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2008 Ranger 2WD Winter Set up????

Hey i got a 2008 ranger xl with original tires at 52,XXX. What kinda tires would you recommend i get?. Anyone have a good winter set up for a 2wd in the Midwest? We get alot of snow in Minnesota. Was also wondering if anyone knows the the factory wheel dimensions for a 2008 XL model?
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Hey i got a 2008 ranger xl with original tires at 52,XXX. What kinda tires would you recommend i get?. Anyone have a good winter set up for a 2wd in the Midwest? We get alot of snow in Minnesota. Was also wondering if anyone knows the the factory wheel dimensions for a 2008 XL model?
Canada = Winter so heres what i do.



Limited slip diff or a locker.

BFG (or similar) All terrain tires

Stock size for you is 225/70/15, buy 235/75/15's if you dont wanna go for a lift or anything. (wider=more surface area on ice/snow)


I dont use weight in the truck, makes things worse. Mainly because now you have to try and stop 3-400+lbs you added. Im ok with slow starts if i can stop faster. Most ppl just cant drive so they need weight. And yes theres a difference between operating an truck and driving it. :)


Take things slow, drive like its a drive test and you on ice. You'll be fine.
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what he said, and dont cheap out on snow tires always better to get the pricey ones
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Canada = Winter so heres what i do.



Limited slip diff or a locker.

BFG (or similar) All terrain tires

Stock size for you is 225/70/15, buy 235/75/15's if you dont wanna go for a lift or anything. (wider=more surface area on ice/snow)


I dont use weight in the truck, makes things worse. Mainly because now you have to try and stop 3-400+lbs you added. Im ok with slow starts if i can stop faster. Most ppl just cant drive so they need weight. And yes theres a difference between operating an truck and driving it. :)


Take things slow, drive like its a drive test and you on ice. You'll be fine.

i know you mentioned bfg's but do you think 31x10.5x15 are too big for a stock ranger 2.3?
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It will be more of a dog but it will fit. You could regear or get an expo axle to fix the gear issue.
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