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Tire Ideas

Hey all,

I have no lift. Don't plan on getting one. I just want bigger tires for more clearance. I have a 2010 Sport 4x4 ext. cab.

I was looking at BFG All-Terrain A/T KO, unless you guys have a better suggestion. I will keep stock rims for now.

I was looking at 285/75R/16 but I'm not sure how big these are inch-wise. I don't want rubbing. If its a little bit of rubbing, I can trim/cut the guard in the wells. I read that 31's wont rub and 32's will rub a bit. I think that 285/17R/16 is a 32" tire.

What do you guys think?

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A 285 75 16 is like a 33 11.5. with no lift it will probly rub a lot. I have a 04 (witch has a higher ride height then the 2010s) Has maxed torsion bar and a add a leaf in the rear and i rub on the sway bar in the front and my rears rubbed on the bed side when flexed out.
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I've got 265/75r16s and I rub a little at full turn on the sway bars. I also did the older torsion key swap and an AAL in the rear. If I were you I'd at least do those two things. The lift I did with larger tires is proportional so it doesn't look lifted. I lifted it 2" and went to a larger tire by 1". Search my name and look at my pics. The truck sits at a nice stance. Why are you dead set against a lift? A friend and I did mine in the driveway and it took 4-5 hours. $35 for older keys (there is a member selling a older pair right now), $45 for the AAL and $20 for new u-bolts came in at $100 and an alignment cost me $80.

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Well I'm not dead set against a lift, I just don't have the know-how to do one. I probably only need a socket set, drill, wrenches, etc.. right?

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Sockets, jack, stands, c-clamp for the front keys. Like I said, it took us 4 hours. We both had an idea on how to do the front. He knew how to do the back. Front would have been done sooner if we had less issues with jacking up the truck/key to get the wedge out.
We used a thick sheet of metal w/ a bolt welded to it instead of a c-clamp but I have heard of it working.
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you could always just do a 3" body lift.
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you could always just do a 3" body lift.
How much does it cost? Where can I buy a kit?
How difficult is it to do?
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generally you can pick them up for 150 - 200 bucks at summit. They are pretty easy to do, instructions are pretty detailed.
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Iv got 285/ 75s on my truck and they only rub at full turn. And BFG ATs are a great choice. I woulda got some if I wasnt broke lol
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Iv got 285/ 75s on my truck and they only rub at full turn. And BFG ATs are a great choice. I woulda got some if I wasnt broke lol
i wanna see how stuffed those 285s are on your truck.
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there are a couple members up there that im sure would help you. heck, if i was off i'd consider a road trip.

i was thinking the same thing. he doesn't list a lift.
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A tire I want so bad but dont carry 15s in them:

Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx:

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so upgrade to 16s. with wheel sizes getting larger, 17 is the new 15.
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A tire I want so bad but dont carry 15s in them:

Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx:

havent seen these in person yet but the previous gen of the STs are amazing. I love my set
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I love the look of fat tires lol
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you can still get the Cooper S/T, this is a different tire. kinda makes me wish I had 16s again
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I love the look of fat tires lol
there aint no way those are 285/75s those are 18 inch wheels so it would be a 285/75/18 which is like almost a 35 inch tire.
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I love the look of fat tires lol
Those are 285/75s?

I have the sport 4x4, stock wheel size is 16".

Also, I checked summit racing, they don't have a lift for my year Ranger. What gives?
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My bad. Theyre 285/ 60s. Iv been looking for 285/75s for my 16 inch rims lol
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go back a couple of years, like to 2003 or 2005. a lot of parts are interchangeable from 93+

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My bad. Theyre 285/ 60s. Iv been looking for 285/75s for my 16 inch rims lol
alright so you have an equivalent to 32/11.50
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Ok that sounds about right. When he said 35s I was like "there aint no effin way!" lol. I figured I was wrong somewhere. 32 11.50s sound right
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Those are 285/75s?

I have the sport 4x4, stock wheel size is 16".

Also, I checked summit racing, they don't have a lift for my year Ranger. What gives?
any one from 2001+ will work
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here, im bored outta my mind and dont wanna do laundry.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/suspension-tires-wheels-118/99-ranger-torsion-keys-wa-124535/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/engine-drivetrain-116/new-u-bolts-up-6-lift-mi-121390/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EXP-13120/

go buy those, order some pizza and a case of beer and give a call to a few friends. i'll even type up some instructions and send a few pics of what to look for if you want.

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here, im bored outta my mind and dont wanna do laundry.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=124535

https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=121390

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EXP-13120/

go buy those, order some pizza and a case of beer and give a call to a few friends. i'll even type up some instructions and send a few pics of what to look for if you want.
A body lift or a suspension lift will both lift me higher and allow me to run bigger tires, right?

If a body lift is easier I'd go that route. The problem is, no one I know around here likes working on cars. None of them have ever even changed their own oil let alone done a suspension lift.
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