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Biggest tire w/out lift

As the title states, whats the biggest tire you can run on a 04 Xtra-Cab 4x4 without rubbing?
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32's x 11.50 or 12.50

33 x 11.50 no rubbing, although they look like pizza slicers.

33 x 12.50 i think
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correct... we should make a sticky wif this info
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can anyone show me pics of 33x10.50's?

those are whats goin on my truck next...
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this is supersonicfx4 33x10.50 boggers.

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its 33/10.5/15 or 265/75/16 with no rubbing 12.5 and 285's will rub... 265's will hit the inner fender at FULL bump..
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33x12.5's here:

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I have 33X12.50's and they do not rub I think the 4X4's and the EDGE's are the same size.
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33x12.5's here:

THERE IS MY FAV TRUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good to see you back buddy!!!

Hows the little Kid doing?!
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I have 33X12.50's and they do not rub I think the 4X4's and the EDGE's are the same size.
You're a flareside though. If he has fender flares he'll have to trim them.
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Hey do those 33 inch tires rub at all. Thanks.



With the proper modifications, they will still rub only a tiny bit. I cranked my t-bars pretty much all the way, and trimmed my bumper and valence in these places.

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Hopefully you can tell where you need to trim. Basically, just put the tires on and turn the wheel back and forth and see where it rubs (it helps to have a little sister to turn the wheel for you while you look to see where it rubs) and then cut the flares and bumper until it doesnt rub anymore. The only place it rubs anymore is on the driver's side emergency brake hump. I used a box cutter with a very sharp blade, but you can use pretty much anything that will work. Some people use dremel tools, some people use other stuff. It's up to you.

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I don't have fender flairs and I don't want to trim anything, so it needs to fit and not rub.
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I don't have fender flairs and I don't want to trim anything, so it needs to fit and not rub.
you dont want to tim of ANY THING do a 31x10.5x15 OR 32x11.5x15. if you have 16" get a 265x75x16 AND YOUR DONE!!!
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I don't have fender flairs and I don't want to trim anything, so it needs to fit and not rub.
You have an Edge/4x right? 33/10.5/15 or 265/75/16 will fit with NO rubbing, NO trimming, and NO messing with torsions.
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You have an Edge/4x right? 33/10.5/15 or 265/75/16 will fit with NO rubbing, NO trimming, and NO messing with torsions.
33x10.5x15 will need a small crank for not to rub depending on tha sag....
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good to see you over here sean!!

side-note: i wonder if i'd get rubbing if i threw 30 by 10.50's on my stock 2wd xlt?
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33x10.5x15 will need a small crank for not to rub depending on tha sag....
If they are sagging badly then yea you would, but cranking the bars doesnt change where the bumpstop is so if its going to rub, its going to rub... and yes a 33or265 will rub the inner fender, but only at FULL compression. A 10.5 wont rub anything turning or during normal driving conditions. Hope that helps...
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I don't have fender flairs and I don't want to trim anything, so it needs to fit and not rub.
Then I think the 33x10.5 would be about the biggest you'd want to try. Neil (and others) have said that a slightly wider tire might fit, but then might not. 33x12.5 is often reported to have issues, although sometimes not. Safe bet (to my thinking) is to stay away from them and stick to the 10.5" width.

33x10.5 doesn't look/sound that bad to me. I honestly don't understand what the big deal is and why they aren't more popular.

Then again 31x10.5 is a factory option (as seen on the FX4/LII), so you know it is safe. You can flash the computer to have an accurate speedo w/ that size too! Anything bigger and you'll have to adjust in your head.

What are you after? ..Better clearance for off-road? More agressive look? Just time for new rubber and feel like something bigger?
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Then I think the 33x10.5 would be about the biggest you'd want to try. Neil (and others) have said that a slightly wider tire might fit, but then might not. 33x12.5 is often reported to have issues, although sometimes not. Safe bet (to my thinking) is to stay away from them and stick to the 10.5" width.

33x10.5 doesn't look/sound that bad to me. I honestly don't understand what the big deal is and why they aren't more popular.

Then again 31x10.5 is a factory option (as seen on the FX4/LII), so you know it is safe. You can flash the computer to have an accurate speedo w/ that size too! Anything bigger and you'll have to adjust in your head.

What are you after? ..Better clearance for off-road? More agressive look? Just time for new rubber and feel like something bigger?
I've got just a regular xtra-cab XLT 4x4 that I want to make look alittle more agressive, and have better off-road capabilty's. I would start with tires, then maybe a lift down the road, but all depends.
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if you do not have 31" tires try them first
a 33x10.5 tire will fit with NO TORSION CRANK - at least a 2004 Level II
anything more (width wise) will rub
it has also been determined that the Level II trucks have the strongest torsion bar and it does seem to sit up higher from the factory

the width will cause the tires to rub in places that CAN NOT be trimmed (inside fender wall - for sure, and possibly top of spindle)
that is for anything over 10.5 (unless you crank or lift)
also at full flex the wider tire (more than 10.5) will rub on the back side (outside fender) when stuffed up into the fender - there is not that much space
this is all with the OEM 3.75 BS on a 15" rim

I say try a set of 31 x 10.5 tires first - it is the largest factory spec tire
get an agressive tread AT and it will look great
no ******* the engine, should have no effect on braking power, and your speedo can be calibrated to that ratio
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Like I said, I think 31x10.5 is safe, 32 or 33x10.5 are fairly safe too. Wider or larger diameter is a larger gamble.

To be honest I am of the opinion that tire tread/compound is far more important than size, especially w/ a 4x4..
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it has also been determined that the Level II trucks have the strongest torsion bar and it does seem to sit up higher from the factory
Yes, but the LII is also pretty much the heaviest Ranger you can get. It is not shocking in my mind that they have the stiffest springs, intended off-road ability or not. I understand this also is why the LII has a lower towing spec than the standard Ranger..
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here are some photos of the pizza cutters
by the way, a narrower tire will air down better, dig in the mud better and give you better overall performance and fuel economy
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