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body lift and tires

Hey guys I'm new on here, but i know I've seen alot of threads but there all different answers. Anyways im getting a 3" body lift but what size tires can i go with out rubbing on 16s and it is a 2007 xlt 4x4. Thanks in advance
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Since you have a 07 you sit lower than an 98-06 truck from the get go. You also have one of the massive valences. If you don't want to trim, I'd run some 32s. Aka 265/75/16
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Since you have a 07 you sit lower than an 98-06 truck from the get go. You also have one of the massive valences. If you don't want to trim, I'd run some 32s. Aka 265/75/16
Oh ok. I thought i could go bigger. But even though I'm getting a 3" bl
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Oh ok. I thought i could go bigger. But even though I'm getting a 3" bl
You could always do the pre-key mod and swap out torsion keys with a 98-06 truck and then swap rear blocks with the same year truck and gain some more height. Top that with a bl and I'm confident you can fit some 285/75/16s, 33" tires.
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I have a 99 xlt sport with 225/70r15, my question is how much of a lift would I need for say a 255/75r17 tire?
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I have a 99 xlt sport with 225/70r15, my question is how much of a lift would I need for say a 255/75r17 tire?
No clue.. questions about lifts and maximum tire sizes have never been answered before.. I bet nobody knows the answer. It can't be found by doing anything.. even the deepest search couldn't possibly give you any answers.
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I have a 99 xlt sport with 225/70r15, my question is how much of a lift would I need for say a 255/75r17 tire?
I don't know about those tire sizes. I suggest you create your own thread so you don't get this one off trac.
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exactly my point i thought since i'm getting a 3" bl i could get atleast a 285....right now i have 255s....
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exactly my point i thought since i'm getting a 3" bl i could get atleast a 285....right now i have 255s....
You can if you do the pre-key mod and suck. Be prepared to trim your valence by running 33s if don't do it.
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Look what searching finds.... answers!?!?


https://www.ranger-forums.com/wheels...re-size-20047/
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Look what searching finds.... answers!?!?


https://www.ranger-forums.com/wheels...re-size-20047/
Ok i saw that too but that also says stock suspension at 16x7 i could fit 285s with a tbar but insted of a tbar im getting a body lift so that means i could fit 285s...right? And no trimming
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Ok i saw that too but that also says stock suspension at 16x7 i could fit 285s with a tbar but insted of a tbar im getting a body lift so that means i could fit 285s...right? And no trimming
Possibly, but my bet is you'd end up trimming. Your truck, your decision.
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Also that chart goes from 01-09, so keep in mind it doesn't mention the fact that 07+ sits lower than 01-06. A tbar crank from an 06 truck is different than one on an 07.
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It's not just about the tire size, it has to do with the backspacing of the rims you put them on. Every set-up is not going to be the same.. it's going to vary based on what you choose to do. Will it fit? Yes.. will it rub? That depends. Are you going to wheel it with that set-up? What rims are you going to use? What backspacing.. research man.. there are others that have run a set-up similar or exactly like what you are considering.. go read a little bit and see if they had any complaints.
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