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Yes they do make all terrains in that size. And if you have 14's my suggestion is getting 15's. You can get a full set of 15's for about $150 brand new off summit.

The numbers are different in meaning in metric (235/75/15) and the 'US' 33x12.5x15.

Metric meaning:
235/75/15
235= mm wide of the itre
75= aspect ratio (width divided by height)
15= rim size

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33x12.5x15
33= tire diameter
12.5= width
15= rim size
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why do you suggest getting 15's? just curious
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Cause tires are more expensive to buy in a 14" rim. And you can find tires easier with a 15" rim. Also I think they look nicer.
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this is what i found on my tire

" P 217/70r14 96s m+s "

i have a feeling that thats not what im looking for .
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That is probably 215 not 217. There is no such tire as 217. LOL

Your current tire diameter is 25.9.

My suggestion to you. Don't buy a winch yet. If you like to offroad. Put a mild lift on your truck so that you can put a little bit bigger tires on there. I don't know if 30's would fit on your truck actually. They would probably rub a lot.

Get some new coils or coil spacers throw them in and get an alignment. Then get some 30" tires. Then buy a winch.

Do a search for coil spacers and coil installs. They are on here. And then figure it out.
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Get good tires in the front if you want to be able to steer the truck. It'll help when avoiding trees, ditches, ruts, etc.
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That is probably 215 not 217. There is no such tire as 217. LOL

Your current tire diameter is 25.9.

My suggestion to you. Don't buy a winch yet. If you like to offroad. Put a mild lift on your truck so that you can put a little bit bigger tires on there. I don't know if 30's would fit on your truck actually. They would probably rub a lot.

Get some new coils or coil spacers throw them in and get an alignment. Then get some 30" tires. Then buy a winch.

Do a search for coil spacers and coil installs. They are on here. And then figure it out.

rubbing= the tires rubbing up against the inside of the wheel well?

if the 30' do fit, and it ends up rubbing a tad, whats the worst that can happen?

if i do put a mild lift, and get the 30's would i need new rims?

the reason i want the winch so badly is cause its a 100% guarantee that i would be able to get my self out. you can still get stuck with all terrains.
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rubbing= the tires rubbing up against the inside of the wheel well?

if the 30' do fit, and it ends up rubbing a tad, whats the worst that can happen?

if i do put a mild lift, and get the 30's would i need new rims?

the reason i want the winch so badly is cause its a 100% guarantee that i would be able to get my self out. you can still get stuck with all terrains.
Well there is always a chance that the winch wont pull you out. What if there are no trees, a vehicle cannot get past you on a trail, etc.

IMO I wouldn't put any more money into your truck. What is the point? Your 2wd, it is an old truck with quite a few miles on it. Personally if you have money to drop on a winch, then I would save up a little more cash, sell your truck, and get one with low miles and 4wd. You have to realize, that your truck is about 15 yrs old.
If you get the same generation as your truck, it is cheap and easy to lift. As well, there is a lot more aftermarket support for that gen. A good set of 31-33" mud tires will get you anywhere you should be, and some places you shouldn't.

If you are going to keep your truck, get a new set of rims. Either find some stock 15" ranger rims, or just get a cheap set of steelies. This broadens your range of tire sizes. I don't even think you can get a 30" tire in a 14 inch rim. But depending on how much your springs have sagged, you should be able to fit a 30" tire on a 15x7 inch rim.

Look here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047
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Well there is always a chance that the winch wont pull you out. What if there are no trees, a vehicle cannot get past you on a trail, etc.

IMO I wouldn't put any more money into your truck. What is the point? Your 2wd, it is an old truck with quite a few miles on it. Personally if you have money to drop on a winch, then I would save up a little more cash, sell your truck, and get one with low miles and 4wd. You have to realize, that your truck is about 15 yrs old.
If you get the same generation as your truck, it is cheap and easy to lift. As well, there is a lot more aftermarket support for that gen. A good set of 31-33" mud tires will get you anywhere you should be, and some places you shouldn't.

If you are going to keep your truck, get a new set of rims. Either find some stock 15" ranger rims, or just get a cheap set of steelies. This broadens your range of tire sizes. I don't even think you can get a 30" tire in a 14 inch rim. But depending on how much your springs have sagged, you should be able to fit a 30" tire on a 15x7 inch rim.

Look here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047
HAHA Yeah cause my truck isn't an 11 year old with 112,XXX on it and gets wheeled hard and doesn't get stuck often...right
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I wasn't trying to say to him to sell your tuck just because it is 2wd. I have a couple of buddies that wheel 2wds. With a locker in the rear, they go most places my unlocked 4wd will, and some places it wont.

Don't worry, my truck is 11 years old too. I wheel it hard, I'm just saying, he said previously that he wasn't planning to hold on to the truck for a long time. It has a fair amount of miles on it. He bought it for $500 bucks. Is he willing to dump $1000-1500 bucks for tires, a winch and a lift kit? If he is, all the power to him.

I am just saying if he plans on selling it soon, why dump all that money into it? He will never get the money he spent on aftermarket accessories back.

But hey, its his truck, I am just trying to give him a little advice to wisely spend his money.
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Yeah, I kenw what you were trying to say. I'm going to have the truck for a while, till it's just dead in the water. Im not going to sell it. I'm not looking to get a lift. If I can fit some A/T on what I have now, I'll get the tires.I don't want to put to much money into it. Just new tires and a winch. I'm going to get a winch regaurdless, cause I would be able to use it on many of our cars.
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i just looked, and the rims are 15inch. so i guess im good.
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i just looked, and the rims are 15inch. so i guess im good.
If you have a 15" rim then how could you tire size be 215/70/14? Like you stated previously?
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thoes numbers were taken right off the wheel.

i really have no idea. ill try to take a picture of it tomororw, when the sun is out, and if i have a camera.
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Then you dont have a 15" wheel.
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Then you dont have a 15" wheel.
well i really have no clue. i took a measuring tape out to my rim, and had one end on one side of the rim, and the other on the other side. and i came up with 15, checked twice
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IT doesn't matter how many times you check. You can't have a 15" rim with a tire only made for a 14" rim.
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well i really have no clue. i took a measuring tape out to my rim, and had one end on one side of the rim, and the other on the other side. and i came up with 15, checked twice
Man, I am sorry, but you make my head hurt. I cant reply to this thread any more.

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hahahahaha, okay. thanks for letting me know. no harsh feelings.

i know im a noob. thanks for all your help, Jeff Enterlastnamehere.
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IT doesn't matter how many times you check. You can't have a 15" rim with a tire only made for a 14" rim.
ill get it checked out by a pro. cause its obvious i dont know what the hell im doing.

thanks. ill post up a picture anyways, when i can.
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