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Old 11-20-2006
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I have a 98 ranger supercab 4x4, my truck came out stock with 215/75/15's.
I have 31's with t-bar crank and shackels, when my tires wear out I will be body lifting my truck, I have seen rangers with 33's and 35's, I know most rangers come out with bigger tires on them i was wondering if this made a difference. I want 35's reeaaal bad but i dont want any rubbing. Any information would be appreciated.

Also I am going to regear, but i have a 7.5 will 33's or 35's be ok with the small rearend or should i wait and get a 8.8?

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My 99 came with 245's after a t bar crank i'm running 265's(32.5).

Without a suspension lift i doubt you will be able to run 35's.

I thought all 4wd trucks came with the 8.8.
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you could fit 33s easily with the bl..35s would be tight..might have to trim..

body lift, AALs and t-bars would be the best thing if you wanted to run 35s..still would be rubbin at flexin and full lock..trim tho..
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Thanks guys, i've seen trucks on here int3rc3pt3r comes to mind running 35's without suspension lift. do all those trucks rub?
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No matter what I would replace the 7.5 with the 8.8
read this through ORR 8.8 Discussion
with the 7.5 turning 33's or 35's the power would find the weakest link and destroy it, whether it be the t-case, f.driveshaft, rear end, etc.etc.
If you want 35's I would look into the chevy spring swap possibly or just cut out your fenders more. I personally and still finding a way to lift the front end more because I am planning on doing the chevy spring swap as well.
The second post by Bob (rwenzing) will tell you what gears you have. I have the 8.8 with 3.73's and 33's. If you have less then 3.73's I would think about re-gearing for sure. You might get lucky like Livn did and find the 8.8 at the junkyard with the 4.10's already in it? Best of luck, let me know if I can help out further, Blades
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