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1986 Ranger STX 4x4 tire size question

Hi, i was wondering what the largerest size tire is that i can fit under my truck before i would have to get a lift kit of some kind on it
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hmm im gunna say like 31's maybe.... i havent seen many 1986 rangers so i cant really get a size comparison...
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hmm honistly probly a 30x9.5x15, a 31x10.5x15 might be pushing it i woulds have to see a picture of the truck because some STX came with the "high rider" package which you should then beable to clear 31's fine
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Mine should be the regular height STX, they didn't come out with the high rider suspension until 87. thank you very much for the replies
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honistly if you get a pic of the truck i should beable to tell ya alot better
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ok, i'll try and get a pic of it posted on here so you can have a look
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ya take a picture with a camera phone or like digital or something host it on www.photobucket.com and copy paste the link take like a 3/4 shots and like side shots if you could, i am pretty good about calling from a pic what the older trucks can fit sometimes...
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ya your truck is quite low i would say 30x9.5x15. the like belle tire or something can check to make sure they fit before you leave too
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ok, thank you very much for the help
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actually, without rubbing you may be looking at a 29" tire in there, seeing as those are probly right around 24-25" tires right now. the wheel wells on the older trucks are tiny and something that old the springs are probly sagging a good bit...
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Are you gona put different wheels on when you put your new tires on?
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actually, without rubbing you may be looking at a 29" tire in there, seeing as those are probly right around 24-25" tires right now. the wheel wells on the older trucks are tiny and something that old the springs are probly sagging a good bit...
thats why i sayed have them check before you leave lol
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i plan to put a different set of rims on the truck, i'm not too fond of the stock rims
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the tires on it right now are 205/75/R15's

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are those 14" rims

super swamper has 28 inchers that would fit that
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no, 15 inch
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the tires on it right now are 205/75/R15's
ok, those are 27" tires, so lookin at the pics the largest you could go with is probly a 29" tire and not much wider than that either as long as you keep it on a factory sized rim (15x7 with 4.5 BS) you get a wider rim or a smaller backspacing its gonna push the tire out farther and it WILL rub on the fender, especially in the front whenever you tried to turn. if you wanted to cut your fenders out some you could fit something larger, or lift things a little, but your options are limited for what you have there for not rubbing. good luck to ya.
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Thank you, I was wondering if i would get a lift, what kind would you all recommend, i'm thinking about a body lift but i'm not sure if i won't that or a suspension lift
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hey i have a 1987 ranger XLT 4x4 and i had 265/70R15 for 6 mounth without rubbing and its the stock height but i did have new stock coils on it
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cool, thank you very much
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you could get a 31 if you get a wheel with a greater backspacing
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