Ford Ranger Tires | Mud, Street, Dirt & Off-Road | RBP

FORD-RANGER TIRES

There are many reasons to search for the best Ford Ranger tires. Sometimes you need replacements, want to improve performance over factory original, or even because the environment you drive in demands a more dedicated tire. Regardless of the reason, Rolling Big Power provides some of the best tires for your Ford Ranger. From Rugged-Terrain tires to Mud-Terrain tires and everything in between, RBP has been helping Ranger drivers get the most out of their truck. Contrary to popular belief, utilizing OEM tires are not always the best solution. The information below will help you make a better informed decision when looking for the best tires for your Ranger.

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1993-1997 Ford Ranger (II)


1993-1997 ford ranger

Finding the best replacement tires for your second generation Ford Ranger can be difficult. Rolling Big Power specializes in offering tire upgrades for the Ranger platform. Additionally, RBP has a wide range of niche and unique tire sizing options that accommodate aftermarket wheels and suspension setups.

The second generation Ranger from 1993-1997 utilizes 14 inch and 15 tire sizes, depending on the trim level of the truck. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 1993-1997 Ford Ranger, along with flotation size conversions to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.

Diameter Standard Sizing Flotation Sizing
14 Inch 195/70SR14 24.75 x 7.68 x 14
14 Inch 215/70SR14 25.85 x 8.46 x 14
14 Inch 225/70SR14 26.4 x 8.86 x 14
15 Inch 215/75SR15 25.16 x 8.46 x 15
15 Inch 235/60SR15 26.1 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 235/75SR15 28.88 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 265/75SR15 30.65 x 10.43 x 15

*Note: Prior to 1991, tire speed ratings were shown inside the tire size, before the “R” construction type. The available codes were SR, HR and VR.

1998-2012 Ford Ranger (III)


The third generation Ranger from 1998-2012 has two facelifts, one from 2001-2003 and the other from 2004-2012. Between all of them, this generation Ranger utilizes tire sizes from 14 inches to 16 inches. The only major change from the prior generation is the addition of the 16 inch sizing option and an LT designation. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 1998-2012 Ford Ranger, along with flotation size conversions to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.

1998-2012 ford ranger
Diameter Standard Sizing Flotation Sizing
14 Inch 205/75SR14 26.11 x 8.07 x 14
14 Inch 225/70SR14 26.4 x 8.86 x 14
15 Inch 215/75SR15 27.7 x 8.46 x 15
15 Inch 225/70SR15 27.4 x 8.86 x 15
15 Inch 235/60SR15 26.1 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 235/65SR15 27.03 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 235/70SR15** 27.95 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 235/75SR15 28.88 x 9.25 x 15
15 Inch 265/75SR15 30.65 x 10.43 x 15
16 Inch 235/70SR16 28.95 x 9.25 x 16
16 Inch 245/75SR16* 30.47 x 9.65 x 16
16 Inch 255/70SR16** 30.06 x 10.04 x 16
15 Inch 31x10.50R15LT* ** N/A

*Note: Prior to 1991, tire speed ratings were shown inside the tire size, before the “R” construction type. The available codes were SR, HR and VR.

*Note: The Light Truck designation is denoted with LT.

*Note: Sizes marked with “*” and “**” are exclusive to the facelifted models. A single asterisk refers to the 2001-2003 model years, and two asterisks refer to the 2004-2012 model years.

 

2019-2023 Ford Ranger (IV P375)


2019-2023 ford ranger

The fourth generation Ford Ranger from 2019-2023 utilizes tires from 16 inches all the way up to 21 inches, depending on the trim level of the truck. Compared to the prior generation, this one sees major changes to the sizing lineup. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2019-2023 Ford Ranger, along with flotation size conversions to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.

Diameter Standard Sizing Flotation Sizing
16 Inch 255/70R16 30.06 x 10.04 x 16
17 Inch 255/65R17 30.05 x 10.04 x 17
17 Inch 265/65R17 30.56 x 10.43 x 17
17 Inch LT265/65R17 30.56 x 10.43 x 17
17 Inch LT265/70R17 31.61 x 10.43 x 17
18 Inch 265/60R18 30.52 x 10.43 x 18
20 Inch 265/50R20 30.43 x 10.43 x 20
21 Inch 275/45R21 30.74 x 10.83 x 21

*Note: The Light Truck designation is denoted with LT.

2022-2025 Ford Ranger (V P703)



The fifth and current generation Ranger from 2022-2025 utilizes tire sizes from 16 inches up to 20 inches, depending on trim level. There are no major changes compared to the prior generation, however the option for a 21 inch tire was removed. The table below shows factory tire sizes for the 2022-2025 Ford Ranger, along with flotation size conversions to help make shopping for off-road tires easy.

2022-2025 ford ranger
Diameter Standard Sizing Flotation Sizing
16 Inch 255/70R16 30.06 x 10.04 x 16
17 Inch 255/70R17 31.06 x 10.04 x 17
17 Inch 265/65R17 30.56 x 10.43 x 17
17 Inch LT285/70R17 32.71 x 11.22 x 17
18 Inch 255/65R18 31.05 x 10.04 x 18
19 Inch 255/60R19 31.05 x 10.04 x 19
20 Inch 255/55R20 31.04 x 10.04 x 20
17 Inch 37x12.50R17LT N/A

*Note: The Light Truck designation is denoted with LT.

 

When To Replace Tires


The two things that affect tires are time and mileage. Naturally, the compounds on tires have a limited lifespan as they begin to breakdown over time. The mileage on a tire is only a general indication of it’s wear and usage. Neither time nor mileage are accurate indicators of a tire’s usability. The reason for that is because factors such as tire storage and care can improve or diminish lifespan. Typically most tires are manufactured to last at least five years under normal circumstances. If your tires are older than 5 years, it may be a good idea to consider replacements.

Learn more about how to extend the life of your tires.

How To Read Ranger Tires


Reading the sidewall and understand tire sizing options can seem difficult at first. Once you learn the basics of what these numbers and markings mean, it becomes much simpler. Oftentimes original equipment tires use standard sizing designations, such as 255/70R17. However, when upgrading tires, especially for the Ford Ranger, you may come across flotation sizing designations. These will typically read as 35×12.50×17.

Learn more about reading tire sidewalls.

FAQ


How often should Ranger tires be rotated?

Most tire manufacturers will give a suggested rotation interval. The OEM tire rotation interval for the Ford Ranger is 7,000 miles. Regularly rotating your tires is a great way to extend the life of your tires. Learn more about proper off-road tire rotation.

What are the best tires for the Ford Ranger?

The Ranger is a purpose-built truck. The best tires heavily depend on your driving style, temperature, and weather. For example, a driver who often drives on unpaved or off-road situations would require a different tire than a driver who only uses their truck for commuting.

What is the best tire pressure?

There is no one answer to this question. Every truck and every tire require a different tire pressure. The best way to find what tire pressure is required is to check the driver's side door for a label that displays the recommended tire pressure for that vehicle. It's important to note that this recommendation changes depending on the load of passengers, as well a cargo load. Learn more about light truck load ratings.

How long do Ranger tires last?

Every tire has a UTQG rating that provides information regarding number of miles the tire is expected to last. However, this number is an estimate. How you drive your vehicle has a big impact on the life expectancy of a tire.

Are Off-Road Tires Beneficial?

As stated above, the way you plan on driving your Ford truck will help you make a better decision on what tires to choose. If off-roading and driving on unpaved roads is a normal occurrence, then dedicated off-road tires may be beneficial.