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upgrading tires

what is the biggest set of tires i can put on a '99 Ranger 4x4 that isn't lifted?
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33x12.5
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and that's without putting anytype of lift kit on it? it won't rub in the wheel wells?
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you should do a slight torsion bar crank to level out the truck to prevent rubbing. but yep!
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thanks for all the help. i was online for a while trying to find this out then i remembered i was a member of this site and seemed stupid not to ask on here. i still have some saving up to do for the tires so it'll be a few more weeks before i can actually get them
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i still have some saving up to do for the tires so it'll be a few more weeks before i can actually get them
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33x12.5
WRONG!!! you will never fit 33x12.5 without cranking the bars and getting the shackles for the rear... and even then you will rub the front and rip the fenders off the bed if you ever wheel... ask me how i know
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i think 33x10.50 is the size that you wont rub to bad with
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WRONG!!! you will never fit 33x12.5 without cranking the bars and getting the shackles for the rear... and even then you will rub the front and rip the fenders off the bed if you ever wheel... ask me how i know
Yea if you wheel, but driving around town?
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IMO 265/75r16's are the perfect size for unlifted rangers..
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or just add a bodylift. cheap and simple and u can add those 33 withpout worries. u still got a few weeks to get it :)
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I have 265's.
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But id go bigger...285's maybe?
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285/ 75's are about the same as a 33 12.5 if im not mistaken, a good size to consider is the 235/85r16. They will be my next purchase, as they are tall, and will be good in most offroad conditions as they don't have a massive contact patch, so they have more weight / pressure on the limited contact patch. Some one can probably explain that better than I have.
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If you don't want to lift the truck any, do 265x75's. They are about a 31 inch tall tire. If you try to stuff anything bigger, you will constantly be worrying about throwing a flare, or rubbing on something.
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285/75/16 FTW....crank the tbars and youll be perfectly fine. Mine BARELY rubs the sway bar at full clock!
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