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Torsion Bars And 33"S

Hello I am New To This Site. But i was wondering if i crank my torsion bars whats the most i can get out of them ? and will i be able to fit 33's on it and it not rub afterwards ?
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No IMO you can run a 32 11.50 max
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You can run a 33x10.5 easy, 33x12.5 if you want to max your bars. Amount of lift all depends on how much you trucks been used.
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From what ive seen, t-crank, right backspacing and 33x10.50 on 15x8s will "not" rub. (every truck varies)
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Yea you might be able to is your truck 4wd
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Wrong again, if your truck has torsion bars you can, 4x2 or 4x4 doesn't matter.
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i fit 285/75/16 (33's) on stock rims under my ranger and it only has a 2" leveling kit they only rubbed on the rear fender flares when flexed out, and on the sway bar when turned lock to lock
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Wrong again, if your truck has torsion bars you can, 4x2 or 4x4 doesn't matter.
x2 Ranger Edge (2wd and 4x4) and 4x4/FX4s utilize the same suspension
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your good dude!!! GO FOR IT!!! 33's FTW
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First off... welcome to R-F. Second... If you want to max out your bars you can get around 2 1/2". If i was you I would get #1 bars and crank them and then get an AAL or a shackle. (if you do an AAL your ride will be alittle stiffer. #1 bars will give you a harder ride as well.) and then go with 285/75's. Those are 32.??x11.?? and you shouldnt have any major rubbing with those. like said above its really all about backspacing. I think i covered everything he was asking. Right?
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DID YOU JUST LET IT RUB? DOES IT HURT ANYTHING CAUSE A BUDDY OF MINE DID THE SAME AND HIS FRONT MUD FLAPS RUBBED AND HE JUST TOOK THEM OFF. BUT IF I TOOK MINE OFF IT WOULD NOT LOOK RIGHT WHERE MY MUD FLAPS GO INTO MY FRONT FENDER.
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No i meant doesnt a 4x2 sit lower than a 4x4 also how do either one of you know a 33 will work 04 black edge runs 32 11.50's and Goodysgotacuda runs 31 10.50's so explain to me your personal experience with 33's that make me wrong
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DID YOU JUST LET IT RUB? DOES IT HURT ANYTHING CAUSE A BUDDY OF MINE DID THE SAME AND HIS FRONT MUD FLAPS RUBBED AND HE JUST TOOK THEM OFF. BUT IF I TOOK MINE OFF IT WOULD NOT LOOK RIGHT WHERE MY MUD FLAPS GO INTO MY FRONT FENDER.
There's two ways you could go about getting rid of the mud flaps, One way is to take the ones you have now and trim them down. Another way would be to buy another set of flares. You would need the 01-05 style flares. That way is more complicated but looks better IMO.
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like i said ^^^ i ran some 285/75/16 they worked only rubbed when you turned the wheel from lock to lock on the inside against the sway bar and if i flexed the truck till the rear tire came off the ground the stuffed side would rub on the fender flares at the bottom of the wheel wells. pics are of the truck with the 33's
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No i meant doesnt a 4x2 sit lower than a 4x4 also how do either one of you know a 33 will work 04 black edge runs 32 11.50's and Goodysgotacuda runs 31 10.50's so explain to me your personal experience with 33's that make me wrong
No, its been said twice in this thread any Edge 2wd or 4wd has the same exact suspension. I run 32s because I didn't want to crank my bars and I got a great deal on these tires. I don't need personal experience to know what will work and what won't, thats what the forum is for.
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Goodyear claims urs are 33.1x11.3 and he asked what wouldnt rub so u said they rubbed a little well i tore the edges off my 265s flexing in the back tucked it in tight so its all in what u use it for a mall crawler wont rub that bad unless you make sharp turns
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4x4 v 4x2 tbar suspension= same
4x4 4x2 one tbar one coil= different
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well flexing like a four wheel drive can reach can make 265's rub so thats why i asked if you want me to send you a pic of a depressed 265 tire 32" because of flew i will and a 33 will rub on hard turns anyways
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i have no idea what you said til the 33 will rub on hard turns. and what do you mean hard turns? like parking? yeah it will at full lock.
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Yeah it will rub at full lock, but easy solution don't go full lock. The OP asked if 33s will fit, I answered his question, yes they will. Theres no debate here
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I lol at this thread... i really dont feel like going off on people tonight lol
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What i meant is that i had 265/75-r16's and i can show you pictures of stuffing fenders so tight i ripped chunks of tread off so if those did that how will a one inch bigger diameter tire not rub at all in respose to the two that claim a 33 will fit they are not offroading a lot if it does not
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Man Stone this is like perfect for you, I can't believe your not eating this up.

This is the last time I'm going to say this. The original poster asked if 33s will fit. Yes they will fit. Yes you might have to adjust your driving some so you don't rub. Pick your poison.

Btw look at thesoundmaster, he wheels the **** out of his truck with 33x12.5 and stock suspension.
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The OP also stated he wanted to know what would fit without rubbing not what would fit if he changed his driving habits
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i have 265 75 16s right now and theres plenty of room. damnit i may have to instal my 33s on my classic 2s soon to show that they fit fine except at full lock which i don't even care about. and for sharp turns, if you know they would rub why not just slow down to prevent it? or not crank the wheel all the way?
ill try to get my tires on tomorrow if i have time

Didn't ask what would fit w/o rubbing asked if 33's would rub.

Poor guy just joined and already sees arguments one of his first threads lol. Don't worry about it we just "talkin" haha
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