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35's or 33's ?????

I have a 2000 ranger xlt 4x4 with cranked t-bars up to 3" and taller leafs that added 3". I have 265's on it now with plenty of room. I want to put a 3" body lift on it and i dont know if i should go with a 35 if it will evan fit, or a 33? any one with pics of 6" lift and 35's or 33's would help a lot.
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im pretty sure you didn't get 3 inches out of cranking your tbars the max i believe is 2.
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heres a 6 with 33

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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=20047

Ive seen ppl fit 35s with just a BL you should be fine
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ok so i didnt get 3" on the t-bars it was more like 2 3/4" but i rounded it to 3"
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ok so i didnt get 3" on the t-bars it was more like 2 3/4" but i rounded it to 3"
ehhh I dont think its wise to round measurements when it comes to vehicles
No harm done though, just my .02
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3'' BL and leveling coil spacers. Was gonna put 35's on before I sold it.

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ok so i didnt get 3" on the t-bars it was more like 2 3/4" but i rounded it to 3"
Do you plan on offroading at all? If you do, I hope it is just mudding and nothing with any real articulation. You are going to be pulling the living hell out fo those bedsides. I pulled mine with only 265's. Mind you the rear tire was about 2 feet off the ground, but still LOL. If you are getting them, I would suggest a James Duff traction bar as well.
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Haha, The black ranger (with mis-matched wheels) in that first picture has the same lift my truck had before i did the SAS. I still have the lift if anybody wants it...
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3'' BL and leveling coil spacers. Was gonna put 35's on before I sold it.



Those 2 both sit lower to begin with then his 2000. So its not the same.
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This might help a little more. Stepsides have more room though. But you will still be fine with 6" and 35's. He has 1-1.5" tbar crank and a 3" body.

33's

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Yeah, older rangers don't sit as high. Also the green ranger with the custom front bumper doesn't show it exactly either. The front bumper is the main reason why you can't fit bigger tires most of the time. I'd say get 33's as I don't think you've regeared and I don't think your going to want such tire stuffage.
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Yeah, older rangers don't sit as high. Also the green ranger with the custom front bumper doesn't show it exactly either. The front bumper is the main reason why you can't fit bigger tires most of the time. I'd say get 33's as I don't think you've regeared and I don't think your going to want such tire stuffage.
agree but you can also just take the valance off. i still would go with 33's tho
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agree but you can also just take the valance off. i still would go with 33's tho
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Yeah, older rangers don't sit as high. Also the green ranger with the custom front bumper doesn't show it exactly either. The front bumper is the main reason why you can't fit bigger tires most of the time. I'd say get 33's as I don't think you've regeared and I don't think your going to want such tire stuffage.
He also only has 4" of lift and the original poster is going to have 6".
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Yeah, older rangers don't sit as high. Also the green ranger with the custom front bumper doesn't show it exactly either. The front bumper is the main reason why you can't fit bigger tires most of the time. I'd say get 33's as I don't think you've regeared and I don't think your going to want such tire stuffage.
i was guna say wth he has a 2000 97 and older are much lower. i say do it with 35s crank the tbars bl and shackles in the back you should be fine with the best sides then.
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He also only has 4" of lift and the original poster is going to have 6".
That was including the 3" torsion bar lift he said he had, which he then changed to 2 3/4" which I really doubt he even measured.
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Here, this should help alot. Read it carefully, I honestly do not think with just a T-bar crank, and shackles that you will fit 35's. If you are going to do this, invest either in a Sawzall or another bed
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i was guna say wth he has a 2000 97 and older are much lower. i say do it with 35s crank the tbars bl and shackles in the back you should be fine with the best sides then.
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That was including the 3" torsion bar lift he said he had, which he then changed to 2 3/4" which I really doubt he even measured.
Yeah I know. I doubt he got that much either but I am just going by what he said and 6" would be fine for 35's.
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I did measure. This a pic of it as it sits 265 buckshots with the T-bars cranked and the taller leafs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3236512639/
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It defiantly needs 35's! That will look sick with 35's. Anything less and it won't look as good.
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Have you cranked the torsion bars? Or did you install the Torsion Keys?
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I instaled the torsion keys.
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OK you didn't say that. Cranking the tbars and installing torsion keys are different. You might have gotten 3" then.
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Yeah it helps when you give us all the information. I hate torsion keys
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