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Old 07-15-2007
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Tommorow I'm ordering my 35's and BL from 4wp and for some reason I have a feeling that something will go wrong. Checking this one more time the PA body lift kit comes with everything I'll need including the steering extender and bumper brackets? And will the 315/75/r16 (35x12.5x16) will fit perfectly on my 16x8's with no rubbing problems even when I'm fully flexed? (I have the JD traction bars so I'm hoping that will keep my axle from shifting forward and ripping at my flares). Besides the gap guards will I needto buy anything else? I don't think I will need to relocate my hitch because I dont think any space will be created. And besides my exhaust and front bar will anything else be hanging down?

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And will the 315/75/r16 (35x12.5x16) will fit perfectly on my 16x8's with no rubbing problems even when I'm fully flexed?
You say you get your 31s to rub when flexing with your lift so I dont see why you wouldn't rub with 35s and a little extra lift in the same situation.
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your hitch WILL hang down 3" from the bottom of the bumper IF you use the rear bumper brackets that come with the kit.....yes the kit comes with EVERYTHING you need EXCEPT for the shifter extention (if you have a manual)......and YES 35x12.5 tires will fit fine on your truck.....that is about the same combo that Ricky (jpro) has on his truck and it fits fine.....well he has 33's and needs 35's to look good...
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everything should work just fine.
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Alright thats good to know. And my 31's only rubbed the very front of my fflaress whenever I hit stuff going fast which pushed my axle forward and hit the flare. Im hoping the JD traction bars will keep the axle going straight up and straight down.
My hitch will hang down but I dont think A gap will be created. I measured it all and its stuffed up there really well. It will be exposed more but I dont think a gap will happen.
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If you have the hitch like I have, you'll have no probs. As far as rubbing...my 33's rub if I really want to try hard enough to make em rub. Your going to rub when your flexxed out. But normal city driving, you'll hardly rub.

Also, you may have to trim your front rear fender flares for when your tires turn. It's no biggie though.
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everything will work just fine
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yea um itll work man. you have and auto or 5spd? if so youll need the shift extension.
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I ordered everything today at 4wp's but I have to wait till fridays paycheck to pick it up. Im auto so I dont need the extension. The guy said I'm going to need to grind some in the front to be able to raise the bumper but thats no problem. And even though I'm a M/T fan I bought Nitto Terra Grapplers because the terrain around here is better suited for a A/T. Plus they have alternating side lugs so that should help in mud. So let me know what day you want to do this ranger and I'll amke sure to take that day off of work.

Jrpro do you have any pictures of your hitch?
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when i get to work tommarow ill see if we can do it this saturday or next saturday. saturdays work best for me.
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Aww man...not A/T's!!! BTW, you can have the meanest side biters in the world on an A/T, but the bottom line is that a slick is still a slick in mud!!!



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my nittos really suprised me in the mud, i went through some pretty nasty stuff and never got stuck... when i was in 4wd, got stuck in 2wd once... by the sounds of it they are far better than the BFGs, good choice on tire.

and let me know if the bars help, those pics i showed you of my old tires were because the axle moved forward and pulled out the metal...
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Alright cool, doesn't look to bad. As far as the date to do it on unless my tires or wheels sell it will have to be next saturday because I'm 120$ short.
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my nittos really suprised me in the mud, i went through some pretty nasty stuff and never got stuck... when i was in 4wd, got stuck in 2wd once... by the sounds of it they are far better than the BFGs, good choice on tire.

and let me know if the bars help, those pics i showed you of my old tires were because the axle moved forward and pulled out the metal...
Thats the first time I've heard the nitto's did good in the mud :)

I know of quite a bit of people here with them and I have seen them just turn in to slicks. You must have a world of difference once you get to wheel those MTZ's!!!
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haha im sure i will...

and i know when your going slow they clump up.. and in differnt kinds of stuff they do..

and i lied, i just remembered on time i backed into a pond lookin thing haha, only got myback tires in, front were on what looked like grass haha, needless to say i got stuck BUT after that i went through some pretty nasty stuff, didnt get stuck, but then again i didnt stop lol

overall i was impressed.. for an AT
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haha im sure i will...

and i know when your going slow they clump up.. and in differnt kinds of stuff they do..

and i lied, i just remembered on time i backed into a pond lookin thing haha, only got myback tires in, front were on what looked like grass haha, needless to say i got stuck BUT after that i went through some pretty nasty stuff, didnt get stuck, but then again i didnt stop lol

overall i was impressed.. for an AT
No doubt they probably do better than the bfg a/ts. Just definetly won't be too good on a 2wd truck, you need all the presious traction you can get!
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o yea dont forgot...more then likely the front 2 blocks u put in u will have to drill out and make it wider to fid the bolt thru
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One more question. I'm gonna get my 35's on before the Bl but only drive them a couple of hours on the highway. Do you think they will rub? Absolutly no wheeling or flexing. I'll even try not to turn as sharp as possible.
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