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future plans for 32's

im in the plans of getting some new tires, i want to go with a 15X8 rim and with 32's...now i have a 04 edge...i was doing some reading about this in other threads, i just want to be clear about it. 32s won't rub with regluar driving but will rub while flexing... and also do i really need to crank the t-bars to make them fit?
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They wont rub unless flexing, I have 285/70-17's and they rub sometimes while Im at full turn. Nope, you dont need to crank the bars for them to fit, but it looks alot better and youll be wanting to do it soon anyway.lol
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cool cool. i do want to go with a 3in body lift, but right now im tired of the ranger looking boring.
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lol once you start you wont stop, trust me! I have a set of glass fenders waiting for paint, Im saving for either a superlift or a coilover swap conversion, might be getting another valance so I can colormatch it.... yeah turn back while you still can! lol
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I still didn't rub with my 32s, well I did at full lock in reverse but I rarely ever did that. I'm rockin a 3" body lift now with 32s and it looks good in my opinion. I have the same truck as you and I was running the same combo so you'll be fine.
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lol once you start you wont stop, trust me!

your not kidding lol its like a bag of chips lol


no lift and no rubbing

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now with the3'' deal





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im going to move up to 33's so my point is to wait till you cand do both at the same time,save your self some cash.
i like the 32's and the 3" lift but 33's will look better
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Yep, you ever get your rear bumper lifted up Joey?
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i would love to go with 33s, but right now ill play it safe with 32s...im trying to do a lil of everything..tires then a dark tint and some stereo upgrades..
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Hell heres mine. 285/70-17 which is like a 32.8 err something....
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Yep, you ever get your rear bumper lifted up Joey?

yep did it last week just need the fix the ebrake
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that looks good!!! snice im going with a smaller rim 15x8, would the tires look bigger than it would with 17s?? by the way im going with black rims!!! i want to go with a black theme since my truck color is dsg
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if i had to do it over again i would have at least done 16's
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The problem with going bigger than a 15 is the tires are so much more expensive.
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According to where you get the tires. I found 5 285/70-17 BFG a/t's, which 4 were used with over half tread and the 5th was brand new, all 5 for $175 on craigslist.... Deals are out there! I wanted to go with something a little bigger, thats a little more eye catching, and the stares never lie!
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Granted i have 15x7.. but no rubbing at all..t-bars not touched


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this is going to sound stupid but do you gain any hieght when you put bigger tires?
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well, yea, but very little. If you went from 31" tires to 32" tires, you'd gain 1/2" height.
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I gained close to 2 inches in hight
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mines an 01......and i rub like crazy.....small lots are NOT fun....and neither are couldesacks..or however you spell em....

but im stubborn, i like my rake and am just waitn on my body lift....and i got 32x11.5 bfg mudds too.......probably why also...
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Runnin a 285/75/R16 Cooper says there a 32.84X11.50 I did a 2in. crank and some trimming in the inner vender (plastic) well and now nothing rubs..

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Randy...I have no clue why your rubbing. crank that bad boy up some and you'll be just fine.





I ran 32x11.50's, wheeled it hard as i always do when i wheel, and wheels go funny ways while wheeling. Effed up the right front fender, and both bedsides. 32x11.50r15' BFG Mud Terrains on 15x8" steelies w/ 4" backspace and slightly cranked bars(1").

You are perfectly fine for the street..no rub what so ever. Even wheelin' your fine. I wheel hard, thats why i messed my crap up. and it is an addiction. stock w/ 31's, stock w/ 265's, stock w/ 285's, stock w/ 32's, 1" bl and 32's, 3" bl and 32's, 3" bl and 35's, 4" sl 3" bl and 35's now. still wanting more. lol.
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and it is an addiction. stock w/ 31's, stock w/ 265's, stock w/ 285's, stock w/ 32's, 1" bl and 32's, 3" bl and 32's, 3" bl and 35's, 4" sl 3" bl and 35's now. still wanting more. lol.

It's not a passion or an addiction,,,,,, It's an OBSESSION!!
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True, true.
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