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Need opinions on tires

I have a 1997 ford ranger extended cab 4.0 4x4. I have a james duff 5.5-6 stage 3 lift and a 3 inch pa body lift with james duff body bushing mounts. I have 4.88 gears for it and pacesetter headers and a summit cat-back exhaust. I am now looking into tires since I am putting everything on once I do head gaskets. I am thinking about these three and need opinions. It has a dana 35 ttb and an 8.8. I was wondering opinions of these and if i would be able to run powertrax no-slip lockers with any of them. I don't want to stress the axle out too much. I am leaning toward either 35s with no-slips front and rear.
-Goodyear mtr 35x12.50x15 (67 lbs)
-Goodyear mtr 37x12.50x17 (74 lbs)
-Toyo open country mt 35x13.50x15 (79 lbs)
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my friends f150 has 35" toyo open country mt and i know he really likes them. he's had two sets on the same truck. his is 2wd but i know that he makes it through some crazy mud holes. they are heavy though
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Yea Ive heard that they last a like 40,000 miles and they handle great but the weight is turning me away from them. I don't know if my axle can hanlde them with no slip lockers. I know the 8.8 will be fine but i don't know how the dana 35 ttb will hold up. They are heavier then 37 mtrs.
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I am also starting to think about 36 tsl radials with only a locker in the rear until i do an sas unless anyone has run a similar size tire with lockers in the 35 ttb.
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honestly i would try the toyos with the dana 35. if it goes south, hey, why not take the opportunity to upgrade?
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4.0, 4.88's and 35's is a pretty good match-up. I've heard good things about the Toyo's.. but the MTR's are good as well.
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I know i can handle either of them. I like how toyos sidewalls are thick so they hold their sidewalls and sit at 35 on the truck. I want a tire that will measure pretty close to 35" tall on the truck. not 33". I am more worried how the axles will hold up with the powertrax no slip lockers.
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