Originally Posted by David Tilston
One more idea: When you replace the axle
. You will have room for 14" tires
. I drive an old 1997 Ford Ranger. The 14" aluminum rims that fit this truck also fit my Trillium
, sort of. I think on the Ford the rims are hub centered, and the middle hole is a bit small. I used a Dremel, with a sanding drum to open it up, just a bit.
These rims are fairly common down at your local wrecker.
I too need a new axle
. I will look into getting the hub on the new axle
machined down to fit the Ford rims, unmodified.
David: question for you here. If I get a new axle with higher clearance, can I still use the old tires
at first and then eventually upgrade to bigger size on the same axle?