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So I just bought 31x10.50r15LT duratrac Wrangler tires on 15 inch rims for my truck because when I bought the truck it had two different tire sizes - 15inch rims on the front, 16inch rims on the back, and three different kinds of tires.. so I needed new rims and found a good deal on the kijiji for this set. Anyway, I have 2011 ford ranger sport, 2wd, and my buddy told me the tires will fit. This is my first vehicle and I'm not knowledgeable on this stuff. I'm hoping I can get away with not lifting the truck and using the tires for the winter and then get smaller tires to put on the new rims come spring, but I watched a video of these tires rubbing on the frame and wheel well of a ranger with stock suspension. So my main question is will I have to lift the truck, and how do I do it if so? And will I be able to put smaller rubbers on the new rims if I wanted to?
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You *can* get away with no lift, but you may have to modify your driving and your front bumper valance.

I have stock suspension on my rig with 31s, but I also bought new 15x8 wheels with the tires. There's where my trimming of the valance made it necessary.

If you have time, and the tire shop is willing, ask if they can "test fit" one on the front for you. Turn to one side lock and feel for clearance. Turn to the other lock and do the same.

You WILL come close to the body in the wheel well, and I had to trim the top of my mud flap so I don't hear the fart sound off the knobbies when backing up and turning

Here's my valance trim job. I tried to keep the line of the bumper to retain stock appearance.




Here's how they make it match the width of the truck...



I think they fill the well much better than the 225s I had before.

My next thing is spindles and springs to give it a lift, but these DO fit with some persuasion.
 
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Thanks cliffdog2004, I will take that into consideration, as for the back end though, are there any problems or mods needed there?
 
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Nope.
 
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