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see if the trader joes up there is hiring ... renos a big town i find it hard to believe you cant find SOMETHING

then again all those damn california people keep movin to reno and taking the jobs from hard working nevadans
oh i know i can find something. just didnt work for my first semester up there, so i could get acclimated?

im sure it wont be too hard. i've put in a few apps already.
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shoulda went bigger...
thoought about it. but a 31 will do just fine for what i want to do for now.
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31s all ya need. Big enough to play in the entry level and get your feet wet for the whole world of wheeling ahead of ya.
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exactly. after my warranty is up in another year or so, they truck will have MANY more miles on it. maybe then i'll be shopping for tires again, and hopefully putting on a 3" BL. or a suspension lift depending on how good my job is.
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31s will give you plenty flex room as well, I rubbed my 32s a couple times wheelin
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yeah that too, and the wheelin i do there's a lot of off camber stuff, where the rear tires will be TUCKED up in the fender well
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Nice upgrade Ty, anything is better than the wranglers. Any reason you didnt do 265/75/16's?

It makes for a bit more ground clearance... but i'd like to swap to a 265/70/16 myself to get some low end back.

Post some better pics when you can!
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why didn't you get 265 75's?? thats the standard ranger upgrade size.
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didnt go bigger for a few reasons,
price being the biggest, its tough buying tires off savings lol, if i had a job it would be different, and i probably would have gone all out with some nice muds or something. and once my warranty runs out in another year or so im sure i will be ready for some bigger tires, to go along with some lift.
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good luck selling those .... well maybe some ranger owner thats never been off road will want em
the wrangler RT/S's are a great tire assuming you never go off-road, which most people never do. I loved mine, they were quiet and rode smooth. They just suck if your not on pavement. and if you think about it thats the way most tires are.
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yeah,i wheel just about every weekend. new tires were a must. and these tires aren't too bad in the snow from what i've read too. and i do a bit of snow driving living up in reno.
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why didn't you get 265 75's?? thats the standard ranger upgrade size.

I also bought 265/70/16 a few years ago when I bought my BFG All Terrains. The 265/75/16 tires are actually cheaper than the 265/70/16. The 75s are $10 bucks cheaper a tire (at least with my BFGs). It's still a 31" but a larger 31" tire than the 70s.

I've rubbed many times in the rear with my 265/70s. I actually have parts where the body has been pulled out a bit from the tires pulling and rubbing on it. I'll be doing a t-bar crank and either shackles or add a leaf before I bump up to the 265/75/16.
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dang, i'll have to see what happens when i wheel with these..

oh, and heres some more info on them, they seem to be rated pretty good!
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=ORAT
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....tination+A%2FT

can't wait to take these things in the snow.
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It boggles my mind when I see people paying good money for Firestone products. Don't you remember the delamination problems they had with fords in hot climates? Good luck! $140 is cheap for superior tires.
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It boggles my mind when I see people paying good money for Firestone products. Don't you remember the delamination problems they had with fords in hot climates? Good luck! $140 is cheap for superior tires.
if this is related to the explorer ... the reason they were blowing up was the exploreres instruction manual had people underinflate the tires due to rollover risks. But everyone blamed firestone and firestone went and did the recall and only way later did they find out that the situation was actually fords fault
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Ford had no choice but to lower the psi to reduce the tendency to roll, Firestone knew this yet did not redesign the tire to compensate for the lower psi. You'll notice that the goodyears ford used to replace the firestones never had a problem as they contain an extra skim in the carcass to compensate for the heat generated due to the lower psi.

Car and driver built a rig to blow the tire out in a controlled fashion and found that they could control the explorer after a blowout just as well as any other.
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lol, the new firestones are made a whole lot better after the whole explorer incident, you think they want that crap happening again?
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Too bad you didn't want some 15" Cragars, i have my D-windows I can part with
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ahh damn lol!

and you're right in town. shoulda spoke up a day sooner lol
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so i took the new tires out in the snow today in the mountains, a good foot of snow in some spots. the tires did awesome! no slippage whatsoever. Damn i was missing out with those wranglers lol

also found a buyer for the wranglers already. score!
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