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Tire size on my 96

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Old 01-29-2019
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Tire size on my 96

So i just lifted my stock 96 ranger and want to know what best size tires would look best and drive best. The lift is 2in coil spring spacers in the front and an add a leaf in the back. Right now i have the stock tires and it just looks silly. Im new to the community and just recently got my license and love woking on that truck.
If anyone has any input for me about anything as well, I would love to hear it.
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I have a stock 98 4x4 w/4.10s and cranked front torsion bars. I run stock tires in the winter and 31x10.5 in other times.

Even with my 4.10s the little 3.0L struggles to turn them over. My acceleration is hurting when I run the larger tires. My point is to consider wheel/tire weight -vs- gear ratio and what your intended use is going to be.
I was going to run 32's but I'm now glad I didn't and use 31's

Back when I had my 06 FX4 w/4.0L the 32's were not too bad. But it was noticeable then too.
 
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Originally Posted by wydopnthrtl View Post
I have a stock 98 4x4 w/4.10s and cranked front torsion bars. I run stock tires in the winter and 31x10.5 in other times.

Even with my 4.10s the little 3.0L struggles to turn them over. My acceleration is hurting when I run the larger tires. My point is to consider wheel/tire weight -vs- gear ratio and what your intended use is going to be.
I was going to run 32's but I'm now glad I didn't and use 31's

Back when I had my 06 FX4 w/4.0L the 32's were not too bad. But it was noticeable then too.
Yup. +1

If you're going to a taller tire, you may want to look at replacing your ring(s) and pinion(s) in your diff(s).

I used parentheses because I ride a 2wd with 31s. If yours' is a 4x4 (didn't say), then doing it to the front and rear diffs

I'm using stock 3.55 gears, but because that 4.0 is (was) so good, I'm not hurting getting on the highway.

If you can live with the lower end having not-so-much grunt anymore, cool. If you want that stock power again, you'll need to change the gears.
 
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