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How much difference

I have a stock ranger 2003 xl 4x2. I would like to give it more clearance but not do suspension lift. How much height will 31ís add to my ranger. Itís currently running 225,75,R15. Will I get rubbing if I add the 31ís? Is this a bad idea? I also plan on doing a body lift eventually at least 3 inch. Would you do the body lift first? Thank you everyone
 
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You must do body lift 1st

225,75,R15 is 28" diameter tire, you will get 1.5" more of ground clearance with 31" tire, 1/2 the difference in diameter
 
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Ron speaks the truth. If you don't want any problems from the bigger tire, lift it.

But...from someone who couldn't wait to go 31s on my stock XLT, I had to trim both the bumper valance and the mudflap mount in the wheel well. They fit, but if I hit a good-sized bump while turning, I'll get a burp from the tread.

I'll post a pic in a few hours when I get home.
 

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I used some some masking tape to plot where my cut would be and used a Dremel. I tried to keep it in-line with the bumper angle.

Sanded the rough stuff and I was finished.

I really dig how the tires fill the wells.
 
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