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Sorry but it is just different that you would want 35s stock. 33s look alot better. If you do 35s atleast do a bl.
u sound like a broken ****ing record. cant u grasp the fact the kid doesnt want a stupid friggen body lift like most the posers and internet mechanics on here?

let me ask a question. how many of the na-sayers actually have experience with what he is doing? i bet i can close my eyes and count how many. go over on pirate and look at the build threads there. a fella has a K5 blazer with 4" of like and 49s...is that stupid because it wont "flex"? another guy has a 70s F250 on 44s...a good amount of them and most budget wheelers cut the fenders for larger tires on top of a small lift. small lift = low center of gravity and better tire clearance with minimal cost.
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this thread has gotten ridiculous....

the guy wanted opinions on his 35s with no lift of any kind....and you're insulting him
quit badgering him about the BL and shackles and springs and whatever else

he had somewhat of an original idea and ran with it.....just cause you guys don't like it doesn't mean he's an idiot

sure to some this idea may not be mechanically possible but WE'VE all learned through trial and error have we not?

this forum is about ranger guys helping other ranger guys.....not insulting each other when someone has a different opinion

get off the guys back before the thread gets locked
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^5 stig.
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u sound like a broken ****ing record. cant u grasp the fact the kid doesnt want a stupid friggen body lift like most the posers and internet mechanics on here?

let me ask a question. how many of the na-sayers actually have experience with what he is doing? i bet i can close my eyes and count how many. go over on pirate and look at the build threads there. a fella has a K5 blazer with 4" of like and 49s...is that stupid because it wont "flex"? another guy has a 70s F250 on 44s...a good amount of them and most budget wheelers cut the fenders for larger tires on top of a small lift. small lift = low center of gravity and better tire clearance with minimal cost.

Yes but there is a difference between lift and travel. He has limited travel, droop, whatever you want to call it. The only thing he has gained is a few inches under his belly that is it.
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bull **** stock size biggest on a 95 was 235-75-15

Instead of using that word, would you use 'bologna' please?

It's entirely possible he got the truck used, and it came with 265/75r15's. I've seen TONS of 93-97 TTB Rangers with them.
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bull **** stock size biggest on a 95 was 235-75-15
my 93 came with 265/75/15

Your handing out alot of wrong info here
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I cleaned the thread up some, lets try and keep it that way.
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Now that, that is done. I would like to input a little info. I think its an awesome idea. We built a similar rig using a Isuzu Trooper a couple years back. It came with 30" tires on it. My friend had a set of 33" LTB's sitting around. We hacked the fenders to have enough room to put the 33's on. It looked very similar to his fender gaps on 35's but with 33's. We then welded the diffs. This thing went everywhere we pointed it. Not to mention it was near impossible to tip on its side because it was so low. We had a trail called the rollercoaster ride. It would put the rig past 45-50* on a side hill. It was very scary being on the passenger side, but it never once tipped or anything. Its defidently worth it.



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Troopers FTMFW!! I want one soooo bad again.

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Sweet jesus, that thing looks like a beast.
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Sweet jesus, that thing looks like a beast.
We got very liberal with the sawzall. My point being just because alot of the people on this site dont have the cahones to cut up a truck doesnt mean it hasnt been done before or cant be done. Even if it has light rubbing whats the big deal? Throw some lockers in there and go for it. The average member on this site doesnt know what "wheeling" is, they think that hitting a field with mud or some water puddles is wheeling. (don't get offended I didnt say everyone just most). They also think to wheel that you need flex and suspension travel. It helps to keep traction sure but its not always needed. Flex isnt always up travel either. In my current build I cut the front fenders (no bed) and Im trying to run very little up travel to keep the truck as low as possible. I will be running roughly 4-6" of up travel, the rest of the 14" coilovers will equate to droop. Id much rather lift a tire going through a trail and be stable then have all my tires on the ground and be leaning so far over that it almost flops.
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No offense taken, I am here to learn, and I do know what wheelin means lol.

I didn't even factor in lockers. But what you say makes sense. I guess with lockers you don't have to worry as much with having all 4 tires on the ground (obviously).
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bull **** stock size biggest on a 95 was 235-75-15
my truck is a 93
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i asked on the last page but i don't think anyone read it, if i put 2" coils in, i still need a drop bracket for the ttb right?
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i asked on the last page but i don't think anyone read it, if i put 2" coils in, i still need a drop bracket for the ttb right?

