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i need some help

I just put on a 3in body lift on my 2004 FX4, and i need some help with sizes and offset, and tire brand. Any ideas, and or pictures would be awsome
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33x12.5x15 with a 15x10 wheel. Do you want a more all-terrain tire or a mud tire?

All-terrain BFG ATs hands down
Mud tires I've heard good things about the Toyos, MT MTZs, Goodyear MT/Rs

It all breaks down to what you need and how much money you want to spend.
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^^^^^What he said is right on.

I'd suggest something like a 3.5" backspace....3.75 or 3.25 backspace. Something around there. I've always rocked 12.50 tires on 8" rims on my other rigs. no problems.

BFG All Terrain hands down for a allterrain tire.

I've heard good things on the Mickey Thompson MTZ, Good Year MT/R, And have hands on experience with BFG Mud Terrians...lovethem. Great on the street : quiet, great on sand, rocks, snow....all around a great tire imo.
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I've heard the BFG Muds get a little fishy on wet roads, but thats the only complaint. Any backspacing beween 3.25 and 3.75 will be perfect. I like 3.25ish myself.
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No fishy here...and i live in rainy *** Oregon. I did have them siped though.....i heard bad things about mud terrain tires and water......involving hydroplaning. But I find these siped mud terrains are EXCELLENT compared to my siped+stock siped Toyo All Terrains.
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Well yeah the siping fixes the problem lol. Its so much harder to slide with my BFGs than my crap RT/Ss
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im prolly going with all terain tire i guys idk, i might go shoping when i get to denver. on tire brand, im leaning toward BFG
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sorry for the double post, what kind of fuel mileage do you get with your 33's? Will there be any problems with gearing, or my tranny i have a manual.
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Well we both have 32s but with my 3.0 and 4.10 gearing I noticed maybe a 1-2mpg loss if that. Wasn't really much difference in power, nothing to care about. With 33s you might lose a couple MPG but its not anything to worry about.
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Since you've got 4.10:1 in your ranger, it's all goooood for 33x12.50s. You won't notice much of a difference in mileage.
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ok, thanks for you help, and your time. Hopefully ill be going to denver thursday or friday to pick my new rubbers
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