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6" lift 31" tires

hey i am ordering a 6" superlift i realy want 6" but i only have 31" A/T tires i dont have any money to go and buy the lift and then tires and wheels on top of that. eventualy i will get bigger tires its just that i dont want to go with a smaller lift because i will get bigger tires eventualy and would not like to do the lift thing all over again.. but would my truck look absolutly discustingly grose with 6 inch lift 31 inch tires

dose anyone wone know were i could go and get some used bigger tires like would any offroad stores sell me tires they are tossing out that another costomer got replaced??
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yea, it's gonna look hella stupid. Search craigslist.com and your sunday paper ask around. You can always find used tires.
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dose anyone have any pics of what it mgiht look like with small tires?
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Do either what Eric said or just get the lift, but set it aside until oyu get bigger tires, then install them both together.
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It will look RETARTED....trust me, dont do it....

I rode around on my stock 31" goodyears and teardrop wheels after i got my 3" bodylift done....Rode it around like that for 6 months till i got new tires/wheels....I wish i would of just left it untill i had new wheels and tires.

btw, i didint know superlift made a 6" kit for rangers?
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Super lift used to make custom height lifts for 100 and inch over 4". But last I heard they stopped that practice.
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well the tire recomendation for the 5.5 inch superlift is a 32 or so it says on the web site so would it be that much smaller??
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buy the lift and set it in the garage until you can buy tires.
other wise you'll be driving around like this
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im just soo exited to put it on i dont think that looks to bad for a wile untill i get bigger tires but i could do that for a month and a bit untill i get new ones i think
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ya it will look like crap probly. Superlift makes a 6" lift?

Go Oilers :D
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ya it will look like crap probly. Superlift makes a 6" lift?

Go Oilers :D

they make a 4,6, and 8" for pre 97 rangers on 4" for 98+
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they make a 4,6, and 8" for pre 97 rangers on 4" for 98+

What he said.

Superlift said poo on the ranger after 97, and only offered the 4". But they also cut back on production of the pre98 kits, so its sometimes hard to find one. But i might have one in my future, I can get almost anything threw my new job.
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well i got my truck back (it was getting a clutch and slave cilader and fly wheel macined) and then orderd my lift but i did find out that my 4X4 shop is having a sale later this month on super sampers so thats a consideration so stokeed for my lift ill post pics of befor and after
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ok i have spindles and the t-bars cranked which measured out to about 5.5" of lift on my edge and im running 31's. It doesnt look that bad but it looks weird. I went from 35's down to the 31's since i blew two out and couldnt afford to replace them. Now my truck does mostly sit since im not homw to drive it but it doesnt look bad. I dont have pics though cuz im 700 miles from it.

If you can, wait and do it at one time but if you must it wont look too bad.
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they make a 4,6, and 8" for pre 97 rangers on 4" for 98+
WRONG!!!!!!

Superlift makes either a 4" or a 5.5" lift for the '97 and older Rangers and a 4" lift for the '98 and newer Rangers......

Skyjacker makes a 4", 6", and a 8" kit for the '97 and older Rangers....but none for the '98 and newer Rangers

Superlift kits aren't that bad for any Ranger.....they are better than any other kit on the market for the '98+ Rangers......if you say that RCD makes a better kit then you are poorly mistaken.....RCD has extreme problems with their front coil overs sagging extremely bad..........Superlift has been in the business a long time and know what they are doing or they wouldn't be 1 of the top 2 lift kit makers.....

i would say for the '97 and older Ranger get yourself a Skyjacker system kit....it comes with the extended radius arms, 6" coils, drop pitman arm, your choice of rear springs, add a leaves, or blocks depending on what you want to pay for........the only thing you have to buy extra is the shocks and extended brake lines....The Skyjacker system in pricy........

The superlift kits are just as good as a skyjacker kit or they wouldn't sell so many of the kits and Superlift wouldn't back it by a life time warranty

I have the 5.5" Superlift on my '97 and haven't had any problems.......all i need to do is get a set of extended radius arms.....(aint gonna cause i'm going SAS!!!!!hopefully by year end!!!!)
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WRONG!!!!!!

Superlift makes either a 4" or a 5.5" lift for the '97 and older Rangers and a 4" lift for the '98 and newer Rangers......

Skyjacker makes a 4", 6", and a 8" kit for the '97 and older Rangers....but none for the '98 and newer Rangers

Superlift kits aren't that bad for any Ranger.....they are better than any other kit on the market for the '98+ Rangers......if you say that RCD makes a better kit then you are poorly mistaken.....RCD has extreme problems with their front coil overs sagging extremely bad..........Superlift has been in the business a long time and know what they are doing or they wouldn't be 1 of the top 2 lift kit makers.....

i would say for the '97 and older Ranger get yourself a Skyjacker system kit....it comes with the extended radius arms, 6" coils, drop pitman arm, your choice of rear springs, add a leaves, or blocks depending on what you want to pay for........the only thing you have to buy extra is the shocks and extended brake lines....The Skyjacker system in pricy........

