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^^ The roll pan is a body panel that goes under your tailgate to replace your rear bumper. Like the white truck in the first picture.
I cant believe they told you you had a month on that wheel! I wouldn't drive on that at all! As for mods fix that dent in your bedside lol. And i say lower it and keep the black theme going. NIghtshade tail lights or black/clear led taillights. Black wheels,,, you can see where I'm going! lol
The roll pan seems like a good idea as of right now, i like how the back end of the truck is basically just "flat-across" but i would really need to see more pictures to give it a go.

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That wheel looks bad. I'd change it out asap.

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Im basically going to be putting my spare on tomorrow before i drive anywhere! i have been driving on that rim for close to say 2 years now. Its obviously gotten worse...

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just a bumper essentially, just a nice one...

you're pickin up what i'm puttin down, about the shackle flip though right? it should bring your back end down about 2 inches, but won't change the ride quality one bit
Yes, i get what you mean now by shackle flip, but i would rather just give my truck a 3" lift all around.

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first and fore most....get off that rim like yesterday!!!

who every put a time limit on how long that rim would hold up, is an idiot and should never be trusted. no one can predict how long the integrity will last in a situation like yours.

that aside, are you willing to lift or lower your truck?

to lower it, i say go with the shackle flip ^^^ to level it out.(fabrication needed; $=?)

to lift it, i say 3in body lift($120-240), 2in chevy drop shackles($40 at pepboys for good ones) and torsion bar crank(free). rims and tires.... $=?

out of those options, i say lift it!!! my motto is dump the cars and lift the trucks. if you want to lower a vehicle, get a car. you can say "im biased" because i have a lifted truck but i think you'll be much happier with a lifted truck. the sky is the limit..... you can only go so low to you wont go any more. literally....
Im with you on lifting trucks, personally i would never lower a truck. Like ive previously said i was feeling the 3" lift all around but i do have a budget as do most others. I basically want to go for some basic rims (replace all 4) color: black and then go with some all-terrain 33" tires. As for what brands i will go with.. i have no idea.. still looking around and any suggestions would be great :)
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i would suggest going with some 15x8 black rock crawler rims.... your bolt pattern is 5x4.5

tires i would suggest looking at pepboys. they are not the best but they have great deals like "buy three, get the forth tire free" and they are very reasonably priced. i bought a set of 33x12.50R15 Hankook DynaPro M/T's for $987.76 and im getting a check for $199.99. they have a great ride and they are pro rated for 80,000 miles. anyone know of a mud terrain that carries a better prorating? their Dakota A/T carries a 50,000 prorating.

and if your doing the 3" body, i say do the t-bar crank(its free and gives you 2") and spend the extra $40 to bring the back up to give it its normal rake. if you dont, as soon as you put weight in the back it will sag...

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i would suggest going with some 15x8 black rock crawler rims.... your bolt pattern is 5x4.5

tires i would suggest looking at pepboys. they are not the best but they have great deals like "buy three, get the forth tire free" and they are very reasonably priced. i bought a set of 33x12.50R15 Hankook DynaPro M/T's for $987.76 and im getting a check for $199.99. they have a great ride and they are pro rated for 80,000 miles. anyone know of a mud terrain that carries a better prorating? their Dakota A/T carries a 50,000 prorating.

and if your doing the 3" body, i say do the t-bar crank(its free and gives you 2") and spend the extra $40 to bring the back up to give it its normal rake. if you dont, as soon as you put weight in the back it will sag...

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Okay lemme see if i can get this straight...

Found a pic of the black rock crawler rims

Is that them? I found a site online that runs each rim around $74 which isn't too bad.

As for tires, i was most likely going to head over to pep boys and see what they can do for me. But those rims (15x8) will fit 33" tires?

What do you guys think is my best bet, ordering rims online.. then going to a shop like pep boys and getting some tires. Or go to some 4X4 shop and get it all done at once. I want to get my 3" lift first but it will look horrible with my current stock wheels and rims..

Will the 33" tires fit on my truck without the lift? or should i get lift first.. Sorry just alittle bit confused on what order i should do this.

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Okay sorry to keeep replying to this thread, but will those rim's (black crawlers) fit on the current tires/wheels i have now. Then my next paycheck ill go with the lift and bigger tires?

What you think?
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2 things i'm going to say about socks and shoes, steelies look horrible!

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2 things i'm going to say about socks and shoes, steelies look horrible!

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Alright, i really have no idea what looks good and what doesn't. I'm literally just looking for some guidance. I can spend up to lets say $100 per rim as of now.. Any Ideas?

I like black rims as a starter. Whenever i find some "nice" ones im going to buy and put them on with my stock wheels for now (budget issues) but once i do have enough money i will put some 33's on the rims along with a 3" lift.

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Check CL for some rims u can probably find a good deal
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convinced? you can also get front roll pan's but i can't find any for a ranger... you have to install it well though, if a crappy job is done, it looks worse than a beaten and bruised bumper...




