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lift on a 08 and tire question....

just bought an 08 ranger xlt 4 door 4x4 and talking to a mechanek he suggests for a cheap 2in torsion bar front lift and a 2in block rear lift. and suggests 15x7 in rim with 31s on it. im new to the offroad game but all my boys drive toyotas so u guys are my bible per say. will this work?
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Well what i have done is maxed my t-bars out and bought a set of Chevy drop shackles. And for a starter start with
32x10.5x15's on 15x7 Rim
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u can crank the t-bars up front, but it already has 2in blocks in the rear, from the factory.. u can fit 31's now, hell u can go up to a 33in tire stock, throw a bodylift on it, put sum good offroad tires on it, and put those yota's to shame.. rim size personally i'd go up to a 15x8...like the guy above, u could put shackles in the rear, or a ADD-A-Leaf.
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thnx man, ne suggestion on the tire and will there b an issue with rubbing?
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depends on what type of terrain... if its sand, i'd go with BFG A/T or general grabber AT-2 if ur on a budget, there's plenty of other tires that are good in sand to, but those to seem to be a fav on this site. if its mud.. there's several good mud tires, i've ran maxxis buckshot mudders on my ranger, loved them.. right now i have a set of 35in BFG mud terrains on my dodge.. couldnt be happier.. cooper SST's are good, so are the Mickey thompson MTZ's, and ATZ's.... all depends on what u want ur tires to do. if u slap a body lift on and 33's u wont have any rubbin issues, 31's come from the factory on the FX4's and those are basically the same as your regualr 4x4
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thnx man, ne suggestion on the tire and will there b an issue with rubbing?
Like the guy above me said u can always throw a bl on there i have no rubbing issues with my 33's. But picking a tire all depends on your price range if you do anything make sure u get a A/T tire if not a M/T
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For a Example this is my truck with the following down

2.5 Inch Drop Shackles
2.5 Inch Torsion Crank
1 Inch Body Lift
33x12.5x15's Mickey Thompsons

And like i said i have no rubbing concerns

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very cool, yea my rangers completely stock got it 5 days ago and took it mashin yesterday but my yota friends have lifts and tires so im looking to match. already out climbed one of them there engine couldnt handle the incline and when i crested the body scrated alittle so im looking for alittle more clearance. thnx u guys are more then helpful!
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Here's a stock truck running 33x10.5x15's...Mr O6 Sport on Rps

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very cool, yea my rangers completely stock got it 5 days ago and took it mashin yesterday but my yota friends have lifts and tires so im looking to match. already out climbed one of them there engine couldnt handle the incline and when i crested the body scrated alittle so im looking for alittle more clearance. thnx u guys are more then helpful!

its no big thing man heres the link to the shackles i bought..

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

If you need any help or anything don't be afraid to send me a pm
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