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35's on the table..need input

okay my brother's friends dad has 4 35" BFG mt tires for sale. They have about half the tread left and he is almost wanting to give them away. I need to know if i could pick these tires up and have them function well with just a T-bar crank and 3" bl. btw i have a 2000 XLT 4x4 4.o. And would the stock 4.10 gearing be fine or would a regear be in order? thanks guys
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will have sum rubbing issues i do believe, 4.10's are ok for now thats what im running.. prolly wanna go to 4.56 or 4.88 sooner or later.. crank those max.. and stick BL on.. should be ok
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I haven't seen a ranger on here run 35's with a torsion bar crank and a 3' body lift. Suspension lift kits like superlift and RCD only suggest running 33's I don't think that your 35's will fit without a suspension lift as well.

If you do it with just the crank and the Bl you will see rubbing.

You will need to rear gear, and you should also get the PCM reprogrammed for tires that large. So may look at a tuner as well.

Unless you were planning on doing a lot of stuff to your truck anyway I would suggest against putting them on.
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i coulda swore i seen a few rangers on here runnin 35's with just a bl.. maybe it was 33's.. i dunno.. oops
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Ben (Ranger1) ran that same setup before he gor his RCD and then wrecked his truck and they fit but they did rub pretty bad at times... if the price is right i would get them though
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thats all jey had, well, and glass fenders.
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i had 35s on my truck with just a body lift and tbar crank and didn't rub
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intreceper or whatever has 35 on tbar max and body so does aaron(redakranger) and a few others
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i seen a guy runnin 35s with no BL, just t-bars and fiberglass fenders, but im sure he doesn't get to flex it much cause it will bottom out, sounds like a good deal on the tires but the wrong time, i would buy em and store em if i had the cash to do it, otherwise pass
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35's and just a body lift can be done.... And it looks sweet, I'd recommend it
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ive seen 35s on a non lifted ranger and no glass fenders.
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i would almost bet that 35's with only a body lift would do some serious rubbing espically when you turn and when you are off-road.....any flex would put them into your fenders....
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thanks guys, i think i am going to pick them up and then decide from there. From what it sounds like there are two very different senarios. 1) they will be fine with the bl, on the other end of the spectrum, 2) there will be massive rub. I really don't plan on doing too much off road so i don't think that flexing them out to their extent will be much of an issue. What kind of rubbing other than that would i be looking at? like front tires to sway bar? rears to fender? thanks again guys! i have some choices to make...
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yea but since BFG doesn't make a 35xskinny they will rub on turns....

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...a-km/1152.html
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it is turning that will hurt too.....espically since you have flares....
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i just saw zabeards pics...is that with 35 on stock suspension, no lift? I don't see a bl in there...
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i have plenty of room w/ a BL and 33's BUT i rub when im flexed out, and when i turn hard the tires rub..

other then that, if they are that cheap, go for it.. hell, if u destroy them. u didnt pay full price right?

i forgot the company, but theres actually a chart floating around out there that says u can stuff 35's in w/ a BL
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hmmm thats something to think about thanks guys
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im tempted to try and stuff 36.5's....

anyone, anyone






...i can get 7(dont ask) TSL's for $400
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check the info on the first page of this thread, that might help some
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...7&page=2&pp=25
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i just saw zabeards pics...is that with 35 on stock suspension, no lift? I don't see a bl in there...

yep no lift.
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yea but since BFG doesn't make a 35xskinny they will rub on turns....

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/specs...a-km/1152.html

blah crappy bfgs
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I bet you are going to have to crank your T-Bars all the way up. I have a BL and 4 turns on the Tbar and my 33s rub just a small bit on full turn of the wheel
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i saw some guy running 34 with no rubbing with a body lift but not to many tire companys make 34 so it your choice im going to stay with 33
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