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fitting 35's HELP!

Ok so i have an 04 ranger 4x4 5 speed. already have a 4 inch lift. just got a set of mickey thompson classic wheels for 300 bucks. only thing is they came with 35's so i threw them on and am really liking the look. BUT i have a pretty decent rub on the front bumper corner. I really dont want to trim it but i also dont want to drop to a 33 either.

So which way is best to go. crank t bars until they fit?
I have t bar keys for a 3 inch lift. should i install those?
or do I just downsize tires?

heres a couple pictures i have now ill get more tomorrow. gonna try and crank them tomorrow just looking for suggestions.



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body lift and youll fit
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You have should already have #1 keys, meaning the keys you bought won't give you any more lift.. if you bought keys you got ripped off. Return the ones you bought and buy a body lift.
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Oh.. and if it's not a freakin' emergency.. don't put HELP!! in the subject line.. thats just silly.
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Oh.. and if it's not a freakin' emergency.. don't put HELP!! in the subject line.. thats just silly.
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Trim. Just do it. Don't be a *****.
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Bigger tires is always an emergency and I didn't buy keys already had them. I think I'm going to trim for now and body lift later.
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Have you already cranked your t-bars as far as they will go?
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No only like 1 turn. I messed up hubs from doing that before. But I also didn't align it. Just scared to mess something up.
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Sure, cranking the t-bars will probably wear out front end components a little faster, but if you get an alignment soon afterwards you should be ok. I doubt it was the "cause" of the hub going bad, probably just sped up an already wearing part to meet it's early death.

Btw.. putting 35's on your truck is going to help wear down front end parts quicker as well. Just a heads up.
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Yeah I know I'm thinking the body lift is the way to go.
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Body lift is way better idea than keys
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