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33x12.5 tires

I have a 2002 2wd 3.0 ranger with a TON of work done to it. I geared up the rear end, put a maxtrac 4 inch suspension lift with doetsch pre-runner shocks, intake and exhaust are after market and now its time for the tires.

I want some good 33 inch tires but have a few questions about tire and rim sizes:

1)will 33x12.5 fit on the stock rims that come with the xlt models
-if not then what size rime will

2)how much of a back spacing do I need on the rims in order not too rub.

3)Does anybody have pictures of their's so I can see.

4)what tires would be best for this truck. I drive about 20 miles daily on 55 mph roads but on the weekends I off-road race through mud and sand.
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Let me get this straight, you RACE with a 3.0?
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I have a 2002 2wd 3.0 ranger with a TON of work done to it. I geared up the rear end, put a maxtrac 4 inch suspension lift with doetsch pre-runner shocks, intake and exhaust are after market and now its time for the tires.

I want some good 33 inch tires but have a few questions about tire and rim sizes:

1)will 33x12.5 fit on the stock rims that come with the xlt models
-if not then what size rime will

2)how much of a back spacing do I need on the rims in order not too rub.

3)Does anybody have pictures of their's so I can see.

4)what tires would be best for this truck. I drive about 20 miles daily on 55 mph roads but on the weekends I off-road race through mud and sand.
1) Your stock rims are either 15x7 or 16x7. You want either a 15x8 or 15x10.. or 16's or 17's.. whatever size you want. Size of rim could affect availability of tires and price.

2) You want between 3-4" backspacing. MOST rims come with 3.75" of backspacing. Some, like Mickey Thompson, come with 3.25" backspacing, meaning they stick out a little bit more.

3) Search, there are a crap ton of lifted trucks on 33's. It's almost standard on here to be running 33's.

4) You'll get 1000 different answers to this. For sand and mud, find a highly rated mud/sand tire. Read reviews on different websites and stuff.


I highly recommend you do some research. Don't cheap out on tires.. most of the time you get what you pay for, but just because a tire is pricey doesn't mean it's good either. That's why you shop around, read reviews. Searching on here is your best friend.
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^what Ryan said.

Dang, if that list of mods is "a ton of work," just wait til you see some of the truck around here.
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Based on what you do with the truck I would look for a set of MT's. Km2's and Mtr's are pretty popular but there are a lot of choices
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Let me get this straight, you RACE with a 3.0?
Yes but thats just the list that would help the suspension and bigger tires get turning. I also have turbo setup, bored out engine, long travel shocks, full roll cage, cut out valves, and a ton of other physical mods I swap out on race day like fenders, bumpers, light bars and such
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You should post pics of your truck and motor set up with specs. I'm interested to see it
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You should post pics of your truck and motor set up with specs. I'm interested to see it
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When I get it back from the transmission shop I'll try to post some pics. I haven't figured out how on this website (or it's just not letting me) but every time I choose the picture my browser messes up and freezes. Hence why I don't have a profile pic yet
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You can post pics using photobucket. Just copy and paste the IMG code.
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What's photobucket?
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It's a website that you can make an account on and upload pics to from your computer for free. There is a tread somewhere on here that explains exactly what to do. It's really easy
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You'll probably want to look into what size gear ratio your current differential has to get a better idea of what type of driving characteristics putting bigger tires on your 3.0 will have on your truck.
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You'll probably want to look into what size gear ratio your current differential has to get a better idea of what type of driving characteristics putting bigger tires on your 3.0 will have on your truck.
Read the original post.. he said it's re-geared. Just didn't mention what he went with.
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Read the original post.. he said it's re-geared. Just didn't mention what he went with.
So he did.
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03 2wd coil spun 5 inches of lift 33 12.50 no rub

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Out of all the pictures you must have of your truck you post one with you in it. What are you doing, following the Bruce Jenner process? Lol


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What kind of tires are those? I can't make out the writing
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What kind of tires are those? I can't make out the writing
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