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get 15" rims for the truck after the body lift DO NOT stick with 16's the prices for 16's you will basically pass out beleave me thats WHY i dont have another set on my truck right now...
yeah im gonna have to start looking around for a set of 15s. i know about the price differences, and they blow! realistically, i have a feeling that i wont be getting rim/tires till the spring time, at earliest. then again, i dunno... i might get myself a birthday present!
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a body lift wont look bad with your revos. mine didnt.
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yeah im gonna have to start looking around for a set of 15s. i know about the price differences, and they blow! realistically, i have a feeling that i wont be getting rim/tires till the spring time, at earliest. then again, i dunno... i might get myself a birthday present!
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you just need the right sized 15" rim for 2003 and newer Rangers
correct backspacing will do the trick
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old style cooper SSTs in the snow are like wiping ur *** with a hula-hoop...

i would think the PC ATs would clean themselves out SLIGHTLY better than the BFG ATs...but marginally better if that.

i have PC MTs and they do pretty well in the snow...and the Coopers look similiar in the set up (center tread siped) so they should do alright.
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yay, i get to try my ST's in the snow tomorow! *offtopic
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Just a little comment as far as beads go, I have cooper STs and I didnt realize I had a flat on the freeway and drove for about 1-2miles at 65mph or so with 0psi in my tire and after gettin the spare on, plugin it and filling it with air the bead was never broke and the tire holds air perfect. I love cooper tires.
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Just a little comment as far as beads go, I have cooper STs and I didnt realize I had a flat on the freeway and drove for about 1-2miles at 65mph or so with 0psi in my tire and after gettin the spare on, plugin it and filling it with air the bead was never broke and the tire holds air perfect. I love cooper tires.
ya mine where like 8 ply sides you could put like 8 psi in them and they looked filled lol...
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I have Dean "wildcat AT" LT Load range E.
I once put 80# in them (max rating) I think the truck went up an inch at least..
of course the contact patch was so small it would barely steer the 1mile home lol.
(where I deflated them the next day at 18degrees)
On a side note I lost 5#of air from the temperature change 59 to 18degrees
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No mudder is going to be anywhere near as good on any depth of snow, especially hardpacked snow, or on ice, as a true snow tire. A true snow tire is made of a soft compound and because of the soft compound (which an AT, MT, or all-season does NOT have) you get better traction on hardpacked snow and ice. If you want the best in snow/ice traction, get a snow tire, and the more sipes the better. It should have at least 3 sipes in each traction lug. The one sipe in each of the traction lugs of the new model STT is going to be very little help on hardpacked snow or ice. And remember, the STT mudder is not a soft compound tire. People who think they're getting great snow traction with various AT's and MT's oughta try a real snow tire and discover the difference. And if the snow tire is studdable and your state allows studs, GET THEM. They make a big difference. Here's a REAL snow tire, which Griggs will like because (a) its a Cooper, and (b) its made in the USA, not overseas. I'm on the third winter with a set of these, studded, and they're great. When on the tire site, click on "Get a closer look" and note all the sipes:

http://www.coopertires.com/us/en/Pro...itle=SUV+Tires
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My wife has the car version on her car. She said she's never had a better tire in the winter.

And I already "represented" you earlier in the thread, lol, and mentioned what a "real" snow tire is.

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Here's a REAL snow tire, which Griggs will like because (a) its a Cooper, and (b) its made in the USA, not overseas. I'm on the third winter with a set of these, studded, and they're great. When on the tire site, click on "Get a closer look" and note all the sipes:

http://www.coopertires.com/us/en/Pro...itle=SUV+Tires
John, what kind of mileage are you seeing out of tires like this? .. And how much of that time is spent on dry/wet pavement? Are these your winter-only tires? Or do you use them year round?
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my stt's broke loose, a little, when i got on it(accelerated hard), getting onto the on ramp of the highway... so, ehh... it wasn't the most pleasent experience, but it had just started to rain, so the roads were real slick...

but it's not like my 3.0 gets up and goes super fast... but it's quick enough.
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but it's not like my 3.0 gets up and goes super fast... but it's quick enough.

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it is quick enough for me, homo.

not like your super nifty 5.0

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John, what kind of mileage are you seeing out of tires like this? .. And how much of that time is spent on dry/wet pavement? Are these your winter-only tires? Or do you use them year round?
I run the snow tires only from sometime in November to sometime in early April. The rest of the year I run the Goodyear RT/S all-season radials that came stock with the truck. From spring through fall, with the RT/S tires, my mpg is consistently 20-21 mpg. In the winter its 1 or 2 mpg less. I estimate that during the past few winters I'm driving on dry or wet pavement 75-90% of the time. The past 5 or 6 winters have been abnormal in that we haven't gotten as much snow as we used to, so the roads are bare more than they used to be. Before the past 5 or 6 winters, I estimate the roads were snowed or iced over about 30-40 percent of the time. Come early March I'll have had the truck 3 years, and I now have only 20,975 miles on it, so I'm putting on less than 8,000 mi. a year. That means that both the snow tires and the stock RT/S tires are going to last a long time. I've already run the snow tires 2 winters and they show hardly any wear. I figure I have to run SOME kind of tire in the winter, and that whatever tire I run will obviously wear some during the winter, so I might as well run snow tires. Tho snow tires wear out faster than other types of tires due to the soft compount they're made of, since I only put about 3,000 mi. on them in a winter, the snow tires will last me a long time. Also I want the best possible traction when the roads are snowed or iced over (and I'm willing to pay for it), and to me that means snow tires with lots of sipes and studs.
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Excellent! Sounds like you've got just about the perfect setup for your application. Especially w/ such low milage.
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i think this is just adding to my already decision on getting the stt's for the f350 they are a load rated D so i should be all set there and i dont haul much besides mud and my motorcycle. so i should be ok.
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one thing.

they are ridiculously loud.

i had bfg mud terrains before. my f150 has 39" ground hawgs.

my new 32x11.50x15" stt's are louder than either of the other tires. and they are in balance, and aligned. just some super loud tires.
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its a 7.3 diesel.......thats loud....if i can hear the tires over it ...well then i guess they are loud. but im not to worried...you ranger guys may want to look at kuhmo mt's they are cheep little hum, and are awesome in snow/mud no spieing but good tire....235/75/15's are 86bux from tire rack....
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um.

i would imagine i would notice the drone of stt's over our 7.3l. and she's not too quiet.

but she's not loud. don't want her to be loud.
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ill wait till tuesday till ican call my dealer to see what i can get for a deal on these tires...i work for chrysler so we can useually get hooked up for rubber.
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