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What does AAR stand for and how come i see some that are cranking the TB's but also putting a drop shackle in the back?
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not sure about an AAR cuz im still a newb but i wanna know how people can crank their t bars and put a shackle i put an AAL in the back and the tbars are maxed out and the front sat 3-4 in. lower than the rear so i took the block out and its almost level
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AAL? add a leaf
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AAR 'cuda? lol.

A Chevy drop shackle will actually lift a ranger. Some folks run those.

Alot of folks crank the torsion bars. I'm cranked w/ 32x11.50s and a 1" body lift. Nothing done to the rear.......yet.
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I don't understand this whole rage with cranking the t-bars and installing a drop shackle. It just looks just as bad as without cranking the t-bars at all. I understand if you have a huge heavy cap on the back like Trigger01 does, but its pointless on stock trucks.
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sry i meant AAL I thought that but wasnt sure

Well heres my plan.

33x12.5x15 on 15x8 with backspacing

gonna put some bigger blocks on it if need
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blocks? dude no screw blocks....

have fun trimming
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blocks? dude no screw blocks....

have fun trimming
think 33s are to big and i should stick too 32s.

and why dont u like blocks....or i might just get a 3" lift kit
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to give you an idea ive got 295/75/16 a 33 inch tire i dident have to trim at all i did was level it out with the t-bars and i only rub during hard offroading
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to give you an idea ive got 295/75/16 a 33 inch tire i dident have to trim at all i did was level it out with the t-bars and i only rub during hard offroading
ok not trying to be an *** but time to learn tire sizes... and wheel back spacing.

First you have 295x75x16 Toyo.. the guy is asking 33x12.5x15 key word 15... and 12.5...

your 295x75x16 is 33x11.6x16...

^ see right there is the 11.6" width, thats the issue with 33x12.5x15 its to WIDE.....*IF* installed on a 15x8 or 15x10 rim... on stock 15x7 4.5BS wheels it will work... i dont recommend it but it will work..

another thing is your on STOCK 16x7 wheels with 4.5BS so that sucks in the wheels not causing the problems of hitting fenders and valance...



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think 33s are to big and i should stick too 32s.

and why dont u like blocks....or i might just get a 3" lift kit
ok now onto you... 33x12.5x15 on 15x8 with either 3.75 or 3.25BS is gonna cause issues.. you will need to almost max the t-bars and will need to trim and it will rub offroading..

my PERSONAL recommendation is go buy a $200 PA body lift 3", some 15x10 wheels cost around $450ish from summit give or take... and some 33x12.5x15 tires...

not only will you have clearness but you will have one mean looking truck... now if you cant care for 15x10 wheels go with 15x8 3.25 backspacing wheels...

here is a body lift and 15x10 with 33's...

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You can put some 32's on there w/ a t-bar crank and it'll look good, won't rub, bla bla bla... And like 04blackedge said you don't need shackles unless you have a cap or something really heavy to weigh the back end down.
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I plan on putting a cap on but not until the fall. Will be an z series from ARE

maybe i will go 32" which is what i orginally intended. but I know I am not going to go with 15x8s

I was gonna go with BFG T/A KO but I think I might go with MT's Baja ATZ Radial Plus instead

this is the wheel i am getting

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If you get a cap you will need aal's or shackles or both, just depending on how the truck sits when it's on. I have both.
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when i mentioned i wanted to put a cap on he said we should lift the back a few inch's so when I do put the cap on it wont be lower in the back than the front

mor einfo on the shackels, type and what they do please
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I plan on putting a cap on but not until the fall. Will be an z series from ARE

maybe i will go 32" which is what i orginally intended. but I know I am not going to go with 15x8s

I was gonna go with BFG T/A KO but I think I might go with MT's Baja ATZ Radial Plus instead

this is the wheel i am getting

alright that would be great leave it stock suspension and body.. and put on 32x11.5x15... and DO GO WITH 15x8... you just said you wont.. but if your buying new wheels you are wasting your time and money to order 15x7...
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i meant i am goign with 15x8s lol

ya a guy i work with who does serious offroading told me to 32s instead of 33s. I like just trying to figure everything out............


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