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Old 02-22-2006
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Finally ordering a lift kit !

http://4wheelparts.com/4wp/products/...RO&expand=sub2


Definetly want to order that one, anyone know if I can run 33's without MUCH rubbing.


97 and 86-88 Ranger 2wd 5"/3.5" Lift Includes; Radius Arm Drop Brackets, Axle Pivot Drop Brackets, Sway Bar Extensions, Brake Line Kit, Coil Springs, Rear Block Kit, Pitman Arm, 4 ES3000 Shocks
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Finally got my job situation fixed and been saving extra money forever now so I can get the tires/rims/kit all together.


Also do the put the kit on for free ? I heard the place was in orlando, and if I went there they would do it.


Thanks for answering all my questiongs :)
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33.12.50 with 15.10 rims I meant to add.


Should I save and maybe add a body lift ?
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a 5 inch lift?
Yes, you will clear 33's fine.

You can fit 33x12.5 on a 15x10 with only 3 inches of lift...you will be fine.
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Sweet just what I wanted to here. Will probably take an extra week before the order, have to pick up a new alternator along with a driver side mirror.


Hopefully Ill pictures that are good this time around, not of me rolling over or of being stuck in mud hahahah.
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Also is that everything I need in the kit, other then going to get the truck allined ?
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i would imagine everyhting comes with it but idk. and you will prolly fit those tires but it will be tight.
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Everyone forgets the older Rangers sit alot lower than the 4x4's and Edge's we have now. Those tires may be a lil tight like Zach said.
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Yea im a XLT 4x2.


How tight do you think ? Like just rub on full turns like u turns
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rear will prolly rub. you will have to talk to zach(redneckstone) he would know if its gonna rub, he some how fit 32s with a coil spacer and nothing else. lol
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Ahhh, probably shoot him a PM, he's def my fav 3rd gen truck hahah.
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if he doesnt answer you let me know. ill give him hell.
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I must say Zach, you have the prettiest truck on this site

Yes..it will be a very tight fit for your truck, I have a 99 4x4 and I put a 3inch body lift and fit 33s with no rubbing...as close as it comes...I think that, *IF AT ALL*...it will only rub if you crank the wheel as hard as you can since yours is just a little lower (4x2)
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its extreemly difficult to compare to our trucks, his truck is a whole different level. if he had 15x8 i bet it could be done but 15x10s might be pushing it.


thanks for the compliment chris.
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haha damn, Really want the 12.50's otherwise ill go with with the 8's with 10.50 tires.
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8s and 12.50 will work fine. as far as wheels and tires in general.

i would try and se if it will work but like i said i dont know. zach might.
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Went ahead and shot Zach a pm.
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it should work out, and look sweet
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Hope so, I would hate to get the lift and then the rims/tires rub to much.


I thought you weren't soppose to go more then 2 inches for tires/rims ?

going with 15x8 would be ok with 12.50's ?
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you will fit the 33x12.5s on it with that lift yes. I would suggest useing a 15x8 rim though instead of the 15x10 rims. it will help keep the tire centered more, with the 15x10 rims it may be out a bit too wide and rub on the fenders or possibly the end of the bumper at turns or stuff. it also may not rub, but if it does then you could always just trim off what it rubs on. but with that lift you can fit 33x12.5s on a 15x8 rim on your 2wd definitly. if it was a 92 or older then id say no, but a 93-97 will definitly fit.
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guess i didnt realize they sit lower.

I do no that a 12.5 tire will fit on a 15x8 rime fine tho. I am running that myself. There is like a 1/2 inch on either side of the tire that doesnt touch the ground all the way on street driving, but to me im not worried about that. If you air the tires down low enough it should touch all the way, but i dont want to kill my mpg because of it.
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OK first thing first if you have a 98+ ranger and are giving advice in compairing to your truck STOP THAT CRAP NOW.... you must learn your truck suspension is NOTHING like our lovely 93-97. is a odd beast and is quite a biotch in fitting tires.....now that is sayed...lets move on

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33.12.50 with 15.10 rims I meant to add.


Should I save and maybe add a body lift ?
Nate it sounds like a good idear but dont go with a 15x10 get a 15x8. my concern is more the fender rubbing the bumper/valance rubbing can be fixed in like 10 min its easy but the fender thats a different story.

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a 5 inch lift?
Yes, you will clear 33's fine.

You can fit 33x12.5 on a 15x10 with only 3 inches of lift...you will be fine.
Erv i could smack you with just 3" of lift on a 93-97 is a complete pain to fit 33's your truck isnt like the 93-97. now you can fit them on a 15x8 with just a body lift and a leveling block its tight as hell but it will fit.

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rear will prolly rub. you will have to talk to zach(redneckstone) he would know if its gonna rub, he some how fit 32s with a coil spacer and nothing else. lol
beard the rear should be fine its the front i am more worried about. and the crack about the 32's its cause i am special lol...

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Ahhh, probably shoot him a PM, he's def my fav 3rd gen truck hahah.
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haha damn, Really want the 12.50's otherwise ill go with with the 8's with 10.50 tires.
you can run a 33x12.5x15 on a 15x8 its acully the more perfered way of tire-rims with extream offroaders. not a 15x10.....
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Sweeeet. Wicked news to here haha thanks alot guys.

Hopefully Ill have her up by END of march at the latest.

What place sells tires/rims together Online ? I can only find them seperate.

Still dont know if I want Rock Crawlers...or The Eagle Alloys.
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Sweeeet. Wicked news to here haha thanks alot guys.

Hopefully Ill have her up by END of march at the latest.

What place sells tires/rims together Online ? I can only find them seperate.

Still dont know if I want Rock Crawlers...or The Eagle Alloys.
get the alloy's if you have the money and why in gods name would you want tires deals they are 99999x a rip off. what type of tires you looking for here an A/T or M/T give us some info we can hook ya up...
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I def think the A/T's... I here M/T dont last as long and are a ruff ride, I dont like to mud that much, more of puddles and like grass mudd, if there is such thing
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I like the series 58 and 186


not sure what though
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