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how to fit 33s

hey, i have 2001 ford ranger 4x4 with a limited slip 4:10 differential. i was wondering how could i get (285/75/r16) 33s without rubbing...i currently have 265/75/r16 on, and i crancked up the torsion bars, but im looking foward on putting some 33s on it...but im not sure they will rub or not
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their rub your bumber and tops of fender lips when flexing. time to get a body lift and they will clear just fine
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hey, i have 2001 ford ranger 4x4 with a limited slip 4:10 differential. i was wondering how could i get (285/75/r16) 33s without rubbing...i currently have 265/75/r16 on, and i crancked up the torsion bars, but im looking foward on putting some 33s on it...but im not sure they will rub or not
Brownsville? I am in Mcallen and I am also in the hunt for 33' tires. I did the BL though
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First of all, Welcome to RF.
Second, you posted this in the wrong section lol
Third, you will indeed rub when you turn. I wouldn't suggest running the tires unless you max out your torsion bars (the ride will suck btw)
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If the T-bars are Maxed then you will barely even rub the sway bar at full clock(meaning youll be fine). Mine are maxed with 285/75/16s and the ride isnt really even that bad.
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If the T-bars are Maxed then you will barely even rub the sway bar at full clock(meaning youll be fine). Mine are maxed with 285/75/16s and the ride isnt really even that bad.
with t-bars cranked i had no rubbing issues at all on pavement...as soon as i went off road and started flexing the rear tires almost ripped he bedsides off. get a body lift
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what if i get a 3in torsion bar lift and a 2in shackle lift on the back??
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with t-bars cranked i had no rubbing issues at all on pavement...as soon as i went off road and started flexing the rear tires almost ripped he bedsides off. get a body lift
X2... I fit 285/75/16 without even having to crank my t-bars and had no rubbing issues on pavement what so ever, but now I cranked my t-bars about an inch.
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I am running 33's with slight crank, you will rub slightly on your valance, but its easy trimable. all you need to do is take about a half inch out and follow the cuurve of the fender. also depending on your wheel off set and width, you will rub other places. i have the recomended offset and an 8 wide wheel. the 4.10's will keep you peppy and bring your rpm's down a little on the highway.
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If the T-bars are Maxed then you will barely even rub the sway bar at full clock(meaning youll be fine). Mine are maxed with 285/75/16s and the ride isnt really even that bad.
pull the sway bar, it will give you more body roll, but the ride is far more better.

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with t-bars cranked i had no rubbing issues at all on pavement...as soon as i went off road and started flexing the rear tires almost ripped he bedsides off. get a body lift
its not that bad, yo must have been pretty stuffed to have issues, i have rubbed slightly but never felt like my bed sides were going to come off!

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what if i get a 3in torsion bar lift and a 2in shackle lift on the back??
that would be optimal, with a torsion bar lift that big you may want to look into slightly longer shocks, part of the problem with the ride is, when you krank that much you basically max out your shox and ride at the very top. it is true that part of the ride is due to the spring being twisted more casuing more load on the spring its self.
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By the 3" torsion bar lift are you talking about keys? If you are and you have 1 bars its bad news from what i've heard from a ford tech, its recommended to get a less aggressive torsion bar rating if you're going to go with keys. for the rear I would get an add-a-leaf kit over a shackle lift or just get explorer leaf springs and pull the rear block to have less axle wrap. Shackle lifts are simple and the same cost as an add-a-leaf but it will push your axle forward and it will be off-centered inside the wheel well making it look dumb thats why i just pulled my lift shackles out and sold them lol


That happened to my tire due to lift shackles at the dunes meet. If my tire wasn't pushed forward due to the shackles that wouldn't of happened...im body lifted too

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damn pedreo! thats sucks man!
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damn pedreo! thats sucks man!
Yeah, it happened twice too with the same tire but i drove home 19hrs with it like that
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i have the recomended offset and an 8 wide wheel.
3.75 back space w/ -19mm offset correct?
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my tires look like that too from hitting the bedsides before the bodylift. i have shackles and i was barely flexed and i hit
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I have 285's and I just flexed about an hour ago and I had no rubbing whatsoever. You'll be fine.
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Will the 285s fit on the stock 16 inch rim? quick hijack
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my tires look like that too from hitting the bedsides before the bodylift. i have shackles and i was barely flexed and i hit
lol i was already body lifted. Its because the shackle pushes the rear axle forward
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