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tires for new wheels

hey guys i just got a set of cragar wheels in 15x8 with a 4" backspacing,
and they look really nice but my question is this.

i have a 02 xlt 4x4 off road and was wondering if i could put a 32x11.5x15 tire on these wheels and not have to lift it, maybee with a little t-bar crank?
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Yes and Yes on tires and T-Bar crank, there are many people that have a similar setup on there with no rubbing. I believe that the stock backspacing on the Rangers is close to 4" but not sure. Seeing hose most guts go 3.25" pr 3.75 and the sit out further.

Quoted from Bob in another post

Backspacing on a 7" wheel with +12mm offset is ~4.5 (factory Ranger)
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so with a t-bar crank i canfit 32x11.5x15 on my 4"bs 15x8 wheels?

if so thats what i think i might go with,

now i just need to find out what kind to get,

buckshot mudder
kumho venture m/t
dean wildcat m/t
cooper discovery m/t

i want to stay somewhere around 115 or less per tire, any help on where to order from would be great!
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Buckshot mudders are what Zabeard (Zach) and Brian have and they like them, from what they and other people have said they wear pretty good but I have no experience with that particular tire. I would say BFG as personally they are the best all around, some people will agree and others will not. BFGs are a little out of your range that you specified at 126.00 a tire through tirerack.com. Others will chime in as well for help with this.
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buckshot and kuhmo (cheaper)

cooper is american (always try to buy american, , good tire)

dean , never heard of them
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definately go with the coopers, no doubt. definately.
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buckshots arent made in the 32 inch size.. im pretty sure its 31s, 33s, and 35s
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i looked at and compared the cooper m/t with the kumho's m/t and the kumho was rated better overall than the coopers so i think im going to go with them, but still not shure hopefully i can **** some more money and get the bfg m/t tires that would be sweet.
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I have Cooper ST tire and am very pleased with them so far. I bought mine on a recomendation from John Griggs.
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buck shots make a 32 my freind had them on hid ranger but def. get the coopers.
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definately go with the coopers, no doubt. definately.
I give another nod for the coopers!!! The STs are a great tire!
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