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Largest tires w/Bushwacker Cut-Out Flares and no lift?

Anyone know the biggest tire size you can run with the Bushwacker Cut-Out Flares and no lift (BL or SL) on a Torsion Bar IFS Ranger without rubbing...ever?
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Are you going to cut out your fenders then?

With the right offset wheel, you could probably run 33's with a full crank of the t-bars.

You will probably have to either remove your inner fenders, or cut them. Same as your valance
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The Idea is to do NO t-bar crank. Just trim, with the fenders to clean up and hide the carnage. The same idea as the AEV Highline Body Kit, bigger tires and little/no suspension lift.

I also want ZERO rub, no matter how the wheel is turned and suspension is flexed.

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gonna remove the inner fender? that gets in the way with larger sizes when turning. gonna ditch the valence? enjoy rippin' it off on every turn unless you trim.
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just bodylift it
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Didn't somebody put 35's on a stock suspension with glass fenders?
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Didn't somebody put 35's on a stock suspension with glass fenders?
I don't know but fiberglass fenders and pulled bedsides would be much more effective than cut out flares imo, and look better.
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the bushwacker cut outs dont take off much fender, just a bit at the bottom corners (I used to have them on my truck and are for sale if anyone is interested)
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Here is a good, clean looking, mild fiberglass fender.
4" flare, 3" rise. Should make plenty of room for tires.

1998 to 2010 Ford Ranger Front Fenders. 4" flare 3" rise
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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

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^^^ thats your only bet "cut out flares" on rangers really arnt cut out anything just put over fenders really they look like pure crap
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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

that looks sweet. think there is room for 37s even glass it glass it glass it
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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

Thing is effin' hot. Any more pics or a link you'd share?
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but something needs to be done about the hitch and rear bumper, they just look out of place. can you say tube bumper?
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but something needs to be done about the hitch and rear bumper, they just look out of place. can you say tube bumper?
No kidding. Front bumper too.

I kept wanting to get another ranger and run a 1" body lift, mild fenders and 33s to keep it nice and clean, looks good actually with 35s.

Lately I have been trying to convince myself to get fiberglass on the F150 and run 37s on a 4" lift. hmm...
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i have yet to see a truck with any kind of bushwacker flare that actually looks good.
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i wanna see that truck flexed out and with a trimmed valance
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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

No SL you mean, it's got a BL. Nice look BTW.
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gonna remove the inner fender? that gets in the way with larger sizes when turning. gonna ditch the valence? enjoy rippin' it off on every turn unless you trim.
Yes, the idea is to trim things. I'm looking for no rub... ever.

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just bodylift it
That's a possibility I've already considered and may do, but was wanting to explore the trimming route first.

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I don't know but fiberglass fenders and pulled bedsides would be much more effective than cut out flares imo, and look better.
I'll have to think about that one. I've looked at glass fenders before and I don't think I'm wanting to spend that much. How large of tires can you run with NO RUB, and no SL or BL?

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the bushwacker cut outs dont take off much fender, just a bit at the bottom corners (I used to have them on my truck and are for sale if anyone is interested)
What setup did you run them with?


BTW, has anyone ever looked into using full size flares on a Ranger?
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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

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No SL you mean, it's got a BL. Nice look BTW.
that truck only has glass no bl or anything
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that truck only has glass no bl or anything
I see it now, the fender's higher in the back than the front, which kinda makes it look like a BL w/o a rear bumper bracket.

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Here's a pic of the no lift, glass flares and 35's

Who's truck is that, BTW?

How big can you go (and with what type of backspacing) before you start rubbing the frame?
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Thing is effin' hot. Any more pics or a link you'd share?

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Who's truck is that, BTW?

How big can you go (and with what type of backspacing) before you start rubbing the frame?
He's 03FX4 over at RPS, found it browsing through this

Everyone, Lets See Your Lifted Ranger!!!!! - Page 5 - Ranger Power Sports Forum
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I see it now, the fender's higher in the back than the front, which kinda makes it look like a BL w/o a rear bumper bracket.



Who's truck is that, BTW?

How big can you go (and with what type of backspacing) before you start rubbing the frame?
I'm sure you could EASILY run 33x12.50's on 15x8s with 3.75" backspacing and never touch anything, probably 35s.
With a body lift and the wheels/tire specs I mentioned, I was never able to get my 98 ranger to rub on anything even with no sway bars. Most people that have a rub problem get it from running a wide wheel, and then the rub is on the front/rear of the fenders (in the bottom corners) or the bumper valence. Get rid of those and there is plenty of room to stuff tires. You could run 10" wide wheels with fiberglass as well which would make the tires come closer to the edge of the fiberglass.
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He's 03FX4 over at RPS, found it browsing through this

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OH YEAH! I saved those pics a long time ago! haha.

oh...take a look at that first truck in the link....Razor's truck when it was spindled and bl'd!
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