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35in tires on a 2wd ranger with 3 inch body lift?

has anyone ever done this or saw 35 inch tires on a 2wd ranger ? i have a 3 inch body lift on mine and wondering if it is going to be enough and if not what will i have to do to make them fit thanks
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ah a fellow South Carolina member..

being 2wd i doubt you can fit 35s without a spindle lift....it would be really tight they would tuck too!
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2wd and a body lift WONT let you fit 35's......you will BARELY fit 33's......
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spindle and body lift you can run that no problem at all..that would be 6" of lift and 35s..

well brenton ran 35s with just a spindle and had rubbing offroading..
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yea but wasn't Brenton's truck a Mazada Dual Sport anyway? that 2wd is like a Edge......
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yea but wasn't Brenton's truck a Mazada Dual Sport anyway? that 2wd is like a Edge......
yea but we dnt know what kind of 2wd he has..he might have an edge or something

but either way if your wanting to run 35s you need to get a spindle lift..
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Well, if you crankt the T-bars all the way up and install the level-2 t-bars and have brand-new shocks all around with some Skyjacker lifted leafsprings you would have no problem...
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Thats if hes not a Edge, if hes a Edge thats different.
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spindle and body lift you can run that no problem at all..that would be 6" of lift and 35s..

well brenton ran 35s with just a spindle and had rubbing offroading..
If he has coil springs (xl or xlt) you need about 9" of lift over stock to fit 35"s
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Well, if you crankt the T-bars all the way up and install the level-2 t-bars and have brand-new shocks all around with some Skyjacker lifted leafsprings you would have no problem...
Level II torsion bars and new shocks won't lift the truck any. New t-bars MIGHT give you some lift if your old ones were sagging badly, but they in themselves will not provide any sort of lift.
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Lvl 2s had the same suspension as the other Edges/4x4s, they just had other special features, tow hooks, 4.0, 8.8, etc...
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Level II torsion bars and new shocks won't lift the truck any. New t-bars MIGHT give you some lift if your old ones were sagging badly, but they in themselves will not provide any sort of lift.
Yeah I shouldve mentioned that, but I'm loaded up on pills cause I have strept throat...
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if he is a edge..then yes with a 3" spindle or bl will do it. we just did it to stevens
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has anyone ever done this or saw 35 inch tires on a 2wd ranger ? i have a 3 inch body lift on mine and wondering if it is going to be enough and if not what will i have to do to make them fit thanks
first off, No! They won't 33's will just tuck in there. 35's will not unless you take out the plastic wheel well liner thing (duh moment). Second, Under Tires forum, you will see what you need to do to fit 35's on there. You will need to get Skyjacker 6" lift WITH Leaf Springs. Sorry, nothing else will fit 35's for the 2WD. I know this because I have been researching myself.
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Ummm I tried running my 35's with just the spindle lift and slight torsien crank and right after i let the jack down it rubbed both sides in the front and rear. So no.
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35's with just a 3 inch body lift on a 4x4 xlt which is the same as a 2wd edge/sport


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it can be done i only had a 3in body lift and torsion crank and had 35s.

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yes my truck is an edge and the tires are actually maxxis 34.5
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yes my truck is an edge and the tires are actually maxxis 34.5
then you should be okay
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Being able to fit 35 inch tires is one thing. But actually being able to offroad with 35 inch tires without messing up your truck is another!
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Ummm I tried running my 35's with just the spindle lift and slight torsien crank and right after i let the jack down it rubbed both sides in the front and rear. So no.

that is a benefit of having the new 06 with those flares!
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never thought bout joshs truck..

you can fit em

worst comes to worst...aals and t-bars
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thanks guys also i dont know if it makes a difference but mine is an 02 edge but i do have the fender flares like on 06

also can i use spindle lift thats made for regular rangers? its the only spindle lift i could find on ebay it says that it will not fit the edge model
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thanks guys also i dont know if it makes a difference but mine is an 02 edge but i do have the fender flares like on 06

also can i use spindle lift thats made for regular rangers? its the only spindle lift i could find on ebay it says that it will not fit the edge model
no you need the edge model spindles... the other ones are for the coil spring trucks
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you wont be able to turn very sharp, i had a 3" bl, cranked the t-bars 8 times, and i couldnt turn very much, and every time i hit a bump they rubbed...

i would say unless your planning on lifting if more pretty soon, i wouldnt do it..
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