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I don't think it looks bad at all. The only thing I would do is throw on a body lift to save the tires from getting all tore up by rubbing.
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Yea It would look good with a body lift. I think we scared him away.
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i think you all missed what i said. i only have one corner done. i'm waiting for some parts, and some more time to work on it. when i have all 4 corners done and a few other things, i'll flex it out. as is it does not rub anywhere full lock to full lock.
once again i'm not done working on it.

you guys (most of you) should try to be a little more positive, just because you think it looks bad, or think its a bad idea doesn't mean it actually is. give stuff a chance.

the truck is at my friend's house about 45min from me, so it makes it hard to work on. i'll get to it, i'll post some more pictures the next time i'm out there. i also don't have tires or wheels, the one i have on in the pic is another friend's.
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and thank you to the very few of you who actually posted something positive.
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im all for it man, id i ever get a dedicated wheelin im gunna hack that **** for 35s.
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lol i like it alot

dont care who ya are, i love the look..

now functionality....well ill wait on that comment.
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it does not rub anywhere full lock to full lock.
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I rubbed my 31's...they're 11.5 wide on a jeep rim with a 1.5 wheel spacer and I hit the sway bar on full lock before I took it out....so 35's at maybe 12.5 wide or 13.5 wide no lift.....wow
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my 35X12.5R15's rub at full lock (only in reverse)and thats w/ a 4"SL and cranked tbars....
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I have a 93 Ranger 4wd and I had 35's with a 5.5" superlift suspension lift...they rubbed. I added a 3" BL and no rub, so it has a total of 8.5" of lift to achieve no rubbing with 35's. The time and effort of you hacking a fine truck to all hell could have gone into saving for both a BL and SL. The suspension lifts are not that high for a 93-97 Ranger, if nothing else you can get the cheapest lift that comes with drop down brackets for everything for around $500. Then add all the good **** later on, ext. radius arms...etc

To all the others, his truck is NOT a 98+, so 35's do not fit the same. Its your truck so I dont really care what you do to it, I just dont see the point in all of it just so you can fit 35's. And a BL for a 93-97 ranger is 90 bucks...35 bucks extra if you have a 5spd.

I think this look w/35's is a lot better (Yes, whoring my own truck)...


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I love the thought of it; low c of g, higher ground clearance, meaty tires. I will have to wait to see the functionality though, if the suspension can't work it seems about useless then.

I'd say forget the big wide tires and find some pizza cutters, maybe Cooper's or if your brave some of those narrow Super Swampers(?). If the suspension can move, that would be a go anywhere rig. You may need to find some more horsepower somewhere too. Looking forward to see the progress.
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Well I could put 60s on my truck with the correct amount of backspacing. I might just take up 2.5 lanes.
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Well I could put 60s on my truck with the correct amount of backspacing. I might just take up 2.5 lanes.
and some major gearing to turn them
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Oh yea that to.
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The first thing that is guna get ****ed up when he flexes in the rad over flow and washer fluid tank
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i think you all missed what i said. i only have one corner done. i'm waiting for some parts, and some more time to work on it. when i have all 4 corners done and a few other things, i'll flex it out. as is it does not rub anywhere full lock to full lock.
once again i'm not done working on it.

you guys (most of you) should try to be a little more positive, just because you think it looks bad, or think its a bad idea doesn't mean it actually is. give stuff a chance.

the truck is at my friend's house about 45min from me, so it makes it hard to work on. i'll get to it, i'll post some more pictures the next time i'm out there. i also don't have tires or wheels, the one i have on in the pic is another friend's.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but when an idea looks bad, it usually doesn't end up getting much better when you actually go through with it.

What you've done is like asking for opinions on your new custom painjob when all you've done is primer the truck. Nobody know what it's going to look like, so nobody can say anything because it's not done.
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I have a feeling the other 3 fenders end up looking like that one... just a hunch
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you will NEED to cut out the inner fenders also and re-gear it then it should be pretty functional. he has kept his CG way lower than people like me while obtaining the exact same clearance. needs a little more work IMO, but he has done something unique than has potential.
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Well I could put 60s on my truck with the correct amount of backspacing. I might just take up 2.5 lanes.
ya maybe with 8 foot wheel spacers also
im all about the low c.o.g.
but my **** is functional and theres absolutly no way this is any where close to being functional and work ok not only will it rub when flexed it will not turn unless it rubs
not to mention that front axle wont like those 35s for to long as soon as he does use it binds it up boom there goes the stub shaft


but hey what the fawk do i know i drive a toyota
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id roll thos fender lips and make it look decent and so it wont cut the tires.

a set of 34x10.50 swamper LTBs would be perfect for that.
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there is a lot of haters here.... if you like it then rock it/..... just cuz you dont have a new truck and a fat payment like most do here a lot of people hate on you....
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there is a lot of haters here.... if you like it then rock it/..... just cuz you dont have a new truck and a fat payment like most do here a lot of people hate on you....
No that's not true. I like a lot of trucks on here.

This truck needs a BL defintely. Having a 4wd with 35's on stock suspension is as useless as a midget with DS. The slightest speed bump and you're looking to hit fender and inner fender if not bumper also.

I like the look man, but please, save yourself the time down the road in repairs and put a BL on it.
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i think a set of glass fenders would be the best bet to fit the 35's and keep LCG
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i don't like body lifts, personally.
i'm going to lift it 1.5-2", i need leafs anyways.
i still don't have tires and some other parts.
if i blow it up i'll do something else with it.
i'm going to have fun beating on it too

once again, thanks to the positive comments
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he has kept his CG way lower than people like me while obtaining the exact same clearance. needs a little more work IMO, but he has done something unique than has potential.
axle clearance yes but when wheeling it is not the axle clearance that stops people most of the time it is break over clearance.

that is where all that lift helps out so much
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