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Old 11-18-2014
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Got a question about tbar crank and trimming

Hello, i got a Ranger XLT 4x4 Offroad 2000, and i got myself some Goodyear wrangler duratrac 33x12.5x15.

I did read the maximum chart, i know it can fit with max tbar and trimming, however, What does the max tbar mean? Max before it can do damage? Or max because it wont go further? How many inch?

And what is trimming? Spacer?

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Max'ing the T-bars means to crank the screw all the way.. giving the front end some lift. It rides like crap, and can cause front end parts to wear out more quickly. Trimming means just that.. trimming stuff, inner wheel wells, fenders, whatever it takes to not have rubbing issues. You can probably run them w/o any of that and get away with it, but I wouldn't recommend wheeling it off-road at all.
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Will it wear out much more quickly or a bit? The max is 3inch right? Ive heard that 2inch is the limit before it wear faster, would 2 inch be enuf to go offroad?

Would the rear need any work at all?
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I would do a little searching on here about how to max your t-bars and what it does. You are not going to get 3" of lift by maxing your t-bars. You won't need to do anything to the rear. You're 4x4 so you have a lift block in the rear under the leaf springs. If you go outside and look at the truck.. it probably leans foward a bit. Cranking the t-bars is meant to level it out because some people don't like the lean, but can deal with the crappy ride. You will need to get an alignment after doing this. Honestly.. easiest and cheapest thing to do is get a 3" body lift if you want enough clearance for the tires.
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I know a body lift kit is cheap (160$), but i wont be able to do it myself since i dont have the tools and i gotta do it outside in the snow, how many hour it should take in a garage?
I was thinking to do a 2 inch tbar crank then install those tire, and do the body lift later on since my current tire is weared out and has no control in snow. Would that be ok?
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Probably. If you can find a friend with a garage a body lift can be done in couple hours
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Oh i forgot to mention that my wheel backspace is about 4.5-4.7 inch, and i got a set of 4 spacers of about 3.5cm thick, if that help?
And i got a automatic transmision.

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