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Old 12-19-2008
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Icon7 oooooooo please say they will fit !

alright im buying a doestch 6 inch suspension lift for my 99 2wd xlt ranger that gotta 3 inch bodylift already sooooooooo will 38 11.50's fit.............heres the craigs list link ! http://norfolk.craigslist.org/pts/948759649.html
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Arent 38's too big for the stock axles?
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No they will not fit.
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35"s would look perfect with a 6" lift
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They will fit just fine, maybe a bit of rubbing in full left. and for that price I would get them before they sell!!!
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Yeah they will fit. But in order to get them on there you will need a hammer and a socket set.

First take off the fenders, then take the hammer and beat the **** out of every piece of metal in the front fender area. Should fit perfect and look stock.
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Oh and for all of you that say they will fit. HAHAHA


Here is that lift set up with 35's. Tell me how a 38 is going to fit.

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THAT looks perfect! Another 3"s and it wouldnt look right. Plus you would definately need to trim your fenders.
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Oh and for all of you that say they will fit. HAHAHA


Here is that lift set up with 35's. Tell me how a 38 is going to fit.

hahaha thanks bud ur freakin hilarious ............so if i put 35s ill look like that truck ???????????
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Yes, if you get the 5.5" suspension lift
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Yes, if you get the 5.5" suspension lift
+ 3 inch body lift*
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Go with the 35s the 38" tires will definitly rub
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lol 38's, your prob planned on running the stock rear axle which is most likely a 7.5 to with stock gears..
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+ 3 inch body lift*
His sig says he already has that.
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His sig says he already has that.
I know it was too late to edit.
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lol 38's, your prob planned on running the stock rear axle which is most likely a 7.5 to with stock gears..
First things that came to my mind:

Rear axle
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and... BRAKES

38s may fit, but can you safely stop those things?
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38s on a 2wd truck? Wtf.
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Oh and for all of you that say they will fit. HAHAHA


Here is that lift set up with 35's. Tell me how a 38 is going to fit.

Small truck with way too much wheel/tire. Maybe if it was an extended cab.. Just looks ' oddballish '.

I dunno.. Maybe it floats with those balloons wrapped around the wheels? Drive it out into a river and fish out the back of it or something?
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D. I like the way it sits. It's all in how you look at it though some guys love the clearance look some like the stuffed look. I do it needs about another inch or two of lift then it would a lot better
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ive gone through **** in this 2wd truck with 31s that my buddys big trucks with 35s amd 40s cant go through mainly cuz i haul *** but yah 2wd is badass! so if i could fit 38s i dang sure would
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38s on a 2wd truck? Wtf.
IMO, it doesn't really matter if it's 2wd or 4wd, the point of bigger tires is to add ground clearance, nothing more, I've seen plenty of places where a 2wd could easily go if it had 33's or 35's instead of stock tires, 4wd isn't the end all answer to driving off road.

In my experience you get no more traction with a 38x12.5 than you do with a 31x12.5, but you get more clearance with the 38, that's the point.

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Small truck with way too much wheel/tire. Maybe if it was an extended cab.. Just looks ' oddballish '.
I agree, I always thought that a standard cab that was lifted looked 'out of place' or 'strange' for some reason, but I'm sure the owner likes the way it looks and that's all that matters.
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ive gone through **** in this 2wd truck with 31s that my buddys big trucks with 35s amd 40s cant go through mainly cuz i haul *** but yah 2wd is badass! so if i could fit 38s i dang sure would
so basically you beat the ever living **** out of your truck. get 35's you'll regret going 38's.
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IMO, it doesn't really matter if it's 2wd or 4wd, the point of bigger tires is to add ground clearance, nothing more, I've seen plenty of places where a 2wd could easily go if it had 33's or 35's instead of stock tires, 4wd isn't the end all answer to driving off road.

In my experience you get no more traction with a 38x12.5 than you do with a 31x12.5, but you get more clearance with the 38, that's the point.
A locked and lifted 2wd is comparable to a stock 4wd, ever drive a locked and lifted properly setup 4wd?

There is no comparison in 90% of conditions.
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A locked and lifted 2wd is comparable to a stock 4wd, ever drive a locked and lifted properly setup 4wd?

There is no comparison in 90% of conditions.
I never said they were comparable.

I said a truck doesn't have to be 4wd to need clearance, there's plenty of places a 2wd can go... if it has clearance.

I have 31's with 5" of lift, I still manage scrape the frame rails, now if I had 35's I may or may not scrape the ground anymore, but the point is I can make it there in 2wd, with 31's or 35's, I just need the clearance, hence the reasoning for putting a bigger tire on a 2wd.

I also stated that the point of a bigger tire was for clearance, I don't care how good you are, if the 4wd needs the bigger tire for clearance, so does the 2wd.

Lastly, yes I have driven a properly setup 4wd, however it was an F-150 4x4 with 35's, I have no need for a 4wd vehicle anymore, I can make it wherever I want to go around here with 2wd, if I get stuck... well, that's why I have a winch.
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OK to end the argument that everyone is having. Not only will they not fit you will RUIN your IFS in 2 seconds if you were to run 38's. DON'T DO IT!!
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