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View Poll Results: Will my 2.3 handle the 32's or stay safe with 31's.
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Old 06-01-2009
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Icon7 Suggestions on tires

Hey guys. These will be for my 2002 xlt 2.3 2wd ranger.

I'm going larger no matter what. I'm a landscaper so I'm on road most of the time. But there are a lot of times when I'm into muddy, rocky, wet terrains. Plus I'll need really good snow tread.

I'm thinking all terrain or a mud/country terrain tire.

This is a daily driver**

Im installing a 3" body lift sooner or later, because i like sitting higher . :)

I know my 2.3 will turn 31's fine. So I'm looking at 31-10.5-15 stock rims.
Do you like these tires? I think its a good match and would perform well with my terrains I'm looking at. What do you think?

I'm wondering if I should go with 32's? The larger tire i go i loose power and start looking to regear. This isn't a problem but it might be hard finding a 8.8 rear end. Anything is possible so what do you guys think. Will the 2.3 handle the 32's? and without the lift right away?

32" tires

I don't want to re gear right away. But i do want to install the 3" body lift. So what do you think i should do?
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I'm about to do the same thing be safe and go 31's
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anything above a 32 on a 2.3 needs a regear i think. unless you like hearing your engine struggle like mine does when i turn on the AC and try to go 50 from a dead stop lol
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31's, and call it good
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Old 06-01-2009
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Good, thanks guys. I'll go 31's. What do you think about the tires i picked out?
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