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Old 02-17-2008
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drop with 255/60/15

i have a 2000 3.0 ranger xlt ext. cab. and ive been planning on getting djm 4/5 drop. will 255/60/15 tires rub against anything on the truck when turning or bumps? ive searched and found nothing?

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255/60/15 is a 27" tire

thats not gonna work out for ya with a 4/5 drop.
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what size of tire would work??? or how can i use a spacer?? roll fender???
help before i end up buying the kit and not be able to drive the truck.
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it will work but it will rub like crazy on every turn and dip in the road.

I suggest a 235/60/15
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where would it rub?? on the inside panel, against a piece of meta?? the top or sides fo the fender??
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i dropped mine 2/3 and it rubs the inside of my wheel on full turns im using 245/45/17
it rubs my lower controll arm
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I am running the djm 4/5 on my truck with the stock 225/70 r15 tires. They are also a 27" tire, and I have experienced no rubbing except when I hit a big dip/bump while making a sharp turn. Granted, my tires are a little bit narrower than yours, but I don't see you having too much trouble. Just be carefull when you go to aftermarket rims, as that is where most of your rubbing will come into play.
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I am running the djm 4/5 on my truck with the stock 225/70 r15 tires. They are also a 27" tire, and I have experienced no rubbing except when I hit a big dip/bump while making a sharp turn. Granted, my tires are a little bit narrower than yours, but I don't see you having too much trouble. Just be carefull when you go to aftermarket rims, as that is where most of your rubbing will come into play.

I dont see how you can say you dont rub. I had the same size tire on and all i did was rub on every turn or big dip. It was very annoying

And taknotes you prob rub your lower ocntrol arm because your on stock arms which are a ton huger than the djm's.

You should be fine. Id keep the tire around the diameter of 26 inches though to be perfect with no rubbing.
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