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At least somebody is doing stuff to their truck, unlike a lot of you members giving him flack.

May not have been the best idea, but at least it is one. Instead of calling your spare tire a MOD!


Could not agree with this more.
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???

I mean he obviously needs some lift with those tires. So why not do something cheap so he can atleast drive it? Might as well take the fenders off instead of hacking them up like that.
Well said.
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were you looking at this picture?


most of you are dense, has anyone read what i say? other than the parts about cutting? i will be lifting it a little, it doesn't rub just driving.
its not done, i have plans.

i'm curious, how many of you actually wheel your trucks? most of you are probably scared of scratching them...

its all about having fun and wheeling the crap out of your rig. thats what i'm going to do with my truck.
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I would agree about wheeling the crap out of it if it wasn't my daily driver. I can't afford to tear anything up right now. It looks good man, but will look better and be more functional with lift! :)
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most of you are dense, has anyone read what i say? other than the parts about cutting? i will be lifting it a little, it doesn't rub just driving.
its not done, i have plans.

i'm curious, how many of you actually wheel your trucks? most of you are probably scared of scratching them...

its all about having fun and wheeling the crap out of your rig. thats what i'm going to do with my truck.
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
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I haven 't read all the posts, but the bottom line is he has plans for his truck, and unlike some people on here, he probably has bills, and doesn't live with Mommy and Daddy who pay for everything. And, I don't know him from a hole in the ground, but he probably got a good deal on the tires and didn't want to pass it up. So, in cases like that you do what you can when you can.

If you don't like it, so what? Not your truck and not yours to worry about.

I know we are all supposed to be adults, or at least close to adulthood, but damn people...instead of giving negativity, try turning it in to something positive. Like, "Tires look great, and good job cutting the fenders. Are you going to lift it? If not, do you have any idea on home it will flex? It might still rub"

See, not critical, not negative. Its not hard people. And flame me all you want, I don't care.
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you think what these guys have said is bad,

go post this on pirate, then you will see brutal
I think he would get a better response from pirate... at least they understand that slapping the biggest lift and tires you can on a truck is NOT a good idea for a wheeling rig.

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Instead of calling your spare tire a MOD!
What gives you the right to judge me? hmmm? lol

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In Beard's defense, his truck has so much flex (and flex to spare) that he actually needed to do it in order for the tires to clear.
well.... not really.... if that was the reason behind it, why wasn't the front cut?

Also, why is he now talking about 42's without lifting it anymore?

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this thread is tearing up apart :(
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This is freakin' sweet! I want to get the exact same truck for wheelin' and beatin' around in! Awesome job, keep it up!
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oh and since your curious, some of us do wheel our trucks and get nice scratches all over. that's why I don't take close up pics haha

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rock the 3rd gen man i love it!
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I wheel with 31s. I don't need to hack up my truck.
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your missing a lug nut just so you know...
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your missing a lug nut just so you know...
I still have it

but it doesn't work to well on a stripped lug
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he probably got a good deal on the tires and didn't want to pass it up.
Just cause you got tires/rims doesn't mean you have to use them right away.


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I know we are all supposed to be adults, or at least close to adulthood, but damn people...instead of giving negativity, try turning it in to something positive. Like, "Tires look great, and good job cutting the fenders. Are you going to lift it? If not, do you have any idea on home it will flex? It might still rub"

See, not critical, not negative. Its not hard people.
Dude, it's called the game of life, it aint t-ball and we don't all get to have a pizza party after the game.
Most here have chosen to tell the OP the truth as they see it, and not lie to him. If this board was all "truck looks great, love the tires, great job." what would be the point of reading it?

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but the bottom line is he has plans for his truck, and unlike some people on here, he probably has bills, and doesn't live with Mommy and Daddy who pay for everything.
My opinion is the OP is a kid in high school and lives home with mommy and daddy. I ask you would you cut the fenders off a truck you had to buy with your own hard earned money?

