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uh, no.. ive got 35's and a 4" SL.. it rubs when i flex and at full lock, but not at normal driving.



finally, somebody else that doesnt think you HAVE to have a body lift on top of the superlift to fit 35s. i wheel the crap out of mine with 35s and only the SL
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i had a bent valve.....got my truck for 800 cause of it and it cost me $100 to fix....$20 for valve...$80 for gaskets

truck-$800
valve-$20
gaskets-$80
having a great truck.......priceless

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shadow965- haha nope, dont have to have a double lift to fit the 35's. although it does rub quite a bit.
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i had a bent valve.....got my truck for 800 cause of it and it cost me $100 to fix....$20 for valve...$80 for gaskets

truck-$800
valve-$20
gaskets-$80
having a great truck.......priceless

lol

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what the heck does this have to do with the thread topic... hack or not, it is totally random! lol
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haha he was kinda going of what jimmeh and i were discussing earlier lol
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okie dokie! let me help you out..
i have had experience with all of these types of set-ups.. so ill give you the pros and cons of each!

4" SL & 33x12.5" tires --
PROS: good proportional, looks really good, handles well on the road. all around great truck set up.. perfect for your DD - you can get away with stock gearing
CONS: rockers can get damaged really easily because of no BL, 33s sometimes just dont cut it! the 33s sometimes get lost in the soft stuff

4" SL + 3" BL & 33x12.5" tires
PROS; tons of room for flex, absolutley no rubbing,
CONS; feels like truck is gona flip over on every turn! super unstable "feeling"

4" SL + 3" BL & 35x14.5" tires
PROS: can clear just about anything, rockers are out of the way, super stable, get through the mud just fine,
CONS; gas milage down the sh!tter, MUST re-gear. the larger tires starts the wear balljoints, TRE's, bearings etc... UBER FAST!!! - can create the 'death wobble'

4" SL & 35's
FORGET ABOUT IT!!!

i went with the double lift and the 35x14.5 wide tires, cause it gives me the stability feeling of havin 33s. i think that the 12.5s are simply too narrow but thats just me!

sometimes i wish i had 33s because of the practicallity, but 35s are just SO SICK!!!
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4" SL & 33x12.5" tires --

CONS: rockers can get damaged really easily because of no BL, 33s sometimes just dont cut it! the 33s sometimes get lost in the soft stuff
rock sliders!
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yah. sliders for sure!! i thought i read a post of someone having trouble moutning them because of not having a BL... something to do with the frame to body relation height... i dont even know.. with a BL its super easy for sliders...

im about to post up pics of my truck with all the 3 options from above
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hahah 08xlt4x4..
carl- thanks! i have the 4"sl with 35's right now.. not practical AT all.. lol.. have the bl sitting in the truck waiting to be put on.. BUT, id have to cut my valance to keep the tow hooks, chop the hell out of my cattle gaurd to keep it, and the Center of Gravity would be pretty high..

Its already re-geard to 4.56, so its pretty much stock power wise, but gets pretty ****ty mileage..

Im thinking that the 33's, some sliders, a roll bar( or light bar) in the bed with 4 KC's, and the cattle gaurd with 2KC's will pretty much achieve the look and function i am going for..
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lol, that was my dumbass... haha. you just gotta angle the ends of the bars that weld to the frame so they can stick out below the body. you cant go straight out since there isnt enough frame that hangs below the body when you dont have a body lift.
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heres with 4" sl & 33's
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heres with 4" sl + 3" bl & 33's - SUPER FLEX
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heres with 4" sl + 3" bl & the 35's...
i actually was gona wait on this pic and take some good ones of the bumpers and sliders painted... but heres an idea of how it looks....
there is something about 35s on rangers that looks sooo sick!
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From what I can figure, it's got a bent valve. I have most of the engine ready to come apart, just too lazy to take the head off. It's been sitting in front of my garage for about two months now waiting for me to do it, lol.
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Not much. I think another member had almost the same problem, and spent like $250 or something. I'm not really worried about the money, I've just been kinda busy, and haven't had the motivation to fix it seeing as how I've got another rig to drive anyway.


this is where i got it from
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all im running is a body lift and 33's, and its extremely capable IMO for what it is

can't go wrong with 33's. idk your gearing, but im sure it'll help you power wise a bit as well.
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35's on superlift, no rubbing anywhere flexed or not.....
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trucks with superlift and 33's
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the first pic is prob my favorite ranger ever
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god i love that truck.. what happened to it? the owner sold it i think?
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steve, which tbars do you ahve? that may make a difference.. My 35's and 4" sl combo rubs BAD.. not on normal strait driving but in reverse while turning and ANY flex, she rubs bad.. almost took out one of the rear fender flares due to the rub..
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god i love that truck.. what happened to it? the owner sold it i think?
he sold out the F250 I think. That Ranger was one of my favorites. had supercharger and pretty much every bolt on goody available for a Ranger
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steve, which tbars do you ahve? that may make a difference.. My 35's and 4" sl combo rubs BAD.. not on normal strait driving but in reverse while turning and ANY flex, she rubs bad.. almost took out one of the rear fender flares due to the rub..
he has a stepside which has more room in the rear
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steve, which tbars do you ahve? that may make a difference.. My 35's and 4" sl combo rubs BAD.. not on normal strait driving but in reverse while turning and ANY flex, she rubs bad.. almost took out one of the rear fender flares due to the rub..
stock b bars, about to to go number ones, still though i have no rubbing with 1 inch spacers, have you considered that?? where are you rubbing?? i used to rub sway bar at full lock but that was it, keep in mind i have stock rims, are you running 15x10 or 15x8??

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he has a stepside which has more room in the rear
not for rubbing in the front.......
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I do believe i have 15X8, but that may be wrong since 4WP sent me different wheels than i ordered.. ill have to check on that. lol..
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i have 7 inches with 35s and still rub to this day!! im about to do taller coils in the front. so itll be 9 inchs total. and that shoudl hopefully solve the rubbage until SAS
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Yeah, and see.. thats what i DONT want.. I dont want the rubbage. lol.. I think 33's is the best bet for me.. Hopefully i dont loose any capability..
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my truck was capable as hell with 33s! aslo you gotta remember its not alll about size BIG MISCONCEPTION!!! if you have GReAT tires, you can get through a tons of stuff! i had 33 bfg ATs, and if they rubbed it was soft ad didnt really hurt, but the super swamper TSL rubb HARD cause of the lugs... so tires are a big part...

4 inch lift with 33/s MT and good TIRES will get you through almost anything!
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Hey Carl, Thanks SOO much for the encouragment! What would you suggest for a tire? Im currently looking at some KM2's..
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