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Old 04-10-2015, 01:26 PM
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Help choosing wheels for 94 E-150

I have a 94 e150 conversion van "Winnebago Edition" (that cracks me up for some reason).

Looking to de-grandpa it, remove the fairing, remove the sailboat decals and put on some new wheels.

I need to get new tires anyway, and figured I'd start there. I know the stock tire size is 235/75/15. What is the biggest I could go without too much trouble (rubbing, speedo issues)? I read somewhere that 30/9.5r15 would work well, but these are mud tires correct? Would it make the ride feel odd?

Secondly, I would love to get some rally style steel wheels. I am looking at these on Craigslist, but I am not sure if they are compatible:
Cragar Soft 8 Wheels

In case the CL ad dies, this is what the ad states:
15X8, 5 lug, 5" bolt pattern, 3.3 center hub, 4" back spacing

Now, with all those specs listed, what are we looking at in terms of compatibility? And if it is the wrong bolt pattern, what should I be looking for? You guys are an awesome help. Thank you!

For the sake of sharing here's a picture of the old girl
 
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:21 PM
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E-150 wheel bolt pattern

is 5 x 5.5, (5 x 139.7mm), so no, those Cragars aren't going to work.
Also, your wheel hub is 3.41 inch (86.7 mm).
 
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:51 PM
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I just sold a set of the '04 and up factory wheels. There a great upgrade to those older wheels (which i used to have)

In the add is the specs including back spacing. good luck

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...-16-x-7-a.html
 
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:49 AM
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Thanks a lot for the replies guys.

Regarding tires, what is the biggest I can go on stock wheels?
 
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:19 PM
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If you want to run 18 inch tires i have a set of sweet low mileage dick cepec dc2 that will fit your van . I run 18 245/60 on my 1996 conversion van that i swapped to 8 lug , the low profile handles much better than the taller sidewalls. the rims i have are 5 lug with 4.5 back space 9 " wide . the rims are a year old in original boxes with locking lugs . I would like to see them get a good home . they retail for 175 apiece . I would sell the set for 350 plus the shipping. let me know .
 
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:14 AM
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If you want to run 18 inch tires i have a set of sweet low mileage dick cepec dc2 that will fit your van . I run 18 245/60 on my 1996 conversion van that i swapped to 8 lug , the low profile handles much better than the taller sidewalls. the rims i have are 5 lug with 4.5 back space 9 " wide . the rims are a year old in original boxes with locking lugs . I would like to see them get a good home . they retail for 175 apiece . I would sell the set for 350 plus the shipping. let me know .
I really appreciate the offer, truly, it sounds like a great deal. However, I think I am going for more of a rally/offroad look once I get done with it.
 
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Originally Posted by avisioncame View Post
I really appreciate the offer, truly, it sounds like a great deal. However, I think I am going for more of a rally/offroad look once I get done with it.
Some thing like this? 265/65/17 on E150 Moog front springs, New HD springs and 2" wheel spacers in the rear. I just needed to trim a little bit the front seam at the very bottom of the fender and remove the bumper lower cowling .


 
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GreeVan, sort of. Probably gonna stick with 15 rally style wheels though. I really like the "Dajiban" look https://omgpancakes.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/dajiban/

Although not really looking to spend a fortune on suspension, so I figured I would just keep 15 wheels, go with bigger tires, and sort of be in this middle road of looking offroad, while the tire circumference closes in a little of the gap.

That's why I am really trying to figure out what the biggest tire size is I can safely go with, without rubbing.
 
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:29 AM
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I had BFG AT 31/10.5/15 with the stock wheels and suspension before my current set up. They only rubbed on the sway bar at full lock and not by much. The wheel I have now are almost 32" in diameter.
 
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I went with a set of aluminum slot wheels (70's vintage) on my 96 E150 conversion van. Fronts are 15 x 7 with 235/70/15 tires, rears are 15 x 10 with 275/60/15's. All four fill out the fender flares. These are 28" tall tires and effectively change the rear ratio from 3.55 to 3.63
 
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I have on my 94 E150 275 at the front end and 295 at the rear end on 10x15 aluminum rims and it looks good. No rubbing etc. But I would like to have bigger ones ��.

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Customizing my van with aluminum slots

Originally Posted by baddad457 View Post
I went with a set of aluminum slot wheels (70's vintage) on my 96 E150 conversion van. Fronts are 15 x 7 with 235/70/15 tires, rears are 15 x 10 with 275/60/15's. All four fill out the fender flares. These are 28" tall tires and effectively change the rear ratio from 3.55 to 3.63
Hey there! I am currently looking to customize my 94 e150 with aluminum slots. Do you happen to have photos of yours so I can get an idea of what it will look like? I'm glad I saw your post because I want to go with 10" wide rims in the back and 8" rims in the front and I've been racking my brain on what size tires I should use.
Thank you
94 Ford E-150

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Originally Posted by avisioncame View Post
I have a 94 e150 conversion van "Winnebago Edition" (that cracks me up for some reason).

Looking to de-grandpa it, remove the fairing, remove the sailboat decals and put on some new wheels.

I need to get new tires anyway, and figured I'd start there. I know the stock tire size is 235/75/15. What is the biggest I could go without too much trouble (rubbing, speedo issues)? I read somewhere that 30/9.5r15 would work well, but these are mud tires correct? Would it make the ride feel odd?

Secondly, I would love to get some rally style steel wheels. I am looking at these on Craigslist, but I am not sure if they are compatible:
Cragar Soft 8 Wheels

In case the CL ad dies, this is what the ad states:
15X8, 5 lug, 5" bolt pattern, 3.3 center hub, 4" back spacing

Now, with all those specs listed, what are we looking at in terms of compatibility? And if it is the wrong bolt pattern, what should I be looking for? You guys are an awesome help. Thank you!

For the sake of sharing here's a picture of the old girl
I'm running 15 x 7 front, 15 x 10 rear on my 96 E150 conversion van, but kept the fender flares and running boards (all in one) The 10's fill out the flares in the rear shod with 275/60 tires Ditto on the front with the 7's. Back space on the 10's is 3.5", same on the front (zero offset there) You can also run 8's in front with a 4" BS. My front tires are 235/70's I'm probably going to swap in the future to 265/70's all around to cut down the 4.10 ratio gears I put out back last year as they were a tad too deep. The 235's rub occasionally on something, never looked to see what that was.
 
 
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