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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....
People with payments aint hating it's just that they are smart enough not to destroy a truck they are still paying for. We all had old beaters before we got payments, and I don't think any of us cut up our trucks back then.
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wheelin and driving though a muddy field are two different things skooter. 75% of the people on this forum are nothing more than sheep and internet mechanics who shoot thier mouth off. take ur body lifts, 33" BFG mall terrains, flowmaster mufflers and shove em up ur *** for pete's sake.

a 2" lift would be sweet and make sure to roll them fender lips to keep the tires from getting cut up. post some progress pics! oh and have u looked into a set if 34x10.50x15 swampers? would be ideal for what ur aiming for.

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I ask you would you cut the fenders off a truck you had to buy with your own hard earned money?
well.... if I was making a rig to wheel with.... I would rip the bed off, cut the hell out of the front fenders, SAS, and run 38's.... all with a grand total of 4" or LESS lift.

and yes.... I would also do that to a truck I payed for with my hard earned money.

I tell you what... go to Pirate 4x4 and start a topic... ask which is better, lift it as high as possible and put the biggest tires you can on... or, keep as low of a COG as possible while still running the largest tires possible... I know what they will tell you... but I still get a kick out of reading it, so.... do it. lol
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oh and have u looked into a set if 34x10.50x15 swampers? would be ideal for what ur aiming for.
and cheap compared to other tires of similar size, no complaints out of mine
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well.... if I was making a rig to wheel with.... I would rip the bed off, cut the hell out of the front fenders, SAS, and run 38's.... all with a grand total of 4" or LESS lift.

and yes.... I would also do that to a truck I payed for with my hard earned money.

I tell you what... go to Pirate 4x4 and start a topic... ask which is better, lift it as high as possible and put the biggest tires you can on... or, keep as low of a COG as possible while still running the largest tires possible... I know what they will tell you... but I still get a kick out of reading it, so.... do it. lol

Did you see the pics of his truck? What kind of wheeling do you expect him to be doing? Lets be real here.

Good luck running 38's on a stock ranger suspension! Let me know how that works out for you.
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Did you see the pics of his truck? What kind of wheeling do you expect him to be doing? Lets be real here.
You know.... I just now realized I've never seen a pic of your truck.... link? or, post a pic for us all.

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Good luck running 38's on a stock ranger suspension! Let me know how that works out for you.
I said nothing about stock suspension... I said the lift would be less than 4" over stock height... big difference there... we have a member on R-F right now that is running (<not really running... the truck can't actually move by itself right now... but he's gonna run em.) IIRC 38's with I believe 6" of lift over stock height...

Go tell him he's not going to be able to wheel it... let me know how that goes for ya. lol
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pics of my ranger are on here use the search button. There is also a few of my new truck....again search.

You are talking 4" lift the op's truck is not lifted at all as of right now though he says he has plans of lifting it.

PreRunner-Ranger is running 35's stock, but lets remember he has glass fenders and bedsides.

I'm not sure who the other member is. I will have no problem telling him to his face 38's and IFS just don't mix well. Ifs has enough problems with 38's on the street if you plan to use it off road I hope you have more than just a regular AAA plan.
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pics of my ranger are on here use the search button. There is also a few of my new truck....again search.
yeah.... I'm not really that worried about it.

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I'm not sure who the other member is. I will have no problem telling him to his face 38's and IFS just don't mix well. Ifs has enough problems with 38's on the street if you plan to use it off road I hope you have more than just a regular AAA plan.
I never said anything about IFS... it's got a solid axle... I thought we were talking wheeling rigs?
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i'm going to wheel it until i break it, then decide what to do...

1tons and 38's sound good to me, with 4" of lift :-D

this thread started out irritating, but after the 2nd page its just amusing.
once again i'll thank the few positive comments
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its ttb, i'm going to try to break it. going to beat the **** out of this truck, and have a lot of fun doing it.
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i'm going to wheel it until i break it, then decide what to do...

1tons and 38's sound good to me, with 4" of lift :-D

this thread started out irritating, but after the 2nd page its just amusing.
once again i'll thank the few positive comments
38s 4 inchs of lift wow. You will do so much triming all you will have is your drivers seat left.
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