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ok my question is if i put a 3 inch body lift and crank the t-bars can i fit 35s on it??cuz idk if its just me but when i park next to other rangers my looks like it sits up higher then them...

and yes i know about the search option but i looked and everyone just started talkin bout sl and didnt help..so if someone could give me a straight forward answer and maybe some pics id appreciate it..and if i couldnt get 35s,would 33x13.5s work cuz i like how it looks with the wider tires...and i wont be doin nothin but drivin to school and maybe muddin...

its a 2001 edge 4x4 by the way
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You'd probably have to take the valance off and max the bars. Its been done but it rubs pretty bad 33x13.5 would work better
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yes you can fit it....as i did it at one time and a few other members have as well. BUT....Flares and valence both need trimmed....and I certainly was comfortable on the street....but on the trail...i was scared for my body....

Stepsides and truck w/o flares work better for 35's....


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mine will clear them but they rub a bit when off roading so i just went with 33s
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both these trucks are steppies with cranked bars and 3" body...steppies fenders are bigger than the stylesides fenders.


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any one got pics of 13.5 on a ranger with the 3"??

and fx4 when you had the 35s you didnt rub when you were just ridin?and i dont really off-road to much just go through some mud holes at times..
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Tys4x4 will have pics soon, I think he was doing his this weekend. Hes running 33x13.5 xterrains
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o and do i need to do anything with gears if i put bigger tires??im not much of a guy on tht kind of stuff..im just the guy thatll paint your truck or fix your dents lol
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I had 35s with only a body lift and t-bar crank at one point. After some trimming it was fine for everyday driving. I would only get an occasional rub turning into a driveway or something similar. Offroad was a different story though.

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Not trying to thread hack but who is the member with the bed extender? Been trying to find one for a steppie but only found fleetside?
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you certainly can!
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Not trying to thread hack but who is the member with the bed extender? Been trying to find one for a steppie but only found fleetside?
That would be Int3rc3ptor.
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and i didnt have to trim or anything.......no rubbing
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any one got pics of 13.5 on a ranger with the 3"??

and fx4 when you had the 35s you didnt rub when you were just ridin?and i dont really off-road to much just go through some mud holes at times..
I was maxed out on the bars, no valence, and no flares, stock rear suspension. there was only a slight rub on a full left lock. I was running 15x10 procomps w/ 4" backspace. It was very confortable on the street and actually...imo....it was perfect height. Certainly WASNT comfortable taking it down a trail or hole or flex or anything...strictly street. lol.
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dang seein them steppies almost makes me wanna throw a 3 inch body lift on mine and run 35s instead of my 1 inch and 32s. too bad i am broke and cant afford tires right now.
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That would be Int3rc3ptor.
yep, you just buy the one for a regular bed and you cut the middle bars down a couple inches and put it back together. My westin bed extender said in the instructions how to make it fit a flareside. So just buy the styleside/fleetside one
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both these trucks are steppies with cranked bars and 3" body...steppies fenders are bigger than the stylesides fenders.
i think they have a video on myspace called 'playin in the sandbox', the people in the pics, that is. yeah i think its the guys right above my post here
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yeah i haev plenty of room with only BL and i have 33s
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