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Help with fitting 32's

I'm wanting to put 32" MT's on my truck. I know I can obtain this by cranking the tbars but I don't want to. So my question is, how much lift (inches) do I actually need to fit 32's without rubbing? Will a leveling kit work?

And please do not tell me to get a body lift. I'm not looking to do that.
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Your gonna rub with 32 MTs. Only choices are a suspension lift or t-bar crank if you don't want to go body lift.
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A leveling kit on a 98+ ranger isn't a smart choice....they do the exact same thing as cranking bars but to an extreme(by in-turn making you overcrank them).


Crank your bars some, you may need to trim your squared off valence corner a little bit, and you'll be golden. OR...if you really just want to clear them w/o touching anything, bodylift the truck or superlift the truck. Only options other than cranking that you have.

(I had 32x11.50's BFG M/T's on mine on 15x8's w/ 4" backspace....had a small torsion crank and only rubbed when fully twawked out suspension(flexed) and full steering wheel crank)
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i thought you were selling it?
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yeah either suspension lift or cranking th et-bars. its not like a gen three where you can put spacers or new coils in. sorry for the bad news
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A leveling kit on a 98+ ranger isn't a smart choice....they do the exact same thing as cranking bars but to an extreme(by in-turn making you overcrank them).
With the leveling kit, you need to crank them tbars anyway?
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yes, im not too familiar with t-bars, but i think that there are keys that twist them to achieve the same thing as just cranking them for free
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Those lift keys usually take other things out like ball joints and CV joints. I run a 265/75(30.5ish) tire on my truck and it looks great with a slight bar crank. No need for a 32 inch tire.

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I already have 31's on and wanted a bit larger. Maybe just a MT Baja Claw in the 31 would achieve the look I want, without wearing on all parts.
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The right MT tire will add an aggressive look to the truck. Just remember that MT tires don't usually last as long. The truck had a set of Maxxis Buckshot Mudders and they looked great but were done in 6 months.
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The right MT tire will add an aggressive look to the truck. Just remember that MT tires don't usually last as long. The truck had a set of Maxxis Buckshot Mudders and they looked great but were done in 6 months.

how many miles did you do in 6 months? thats whacked!
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how many miles did you do in 6 months? thats whacked!
I don't remember but it wasn't a lot. The truck had them on when I bought it so I couldn't do much about it.
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your gonna have to crank you t-bars to fit 32s i had to when i had mine.
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With the leveling kit, you need to crank them tbars anyway?
After market torsion lift keys accomplish the same thing that cranking the bars does: changes torsion bar preload, pivots the lower arm down, thus creating lift. But what they keys also do, is put even more avaliable 'twist' on the bars/arm, which in turn screws up balljoint angles, CV shaft angles, and requires you to service joints probably once a year(at about $600 per year). They don't make sense. Just crank the bars.


I started out with 75% tread GoodYear MT/R's....put 50k on them, then they were bald. A good brand tire tend to have very good tread wear. BFG has a thing about gaurenteeing 60,000 miles or something.

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Shane---I finally saw a Ranger at the college with these torsion keys on it. They defiantely look worse in person than they do in the pictures

Taz, here's what your truck will look like with the "leveling kit"
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Wow. Look at at the CVs. The sad thing is that someone on this site will say that looks cool.
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The good thing is that truck....is now equipped with the Dixon Bros Long Travel kit.




Brenda, crank the bars, don't be scared. We all do it.
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omg that truck looks sooo badass!!!!!!!! lol jk jk

yeah dont get baja claws unless you are gonna be offroading all the time. they wont last very long. get cooper discoverer stt if you want an aggressive looking tire. they last just as long as bfg's. coopers are what im getting
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maybe get some 2 1/2 ton rockwell axles.. they might hold up. maybe,, or just get like a 30 inch lift kit..
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I've heard nothing but good things about MT's. I swear by them on my mustang..hehe
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M/Ts dont last as long??? I kno alot of people with M/Ts with 80,000 miles and still 1/4 tread maybe even more.
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Brenda, for what it's worth, here's mine with just a small torsion crank(I want to say 2.5 or 2.75 rotation of the adjustment bolt) and 32x11.50R15 BFG KM1's on 15x8 w/ 4" backspace...

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I only rubbed when the suspension was flexed and the steering wheel turned at full lock. Where it rubbed was the inner fender.
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Hold on Brenda are you talking about Mud terrain tires or Mickey Thompsons? You can run a 32 all terrain with minimal rubbing
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Not bad Shane. Thanks

Trent - here they are Mickey Thompson Performance Tires & Wheels

See the prob is, my husband has it in his head the cranking tbars is horrible and a levelling kit is better.
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