The superlift kits are just as good as a skyjacker kit or they wouldn't sell so many of the kits and Superlift wouldn't back it by a life time warranty

I have the 5.5" Superlift on my '97 and haven't had any problems.......all i need to do is get a set of extended radius arms.....(aint gonna cause i'm going SAS!!!!!hopefully by year end!!!!)

Why go SAS? The D35 is fine in the front, you can run 38s on it if ya want. There's MANY members who do that. Not all on this site of course
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Why go SAS? The D35 is fine in the front, you can run 38s on it if ya want. There's MANY members who do that. Not all on this site of course
because i want something different. i show my truck and want something that some doesn't see with all the other rangers.......besides that my brother has all the parts laying around(in great shape a '79 dana 44 with all the brackets) so all i have to do is get a new set of coil springs, have my rear axles redrilled to the 5x5.5 bolt pattern and have 6" cut off the front passanger side of the axle.....
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because i want something different. i show my truck and want something that some doesn't see with all the other rangers.......besides that my brother has all the parts laying around(in great shape a '79 dana 44 with all the brackets) so all i have to do is get a new set of coil springs, have my rear axles redrilled to the 5x5.5 bolt pattern and have 6" cut off the front passanger side of the axle.....

Oh okay cool. Dude **** cutting stuff. I seriously recommend just going fullsize. Find a 9 inch axle from the back of any large pickup that is the same witdth as that 79 dana 44. It should be very easy to find. You'll save money instead of cuttin down an axle and geting new axle shafts with new bolt pattern.

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Oh okay cool. Dude **** cutting stuff. I seriously recommend just going fullsize. Find a 9 inch axle from the back of any large pickup that is the same witdth as that 79 dana 44. It should be very easy to find. You'll save money instead of cuttin down an axle and geting new axle shafts with new bolt pattern.

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when the axle shop cuts the axle housing down they are also going to cut and respline the axle itself......they are going to charge me $200 to cut it and put it back together like nothing ever happened........i dont want axles tires sticking way the hell out from under the truck.......i want this to look stock not look silly
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when the axle shop cuts the axle housing down they are also going to cut and respline the axle itself......they are going to charge me $200 to cut it and put it back together like nothing ever happened........i dont want axles tires sticking way the hell out from under the truck.......i want this to look stock not look silly

It's silly to pay 200 bucks, you didnt even say how much its gonna cost for new rear axle shafts.

On top of that, i believe "034x4" said that he wanted bigger axles because even with his he has had to cut into the bed. With the bigger tires you'll have you'll still have rubbing unless you do the gobs of lift..which'll look "silly".


But whatever you wanna do. It'd just be better fullsize, much more stable too.

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It's silly to pay 200 bucks, you didnt even say how much its gonna cost for new rear axle shafts.

On top of that, i believe "034x4" said that he wanted bigger axles because even with his he has had to cut into the bed. With the bigger tires you'll have you'll still have rubbing unless you do the gobs of lift..which'll look "silly".


But whatever you wanna do. It'd just be better fullsize, much more stable too.

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i wont have to buy new rear axle shafts.....machine shops can re drill mine for with a new bolt pattern........like i said before i dont take my truck off road AT ALL!!!! i am not planning on running an extremely large tire....all i want is a 38" tire........with the right front springs and the rear set up correctly i can run 38" and not have any problems....i will be installing 6" full size bronco springs in the front which will give me prolly about a full 8" of lift.....all i will have to do is to bring the rear up to it......i will also have a BL which i am putting on in the next month or so.... so i will have a total of 11" of lift... that will be extremely enough to run 38" under my body style ranger...
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Ford ranger tranny question...

So lets say i got with the 6 inch lift on my ranger and i get the apropriet size tire... larger that 31s... dont you have to also get the transmission re geared so it don't blow up on you in a month or so??? cuz i wanna get a 6 inch with some big tires but if i go over 31s im worried ima burn up my tranny...
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not regear your tranny, regear your axles
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Yup, you'd want a 33" or a 35" tire w/a 6" lift. Some guys recommend 4.10 but others say 4.56 is ideal. Especially if you get the 35's. I forget if 4.56 or 4.88 is the largest you can get w/ our axles.
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I ran 6" of lift with 31's for a long time. It isn't that bad. Do what you wanna do bro, nobody is stopping you. Have fun with your truck.

BTW, listen to ppl with the actual experience, as opposed to the ppl who just speculate :)





But, 33's suit nicely, or 35's:

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