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Chart of maximum tire size

This is a work in progress. I will update as new information comes. PM me to get faster response.

So far it goes as follows (If anything is wrong, let me know and I'll change it):

*DISCLAIMERS*

*Depending on vehicle age and history of driving conditions/habits stock suspensions may have 'sagged' causing tire clearance issues. As a result, the said tire sizes are not guaranteed to fit every application listed.It is to be used as a guideline for choosing tires, not the 'be all end all'.

*Wheel Backspacing/offset DOES MATTER but this a GENERAL chart. some trucks my differ, modify at your own risk!!!*

*R-F, fx4me, Redneckstone, and the other contributing members take NO responsibility in the harming of your vehicle*





Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post

01-09

XLT 4X4, FX4, Level II, EDGE 2wd & 4X4(Sport newer models)(mild T-bar crank always recommended for leveling purposes, always remember to get an alignment) ***Recommended to do Pre Key mod to the lowered new trucks***

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                  01-09

                  XLT & XL 2wd

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                              98-00

                              XLT & XL & Sport 2wd


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                                          98-00

                                          XLT 4x4, XLT Offroad, Trailhead(mild T-bar crank always recommended for leveling purposes, always remeber to get an alignment)(may want to also replace T-bars do to T-bar sag)

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                                                          93-97 (Consult before adding tires, this is the tricky year)(may also need lift in rear depending on spring sag)

                                                          4x4 & 2WD (The 2wd and 4x4 front springs are same length and the shocks also.)
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                                                                          Originally Posted by rwenzing View Post
                                                                          What fits. What hits.

                                                                          KEY
                                                                          A = STOCK VEHICLE
                                                                          B = MINOR FENDER TRIMMING
                                                                          C = MAJOR FENDER TRIMMING/FLARES
                                                                          D = SUSPENSION LIFT (IN.)
                                                                          E = BODY LIFT (3-IN.)
                                                                          * = PROPER WHEEL OFFSET CRUCIAL
                                                                           

                                                                          Last edited by Redneckstone; 11-06-2009 at 12:10 PM.
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                                                                          i tried this a while ago and it didnt turn out to well lol....

                                                                          98-00 2wd is 31's
                                                                          and 01+ xlt is 31's i beleve...
                                                                           
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                                                                          honistly this will not 100% work because every truck is different to a piont EXPECIALLY the 93-97's...
                                                                           
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                                                                          But we can try to get as close as we can...
                                                                           
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                                                                          yea as long as it cuts down on the newbs asking lol....

                                                                          just put a warning that not all are garenteed to be accuarte...
                                                                           
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                                                                          Originally Posted by 4X2XLT
                                                                          just put a warning that not all are garenteed to be accuarte...
                                                                          Werd.
                                                                           
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                                                                          DISCLAIMER: Depending on vehicle age and history of driving conditions/habits stock suspensions may have 'sagged' causing tire clearance issues. As a result, the said tire sizes are not gaurenteed to fit every application listed.
                                                                           
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                                                                          Originally Posted by fx4me
                                                                          I have been wanting to make a list of the maximum tire sizes that can be used on various models of Rangers, to hopefully make the endless questions come to a stop.
                                                                          An Excel spreadsheet of max tire size versus lift has already been compiled by experts for many popular vehicles. However, I guarantee that it won't stop the questions or the arguments.

                                                                          What fits. What hits.

                                                                          KEY
                                                                          A = STOCK VEHICLE
                                                                          B = MINOR FENDER TRIMMING
                                                                          C = MAJOR FENDER TRIMMING/FLARES
                                                                          D = SUSPENSION LIFT (IN.)
                                                                          E = BODY LIFT (3-IN.)
                                                                          * = PROPER WHEEL OFFSET CRUCIAL
                                                                           

                                                                          Last edited by V8 Level II; 03-16-2006 at 06:30 PM.
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                                                                          Originally Posted by rwenzing
                                                                          An Excel spreadsheet of max tire size versus lift has already been compiled by experts for many popular vehicles. However, I guarantee that it won't stop the questions or the arguments.

                                                                          What fits. What hits.

                                                                          Yah but it doesn't go that indepth. It does cover a lot but I think we're looking for a lil more.

                                                                          Here's my help.

                                                                          98-00 4WD *stepside*: 33s

                                                                          Is there a difference in XLT vs. other models? Mine is XLT.

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                                                                          Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger
                                                                          Yah but it doesn't go that indepth. It does cover a lot but I think we're looking for a lil more.

                                                                          Here's my help.