I think that is right on the edge of being ok. My friends BroncoBug (Vw beetle body on B2 frame) has lift coils with no drop brackets.
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i asked on the last page but i don't think anyone read it, if i put 2" coils in, i still need a drop bracket for the ttb right?
You'll be fine, just need an alignment

Lift beyond that will require drop brackets among other things

I've got skyjacker leveling coils on my 93
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i put 2" spacers on mine. go to napa and get some 3 1/2 degree alignment bushings and put them in while your installing the coils. take it to an alignment shop give them 50 bux, call it a day. edit- here's the part number.. 264-1994 ... obviously you need two. :D have fun! -edit
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I think it looks sweet! I love stuffed tires. i would have left the 35's on. One of these days i am gonna buy a 37" tire to stuff under my truck to see if it fits. lol
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Either he cuts the fenders or the rust gets it at least this way he loses metal where he doesn't want it.
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Heck I'd love to take the body lift off my truck and lower it down 3" and hack the fenders to clear my 37's, but the bodylift helped wayyyyy too much in the clutch swap, and earned it's keep!!! looks good man interested to see what you do with it!!! you truck screw what everyone else says..
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Ok optikal illushun I am sorry we are all posers here.


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i don't like body lifts, personally. therefore i'm not putting one on my truck. i'm going to make a drop bracket, find some coils, put another leaf in the back and get about 2". with that i'll be in good shape with 35's
He said that at the same time I wrote this.

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Sorry but it is just different that you would want 35s stock. 33s look alot better. If you do 35s atleast do a bl.
Then he said he didnt want a bl again. Even though he would have more travel.

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Oh yes I read everything. But we posted at the same time so I didnt get a chance to read your post above mine. That sounds good to me.
That is what I said after he said coils and another leaf if he said 35s.

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u sound like a broken ****ing record. cant u grasp the fact the kid doesnt want a stupid friggen body lift like most the posers and internet mechanics on here?

let me ask a question. how many of the na-sayers actually have experience with what he is doing? i bet i can close my eyes and count how many. go over on pirate and look at the build threads there. a fella has a K5 blazer with 4" of like and 49s...is that stupid because it wont "flex"? another guy has a 70s F250 on 44s...a good amount of them and most budget wheelers cut the fenders for larger tires on top of a small lift. small lift = low center of gravity and better tire clearance with minimal cost.
Ok I understand that. But there will be more travel with a bl. That is what I was trying to get at him when he posted coils at the same time.

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Those look much better ^^^^ I still say you need a BL though man
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It needs a body lift imo........

The 33's look much better.
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Cam your an idiot, remember where you are.

Now just feed my curiosity. Why no body lift?

How come your not complaining at them.
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You probaly know but a body lift would get you a little more clearance. Can you even go up curb without that rubbing.



Haha wow.
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I'm surprised with some of the comments from people here. ESPECIALLY Downeys.

I bet if you had a 3 inch body lift, it wouldn't look silly at all.

He says body lifts dont do anything. hahahah
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Yea It would look good with a body lift. I think we scared him away.
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i don't like body lifts, personally.
i'm going to lift it 1.5-2", i need leafs anyways.

Wait til you start driving it you will think a bl looks better and better.
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by the way, this thread is my first experience with this website.
not a very good impression for the most part, few of you show hope for the site

Sorry but it is just different that you would want 35s stock. 33s look alot better. If you do 35s atleast do a bl.
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We got very liberal with the sawzall. My point being just because alot of the people on this site dont have the cahones to cut up a truck doesnt mean it hasnt been done before or cant be done. Even if it has light rubbing whats the big deal? Throw some lockers in there and go for it. The average member on this site doesnt know what "wheeling" is, they think that hitting a field with mud or some water puddles is wheeling. (don't get offended I didnt say everyone just most). They also think to wheel that you need flex and suspension travel. It helps to keep traction sure but its not always needed. Flex isnt always up travel either. In my current build I cut the front fenders (no bed) and Im trying to run very little up travel to keep the truck as low as possible. I will be running roughly 4-6" of up travel, the rest of the 14" coilovers will equate to droop. Id much rather lift a tire going through a trail and be stable then have all my tires on the ground and be leaning so far over that it almost flops.
^5, exactly.
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i like it. low center of gravity. 2 words bump stops. extend them, lock it f/r, build a solid skid plate and sliders, and wheel the **** out of it.
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How come your not complaining at them.
If your trying to drag me into this, it was merely to feed my curiosity. He said he didn't like them, giving no reason why. I plan on doing my own body lift in the future, and was curios about his opinion.
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