offset.

How tall is a 285 tire? ›

The sidewall height or "aspect ratio" of a 285/75/R16 tire is 75% of 285mm. Example: 285/75R16 (285 X 75 / 2540 x 2) + 16 = 32.8 inches tall.

How tall is a 315 70R17 tire? ›

As you can see above, the 315 70 17 tire measures 12.4″ wide and 34.362″ tall.

How big is a 285 tire? ›

YES, 285 wide tires are the same as 33” tires although 285 is the tread width in millimeters and 33″ is the tire diameter. 285/75/16 is usually the accepted metric equivalent size for 33's. 16.831″ + 16″ wheel = 32.831″ approximate tire diameter.

What size wheels are on a Ford Ranger Wildtrak? ›

The Ranger WILDTRAK 2.0 (4x4) comes standard with 265/60 R18 front tyres and 265/60 R18 rear tyres.

What size tires can I put on a 2000 Ford Ranger? ›

Ford equips the 2000 Ranger 2wd XLT with a 225/70R15 tire.

What size tires can I put on my 2004 Ford Ranger? ›

2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4-wheel drive Tire Size: P245/75R16.

How tall are 275 70R17 tires? ›

275/70R17 tires have a diameter of 32.2", a section width of 10.8", and a wheel diameter of 17". The circumference is 101.0" and they have 627 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 7-8.5" wide wheels.

Do Raptor wheels fit on Ranger? ›

Raptor wheels on a stock FX4 and they fit. Just make sure you take your tyre pressure off your old wheels and put them in you new wheels.

What size Tyres and wheels are on a Ford Ranger Raptor? ›

The Ranger RAPTOR 2.0 (4x4) comes standard with 285/70 R17 front tyres and 285/70 R17 rear tyres. It requires a service every 12 months or 15,000 km, whichever comes first.

Are 315 tires 35s? ›

YES, 315 wide tires are the same as 35” tires although 315 is the tread width in millimeters and 35″ is the tire diameter. 315/70/17 is usually the accepted metric equivalent size for standard/imperial 35-inch tires. 17.36″ + 17″ wheel = 34.36″ approximate tire diameter.

What is a 295 70R17 in inches? ›

295/70R17 Conversion

When converted to inches, 295/70R17 is equivalent to 33.3x11.

How tall is a 265 75 r17 tire? ›

265/70R17 Conversion
MetricInches
Tread Width265 mm10.4"
Rim Diameter431.8 mm17"
Sidewall Height186 mm7.3"
Circumference2524.6 mm99.5"
2 more rows

What bolt pattern is a Ford Ranger? ›

The second generation of the Ford Ranger sold in the United States from 2019 – Present has a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 (6×139.7mm), a center bore of 3.66 inches (93.1mm), and six lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5 that need to be tightened with 99.5lb-ft (135Nm) of force.

Is offset and ET the same? ›

The offset of an alloy wheel is the distance in mm between the centre of the wheel barrel to the mounting face that attaches the wheel to your vehicle. Offset is usually represented as an ET number, with the number noting how many mm is between the centre of the wheel and the mounting face.

What lug pattern is a 98 Ford Ranger? ›

What is the bolt pattern for a Ford Ranger? Since they're reintroduction in 2019, Ford Rangers have a 6x139. 7 bolt pattern, AKA a 6x5. 5 bolt pattern.

Can 16 inch rims fit on a Ford Ranger? ›

Well-Known Member. We already know that 16 inch wheels will fit since the XL comes with them.

What vehicles have a 5x4 75 bolt pattern? ›

The answer: many classic muscle cars—this bolt pattern isn't common on most modern vehicles. But you'll still see it on contemporary Corvettes and old school hot rods. We're talking classic American muscle, including the Bel Air, Camaro, Chevelle and Impala, as well as the Pontiac Trans Am, GTO and Firebird!

What is the offset of a wheel? ›

Wheel offset is simply the distance between the wheel's hub-mounting surface and its center plane. Positive offset means the hub-mounting surface is closer to the wheel's outboard side. Conversely, negative offset means it's closer to the inboard side.

