Will the brakes clear on 15" wheels?

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Thinking about running 15x10s!

Probably the Fuel Revolver 15x10s.
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Now, these are -44 offset so they would absolutely stick out. But with a nice set of tires like the General AT Gen II's, this truck would look AWESOME!


Any input from anyone?



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Thinking about running 15x10s!

Probably the Fuel Revolver 15x10s.
revolver_black_15x10_white.jpg



Now, these are -44 offset so they would absolutely stick out. But with a nice set of tires like the General AT Gen II's, this truck would look AWESOME!


Any input from anyone?
Do these wheels clear the brake calipers?

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Absolutely not. With my 17's I can barely fit my fat middle finger between the caliper and inner rim.
 

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I’ll have to look and see how much clearance I have with 16’s. I don’t think there is much though
 

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I’ve heard 16s can barely, not 100%.
 

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Curious to know if anyone has definitive info if 15s would fit. I've thought about getting some steel rims, 15 or 16s with some 32s. Hoping that would clear without other modifications besides my 2.5" leveling. I'd like to have a daily set and a beefier set for more offroad use. And since doing the leveling the stock wheels and tires just seem so tiny.

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Curious to know if anyone has definitive info if 15s would fit. I've thought about getting some steel rims, 15 or 16s with some 32s. Hoping that would clear without other modifications besides my 2.5" leveling. I'd like to have a daily set and a beefier set for more offroad use. And since doing the leveling the stock wheels and tires just seem so tiny.

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The base XL comes with 16" steel rims. It just BARELY clears the calipers...there's no way a 15" rim would fit. On a plus note, you can find a set of stock XL steel rims for next to nothing for your offroad set.
 

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The base XL comes with 16" steel rims. It just BARELY clears the calipers...there's no way a 15" rim would fit. On a plus note, you can find a set of stock XL steel rims for next to nothing for your offroad set.
That's what I've been gathering. I'm just having a hard time finding any stock steelies at a reasonable price that will fit. Because I would like to go 16 or 17in for the added sidewall.
 
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Thinking about running 15x10s!

Probably the Fuel Revolver 15x10s.
revolver_black_15x10_white.jpg



Now, these are -44 offset so they would absolutely stick out. But with a nice set of tires like the General AT Gen II's, this truck would look AWESOME!


Any input from anyone?
A guy actually did get 15" wheels to fit his Ranger and posted photo's on the Facebook Ranger page. But to do it he had to use huge spacers... most of the tire was hanging out of the wheel well.

Opinions vary... but to me it looked horrible.
 

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A guy actually did get 15" wheels to fit his Ranger and posted photo's on the Facebook Ranger page. But to do it he had to use huge spacers... most of the tire was hanging out of the wheel well.

Opinions vary... but to me it looked horrible.
I think I recall seeing that one, I'd like to stay away from spacers, so 16 or 17 I think is where it's at. I don't however want to get some fancy flashy steel or aluminum rim, I'd like to find something that's readily available and common to source in the event of damage. That's why I was thinking about just getting some of the XL steelies and painting them. But even those are listed at like $300 a wheel I believe, whereas standard stock steelies have always been sub $100, so I just need to continue my search. I know I'm not the only one that wants to have that type of setup.
 

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Here’s a couple pics of how much clearance there is between a 16” aftermarket wheel and the stock brake calipers. As you can see there isn’t much room so you’d definitely want to test fit a 15” wheel before making a decision.

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Here’s a couple pics of how much clearance there is between a 16” aftermarket wheel and the stock brake calipers. As you can see there isn’t much room so you’d definitely want to test fit a 15” wheel before making a decision.

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Yeah I'd say that's probably just as close as I'd like to get. No sense pushing it with smaller.
 

                           


























































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