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will be going with hankook MT. will get the center treads siped for better winter traction.



Loud terrible handling street tires. Just my experience. And ugly. lol. They instantly got the axe for my next set. They're one of the cheapest MT's for a reason...
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I love the look lol.

And nothing I've read about them recently has been bad. Aside from your post lol.

Reviews from years ago weren't the best, but they must have changed something since all the recent reviews are great. When did you have yours?

And they can't be that loud. Mud grapplers are loud lol. These don't look like they'd be loud. As for street handling, they're mud tires. Of course they won't be the best lol. Siping will help in rain/snow. I'm not worried. But time will tell.
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I thought my Kumho MTs (with sipping) handled decently enough when I had them. Those look to be pretty much the same tire. Should be good stuff.
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Loud terrible handling street tires. Just my experience. And ugly. lol. They instantly got the axe for my next set. They're one of the cheapest MT's for a reason...
If he likes the look, then that's all that matters. I've got a buddy who runs them in a 33x12.5 on his LT taco.. The only reason he got them was because he got a really good deal on them lol but he ended up thinking that they weren't that bad
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Considering 4wheeler named em the best mt in 2012 they can't be that bad.

I'm guessing maybe he had the older ones, or got a bad set.
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finally got my rear bumper lifted up to the right height. no more looking like a loser with a bumper hanging 3" to low.

frame is all done to. rust wont be an issue....
did the wheel wells also. its a rubberized asphalt undercoating. stays flexible but its hard to the touch. it really brought down the noise from rocks to.










now i just gotta do the hitch
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The hitch will be fun.

After raising my hitch up, I ended up making a rear bumper out of it lol.
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lol just a simple cut and a weld.

got a buddy that should be able to do it pretty easy.
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Yeah. Raising the hitch up isn't hard at all. Just make sure to gusset the weld (i.e. don't do a simple butt joint). Mine has held plenty strong since I did it awhile back.
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Yeah cut 3" out and use that to overlap the butt weld. Will be plenty strong for what I need it for. Don't really tow much at all.

Getting my alignment Saturday I hope. No more hellaflush negative camber lol.
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Idk if Shane ever had those tires anyways.. I think his friend trepaul86 did.. I found this out doing a little searching.. It really depends on who you're talking to.. Anyone from where I live says that toyo mt's are absolute **** off road but a lot of guys on here like them.. So it's all that idea.. haha people are always going to talk bad about tires no matter what tire it is lol
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Toyo mt are great off-road. Just way to expensive IMO.


My tires are on their way. Hopefully I can get them on before I leave for my weekend vacation. Still need an alignment so we shall see. Places are pretty booked on weekends and working midnights makes it tough to get it in during the week.
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Yeah I know I like them. I was just making the point that tires are always going to get knocked on, no matter what tire it is.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to see pics of the tires mounted!
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well i had these quick fist clamps sitting in my room for almost a year. plan was to use them to mount my shovel in the bed. well, i finally go around to it lol.

due to all the weird bumps and humps in the bed i had to do one on the side, and one kinda on the edge of the wheel well. but it works.







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Instead of quoting multiples...


I had the Hankook MT's on a Toyota before the Ranger (so almost 10 years ago) and Trevor had 'em on his Ranger from new til almost dead....just noting my experience with them. I wasn't aware they redesigned them? They look the same.


In regards to hitch lift.....then plated on outside.

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i think they changed the rubber compound or something.

and thanks for the hitch diagram!
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YES I appreciate the hitch diagram.. Well Shane, I owe you an apology, I had no idea that you ran them and I shouldn't have assumed that you didn't have a truck before the ranger which you ran them on... My bad.
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YES I appreciate the hitch diagram.. Well Shane, I owe you an apology, I had no idea that you ran them and I shouldn't have assumed that you didn't have a truck before the ranger which you ran them on... My bad.
NO WORRIES! No need to apologize! Actually there were 5 trucks before the current Ranger and a tiny stint with a Subaru some 6 years after buying the Ranger. It's all good guy....that post above made me laugh a lil. lol.

About the hitch, that's how I did my second one. My first lifted hitch was a no-plan no-thought-at-all deal where I just butt welded it all together on both sides. She was showing some cracking a few years later after some use. Re-did it the way I did the .gif with a v-groove on the inside, ground outside smooth, plate covering all welds with 360 fillets and plug welds for good measure. I didn't want it to crack again. Tacked it all together on the truck this time too.
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I'll have to make templates with the diagram for my buddy to weld it for me.
Honestly it doesn't look super bad the way it is. Still bugs me though so I'll get it done ASAP.

Still need to get those blocks welded in to support the bed to. Should I get those welded to the frame or to the bed?
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Duder...I've had 900lbs in the bed of mine doing a scrap run...and I'm not running those support blocks. Bed floor didn't bend.

Technically they should be installed and tack welded to the frame. You can sandwich them between the crossmembers and the frame for a no-weld installation.
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Is rather be safe then sorry lol. I carry weight in there for winter. And with the shitty roads we have in the winter that weight will be bouncing a little bit for about 4-5 months. I have the blocks, can get them tacked for free, so I figure why not.

I know their probably not needed, but with that weight sitting right in the middle of the bed were there's nothing to directly support it kinda makes me wanna tack em in.
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NO WORRIES! No need to apologize! Actually there were 5 trucks before the current Ranger and a tiny stint with a Subaru some 6 years after buying the Ranger. It's all good guy....that post above made me laugh a lil. lol.
Werd lol just didn't want to come off like a dick!

Anyways, if you're going to put the support blocks in, definitely tack them. I have read about them moving around when you do the sandwich technique haha
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Lol yeah definately getting them tacked on. The amount I abuse my truck they wouldn't last a week only being sandwiched in lol.

Alignment is finally booked in for friday, going to the states on Saturday.
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It seems I've left out the fact that it wasn't smart for me to do what I did....I honestly didn't even think about it at the time til it was all done and over with. LOL.

But yeah, you'll want to run those. Sandwiching them allows you to securing them during the tack process....and if you don't tack them, you can rotate them but not remove them.
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Time for a bump. Picked up my 33's.



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5 of em. Ones hiding lol. Tight fit with my toolbox in there.
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