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Hey guys, I recently got a 2009 ranger sport 4x4 and am wanting to upgrade my tires, I have a leveling kit waiting to go in, I want to give the truck a nice off-road look with a wide wheel type of look as we'll, any ideas? Thanks
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Hey guys, I recently got a 2009 ranger sport 4x4 and am wanting to upgrade my tires, I have a leveling kit waiting to go in, I want to give the truck a nice off-road look with a wide wheel type of look as we'll, any ideas? Thanks
Do your research on the leveling kit. There are better options like swapping keys and blocks from an 98-07 ranger. Doing that will allow you to run 32s comfortably with a slight torsion bar crank.
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As "leveling kit", do you mean aftermarket torsion keys?

If soo, I would HIGHLY encourage you NOT to install those. Do some research on this site and you can find better ways to lift your truck which aren't so harmful on your front suspension components.
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Like they said, leveling kit wasn't your best option. But, if you already have it, you might as well use it. They are fine as long as you stay within the limits of your suspension. This means keep your lower control arm and CV shafts at reasonable angles. The issue with these leveling kit as are they do the same thing as cranking your stock keys, but they also give you the ability to go way beyond the geometry your stock suspension was destined to run at.

As far as tires go, a 32" tire will fill up the wheel wells nicely and still give you plants of room for suspension travel. An all terrain tire will give you that more aggressive look you're after while still being well mannered on the road. There are a lot of choices. A lot of guys like the bfg T/A ko or ko2, I loved my Hankook Dynapro ATMs.
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What size tire can I run without doing anything to the suspension? And what width?
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Thanks for the help
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Max I think is 265/75/16 without doing anything at all. You can put those on a 8 inch wide wheel.
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I've got 15x8 procomps on the way
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I've got 15x8 procomps on the way
ok so without doing anything to the suspension. Id say 31x10.50s are a safe bet. You might be able to fit 32x11.50s in there but I bet it would rub.
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31's it is lol, thank you
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You could also do a 3" body lift from Performance Accessories for around $250.
You can fit 33's with it.

That's what I'm currently running, it's a good amount of height, and it looks good.
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Do you have a link to a good lift?
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You could also do a 3" body lift from Performance Accessories for around $250.
You can fit 33's with it.

That's what I'm currently running, it's a good amount of height, and it looks good.
Just remember the 08+ rangers sit almost 2 inches lower because of the re-indexed keys.
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Thank you I'll look into it
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Just remember the 08+ rangers sit almost 2 inches lower because of the re-indexed keys.
Oh I was unaware of that!

A body lift may not fit 33's then on your truck. So you might have to look into smaller tires; however, I still would suggest a body lift and/or a slight tbar crank to level the truck out.
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In going to go with 31's see how that is, then adjust anything if need be
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