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I was interested in putting larger wheels on my ranger. Right now it is the stock size rims and tires. It is a 2004 2.3L 4x2 so I dont know if this is a terrible thing to do with such a small engine.

What are your recomendations? How big of wheels did you go before you noticed a drop in your gas miliage? Is the stock tire set up the best way to go or could I get away with another larger set up.

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what you looking for like 24" wheels there is alot of factors wheel weight is huge more rotating mass more problems
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and another thing you have to take into account that everyone seems to miss is when you put bigger rims/tires you need to upgrade your braking system
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I was hoping on putting on 18" rims with 31" tires. What width should I got with before I start killing my gas miliage?

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i would do no more then 17 with 31's you want an offroad tire? 18 dont leave much for side wall on a 31
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