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1999 Ranger Tires

Hey guys, I'm new to the forums and joined in hopes of getting some info about what size wheels and tires will fit a stock 1999 4x4 Ranger. The current stock tires are Goodyear Wrangler RT/S size 215/75/15 on the stock 15 inch wheels.
Will different size tires fit on the stock wheels?
What size tires and wheels will fit in the stock setup?
Is it worth it to get larger tires without getting a lift kit?
Thanks for any help you can give.
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your truck can take up to 285/75/15's without a lift. just do a torsion bar crank and you'll be fine.
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I own a '99 ranger. Before the BL and T-Bar crank I had 265/75/16 tires on my truck. Below is a pic of my truck at stock height with the 265/75/16 tires.

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Thanks for the info, but what is torsion bar crank? Is that just moving the wheels farther out?
Also to bugz: Are those the stock wheels?
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Yup, those are my old stockers.
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since you have stock 15 inch wheels, i would say get 31s if you don't plan on lifting your truck. it will fit fine i ran them on my truck (well the equivalent to a 31 for my 16 inch wheels).

oh and damn i just noticed you're from mass...welcome to the site man haha good to have another mass guy. i have a 99 too. torsion bar crank won't move your wheels out any it will just raise the front of your truck up a bit. i have mine cranked right now

i have a set of the same wheels bugz had with the same size tire as his sitting in the shed lol they will be my winter wheel/tire set up so i don't kill my mickey thompsons with all the salt and crap they throw down here in mass
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Yeah I hear that man, but since they slash plowing budgets they gotta use more salt. A lot of side roads in my town just never get plowed or salted.
Is the torsion bar crank an easy thing to do or does it require a lot of special work?
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Its easy to raise the torsen bars. You an easily fit 31's stock. I fit 31's stock on my 2wd Ranger.
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32s will fit with a t bar crank
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Thanks for all your help guys, I think I'm gonna go with 30's or 31's on my stock wheels.
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Do you have any pics of your truck to post?
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crank your torsion bars and get 32s! lol 31s would look good too though

my truck with cranked bars and 31s
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Now Lifted with 33s lol
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31s would look fine i think. 99 FTW lol

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I'm having some trouble with my computer so it may take awhile to get the pictures up.

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There we go. Only work done to it is a new paintjob, repainted bumpers, and a spray-on bedliner.


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Now that I've decided to get 30 or 31 inch tires, what kind of tires do you guys like?
I want something that is good on and off road.
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bfg all terrain t/a are good in the snow and pretty good off road unless it mud haha
or ppl have been beginning to get the general grabber at2 as well. cheaper than the BFGs
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i kinda agree with you on getting smaller tires, most people dont need anything bigger then stock.

for tire recommendations you gonna have to say what your looking for, where and how you drive. most people on here will tell you to run a MT tire, just because they like the looks and if you go in mud it is a lot better but if your always on road then you have a ton of choices.
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Here are 32's w/o a tbar crank...

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crank your torsion bars and get 32s! lol 31s would look good too though

my truck with cranked bars and 31s



Now Lifted with 33s lol



31s would look fine i think. 99 FTW lol

Its truely amazing what just rims , tires and a BL does to the looks of a truck. Looks great!
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Its truely amazing what just rims , tires and a BL does to the looks of a truck. Looks great!
haha thanks man
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One more quick question! I found out that my stock wheels are only 15x6.
Will 265/70/15 or 255/70/15 tires still fit on them?
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