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New 20 inch wheels. One step closer!

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Installed a new set of wheels today that brings my truck one step closer to where I want it to be. A Ranger ST!

I chose a 20" x 9" Helo HE918B wheel with a 30 ET that resembles the wheels on my Focus ST. The truck rides on Continental 265/50r20 tires that will fit snugly once the truck is lowered to a more desirable height. They replace (for the summer) 265/60r18 Continentals. Same specs dimensionally which made it an easy switch.

The ride is a bit more firm which I expected and I still need to dial in the air pressure to get the right combination of grip and drivability.

A bit different, but that's my style.

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Interesting to say the least. Next step is to get ahold of Baer Brakes and hook yourself up with 6 piston front a rear calipers for $4,000 an axle!!!
 
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Interesting to say the least. Next step is to get ahold of Baer Brakes and hook yourself up with 6 piston front a rear calipers for $4,000 an axle!!!
Nah. I have to be somewhat reasonable. I want a Ranger ST, not a Ranger RS 🙂
 
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Now that might be doable!
Hi Kevin,

I have OEM 21" on my Nautilus! Amazing that they even make tires for these rim sizes...

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Hi Kevin,

I have OEM 21" on my Nautilus! Amazing that they even make tires for these rim sizes...

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Yes, but they do. I am in the wheel business and the change in wheel sizes in the past 20 years is amazing. Twenty years ago, I was leary of putting 19" on my Mustang for fears of not being able to find tires. Fortunately, I was wrong!
 

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Yes, but they do. I am in the wheel business and the change in wheel sizes in the past 20 years is amazing. Twenty years ago, I was leary of putting 19" on my Mustang for fears of not being able to find tires. Fortunately, I was wrong!
Hi Kevin,

Yep! Hired into Ford. 13, 14, 15 for Light trucks. My neighbor has a 1965 Chrysler Newport that was his gramma's. Huge boat. 14" rims! and left lugnuts are left handed too!

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Hi Kevin,

Yep! Hired into Ford. 13, 14, 15 for Light trucks. My neighbor has a 1965 Chrysler Newport that was his gramma's. Huge boat. 14" rims! and left lugnuts are left handed too!

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What a boat! Eight foot quarter panels and those good old Chrysler self tightening lug nuts
 
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Installed a new set of wheels today that brings my truck one step closer to where I want it to be. A Ranger ST!

I chose a 20" x 9" Helo HE918B wheel with a 30 ET that resembles the wheels on my Focus ST. The truck rides on Continental 265/50r20 tires that will fit snugly once the truck is lowered to a more desirable height. They replace (for the summer) 265/60r18 Continentals. Same specs dimensionally which made it an easy switch.

The ride is a bit more firm which I expected and I still need to dial in the air pressure to get the right combination of grip and drivability.

A bit different, but that's my style.

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Different is good. Nice job
 
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I like, good start, look forward in seeing how far you take it.
 
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I like, good start, look forward in seeing how far you take it.
Thank you. I'll eventually get it completed. I have about 50% of the suspension lowering pieces completed and will be painting the wheel moldings white soon. Doing the easiest stuff first. Time is the biggest obstacle.
 

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Installed a new set of wheels today that brings my truck one step closer to where I want it to be. A Ranger ST!

I chose a 20" x 9" Helo HE918B wheel with a 30 ET that resembles the wheels on my Focus ST. The truck rides on Continental 265/50r20 tires that will fit snugly once the truck is lowered to a more desirable height. They replace (for the summer) 265/60r18 Continentals. Same specs dimensionally which made it an easy switch.

The ride is a bit more firm which I expected and I still need to dial in the air pressure to get the right combination of grip and drivability.

A bit different, but that's my style.

IMG_20200731_205226.jpg


IMG_20180719_164623_565.jpg


IMG_20200731_205211.jpg
Not my style, but I get it. ENJOY!
 

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