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05 ranger wheel question. 33s

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it's about time I need some new tires for my truck. Few months back I got some moto metal 16 inch rims ( I'll post pics soon I'm on my iPhone) anyways I was wondering if 33s would fit I'm not looking for some expensive pro comps just some A/T toko or something. I went to a tire shop close to where I live and they told me that 33s were gonna be to big on my truck and that I should go with 31s. Now my thing is that I have maxxed my tbars and I have 1 1/2 inch spacers for my front wheels. Would I be able to have 33s?
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technically you could fit 285/75/16 (33s) with maxed bars. Its been done.
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technically you could fit 285/75/16 (33s) with maxed bars. Its been done.
I say this a lot but, myself being one of them that did it. 285's with fit fine with a t-bar crank.
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I say this a lot but, myself being one of them that did it. 285's with fit fine with a t-bar crank.
You better be right cause I just ordered a set of 33x12.5x15 mt/r kevlars this morning!
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Have fun with all that rubbing..
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You better be right cause I just ordered a set of 33x12.5x15 mt/r kevlars this morning!
You will have rubbing. 12.50's will rub. The main reason I don't rub is because my tires are only 11.XX inches wide.
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I got 15x8 nomads with 3.75 back spacing... Shouldn't rub much at all. And I'm more than likely going to get a body lift too
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You will rub. Not bad. But it will.
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Oh I know I will rub but only when turned lock to lock on the street... I borrowed a set to try from my bud and that's all the rubbing I had, but I never took them offroading either
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Why the hell do you have spacers on the front wheels? You do realize that running very little backspacing (or using spacers) is going to make rubbing a lot worse, right? Aside from the other problems they will cause...
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Why the hell do you have spacers on the front wheels? You do realize that running very little backspacing (or using spacers) is going to make rubbing a lot worse, right? Aside from the other problems they will cause...
I bought spacers a few months back actualu from a member on this site. I have not put the spacers on yet because there is no need to with my donut wheels. My main idea was to have 33s and use the spacers for the front. From what everyone is saying it will make it worse spacing out the tires. My rims have
minimal backspacing like -17mm or something. Eventually I was going to go with some shackles and springs instead of a body lift. Anyways how much rubbing will I have. It would be nice to go with a wider tire like 12.50 but I think that is what everyone is saying will rub. Anyone got pics or think 33s with 11 inch wide tires would work?

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I'm still confused on how adding spacers to front wheels would make them rub more considering that my wheels would be pushed out away from my axle. Someone also said that minimal backspacing on rims will make them rub which make sense cause the wheels
would be closer in. Could someone clear this up for me =]
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I'm still confused on how adding spacers to front wheels would make them rub more considering that my wheels would be pushed out away from my axle. Someone also said that minimal backspacing on rims will make them rub which make sense cause the wheels
would be closer in. Could someone clear this up for me =]
less backspace moves the wheels further out as wheel spacers do.
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less backspace moves the wheels further out as wheel spacers do.
Right so with the wheels moved further out i don't get where the rubbing would occur, with the combo of t-bar crank and spacers..

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Bumper most likely when you turn
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Bumper most likely when you turn
Hmm that's the last place i thought they would rub but that does make sense. I guess Its just trial and error with these tires. I would go the easy route and just get a bodylift but I want shackles
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the bumper is easy. you can take a razor knife and cut about a half an inch and you will be set plus you can cut with the general line and its hard to see!
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Check out my thread on this topic!
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I got my tires mounted yesterday and I rub the inner fender at full lock while turning. Don't know about off road yet
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All of this could easily be solved if you just spent 200 dollars on a bodylift. You can still get shackles.

Otherwise, i'd run 265x75x16's if I were you.
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I am getting shackles too. The only thing a body lift is good for is tire clearance, but I most likely need to get one
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