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Looking around at buying a suspension lift for my 1996 ford ranger xlt 4x4. The 4" lifts say they will clear 31or 32" tires I'm wanting to run 33" maybe 35. What's the best lift for this would I have to go 6" or? 4" and a body lift? And if I go up to a 6" will I have to start doing any major changes? Its also a 5 speed I guess that would matter for a body lift. I need a good opinion
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1996 ranger lift question.

Looking around at buying a suspension lift for my 1996 ford ranger xlt 4x4. The 4" lifts say they will clear 31or 32" tires I'm wanting to run 33" maybe 35. What's the best lift for this would I have to go 6" or? 4" and a body lift? And if I go up to a 6" will I have to start doing any major changes? Its also a 5 speed I guess that would matter for a body lift. I need a good opinion
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Im going to lift my ranger 96 4x4 4.0 I want to go suspension lift but need advice. It has 31's on it now if I were to buy a rough country 4" lift could I run 33's? I would think so but on the website it says tire size 31? I'm confused on that
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how much lift?

How much lift would I need to clear 33 12.50 on a 96 ford ranger?
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I have read posts that on-road driving with 4" lift and 33" is fine, off road is when you can get rubbing when turning and hitting bumps.

33x10.50x15 would be less likely to rub, the 12.5 width is when rubbing will happen.

A tire is 33" round but when you turn it and look at it from the side if is now closer to 38", so rubbing doesn't happen at the top of the wheel well, if you lift it, but at the front and back of the wheel well because dimensions haven changed there, still the same width.
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So if I went with the superlift 5.5" lift thatd be better? But if I went with that one would I have to start changing anything major bc its 5.5" or would it be like the 4" and just the lift is ok?
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Answered here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...e-lift-145211/

Lift only gives you top of wheel well clearance, it doesn't change the width of the wheel well opening.
No issues with rear tires but when you turn the front tires they get wider that 33"
You can use spacers for frame rub but wheel well needs to be trimmed in most cases.
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If your thread looks confusing.. it's because I merged all 4 of your threads about what lift to get into one. I also moved it into the correct forum. You're welcome.
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