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4wd size help

ok i see lots of questions like"whats the biggest tire i can fit stock?" but most of them are for 2wd....i have a 04 4wd XLT with a 4.0 and what is the biggest tire i can fit stock....and what is it with maybe a small t bar crank(i cranked the tbars on a dakota once and i didnt like it)..corner to fast and you pick the tire off the ground...i was gonna go 3inch with 33's but the tax return wasnt what i thought it was gonna be
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The biggest u can fit with a t-bar crank would probaly be a 32 and that would be pushing it. I think a 31x10.50 is a good size with stock suspension.
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I'm running 265/75R16s....ends up being 31.6" w/ no crank. You cold fit 285/75R16s(32.8") w/ some crankage. You could fit 32x12.5 w/cranked torsion bars & a taller block in the rear. It's a cheap way to do it too....Here's a truck with 285/75R16s and cranked bars & rear blocks: (can't find pic....will post later.) Fx4 Level 2s come stock with 31x10.50R15s.
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wow 285 with alil crank...how much is alittle...i had 285 on the f150 and that had a 3inch on it....is a 285/75/16 gonna be to big for the stock rim though?
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Well....you won't need much crank. My truck has 265/75R16s and fit great w/o cranking it. I cranked it for a more level look. If you put 285s on, I'd crank the bars maybe 3-4 turns on the bolt. Should be ok with the stock rim....This truck that I can;t find the pics of has had the 16" tear drop rims & the 285s for 3 years. 7" rim will be fine.
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You cold fit 285/75R16s(32.8") w/ some crankage.
I donno, thats kinda pushing it. Although i didnt have my t-bars cranked, i had 33's on for a drive home from the tire store and they rubbed BAD..
I think even with a max t-bar trank the 285's will rub.
My 33's still rub when i do a complete turn and i have them cranked and a 3 inch body lift.
I would go with a 31.
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I have seen a 33x10.50 fit numerous times. Neil runs them on his 04 L2 with no lift and maybe a lil t-bar crank.
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I ran 285/75r16 on my 4wd with no t-bar crank I wheeled the hell out of it and nothing came anywhere close to rubbing.

Next question.
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^^ well ya, possible 33x10.5 would fit with no lift, i was thinking 33x12.5

here are 33x12.5 on stock suspension
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ya i think im gonna stick with the 265's....im gettin Cooper stt's so theres alot of sidewall...that means a better chance to rub if its close

anyone know what size tire they run stock..its a 2004 XLT 4x4 with the 4.0
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my 01 had 245x75x16 which is like a 30 or so.
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ya i think im gonna stick with the 265's....im gettin Cooper stt's so theres alot of sidewall...that means a better chance to rub if its close

anyone know what size tire they run stock..its a 2004 XLT 4x4 with the 4.0
I have owned 265 cooper STT they arnt as big as you thing acully a set of 285x75x16 will fit...
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285/75/16s all stock
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ya i think im gonna stick with the 265's....im gettin Cooper stt's so theres alot of sidewall...that means a better chance to rub if its close
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I ran 285/75r16 on my 4wd with no t-bar crank I wheeled the hell out of it and nothing came anywhere close to rubbing.
Do I talk out of my ***? Is my text invisible?
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ya im gettin the 285's
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thats jsut wierd though....i just got rid of my 99 f150 that had 285's and that needed a body lift to clear.....but im new with this ranger thing and you guys know what your talking about
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its been done over and over lol... rangers are blessed with good tire clearness
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so you guys are telling him that 285/75/16 will fit? well i guess same goes for mine then i have 265 but need new tires, if it wont rub ill go higher, just i hope it wont rub...........


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*if* it does you get a wrentch and go under the truck and crank the t-bar bolt 2 times and you should be good to go no biggy
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cranking the bars(in my mind) is the dumbest thing someone can do to a truck
i had a dakota a few years back and cranked the t-bars...the next thing i know i got cv shafts flyin apart goin down the road...went though 4 cv shafts and the added angle and stress chewed the whole front end apart. not to mention the picking tires of the ground when you took corners to fast
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cranking the bars(in my mind) is the dumbest thing someone can do to a truck
i had a dakota a few years back and cranked the t-bars...the next thing i know i got cv shafts flyin apart goin down the road...went though 4 cv shafts and the added angle and stress chewed the whole front end apart. not to mention the picking tires of the ground when you took corners to fast
dude you havent been here at all what you just sayed every member here would be having being like 80% of them have cranked there t-bars idk what crap your dodge was having but we arnt dodges.

the only MAIN big thing we have problems with is the t-bars sag after a little while thats it and there is stronger bars for ours.
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dude thats not what i meant....but if you crank the bars for 2 inches that 2 inches less travel you have...and there isnt much travel on a stock suspension to begin with so the suspension will "bottom out" quickier which makes it easier to pull tires off the ground while turning fast or flexing the suspension off road..i dont have anything against it and if my tires hit i will probally do it..it was just my opinion
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dude i am not even gonna argue talk to the members here that HAVE done it to RANGERS...and then decide ok we arnt dodges
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but it doesnt matter if its a dodge ford or toyota..a t-bar suspension is a t-bar suspension
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