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Today I scored some new tires for the ranger. I got 2 nankang mudstar radials and 2 cooper discoverer S/T's. All of them have half tread and got them for 30 bucks each. Im goin from 265's to 285's.

Ill have a pic up in an hour or two. Its nice having a step dad with a mounting and balancing machine haha
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For comparison, this is before with 265's

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And here is with 285's
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And heres to show that i still have alot of room to flex.
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And man do I like having a phone with a good camera now. The 265 shot is with the old phone.
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Beefy, looks good.
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holy brush guard mounts batman!
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holy brush guard mounts batman!
lol you beat me too it i was going to say the same thing
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holy brush guard mounts batman!
Hahaha their quite beefy, I took of the valance last week and now it looks weird with them hanging down low. But their only temporary. Im building a bumper like seabass's in a couple weeks
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thats on a stock suspension??? i need tires in the near future and im keep going back and forth from 265 to 285..... my 265 rub a little now with a minor crank at full lock so im worried but want 285s bad lol
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My 31's rub occasionally too. Maybe I'm doing it wrong
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These rub at full lock on the sway bar and thats it. It really isnt that bad. I might get some spacers and see if that fixes it.

I thought they rub when flexing but they didnt.
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Nice looking tires
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Thanks I havent gotten them balanced yet so man are they noisy, but overall im really happy with the size
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looks much better!!!
I gotta get me some 285s!
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Look good! Cooper STs are great tires.

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My 31's rub occasionally too. Maybe I'm doing it wrong
Maybe turn your wheel the other way?

Haha I came off a curb a little too quick last week and rammed my 31s up into my fender, took a clip off my fender flares but no real damage. I really need to install my lift spindles so I can have my clearance back.
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Tried that, ripped off the mudflap, had to stop traffic and have my passenger get out and grab it. It was classic
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looks good, I loved it when I got 285's. Whatd you do with that cap?? lol
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Tried that, ripped off the mudflap, had to stop traffic and have my passenger get out and grab it. It was classic
pfff that mudflap shouldn't be on there anyway! haha, sounds like a good time though.

i'm glad my tire didn't launch my fender flare to Timbuktu haha
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looks good, I loved it when I got 285's. Whatd you do with that cap?? lol
I still have it, I accidentally backed up into my grandparents 5th wheel and broke the rear glass so ive been running my hard tonneau cover. Its off in these pics because i had to remove it to pick up the tires. Actually in the tread pic you can see the red of it

I need to get my tires balanced the are LOUD but i think it will all go away with a balancing.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on mods? My list is front bumper, rear tire carrier, bedlining to body line, and getting a permanent CB antenna.
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Does anyone have any suggestions on mods? My list is front bumper, rear tire carrier, bedlining to body line, and getting a permanent CB antenna.
I think the front bumper is the main thing. That thing is hideous. Once that's replaced you will be golden.

Also I would either leave the cap off or get it color matched. Unless you actually need it of course.
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I need to get my tires balanced the are LOUD but i think it will all go away with a balancing.
S/T's are very loud if they didn't get rotated a lot.
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I was gonna offer to buy it lol
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I think the front bumper is the main thing. That thing is hideous. Once that's replaced you will be golden.

Also I would either leave the cap off or get it color matched. Unless you actually need it of course.
I plan on either painting it to match or bedlining it...im torn.
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S/T's are very loud if they didn't get rotated a lot.
I have the S/T's in the front and the mudstar's in the back. I assume id hear the front ones so it might be that too
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I was gonna offer to buy it lol
Haha Im planning on fixing it and painting it. Sorry!
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