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Old 09-28-2007
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biggest tire size for 96-2wd w/ 14in rim?

i need new tires for winter. i want larger. i have 235-70-14's on the truck now. it looks like i could def. get bigger ones. Anyone know the max. size i could get on the stock 14in rim w/o rubbing issues?thanks
96 2wd. 3.73. 2.3 4cyl ex. cab.
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IMO you should upgrade to a 15" rim, there are more tire choices out there for 15s vs 14s

if you go with a 15", the biggest tire you could use would be a 30-9.5 IIRC
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ya upgrade to a 15in rim...even if u got black 15x8 steelies.. they are like 43$/each.. which isnt bad.. plus whatever tire u get.. i got my steelies for like 186$ out the door.. hell while you at it.. upgrade to a 8.8 4.10LS rear axle
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i'd like to keep the 14in rim. I'm not paying extra money to upgrade to a 15.
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just an FYI there isnt a whole lot of choices out there for 14 inch rims, so your options will be very limited

but if you're still stuck on keeping the 14 inchers just look around to find a tire that you like available in the 14 inch size and make sure that it isnt over 30 inches, IIRC that is the max size for most 2wd rangers
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Yeah I think the biggest tire for a 14" rim is a 31" super swamper. Other than that maybe a 30" tire if you're lucky. If you want anything bigger then you'll have no choice but to upgrade to a 15" rim.
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get some 29" bfg a/t's.
should fit fine, i ran 29's on my truck without a lift, hell i ran the 31's without a lift also, but it rubbed on the wheel well.
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theres no way 31's are going to fit on a stock 1996 2wd ranger. they came with 28's stock.
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I just did a quick search for 14 inch tires on summitracing.com and this is about all of the options available

http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...115+4294793323
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get cheap steeles or some Soft 8's, get 31's and put a BL on before all of it and have bigger tires that will actually do something.
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theres no way 31's are going to fit on a stock 1996 2wd ranger. they came with 28's stock.
if you say so....
im speaking out of personal experience here, they fit but rub when you hit large bumps.
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i have 31s on a stock 02 2wd and could get 32s without any prob
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theres no way 31's are going to fit on a stock 1996 2wd ranger. they came with 28's stock.
i had 265x75x16 on 16x8 on a STOCK suspension 2wd I beam ranger... bumps it hit... turning the sway bar hit... other then that... it worked...
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hey guys. i found a good deal on tires and wheels by me.
4 bfg ats on 15'' wheels for a good price.
but they are 31x10.5.......
if i took my front bumper plastic gray valence off,
and moved the chrome bumper up more to eliminate the gap,(this would add some space in the front wheels well for sure)
would it be possible for them to fit???
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bumper really isnt an issue at all. its more the inner fender wells hit
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damn, well i guess i'll keep looking, thanks
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do you have pics of the 235's? id like to see em
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