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BFG tire selection...

Hey guys, I'm new to this Ranger Forum shin-dig. I'm looking into putting a SUMMIT lift kit onto my truck. 2-3 inches. What BFG tire size do you suggest?? Thanks for the help.
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from the looks of the avatar i am guessing your an edge... so you want 2-3" of what body suspension? more info about truck and everything would help
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I'm guessing Summit 3" body lift. Go with a 33x12.5x15 or a 305/70/16
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More info... It's an 04 EDGE. Everything is stock. Tire's life is coming to an end and I have some dough to start with the upgrades. I'll be doing most of the work myself. I guess any other info you need to help me out, lemme know. I appreciate it guys
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What Trent said is correct. That is if you wanna do a bodylift.
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still didnt say if he wanted suspension or body lol... or if its 2wd or 4x4...
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Welcome to RF!!

Make a sig (year, model, engine, and some details on the truck). It'll be easier to help you out in the future.
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still didnt say if he wanted suspension or body lol... or if its 2wd or 4x4...
I figured summit doesn't sell a 3" suspension lift for any torsion bar truck so it could only be one thing
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I figured summit doesn't sell a 3" suspension lift for any torsion bar truck so it could only be one thing
they also dont sell a 2" body lift for his year either thus why i asked he could be looking at those T-bar key's god knows what he is looking at instead of just ASSuming trent thats why we ask questions, welcome to the forum i am not just gonna shout out things why he hasnt fully explained what he wants, he's been very vague on what he is doing...
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Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today...no one is going to die because I gave him information on what tire to run if he uses a body lift, chill out
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Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today...no one is going to die because I gave him information on what tire to run if he uses a body lift, chill out
Zach always wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Look at all his posts. They are all angry.

I think he's mad because Hoz isn't there to protect him :(

But I do agree with both of you, more info is needed!
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Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed today...no one is going to die because I gave him information on what tire to run if he uses a body lift, chill out
where did i say someone is gonna die? not seeing it... i said ASSuming.. nothing about dieing..
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Zach always wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. Look at all his posts. They are all angry.
no you view them as angry....


did i put this little guy next to it :



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Hmm....sorry for still being vague but can I ask how the heck we got on the topic of someone dying??? Haha ok. So, everything on my truck. Here we go. It's a 2004 2wd Ranger EDGE. I want to put a lift on it. Like I said SUMMIT was what I was looking into. If you think suspension is more necessary for this lemme know. What would you recommend?
I want to give it a little solid 3in lift max, with some mudders with blk rims. I'd like to put a Bull Bar on as well. Play with the lights a bit and then eventually install a bunch of electronic stuff inside. Oh and exhaust hehe FlowMaster =) THANKS GUYS APPRECIATE THE PATIENCE AND HELP
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I'm a fan of body lifts personally, this is the one you would need

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294907827

I can't tell if your rims are 15" or 16"

My Flowmaster Super 44 sounds AWESOME on my 3.0
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i suggest to get cooper stt in 31" and 2" lift, cooper's last longer and balance alot better :), just my 2 cents, also, im not very fimiliar with 2wd but, i think suspension lift, like spindles, would be much better for ride quality, but like i say, im not fimiliar with the years you can use all the different types of lifts on 2wd.
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And what 2" lift is he going to get?
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body lift, look in summit's catalog, :p
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They don't sell a 2" BL for 98+ Rangers, no one does.
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So SUMMIT it is then??? Or what are you thinkin 04blackedge???
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I'd go with the summit BL personally, cheap, proven, effective. You could run 3" lift spindles for the front but its more expensive. Steer clear of torsion keys all together.
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Oh, I'll also be doing most of the upgrades myself. Never put a lift on myself. Pretty easy? Or am I in for a treat?
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jus go with the SUMMIT 3" body lift and 33'' tires. im running a 3"BL and 285/75R16 on my truck and i love it. i couldnt justify spending $1700-$2300 on a suspension lift. in your case its a little cheaper due to you having 2wd and the option of lift spindles. but ill speak from experiance and say i ws against a bodylift but now(after installing it) i love it.
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Oh, I'll also be doing most of the upgrades myself. Never put a lift on myself. Pretty easy? Or am I in for a treat?
depends.... would you say your are decent in the field of mechanics?

and i myself have never done a bodylift till my truck. so jus from my mechanical background, (info i got from here and other members), i got it installed in a days worth of work. Dumpedmk3 also helped out and was working with me on it.

also i have pictures of the whole thing through out the process.... plus i could help you along if nedded.
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figure i would ***** off my truck to give you an idea..... keep in mind i also have t-bar crank and chevy shackles so a total of 5 inches of lift and 33"



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