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convinced? you can also get front roll pan's but i can't find any for a ranger... you have to install it well though, if a crappy job is done, it looks worse than a beaten and bruised bumper...



oooh wow.. First of all i want to thank you for taking the time and finding all those pictures. And secondly yes i am VERY convinced if all i need to is what you described in your previous post.

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Edit: adding to list of near- future mods
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Check CL for some rims u can probably find a good deal
Looking to buy new rims, if i did come across a great deal i wouldn't pass it up. Getting new rims on my truck is something im going to do within these next few days.

It's literally a hazard on what i've been driving on and seriously im suprised my rim hasn't cracked yet. I took a picture of one of the rims, my right-rear rim is also cracked just not nearly as bad as the rim i took a picture of.

Im hoping to come across some rims like tomorrow or the next day... only thing is im going to have the rims on my CURRENT tires since i just recently bought them a few months back. So for now it looks like i'll be getting just the rims until i have enough to get the tires/lift at the same time.

I still really have no idea what rims would look good on my truck, i really don't have a so-callled "eye" for that type of stuff.
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Please don't body lift your truck. save the extra money and do spindles and chevy shackles in the rear. maybe $500 total, if not less, compared to what, $300?
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Please don't body lift your truck. save the extra money and do spindles and chevy shackles in the rear. maybe $500 total, if not less, compared to what, $300?
hmm.. whats the difference between "chevy shackles/spindles" vs. body lift?


i wont be going with any sort of lift anyways for another 1-2 months (save up money) so i do still have time to think about this. As of now ill be doing the t-bar "lift"
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Please don't body lift your truck. save the extra money and do spindles and chevy shackles in the rear. maybe $500 total, if not less, compared to what, $300?
body lifts are $168 plus a day's labour for 2-3 people
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Yet give no suspension benefit whatsoever and is literally the cheapest way to lift it.

Don't get me wrong man, if you really don't plan on running your truck hard off road then definitely go for a body lift.
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Yet give no suspension benefit whatsoever and is literally the cheapest way to lift it.

Don't get me wrong man, if you really don't plan on running your truck hard off road then definitely go for a body lift.
on our trucks, you don't get any benefit to 90% of the suspension lifts either.

front, all you have is torsion crank or keys, which wear all your front end parts, and don't do anything for your ride quality or suspension travel (4wd) there is super lift, which moves everything down, doesn't give a suspension advantage... next would be a coil over conversion, which the cheapest kit i have seen is 650$ and adds no lift or a SAS...

rear, you can do chevy shackles or blocks, which give no benefit over a body lift, or add a leaf, which will make the back end more solid... or you could put a custom spring in...

so i disagree, for our trucks... but in general, i have always thought that suspension lifts are much better than body, but it doesn't hurt to have both...
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body lifts are $168 plus a day's labour for 2-3 people
okay thanks for clearing that up

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Yet give no suspension benefit whatsoever and is literally the cheapest way to lift it.

Don't get me wrong man, if you really don't plan on running your truck hard off road then definitely go for a body lift.
Okay i get where you are coming from, i really don't run my truck that hard and if i do go "offroading" im just driving down some dirt path.. If i was planning on running my truck hard i wouldn't go with a lift like you said.

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on our trucks, you don't get any benefit to 90% of the suspension lifts either.

front, all you have is torsion crank or keys, which wear all your front end parts, and don't do anything for your ride quality or suspension travel (4wd) there is super lift, which moves everything down, doesn't give a suspension advantage... next would be a coil over conversion, which the cheapest kit i have seen is 650$ and adds no lift or a SAS...

rear, you can do chevy shackles or blocks, which give no benefit over a body lift, or add a leaf, which will make the back end more solid... or you could put a custom spring in...

so i disagree, for our trucks... but in general, i have always thought that suspension lifts are much better than body, but it doesn't hurt to have both...
If i had anything but a ranger i would go with a suspension lift, but when i do get a lift a couple months from now it will just be a body lift.
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the only thing that a suspension lift does, over a body lift, on our trucks, is give more frame clearance... but there are things hanging down that you will get hung up on, before you get hung up on the frame, lke your t-bars and everything they are connected to, or your rear diff
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Fix that horrible bumper gap
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Fix that horrible bumper gap
will do. i think there was a how to on that if im not mistaken.
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i hope this reaches you in time before you made your rim purchase.

i previously mentioned that you should run 15x8. i took a look at your truck and noticed you will run into a problem. your current rim size is 16x7. if you plan to buy rims and use the tires you currently have, you should go with a 16x8.

with that being said, you will run into a few minor problems. there is a smaller selection of tire sizes and brands for a 16" rim compared to that of 15", 17", 18", 20". plus 16" tires generally uses the metric system. IE: 285/75R16 is equivalent to a 33x11.50R16(32.8x11.4R16 to be exact). i dropped down to 15", myself, for a wider tire selection.

in other cases, not like yours, i would suggest that you wait to buy 15", but you need rims asap.

as an offer, i could sell you my old rims for $150+shipping. they are exactly the same as the ones you currently have.
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