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Center caps came in, plain chrome ones.. didn't get weld ones, because the front rims are cragars, and thatd be wrong, lol. plus they were $20 cheaper..

I am going to get (4) 255-60r15's, though I could save $50 by getting stock size, but the whole point is not be stock.. I want the 295 fatties, but my dad insists all 4 tires be the exact same..

I have to get new because there is a nail in one tire on the side of the tread and it is not plugable and this is an "odd size".. Looking at spending another $615 for new tires, mag lugs, alignment, retune, and install..

BOLD is what items I have:

$55 New Roush Coils
$55 New Ford U-Bolts
$15 New Hanger Bolts
$40 New Center Caps
$80 Used Rear Prostars
$200 Used Front Cragars

$420 New 255/60r15 BFG Radails Mounted and Balanced
$35 New 20 Mag Lugs
$50 Installation
$60 Alignment
$50 New Tune

Total est. project cost: $1060

but I get a $50 BFG Card, possible $650 from selling parts puts it around $410 still out of pocket.. but if I go from 18mpg to 23mpg city, the difference will pay for itself in less than 6 months.. and if I get higher mpg, it will be sooner..

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the whole different tire size thing with abs is side to side, they run a seperate circut front to back. my tires are different sizes front to back and have had no problems, abs still works perfect, no light.
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the whole different tire size thing with abs is side to side, they run a seperate circut front to back. my tires are different sizes front to back and have had no problems, abs still works perfect, no light.
well crap.. maybe I can cancel the order.. either way I am tired.. I just want the truck low, but not too low..
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the whole different tire size thing with abs is side to side, they run a seperate circut front to back. my tires are different sizes front to back and have had no problems, abs still works perfect, no light.
if you say so..

he has an older truck then yours, maybe that has something todo with it.

theres a member on here that me and my dad helped because his abs light was on and it kept messing up when he was turning.

come to find out he had smaller tires on the front, his truck was an 01 2wd edge.


either way, i would ask Bob.
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I put on some bigger tires in the rear off my brothers 4x4, like 30inch, maybe 31inch tires. And i had the stock tires up front. I didn't have any problems with abs lights or anything (don't know why you'd have a problem anyways...).
btw, i have a 2001 xl
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I guess I could throw the trash 295/50s on the rear with the 31"s up front and see how she does

either way I need to find a job..
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Brand New BFGoodrich 255/60r15s $448


Monday, smorrison1 and I are bringing the truck down.. muhahaha!
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nice
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nice

Thanks! I love that new tire smell
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Sweet, I'm intrested to see how your truck is gonna look.
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looks good so far. What are you doing with the old A/t's?
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Sweet, I'm intrested to see how your truck is gonna look.
Me too.. Im hoping it looks more muscle carish and not mexicanish.. though I am half mexican
other half is scottish!

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looks good so far. What are you doing with the old A/t's?
Selling locally, I have 2 possible buyers offering $300 and 3 others offering $250, they just have to come off the truck first..
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Today I detuned the truck and mailed the xcal to get retuned.. It's a different truck without the tune, now it accelerates slowly and shifts slowly as well..

I also bought (2) 5/16" Spacers, I saw a stock ranger with stock wheels at full lock and took these pics:
Driver's Side:



Passenger Side:


^The rims/tires I plan to run will stick in 1.1" more than those.. so the main problem might be with the lower a-arm.. but eh..

Checking everything so Ill be ready to get it low:

Quick Mock up:


I can't wait

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Sweet! Can't wait to see it low!
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Adding these to my wish list:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=330233168578

I just dont have the money for wheel locks right now, ive got alot of stuff I have to sell first
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I sure hope your taking the fender flares off.
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I sure hope your taking the fender flares off.
he should, then donate em to a good cause.
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I sure hope your taking the fender flares off.
yep.

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he should, then donate em to a good cause.
donate eh? you can donate to my truck fund at the same time I donate the flares and we can then write the whole thing off for tax deductions
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