Ford Ranger 2008 Tyre size





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    Default Ford Ranger 2008 Tyre size

    Hi Guys

    My 4x4 Ranger's tyres are up for renewal. I currently have the standard 245/70/16, but would like some more height.

    How's fitting 245/75/16 for a little more height?

    Any Con's?

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    Default Re: Ford Ranger 2008 Tyre size

    Expect a lot of feedback...

    Well the cons are:

    1. New Tyre prices
    2. Should replace your spare/s
    3. Fuel consumption will go up
    4. Speedo reading vs. actual

    Tyre choice all depends on what you use the vehicle for and what you want to achieve. There is a wheel for everything.

    Other things to consider:

    1. Road noise
    2. Tire lifespan
    3. Gearing

    There is alot of advice available here so be honest about your needs and what you are willing to spend.

    It's a good start...
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    I replaced my 2008 BT-50 2.5 with 245/75/16's . Normal size was 245/70/16's . Really gained a lot of height . Fuel consumption , could note that it drastically got worse ( Still get am average of 9.5 km/pl ) . Speedometer is more accurate . When I'm driving 120kmph on the GPS , my reading on my speedo is 120kmph . Road noise , I replaced with BF ko2's , not that bad as well . All negative part is I had to modify my mud flaps in the front .

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    Default Re: Ford Ranger 2008 Tyre size

    Apologies for not having it in mm.
    by the looks of it you will gain 25.4mm
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    245/75's will get the speedo close to true speed. Your fuel consumption will also be more accurate. To test how much you are out now on km distance set your GPS to zero and trip meter to zero. Drive 100 km and see the difference.
    The fuel consumption most likely will change from 9.5 l/km to approximately 10.3-10.8 l/km with the 245/75's on. That would be more correct.
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    Default Re: Ford Ranger 2008 Tyre size

    Quote Originally Posted by Dp123 View Post
    Apologies for not having it in mm.
    by the looks of it you will gain 25.4mm
    The tire if I remember correctly is approx 25mm higher. Think you gain approx 15mm which make a big difference.
    Also note that different brands total tire hight is not same as each other. Found this between Wranglers and Dunlop AT3S.
    Danie & Marinda - die wiele is rond, dus moet hulle hardloop - afgetree nou leef ons net.
    2017 BL - Kewer B1115 RUS WA GP - bos en kamp tyd
    2016 Ford Fiesta Ecoboost - daaglikse ryding
    2013 Ford Ranger 3.2 DC XLT 4x4 - nuwe rondloop ry ding, nou sleep ons! (2017)
    2011 Echo 4, die RUSWA-ZN - (verkoop 44 000 km)
    2010 Ford Ranger 2.5 DT DC XLT 4x4 - rondloop ry ding met "bietjie ekstra" krag (Verkoop 177 000 km)
    2005 Chev Aveo - Afgeskryf (2016 130 000)
    2005 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 180 000)
    2003 Opel Corsa 17DTi - Geruil (warm enjin 150 00)
    2000 Nissan Hardbody - Geruil (pyne by die duisended 52 000 km)
    1998 Opel Kadett - Dogter se wiele geword in 2003 (baie warm enjin 116 000 km)
    1990 Datsun 1800 short wheelbase - Pa se ou plaas bakkie, na die Nissan die pad gevat het met sy probleme in 2003 (117 00km)
    1990 Hilux 2.4D - en hy kon loop, pomp en top gewerk aan.
    1984 Opel Commondore - het gehardloop
    1983 Safary 3 karavaan - verkoop en begin tent in 2000 (51 000 km)
    1980 Ford Granada 3.0 - warm enjin afgeskryf
    1969 VW 1600 TL - geen einde nie, warm enjin en geruil
    1968 VW 1600 L - geen einde en baie warm enjin, verkoop in 1998 (328 000 myl/525 000 km)

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