                                                                          98-00 4WD *stepside*: 33s

                                                                          Is there a difference in XLT vs. other models? Mine is XLT.

                                                                          Aaron
                                                                          It lists 1983 through 2003 4x4 Rangers with different lifts and the max tire sizes that can be used with each. By inference, it also covers 2004-up because the 4x4 suspension is the same in those years as the 98~2003 range in the chart.

                                                                          It's the most complete 4x4 list that I've found.
                                                                           
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                                                                          Body lift with little to no trimming here running 35x12.5x15's.
                                                                           
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                                                                          ok hell i will give it a crack for once....lets see


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                                                                          *Wheel Backspacing/offset DOES MATTER but this a GENERAL chart. some trucks my differ, modify at your own risk!!!*

                                                                          *RF and the members take NO responsibility in the harming of your vehicle*
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                                                                          01-08

                                                                          XLT 4X4, FX4, Level II, EDGE 2wd & 4X4(Sport newer models)(mild T-bar crank always recommended for leveling purposes, always remember to get an alignment)

                                                                                          ____________________

                                                                                          01-08

                                                                                          XLT & XL 2wd

                                                                                                      _____________________

                                                                                                      98-00

                                                                                                      XLT & XL & Sport 2wd


                                                                                                                  ______________________

                                                                                                                  98-00

                                                                                                                  XLT 4x4, XLT Offroad, Trailhead(mild T-bar crank always recommended for leveling purposes, always remeber to get an alignment)(may want to also replace T-bars do to T-bar sag)

                                                                                                                                  ______________________

                                                                                                                                  93-97 (Consult before adding tires, this is the tricky year)(may also need lift in rear depending on spring sag)

                                                                                                                                  4x4 & 2WD (The 2wd and 4x4 front springs are same length and the shocks also.)
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                                                                                                                                                  My buddy has a 1996 Ranger XLT 4x2. We just put edge wheels and tires (the ones with the goodyear wrangler RTS), and I was told they are 29's and we had to trim in his wheelwell so it wouldnt rub.
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  ya that can be common, 93-97 are a ***** for tires every truck is different
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  how much trimming was required for those who did the trimming on a 4wd?
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  um size there....
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  what about the 90-92 style rangers???
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  You could go to a local maw and paw tire place and see if they will let you test fit a couple tires on your wheels to see which ones will fit and which ones won't.

                                                                                                                                                  Stone----> Damn good work there, buddy. I'm going to compile all of these and add them to my page on my site and add a link to it on my Myspace page.
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  Originally Posted by telemaster1952
                                                                                                                                                  what about the 90-92 style rangers???
                                                                                                                                                  never owned one or been around one enough to tell this is all from info i have in my head that i posted. plus with your fenders its hard as shat to fit bigger tires

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                                                                                                                                                  Stone----> Damn good work there, buddy. I'm going to compile all of these and add them to my page on my site and add a link to it on my Myspace page.
                                                                                                                                                  your welcome glad you like it lol...
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  Yah 90-92 rangers are small tires. I'll check out my buddies, i'd say 29s or 30s largest tho.


                                                                                                                                                  Hey FX4me, can you change 98-00 info to be same as the 2001+ because i mean to say that torsions twisted would be 33s. Stock is 32s. Body lift + lill/no trimming and torsion twist = 35s. Sorry
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  Someone may have already pointed this out, or maybe I'm just misreading, but...

                                                                                                                                                  1993-1997 Ranger 4x4
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                                                                                                                                                  2" front coil spring lift block: 31x10.5

                                                                                                                                                  1993-1997 Ranger 4x2
                                                                                                                                                  Stock: 32x10.5
                                                                                                                                                  So you can fit 31's on a 4x4 with a 2" lift, but you can fit 32's on a 4x2 stock?
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  Originally Posted by Freelander
                                                                                                                                                  Someone may have already pointed this out, or maybe I'm just misreading, but...



                                                                                                                                                  So you can fit 31's on a 4x4 with a 2" lift, but you can fit 32's on a 4x2 stock?
                                                                                                                                                  ya idk what David got the from read my post its a little more complete...
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  actually i just stole Zachs...
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  David check info first my truck doesnt have a stock suspension...
                                                                                                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                                  You stopped me from asking the question...

                                                                                                                                                  Will 285X75X16 fit on my truck with stock suspension?
                                                                                                                                                  According to the above, they will with T-Bar crank :)

                                                                                                                                                  Thanx guys, great thread!
                                                                                                                                                   

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