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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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On other trucks, leveling kit is the way to go. But on a 98+ ranger, a leveling kit is reindexed torsion keys, sure good for chevys and other vehicles out there, not so good on a ranger.
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See the prob is, my husband has it in his head the cranking tbars is horrible and a levelling kit is better.
In this case he's got it backwards.
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Kevin doesnt think from time to time hahaha... Thousands of rangers have cranked t-bars with no problems so do it already! i'll drive down there and help you!
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Just crank them when he's not there, I highly doubt he'll notice lol.
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No, he wouldn't notice until he saw the bill for the bigger tires! LMAO
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i know i guy thats running 32s on his edge. its 100% stock and no t-bar crank.
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The Ranger generations are all different. In order for me to run a 32 w/out rub, I need more space.
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. mistake post
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Cranking your torsion bars up just a little isn't gonna wear stuff very fast. Maybe a little faster, but not enough to where you will be replacing parts every 8 months.
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Take a peek at Taz's valence....the bottom corner where it's closest to the tire. You MAY need to trim that squared off valence with a knife and make it round. I had to do this to Marie's truck to better clear the 33x12.50's and the very very minimal torsion crank. Shoot...I had to do it to mine with 8" of lift! lol. That's the only concern with real rubbing...04+ valences are pretty square in the corners.



which reminds me...I've gotta get around to cleaning those trims up now that I'm more skilled with using a box cutter as a butter knife. lol.
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everyone needs to get on my facebook and post up how awesome and safe cranking the tbars is so he'll believe it! hehehe

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i know you want an aggresive look but can i ask why the mickey thompson baja claws? they seem to have a softer compund. they wear quickly on pavement, well atleast compared to other mud tires, but that tire is more of a strict offroad tire. if you dont mind, i suggest the cooper discoverer stt, its the tire i want, they last as long as bfg mt's and look alot more aggresive

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i think they are sexy as hell, but remember, this is just my opinion
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Those aren't bad but I've had Mickey's in the past and currently have the drag radials and stand by the brand. Thanks for the pic!
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if your going with Mickey Ts go with the MTZ its a sweet tire!
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Those aren't bad but I've had Mickey's in the past and currently have the drag radials and stand by the brand. Thanks for the pic!
Now I'd hate to be the bringer of bad news, but Mickey Thompson doesn't have any 32x11.50 mud terrain style tires. They've got 31x10.50 and 33x12.50, but no 32x11.50. I vote Superlift and 33x12.50R15 MTZ's on 15x10 MickeyT Classic II's!!...







Pretty soon Josh's twin may be lifted!?!???? Screw it...just bodylift it brenda!!


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go with the Nitto Mud grapplers brenda!
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Now I'd hate to be the bringer of bad news, but Mickey Thompson doesn't have any 32x11.50 mud terrain style tires. They've got 31x10.50 and 33x12.50, but no 32x11.50. I vote Superlift and 33x12.50R15 MTZ's on 15x10 MickeyT Classic II's!!...




Pretty soon Josh's twin may be lifted!?!???? Screw it...just bodylift it brenda!!


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Oh now your talking big bucks there Shane! And yeah, I checked the sizes earlier. I dunno what I'm doing yet. Still got time to investigate
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im getting new tires but just stickin with 31's to keep all the costs down, besides, im only using my truck to drive 5 min to school, and then hunting and fishing on the weekends
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I thought about sticking to 31's too. I don't want to swap out my 15" alcoa's either. Got some more thinking to do on this one.
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Unless you plan on running anything wider than a 12.50 Brenda, then you won't HAVE to get rid of your alcoas.
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as long as its still a 15inch tire and no wider than 12.50 you can keep the alcoas.
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thats what i meant, I don't want to upgrade to 16's
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You wont. Just get a tire that comes in a 15" LOL
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thats what i meant, I don't want to upgrade to 16's
i would amost consider it a downgrade lol. tires that are for 16" rims = mucho coin
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I dont suggest a 12.50 tire on a 7" rim.... 8" minimum rim required for 12.50. 11.50 max on a 7" rim. Rule of thumb is 4" maximum difference between the two. (Yes...i know... you can go 4.5".)

Brenda...have you thought about a 33x10.50? Same story goes for it as do 32x11.50's....torsion crank. And you'll have better treadwear compared to 11.50's on those 7" alcoas.
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