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18s or 20s

When my 33s wear out, im gona get some 35s for my ranger. When i get them, im wanting either 18 or 20 inch rims. Which do yall think will look better? In the future im getting a 3" bodylift with 37s and ill be using the 18s or 20s for these tires also.
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If your goin with 35s then go with an 18 inch wheel, if your goin with 37s then go with a 20 cuz those are the perfect wheel/tire combo. Im goin with 18s and 35s in spring myself.
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So if im wanting 37s, i should just wait and get the 20s and 37s and not worry about the35s?
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I like 35's and 16's.
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Do you plan on going off pavement at all? If you are then I would stick with at the most 17-18's. If it will just be a pavement queen, I'd still go with no more than an 18". IMO 20's on a ranger are too much rim for me, makes it look like one of those DUB Edition Hot Wheels car.
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I wanna do 18s on my 33s so my vote would be 20s if you go bigger than 33s
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20"s
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thats RCD BL with 37s on 20s to give you an idea
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Do you plan on going off pavement at all? If you are then I would stick with at the most 17-18's. If it will just be a pavement queen, I'd still go with no more than an 18". IMO 20's on a ranger are too much rim for me, makes it look like one of those DUB Edition Hot Wheels car.
so if he goes offroad, 18" at the most. and if it street only, 18" at most?

go with 18s imo, gives you some more side wall and looks really good
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for offroading purposes your wheel should be no larger than half the diameter of your tire.

example: 34" tire = 17" wheel, 36" tire = 18" wheel and so on.....

If you go bigger and air down you wont have much sidewall to absorb impact on terrain. But if you just want a mall crawler, go big and shiny.
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so if he goes offroad, 18" at the most. and if it street only, 18" at most?
Exactly lol,
I had a little long winded explination, but I should have said that. Very few Rangers look good with massive rims.

Highroller is one of them, by far. There is another one on here that has 36 Irocks and 20's. Its a red STX ranger. Looks damn good IMO

For me its more function over form, but I like to go wheelin more than cruising down the high way. Either way I think a set of 18's look best on a ranger, not too big, but still gets looks when cruisin on the beach.
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I love the look of highrollers truck. It looks sweet. I think im gona get the 37s and 20s when mine wear out. My truck is for pavement, my gravel driveway, and looks only.
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I love the look of highrollers truck. It looks sweet. I think im gona get the 37s and 20s when mine wear out. My truck is for pavement, my gravel driveway, and looks only.
and youre not driving something lowered on 18s or 20s why? Lifted trucks for show are gay
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preferably neither 17s at the most just my opinion but 18's with 35's or with 37's
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I like 18s personally
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and youre not driving something lowered on 18s or 20s why? Lifted trucks for show are gay
It may be gay, but when your 18 and paying for it, maybe ppl cant afford to take it mudding but they still want to look good. And plus its my daily driver. I no for a fact im not the only lifted ranger thats just for looks.
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preferably neither 17s at the most just my opinion but 18's with 35's or with 37's
I agree. 17's are the best. Look at zabeards truck. 17's wrapped in 37's and it looks dang sexy.
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It may be gay, but when your 18 and paying for it, maybe ppl cant afford to take it mudding but they still want to look good. And plus its my daily driver. I no for a fact im not the only lifted ranger thats just for looks.
Your not
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Lifted trucks for show are gay
Why say that? Most the guys who build a show truck buy the higher quality parts not just what they can afford. Just because I built my truck for show did not mean I was not as capable as your truck off road. Imo I cannot see spending $24,000 on a truck dumping another $5-10K into it then going out and beating the crap out of it.

I think the 35's and the 20's would look good. The 18's to me are just awkward. They are to big to be small and to small to be big.
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Lifted trucks for show are gay
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I love the lifted look with big wheels and tires but it has to be the right combo. Id love to have a fullsize with 22s and 40s. I dont offroad much and by spring Ill be on 18s and 35s. So if Zabeard didnt wheel his truck it would be gay? some people like the look but dont wheel because its their daily, like me. My truck is my bread and butter and if I cant get to work then theres a problem, I just like to look good while going to and from there. haha
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i got 20s and looking to 3"body lift and 33"......and i dont plan to offroad.
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I think my truck looked damned good with 20's and 36's

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Ur truck looks good pace. I beleive im gona go ahead and get the 35s and 20s so if i want to upgrade to 37s later, ill have the 20s. I still have a lot of wear on my tires now, but when i get my other tires, ill post pics. How many miles do mickey thompson mtzs last anyway?
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Not sure about the mtz's but if they are anything like the Baja Claws they will last forever on a ranger. The light weight on our trucks makes a big difference.
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