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Tires and Programer

I have a 04 4.0LTR V6 4x4 ranger. ALL STOCK!

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I need new 33inch tires. I want something with good wear. Something good in the snow, decent in the mud.

I am thinking of BFG All terrains or mud terrains. I like the mud terrain look but not sure how they wear. Just wanting some opinions on them.

Programers:

Do not know anything about them. Did a search didn't find a whole lot on 4.0 stuff. Looks like the BAMA Xclaiber 2 is a good one? How the heck these things work? Just plug in let it download and pull it out?

Just need some opinions. thank!
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Durr...I was spelling programmer wrong I found some much more lol
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Look into Cooper Discoverer S/T tires. Agressive tread design, but not a full m/t. I've had mine for over 30,000 and they are not even half worn. I just balance and rotate them every 6,000 and run them at 33psi. They are great in snow, good in rain, and pretty capable in mud. I'm pretty sure they would be cheaper than BFG's unless you found a great deal somewhere.
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I like my bfg m/t's, they ride good on the street and highway, i wouldnt know about snow though... ive had mine for like 4000 miles and they still look brand new... and i just bought the bamachips xcal 2 but i havent used it yet, ill let you know whens i get it up and running.
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I like my bfg m/t's, they ride good on the street and highway, i wouldnt know about snow though... ive had mine for like 4000 miles and they still look brand new... and i just bought the bamachips xcal 2 but i havent used it yet, ill let you know whens i get it up and running.
If you don't mind how much was your chip and tires? And where did you buy them? I am doing some googling now looking for prices
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only two good places for the programmers.

www.stuffforyourranger.com/store

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www.bamachips.com

either place is great. I want to get a XCal 2 from Wayne at www.stuffforyourranger.com/store but who knows when.

I would get 2 87 programs and 1 93 program on the tuner. yes just plug it in and download it into the PCM and your good to go.

this is what i would get

87 performance
87 torque
93 torque or performance

you know how i feel about tires.
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If you don't mind how much was your chip and tires? And where did you buy them? I am doing some googling now looking for prices
my chip was 50...haha, all I had to do was buy a tune for it.

Tires are about 170 each if you shop right for them. I can't remember what he paid exactly but it was under 200.

I would check out the new xtreme mud terrain from pro comp. Also check out the baja MTZ, I've heard nothing but great about them for the street and mild stuff.
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BFG muds will last a while if you take care of them. and the bfg at's suck in the mud.. i would recommend the nitto at's but they are wearing pretty fast
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my chip was 50...haha, all I had to do was buy a tune for it.

Tires are about 170 each if you shop right for them. I can't remember what he paid exactly but it was under 200.

I would check out the new xtreme mud terrain from pro comp. Also check out the baja MTZ, I've heard nothing but great about them for the street and mild stuff.
170 for 33s? i would say 130-150
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Thanks for the info guys. Zach thanks for the links.

I would prally go with 2 87 like you said.

87 - Something with good fuel mileage, DD
87 Touqe or performance
93 Performance

Might do all 87 not sure how much 93 really helps since I would only be using it when I would be racing it which will prally only happen once. Unless I win some good money lol
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dude get the bfg mud terrains mine have 67k on them and are about 45% tread left they freakin last forever just have to rotate them every oil change or every other oil change.
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dude get the bfg mud terrains mine have 67k on them and are about 45% tread left they freakin last forever just have to rotate them every oil change or every other oil change.
That is a awful lot of miles lol. I am not good at rotating them though
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only two good places for the programmers.

www.stuffforyourranger.com/store

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I can't find the programmers on there website. Maybe I am just blind

NEVERMIND ITS ON THE FRONT PAGE
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you will want the 93 TQ everyone that i have heard from was disappointed by the performace setting pretty much from what i gather its the "fuel" saving setting
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I will figure out what settings I want. Prally just a 87 Mileage, 87 Performance/tourq (not sure if there is a diff) and 93 Performance.


I am liking the BFG Mud Terrains Whats the diff in the T/A KM and all that snazzy stuff?

Also what is 33 12.5 in the fancy 3 and 2 digit numbers?
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personally go with the BFG M/T josh.. and the T/A KM is the new compound version thats what you want...
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personally go with the BFG M/T josh.. and the T/A KM is the new compound version thats what you want...
huh Go with this but then go with that LMAO???????


What is the fancy numbers for 33x12.5???

255 x 70?
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fancy haha, all i know is ~315/70 is 35x1250
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huh Go with this but then go with that LMAO???????


What is the fancy numbers for 33x12.5???

255 x 70?

you have 15" wheels not need for the fancy numbers.

33x12.5x15 is what you want. that is what you have now.
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I will figure out what settings I want. Prally just a 87 Mileage, 87 Performance/tourq (not sure if there is a diff) and 93 Performance.

with my past programs I like the performance settings better than the TQ ones.

Ive had several, you should know that.

my 93 TQ sucked, I might as well run the 87.

btw I have been running the 87 performance for two years and have not changed it.

If i was you I would just get 1 93 program and 2 87 programs.

TQ program you should have more TQ lower in the rpms and performance is when you will see more gain in the higher RPMs.
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do those programmers effect gas mileage? if not i might look into getting one?
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you have 15" wheels not need for the fancy numbers.

33x12.5x15 is what you want. that is what you have now.
I was thining of going with the 33x11x15. A little narrower for the snowy roads. Plus they rub on my sway bar a little. Not much at all just at full turn and hit a bump
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do those programmers effect gas mileage? if not i might look into getting one?

Far as I know if accually helps mileage
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Josh I would go with a 91 or 93 tq tune(which ever is available in your area). I tried the 93 performance tune and for everyday driving I was not impressed.

As for tires I would look at the Mickey Thompson MTX's they are a great a/t tire with the looks of a mud.
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Josh I would go with a 91 or 93 tq tune(which ever is available in your area). I tried the 93 performance tune and for everyday driving I was not impressed.

As for tires I would look at the Mickey Thompson MTX's they are a great a/t tire with the looks of a mud.
I will have to look at them too. You know how they wear? I hate spending money on tires lol
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