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*NEED HELP* 1998 Ranger w/3 inch body lift

Hey guys, I have a 1998 4WD Ranger extended cab with a 3 inch body lift and cranked front torsion bars. It's currently sitting on 31's with 15 inch rims. I want to upgrade to 33's but not sure about the rim size. I would like to have them stick out a little more without any spacers or mods. What size rim should I get to fit 33's? Bolt pattern is 5x4.5. Thanks
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Spacers would be the cheapest option, since you wouldn't need to buy a completely new set of wheels.

Measure your current wheels to determine the backspacing. If you want the wheels to stick out a bit more, then reduce the backspacing accordingly when you purchase your new wheels. Just be wary of possibly clearance issues when going through the steering cycle and avoid ordering tires that are too wide. Good luck!
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Well the thing is I'm pretty confident that I will want to buy new wheels anyway. So what wheel size works with 33 inch tires? Would 33x12.5 tires be too wide? Should I stick with 33x10.5?
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I did a quick google search and alot of Ranger owners have had no issues running a 33x10.5 tire with just a body lift, but you MIGHT be able to clear the 12.5s since you cranked the torsion bars.... but dont quote me on that.
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Get a 10 inch wide wheel an run 33 12.50 15s. Shouldn't be any problems
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