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94 ranger 2wd tires rims and possible lift

I don't like what I have found available for my stock 14 inch rims as for used tires. The used tires that do fit look so small and skinny. If I am going to spend money on new tires I want a bigger and more aggressive tire. I have been looking at buying a set of after market rims that are 15 and 16 inch. The idea of a lift kit sounds good too. I just want advice on what would be a really cool set up. Suggestions please?
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IMO you should put some 30 or 31s (may need to do some trimming) on 15 or 16 inch rims. Keep in mind tires for 15 inch rims are cheaper than they are in 16 inch rims. If you throw on a body lift you can fit 32s.

Keep in mind to search thoroughly before asking a question. Here is a list of what size tires will and wont fit your truck.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/wheels...re-size-20047/
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Much appreciated redranger...I will hunt for 15 inch rims for starters...then do some homework on backspacing and lift kits...I want a smooth ride and no rubbing...I have heard of speedometer issues and hope to stay away from that as well...if have to choose between a good looking truck or an exact speedometer the truck wins though
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Much appreciated redranger...I will hunt for 15 inch rims for starters...then do some homework on backspacing and lift kits...I want a smooth ride and no rubbing...I have heard of speedometer issues and hope to stay away from that as well...if have to choose between a good looking truck or an exact speedometer the truck wins though
If you run bigger tires than stock, your speedometer is going to be off. There's no way around that. The more you deviate from the stock tire size, the more your speedometer will be off.

The best way to fix that is to buy a tuner. Few hundred bucks to fix your speedometer, set better shift points in your computer, and gain a touch of horsepower and torque. Will also be a critical thing to have if you decide to regear at some point down the road. Well worth the cost.
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You want to get rims that have 3-4" of backspacing.. most rims you will find are around 3.75" and that's kind of the sweet spot. Anymore than 4" and you run the risk of rubbing.

I would go with 15x8 rims with around 3.75" backspacing.. there are a lot of choices that meet that criteria. Then decide what size tires you want to roll with.
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