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Superlift - What Tire Size???

I am getting ready to put a Superlift setup on my 2003 XLT 4x4. The 4" suspension lift plus the 3" body lift kit, so I can run 35's. My mechanic is telling me that if I run 35's with this lift, I face the problem of breaking ball joints due to the IFS and possibly other problems. He said that I would be better off just getting the 4" suspension lift and running 33's.

I have seen a lot of Rangers with this set up (suspension/body/35's), so I need to know if any one out there with this setup is having any problems (i.e. ball joints, etc.)
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yup. alot of guys on 35's will tell ya the front end cant take the stress.

ball joints, CV's, tie rods, hub bearings, all of it wears out faster.
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Nope, I have just a body lift and 35s. You're good man. There's a tiny risk, but its not going to happen.

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Any time you modify a vehicle beyond how it came from the factory you run the risk of part failure. I run 35's with a SL and a 1" bodylift and it is not a if I am going to have part failure it is more like when and be prepared for when it happens.
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all suspension parts wear out, its just a matter of when

putting 35s on your ranger will just wear them faster...

doesn't mean something will straight out break, but it WILL wear faster
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i clear my 35's with room to spare, and if something breaks then it is just a reason to upgrade it to something better.
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How long have you guys been running your 35's? What problems and cost have you incurred?
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I've ran 35s since September 2006. The 35s rub but that is because i only have a body lift. Otherwise no suspension failure yet (knock on wood)
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You have to remember 35's are also alot harder on brakes and axle. I have the RCD kit with 33s and they are large enough for me.
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you should be fine with 35's but personally i agree with the mechanic just do the superlift and 33's... i think it looks better
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just do the bl, superlift and 35 or bigger.stop talking about it u will be fine. i ran the 38 boggers on my super lift and body lift for a year before i did a sas.
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heres 38 boggers

35 boggers
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Ryan now I want 37s :-]

But I should just put them on my Jeep
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Ryan, what all did you need for your SAS conversion and how much did it run you?
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Ryan, what all did you need for your SAS conversion and how much did it run you?

I don't think he did a thread detailing his swap. Go to the forum section "build logs" and look at "034x4"s SAS thread. He has good pictures and whatnot.
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I don't think he did a thread detailing his swap. Go to the forum section "build logs" and look at "034x4"s SAS thread. He has good pictures and whatnot.
Thanks dude!
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