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Old 02-25-2014
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2 wheel drive TIRES?

I have a 4x2 coil suspension regular cap XL with a 4 in spindle lift. I ordered 33x12.50R15. I have 15x8 wheels with 3.75in back spacing. I haven't payd for them yet but when I got to look at them there are much bigger than I thought they would be. I've read that the only place that they will rub is the valance on the bumper. I've removed the valance years ago. Is there any reason for me to not put these on my truck. Is there any one who has gone threw this on the same truck
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I don't have a 2wd but according to the maximum tire size chart, if the truck is lifted all around 4 inches, you will need to trim. But since the valence is off, I don't believe that much trimming would be needed if any at all because the valence is usually what you need to trim. Hope this helps
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That's what the research I've done has led me to believe. I guess tomarrow will tell. I'll post on here what happens. Last min jitters befor I drop this much $ I guess.
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Yeah post some pics up when you get them mounted. If you're not happy with the fitment, you could always do a body lift too.
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I have them mounted and I can say that I'm very happy with them. The only issue is that the left front tire barely and I mean barely rubs on the mud flap. I find this weird because the right side is fine. I'm going to dig deeper into my alignment angles and see if there's a damaged part somewhere on that side. I will post pictures as soon as I can. The weather is turning cold again so I'm trying to stay inside.
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should be able to adjust caster a bit to move it forward in the well and still keep it in spec also you can shim the bumper to move it forward a bit so the valance will clear the bumper mounting bolts are really long you could probably move it out about a 1/2 inch or more.
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I have no valance didn't like it and it was beat to hell by a bush when I was younger. I'm probably going to find that the alignment is slightly off side to side. I didn't personally do it last time so I'm not shore what to expect
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I have one pick of the loos tire
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tried to post this yesterday 4inches with 32s, 33s coming soon

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Tht looks nice. What kind of bumper is that. I have picks. Not good ones but there pictures. I think I can align it out
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Here are some picks of the rub. And some funhttps://www.ranger-forums.com/members/maue02ranger-49776-albums-my-4x2-2-3l-ranger-2667-picture-because-i-can-15728.jpg[/IMG]
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I found the answer. I removed the mud flaps. Now I have more than enough clearance.
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