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well, kyle's runnin 15x8's and it looks pretty decent. i dont have the luxary of fender flares since its a flareside and i dont want the tires sticking out too far. that'll roach the rocker panels out over time.
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ya it will work fine. only problem with 16x8s is the tires are a little more but the fitment around the hub isnt as tight.

sounds like you have it figured out.
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The blocks are 3" and axle wrap is not terrible with them, though an ideal solution would be AALs and shackles or even better: Deaver leaf packs.
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yea ok, sorry about the confusion there zach lol. i have to sell the stock 16x7's. the Mickey T's are 16x8's. I confused myself there for a minute too lol.
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The blocks are 3" and axle wrap is not terrible with them, though an ideal solution would be AALs and shackles or even better: Deaver leaf packs.

id go for the shackles and AAL but i dont htin deavers are worth the money.


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yea ok, sorry about the confusion there zach lol. i have to sell the stock 16x7's. the Mickey T's are 16x8's. I confused myself there for a minute too lol.
lol np man. good luck selling them i still have mine.
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id go for the shackles and AAL but i dont htin deavers are worth the money.
they are HIGHLY worth the $ because you cant ditch all lift shackels and blocks and AAL and just run straigh leafs which is always better in the long run and stop your whining about you cant tow with them just tell them to add a toy leave and your set...so BLA....BLA.....
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They only lift 2.5" though, so you'd need a little more lift for the 4" superlift
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3" will be enough for the superlift to look good and level. And you can get deaver packs in pretty much any size you want I believe.
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Nope, they only make 2.5" and lang travel packs for rangers, although you can get some custom ones made anyway, like I'm gonna do.

I haven't priced it yet, so don't ask...lol.
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thanks again for all the help guys. much appreciated as usual.
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Since I'm running 16 inch wheels instead of 15's, the tires won't be able to be as tall. im honestly a little concerned with road rash on the side of the truck (since its a flareside) if the tires stick out a decent amount. or is that just part of the deal? anyone have any problems with this or put fender flares on a flareside?
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save save save save...and do 15's screw 16's i hate mine the tire sizes suck the prices suck..move on get different wheels
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i just bought the 16's. Honestly, id sooner not get the lift and keep the wheels. im just stubborn like that. i do agree with the cost and size choices of tires for the 16's BLAH
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id rather pay more money for the 16" tires. ive had both sizes both are fine. 16" wheels have more bling. bigger is better.

the road rash is just part of the game. with some 285/75/16s and a suspesnion lift you might beable to keep your mud flaps. that will help the most.

alot depends on tires and where you drive.

i was worried about the same thing but finally gave up and got wide tires like i wanted and i think i have max of one chip per tire on my truck. i have no mud flaps. and really my tires dont pick up the small stuff that usualy you run into on the roads.

zach dont give me that crap about 16s. you know if you could have a set of 17s you wouldnt complain.
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yea your looks really sharp zach. well ive got alot of info to consider. in leaning towards doing it, i think it'll look sharp. ill keep you guys updated. i need to get some pics on here already.
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ya where the pics.
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ill post some tonight when i get home from work. its missing a lift, well thats what i think anyways. lol. watch for the post later
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