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hey everybody! i'm the new guy from PA. i have a 96 ford ranger splash. i need some help with some tires. my stock rims are 14 inch rims and i want to go with bigger tires since i'm putting on a 3 inch body lift. in order to get 31 inch tires or 33 inch tires (whichever is better, you tell me) do i need to go with bigger rims? or can i keep the stock rims? i have a tight budget of about 500 to 1000 dollars. any help is greatly appreciated! thanks and hope to hear from everyone.
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Hey welcome to the forum. I dont think you are gonna find to many tire choices if any in the size you want with a 14 inch wheel. your best bet is to get 15" wheels. It will open up your tire choices. Which tire size, somebody else will have to answer that as im not that familiar with older 2 wheel drives.
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Best bet would be to get a 31x10.5x15 all-terrain tire and find some stock 15" wheels
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hey guys thanks for welcoming me to the forum. i'm glad that i finally had the chance to set up my profile. thats what i've been thinking about doing, just getting 31x10.50x15 and 15 inch wheels but if i do that would i have to get new gears too???
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Welcome your gonna need atleast a 15 inch rim to run 31s or 33s. But its all in what you want i mean by in tire size and do you know what gears you have??
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thanks for the welcomes guys.
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Welcome your gonna need atleast a 15 inch rim to run 31s or 33s. But its all in what you want i mean by in tire size and do you know what gears you have??

i have 2.3L 4cyl automatic and the previous owners and i have not done anything with the gears so whatever stock gears are is what i have.
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look at the sticker on your door jam and post what it says under axle
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on the sticker on my door under axle it says '86'
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you have an open 7.5 with 3.73 gears
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will that be ok to put 15 inch rims on? or do i need to change the gears?
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Welcome to the site.

The rims aren't the problem, it's the tire size that is the problem. For that combination of engine and gear ratio, you're better off getting the 31's instead of the 33's, it will be pretty slow with the 33's unless you change out the gears - which will probably be more than you're budgeting for.
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will that be ok to put 15 inch rims on? or do i need to change the gears?
if your going to run 31-10.50-15 this should be alright, any bigger you might want to upgrade to 4.10.....welcome and good luck!
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thanks everybody. i'll be sure to post some pictures when i get this little "project done" then i'll move on to my next upgrade for the ranger :) thanks again everybody!
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