What size tire is a 305 60R18? ›

305/60R18 tires have a diameter of 32.4", a section width of 12.0", and a wheel diameter of 18". The circumference is 101.8" and they have 623 revolutions per mile.

How wide is a 265 60 tire? ›

What is 265/60R18 tire width? 265/60R18 tire has a width of 10.4 inches or 265 mm that reflects the measurement of tire's width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall at the widest point (excluding decorations, protective ribs or raised letters).

What does 265 60 mean on a tire? ›

265 = Section Width in millimeters (measured at the widest part of the tire from sidewall to sidewall) /60 = Aspect Ratio or section height to width ratio as a percentage. For this example, the side wall is 60% of the section width of the tire (265mm x . 60 = 159mm). Therefore, the sidewall height is 159mm.

Will a 265 70r17 fit a Ford Ranger? ›

Do 17x9 +1 wheels on 265/70 tires fit on a 2019 Ford Ranger 4WD with ReadyLIFT Leveling Kit? Yes they do!

Will 275 70r17 fit Ford Ranger? ›

Do 17x9 -12 wheels on 275/70 tires fit on a 2019 Ford Ranger 4WD with Fabtech Suspension Lift 3.5"? Yes they do!

What offset for Ford Ranger? ›

The OEM Ford Ranger wheels offset is +55mm, which looks weak and dull. For example Grid Wheels Australia have a wide range of offsets available: -44, -24, -18, -12, -6, 0, +6, +14, +20, +25, +30, +35.

How many inches is 265 65R17? ›

What is 265/65R17 tire height? 265/65R17 tire has an overall diameter of 30.6 inches or 776 mm that represents the outer diameter of the tire or tire height.

What is a T6 Ford Ranger? ›

The Ford Ranger (T6) is a range of mid-size pickup trucks manufactured and sold by Ford Motor Company since 2011.

What is 265 60R18 in inches? ›

265/60R18 Conversion

When converted to inches, 265/60R18 is equivalent to 30.5x10. 4R18. 265/60R18 tire has a section width of 10.4 inches which is the measurement of tire's width from its inner sidewall to its outer sidewall. Rim diameter of 18 inches represents the size of the wheel the tire can be mounted on.

How tall are 275 70R17 tires? ›

275/70R17 tires have a diameter of 32.2", a section width of 10.8", and a wheel diameter of 17". The circumference is 101.0" and they have 627 revolutions per mile. Generally they are approved to be mounted on 7-8.5" wide wheels.

Do Raptor wheels fit on Ranger? ›

Raptor wheels on a stock FX4 and they fit. Just make sure you take your tyre pressure off your old wheels and put them in you new wheels.

What offset are Ranger Raptor wheels? ›

Ford Ranger Raptor Style Alloy Wheels 18X8 35+ Offset.

Can 16 inch rims fit on a Ford Ranger? ›

Well-Known Member. We already know that 16 inch wheels will fit since the XL comes with them.

What size are Ford Ranger rims? ›

The 2020 Ford Ranger has tire sizes of P265/60SR18, P255/70SR16 and P255/65SR17. The 2020 Ford Ranger has wheel (rim) sizes of 18 X 8, 16 X 7 and 17 X 8.

What bolt pattern is a Ford Ranger? ›

The second generation of the Ford Ranger sold in the United States from 2019 – Present has a bolt pattern of 6×5.5 (6×139.7mm), a center bore of 3.66 inches (93.1mm), and six lug nuts with a thread size of M12 x 1.5 that need to be tightened with 99.5lb-ft (135Nm) of force.

Is offset and ET the same? ›

The offset of an alloy wheel is the distance in mm between the centre of the wheel barrel to the mounting face that attaches the wheel to your vehicle. Offset is usually represented as an ET number, with the number noting how many mm is between the centre of the wheel and the mounting face.

What size wheels are on a Ford Ranger Wildtrak? ›

The Ranger WILDTRAK 2.0 (4x4) comes standard with 265/60 R18 front tyres and 265/60 R18 rear tyres.

What lug pattern is a 98 Ford Ranger? ›

What is the bolt pattern for a Ford Ranger? Since they're reintroduction in 2019, Ford Rangers have a 6x139. 7 bolt pattern, AKA a 6x5. 5 bolt pattern.

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