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See get the 75s.
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Please tell us you went with the 75s? they look sooo much better.
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MADE MY DECISION!!!

I did it! I finally pulled the trigger. As most of you could probably tell, I REALLY wanted the smaller 265/70/16 to help with power, gas mileage, ride quality (D rating instead of E) and to maintain a more “factory” look on the stock wheels. After reading all of your comments and seeing each tire mounted on my Ranger, I went with the larger LT265/75R16/E RWL - BFG All-Terrain T/A KO. I'd like to thank you all for your information, suggestions, and opinions. I’m including a picture but I plan to take a few “glamour shots” when the weather gets better and I have time to clean it. For now, I’m really enjoying the new treads and I’m very happy with my decision. Thanks again!

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looks great! any rubbing issues?
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looks great! any rubbing issues?
None at all. I'm sure a 285 would probably rub but I've had zero rubbing with these. I've even flexed it on a ramp to double check and had no issues.
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cool...if you dont mind me asking how much did they run you
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cool...if you dont mind me asking how much did they run you
$188 per tire. With tax and everything out the door I was charged $877 plus got the $60 BFG mail-in rebate and sold my old tires for $80. So really I only paid like $737 total (if that makes sense)
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yea that makes sense...i would just buy the tires...i work at a dealer so i can mount and balance them myself...its gonna be tire time soon for me
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yea that makes sense...i would just buy the tires...i work at a dealer so i can mount and balance them myself...its gonna be tire time soon for me
Sweet..do the BFGs A/Ts! They just look killer on the factory wheels and perform great!
FYI - I do have a 1" torsion twist in the front. Just for reference
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i figured something was different...yours isnt really raked compared to mine
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great looking truck you have there! 265s ftw.
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i figured something was different...yours isnt really raked compared to mine
Yeah I was really hesitant to twist the torsion bars because I did it on a previous Ranger and hated the ride. But this time I did some research and a little engineering and installed 1/2" spacers on my front shocks. It rides awesome!
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So u got 1/2" plus 1" on your torsion so ur pretty much leveled only about a 1/2 in lower than the rear? I wanna torque my torsion bars what do i do?
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So u got 1/2" plus 1" on your torsion so ur pretty much leveled only about a 1/2 in lower than the rear? I wanna torque my torsion bars what do i do?
The shocks don't determine the lift, the torsion bars do. My 1/2" spacer just corrects the shock length after twisting the torsion bars to help with the ride quality. For every 1/2" that the shock travels, the wheel travels about an inch. Hope this makes sense. By the way, for anyones else looking to add a shock spacer, I would not recommend using a spacer any larger than 1/2". The shocks act as limiting straps so if you use spacers larger than 1/2" the wheels can drop out too far and cause damage to CV joints and ball joints.
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Hows the ride compared to the OEM tires? If my truck hadn't come with a brand new set of stock sized (245s) on it I would be looking at some like the ones you have now...looks nice!
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Glad you bit the bullet on the 75s bro. Let's see some pics!
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Hows the ride compared to the OEM tires? If my truck hadn't come with a brand new set of stock sized (245s) on it I would be looking at some like the ones you have now...looks nice!
Considering that the OEM tires were a 4-ply tread and these are a 10-ply tread, the ride isn't bad at all. I do notice a small difference but not as much as I was expecting.
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The shocks don't determine the lift, the torsion bars do. My 1/2" spacer just corrects the shock length after twisting the torsion bars to help with the ride quality. For every 1/2" that the shock travels, the wheel travels about an inch. Hope this makes sense. By the way, for anyones else looking to add a shock spacer, I would not recommend using a spacer any larger than 1/2". The shocks act as limiting straps so if you use spacers larger than 1/2" the wheels can drop out too far and cause damage to CV joints and ball joints.
Where did you get the 1/2" spacers?
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