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I want 33 inch tires BUT.....

I dont have a 1-3 inch body lift or any suspension mods.

What i DO have is a Ranger with the Off-Road package with the factory lift.

Can i put 33x12.50x15 All Terrains on my truck without doing any type of lift? Would it look weird? Would i have any major rubbing issues with these size tires with no lift? Im planning on doing a 3 inch body lift later on down the road when i have time but i need new tires NOW.

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You can fit them on 8" wheels, but you're going to have to trim your valence and fender flares, crank your torsion bars up all the way (which generally the cons outweigh the pros) and you'll still rub. Get some 32x11.5s. They will still look good with your body lift.
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32's will look just fine (that's what I run with a BL) and you won't have the problems, or you could just hold off until you get your BL, then get 33's
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285/75-16''....I got it on mine
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i also have some 32x11.5 for sale :)
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look around, espically at DAYSTAR lifts, they make 1inch BL's for jeeps, but im sure if there was enough interest they would start making 1in BL's for rangers, they make em for every other truck, also what was said above
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285/75-16''....I got it on mine
specs on your setup ? body lift? wheel size? thanks for the responses yall
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search function...........BUT

you should be able to run a 33x10.50x15 no problem. It's the 12.50s that give issues.

I've seen 33x12.50x15 BFG ATs rubbing on the sway bar with a 3in BL. These were tires on the alcoa rims. Maybe something with less back spacing will avoid this. Can't answer it now that I have the RCD kit on my truck.

FWIW, 10.50in tire is also a lighter tire than a 12.50 wide tire. Long term effects that equate to less strain on your 3.0 and relatively less wear and tear on your axles/suspension components.
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Ide do a 285/75-16...Its 11.22'' Wide and its a 32.82'' Around (close enough to a 33) a 265/75-16'' is 10.43'' Wide and its 31.64'' high
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There is a thread here regarding making your own 1" body lift using pucks from ebay. It's got proper bolt lengths and everything. You'll still likely be rubbing tires on fenderwells though with 33x12.5s
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I have 33x12.5x15 on 15x8's with 4"bs with NO extra lift of any kind. They do rub the inside fender well on full lock turns. When flexing they rub every where but its nothing I cant live with since most of my wheeling is done on the beach or slightly rutted service/dirt roads.
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Man, my 32's rub at full flex on my rear fenders. When I say full I mean full though, like back wheel off the ground and still rolling.
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can you fit 33x12.5x15 on 3inch lift... on 2002 ford ranger 4.0 xlt 4x4
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can you fit 33x12.5x15 on 3inch lift... on 2002 ford ranger 4.0 xlt 4x4
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32x11.5x15 on my truck with no lift at all... infact my original Tbars which are sagging, and my rear leafs which are shot, no rubbing.
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33x12.5x15 duratracs on 15x8 procomp rims. my tbars were cranked on my 04 level 2 and they grabbed the flares when i turned. now im 3" BL and belltech's in the rear and no issues :) if your set on 33"s get a BL or something to give you clearance.
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