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Old 07-31-2009
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265/75/16 on 2008 Ranger Sport

I want to put Mickey Thompson MTZ 265/75/16's on my 2008 Ranger Sport 4x4 but I'm not confident they will fit without rubbing? I see lots of FX4's with 32" Tires but have only seen 32's on Sports with a 3" body lift's or Superlift's.
I've got the Belltech Shackles and a TBar Crank already and I plan on doing the pre-key Torsion Key mod before putting 32's on but think that will be enough to fit them? Anybody have pics of Ranger Sports with 32" Tires?
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If you do the pre-key's then they'll fit no problem.
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265s fit no problem on my 07. Well they rub when I turn to full left lock in reverse (just catching the splash guard) and if I stuff the drivers side rear wheel hard it will catch the corner of the wheel well plastic trim. Nothing bad... The 08s sit a little lower.

You drive to me and i'll let you try em out! Lol

265s, iirc, are a little smaller than 32s.
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265s is recommended on the FX4... based on some of the tire sites... I have 235s atm boo.
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I have 265's on a B3000 Dual Sport (Torsion Front End)

If you cranked the T-Bars you should be OK.
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I have been running 265's on my 98 for 2 years now. No ill effects that wasnt caused by myself lol.

Once you do the pre key mod, and crank your tbars, I promise you will not have to worry about it.
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You don't need to the key mod, and that is a bad idea, search this forum. Just a small crank and you will be fine.
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You don't need to the key mod, and that is a bad idea, search this forum. Just a small crank and you will be fine.
The larger keys are bad they are made by truxx... But swapping the keys from a 06 and down rangers is a good idea for a little more lift
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Yeah, I'm just looking to gain that extra inch from the 98-06 Ranger factory keys that most people on here refer to as the pre-key mod!
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Yeah, I'm just looking to gain that extra inch from the 98-06 Ranger factory keys that most people on here refer to as the pre-key mod!
Yep. I think I'm going to get some 265/75/R16's next time (this winter) for my new tires.
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265's are the perfect tire for non lifted rangers IMO, ran them for years
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Go 285/75!
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I don't think 285/75 will fit on a Ranger Sport model...
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Sure they will :)


Get the pre-key mod done and a body lift and they will fit without any rubbing and you can still wheel with it.

I must say I love the stance and height of my ranger.
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Not an 08 but heres my truck with 265's and no lift.. No issues at all
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i have 265/75's on mine and dont have any problems
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i have 285's on an 08 FX4 with no rub what soever. I used to have 305's without the pre-key until someone slashed them.
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265's will fit stock just fine. almost everyone has done it. Try the search feature.
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