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Rims, Tires and Body Lift.

Hey everyone, I'm looking at getting some after market wheels and tires, gonna list some of the options I have with some links.

Will be doing a body lift to fit these tires and rims, I'm looking for a 33 inch tall tire, just not sure how wide I am able to go on a Ranger?

Set on these rims from Pro-Comp. 18x8.5 19mm offset.

http://www.procomptires.com/truck-je...90-wheels.aspx

I have a leadon some used Toyo Open Country's......for 500 bones, which is the best cost effective way so far. I will probaly only get one season out of them.

My other choice for the price is the Cooper Zeon LTZ

They seem like a great tire for what I want, the truck is on the pavment for roughly 85% of its life, and I will be putting the factory rims and tires on for the salty winters up here in Canada.

http://www.coopertire.com/Flash/index.aspx

I'm just blury on tires sizes for our rangers, and what we can get away with. Dont want to have to cut up bumpers or any of that, but I will be cranking my bars to make it sit even.

So there you have it, that what im thinking of doing and would just like everyones 2 cents of the issue.

Truck now has tinted front windows with window visors, will get pics up asap!

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marrie you are guna have a twin
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most people with 33's run the 12.5 wide ones i dunno with 18 inch wheels though someone im sure will chime in. im going to run 33x12.5R15s on my truck when i put in my lift sooooonnnn
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Go with a 285/65/18 thats like 32.7" tall by 11.5 wide

You possibly could fit a 305/65/18 which is 33.7" by 12.5 but I dont know if that would rub or what not. You would probably be fine but I've never seen it done.
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what was seabass's old set up was it 18s or 17s?
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It was 16's and now I have 17's
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Go with a 285/65/18 thats like 32.7" tall by 11.5 wide

You possibly could fit a 305/65/18 which is 33.7" by 12.5 but I dont know if that would rub or what not. You would probably be fine but I've never seen it done.
i would go with the smaller tire seeing as you have flares and the 08 sits an inch lower than otheryears
but thos wheels look so sick and they would look good with the toyos
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yea i cant remember the actual sizing on the toyo's. But i measured and they were around 33'' tall.

Why do the 08's and up sit lower?

And im in love with these wheels. If i do get them i'll only be paying roughly $187 a wheel, which i think is killer for a 18'' wheel, and its a pro-comp to boot

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the 08 only has a 1.5 inch block in the rear but the others have 2.5 inch
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the 08 only has a 1.5 inch block in the rear but the others have 2.5 inch
what about the front though?? is it just a torsion adjustment ??
ive got an 08 too and was a little disappointed when i found out that the 08s didnt sit quite as high... im thinking about replacing the rear blocks with the bigger ones.. and i guess adjusting the torsion bars to get a similar look of the previous years... sound like the right route in order to fit 31s?
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yep maybe swap tbars to stiffer #1 bars
then you could fit 32s prob
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ok wheels are in, looking sick. Got a measurement on the wheels, they are a 325/65/18. Been looking on here and theres some guys that have ran a big tire with just a body lift and adjusting the torsion bars....this thing is mostly street driving so flexing isnt a huge priority.

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f*****************ck!!!!

Just leave it stock
Save yourself the time/money/headache

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ok wheels are in, looking sick. Got a measurement on the wheels, they are a 325/65/18. Been looking on here and theres some guys that have ran a big tire with just a body lift and adjusting the torsion bars....this thing is mostly street driving so flexing isnt a huge priority.

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325/65R18 = 34.6" x 12.8". You're gonna need a little more than just a bodylift to fit 35's under an 08/09 truck..


Problem is...08+ trucks are about 1-1.25" lower than 07 and older trucks. 07 and older trucks could get away with 35's on just a bodylifted truck with cranked bars. Those are just my thoughts.
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f*****************ck!!!!

Just leave it stock
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mmk thanks!!

^^^I'd listen to her...
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ok wheels are in, looking sick. Got a measurement on the wheels, they are a 325/65/18. Been looking on here and theres some guys that have ran a big tire with just a body lift and adjusting the torsion bars....this thing is mostly street driving so flexing isnt a huge priority.
Just a note... as much of a mall crawler my truck still is... after you lift + larger tires all of a sudden you want to leave pavement & start to flex..... just an FYI
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So what do i need to get from the 07 and down truck to make it work? i understand the blocks are diffrent , but what with the torsion bars? diffrent model? got a part number?

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No one's yet figured out what Ford did to the front of the trucks in '08.....it's either torsion key change and/or lower control arm torsion bar is re-indexed a few degrees. Obviously the rear blocks are different..'08+ got 1.5 or 1.25" blocks(can't remember which) whereas 07 and older have 2.5" block.

IF i were to ever get an '08, I'd personally make them 'proper' and put in the 2.5" blocks, 07 and older lower arms, and 07 and older torsion keys.



Personally....I'd really suggest going down a tire size....bring it under 34". You'd have to trim the valence anyway even for 33x12.50s, and you might rub on the inner fender on full crank anyway...marie does at full lock on her 33x12.50s
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Umm..... weird, im gonna have to go to the dealership tomorrow and see if i cant find out the exact diffrence, ask for part numbers and all that. I really want this to happen, would you recommend me getting the torsion bars (if thats the diffrence) from the wreckers or new?

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The bars themselves are the same...it's other stuff around them that's possibly different(torsion keys and i think the orientation of the bars in the lower arm are a few degrees different).

Something i've wanted to do to Marie's truck is pull her torsion keys to find out IF they are different.

Cheapest way, Dallis, is going to a junkyard with a 01-07 4x4 ranger and taking the rear u-bolts and blocks along with the torsion keys. ALOT cheaper than a dealer. Though, you could try and find out if part numbers are differnet from 07 to an 08-09.
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OK sounds good, i will look into it tommorrow and let you know what the numbers are and a way around all this so these damn tires will fit.

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Even if you pull it up to the old stock you're still going to have to pull the valance and possibly flares for the 35s to fit... stick with 33s for now...
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^^perfect answer!! I'm proud.


simple: go smaller on tire size. If you go smaller, you'd definately fit with cranked bars and bodylift w/o doing anything else.
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