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33 inch tire setup. Need help

This is the set up im thinking about going with.
Super Swamper Trxus STS All Terrain Radial- 33-12.50-r15
Black Rock Series 900B Viper - Satin Matte Black. 15inch diameter by 8 inch deep
What would you all think? and would i need to change my gears or not?
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what year/model ranger do u have?
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00 ranger reg cab short bed 3.0l v6 auto with a 3 inch pa lift.
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What kind of gears do you have?
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stock. I dont no exactly i just got the truck this weekend. its my first truck and i just put the lift on it last night.
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Look on the axle, there will be a metal tag that's held on with one of the bolts that holds the diff cover on. Get the letters/numbers that are on that tag.
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I think its a 3.40 but im not sure and i dont see the metal tag
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look at the label on the door... should have an axle code... then google it.
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look for the axle code on the vin tag on the door jamb.
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Looked code up and this is what i found for axle code 86

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Code - 86

Description - open 7.5"

Capacity - 2750

Ratio - 3.73
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Ok so you have 3.73's for gears then. If you're 2wd I would just go ahead and swap gears with like 4.56's.
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do i have to or is that just preference? and how much would it cost?
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do i have to or is that just preference? and how much would it cost?
Are you auto or manual? Either way I would do it now before your clutch goes, or tha tranny.
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its auto and it only has 90000 on it.
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what gears should i run with 33s?
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IMHO, 4.30s at a minimum for 33” tires, 4.56 if you want a little more of a power feeling.

Yo can do a tire calculation to determine the actual ratio change, new tire OD / old tire OD - ratio of change.

Multiply the ratio of change times the old gear ratio and it will tell you the new gear ratio to get the same feeling as the OEM gear/tire combo.
If you want more of a power feeling go a little deeper i.e. 4.10 to 4.30.

For instants:
Old tire OD = 31
New Tire OD = 33
Which equals a Ratio of Change = 1.07
Multi the old gear ratio by: 1.07 x 4.10 = 4.38
You would have two choices, 1) being 4.30 or 2) 4.56.
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4.56 gears, I wouldn't even consider 4.30s especially with the 3.0l
I would also look for an 8.8" axle.
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i would try to find a nother tire em super swaper tires wear super quick
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what tires are good offroad but yet last a while on road? and what would be my best gear set up and how much would it cost?
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Good on-road/ off-road tires are going to be all-terrains i would either get goodyear duratracs (im getting ready to get a set ) or BFG A/T's both have a very good rep. for gearing i have a 4.0 and im about to some 33s on it with 4.10 gears (came stock with mine) and they will pull decent but for a 3.0 i would suggest 4.30 at the least. Tires your looking at $190-$220 I dont know how much the gears would be though.
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Either of those tires Redrider mentioned are great tires. If you want something a little bit more agressive go with the DuraTracs.
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im likin the trxus sts radials or the bfg km2s idk
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i'm getting 33x12.5 15 km2's, probably going to order mine tomorrow, being i get my tax return :D they are 192ea on Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels

and on my 4L SOHC, i'm sticking with my stock 4.10's
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I would also look for an 8.8" axle.
you should highly consider this! heres one of kyledm18's rangers with 33's. it had a 3.0, 7.5 axle, 3.73 gears just like you

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check out that axle flex!
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