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Upgrading my tires, looking for some some pics.

Hey all...

First off I have tried the search function, but this is a fairly specific request and somewhat difficult to search for.

I have a 2008 2wd ranger sport with 235x75x15 goodyear SR-A tires now.

I live in Canada and have to deal with lots of snow in the winter. As a result I have decided to upgrade my tires in the near future to Firestone Destination A/T's. They have received numerous excellent reviews regarding their snow performance. I have priced out 30x9.5x15's at my local shop ($772.00 out the door). I know this may seem high as they are just $100 a tire on tirerack but the shipping to Canada and then mounting / balancing kills the deal ($180 to ship plus the cost of mounting/balancing)

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any pictures of their truck with 30x9.5x15 tires at stock height? ie no lift.

I have found pictures with lifted trucks but it's hard to find non lifted pictures.

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Mike.

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30x9.5's would look tooooo small on there. slight torsion crank(to get it back up to 07 spec) and 31's would look good. Very common actually.
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I'm with Shane 31s would look great. Too bad Ford lowered the 08 4x4s some, 32s look better than everything.
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30x9.5's would look tooooo small on there. slight torsion crank(to get it back up to 07 spec) and 31's would look good. Very common actually.
I agree. And get some bfg's or general grabbers, I've heard all bad about firestone.
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32's would be great........if they fit.......it sucks not being able to make somewhat sharp-ish left hand turns...........

man do i need that body lift.......

and, theres no point in crankin my tbars......theyre the crap ones.
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Get some 31x10.50 BFG A/T's.

Your truck has 28.87" tires.

235/75R15
Section Width: 9.25in 235mm
Rim Diameter: 15in 381mm
Rim Width Range: 6 - 8.5in
Overall Diameter: 28.87in 733.29mm
Sidewall Height: 6.93in 176.02mm
Radius: 14.43in 366.52mm
Circumference: 90.69in 2303.5mm
Revs per Mile: 720.4
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Yeah I agree with everyone else. Get the BFG A/T's. They are supposed to be one of the best for snow. I wont ever need mine for know, but I love them! Go with 31's. If you are going to spend that much you might as well get a bigger size so you dont decided 6mo-year later you want bigger. Atleast with 31's you will be good to go untill you decide to lift it if you do.
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How would 31's affect performance??? I only have a 3.0? I do have 4.10's though.

I'll get a price on some 31's both Firestone and BFG, then see where I go from there. I probably won't be buying until September or October just because I need that time to save the money. I wish I could get US prices up here in Canada....

Thanks for the opinions.
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31s look too small on my stock edge, just with a torsion crank. i wish i went with 32 or 33x10.50s
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Hey Goodysgotacuda...

Where did you or anyone get the "FX2" decal???

I have checked on Ebay but could not find them???

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i got them on ebay, but some other members were looking and i couldn't find the guy again. He was making 'fx2 sport' decals and i had him make 'fx2 off road' decals

With 31's its begging for a taller tire still...

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^ yea but he cant run a 32 with his 2wd without rubbing cause the 08's sit lower than the 05's.
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The sports hang lower than the edges? I figured they would be the same stuff, 33s fit on the edges and 4x4s with just a torsion crank.
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This is what 30x9.50's look like at stock height....you will definatly want to go bigger...now keep in mind this is all stock, I didnt do anything to it

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There's no reason to buy from the us, you can get tires locally I'm sure of it. Just make it clear that you're going online to buy the same tires if they won't cut you a deal.
Don't buy firestone, get some bfg a/ts or, michelin at2s. The michelins are a pretty amazing tire in snow etc. and have the manners of a street tire. And they're rarer than bf's and look badass too.
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The sports hang lower than the edges? I figured they would be the same stuff, 33s fit on the edges and 4x4s with just a torsion crank.
Yeah they sit like a 1" lower from the factory. It's pretty gay
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OK, so I went to get some prices on 31's today....

BFG AT 31 " - $225 a tire in canada - (That is including mounting balancing warranty etc...)

Firestone Destination AT - 31" - 185 a tire.


The BFG's are over a thousand dollars canadian which is insane! That double the Tirerack price. I'm simply not willing to pay that.

And I do agree that 31 will be better than 30.

The 31's wont rub though right?? even though i have an 08 and it's an inch shorter?

Thanks for all the opinions.
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I ran 32's with no torsion crank....just fine...and i sit 1" taller stock than you....31's will fit no problem. 08 Fx4's come with 30.5" tires.....31's will fit.

here's 31's on an xcab...
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I just checked Costco Canada online, and they have the BFG AT KO's for 195 a tire which is only 10 bucks more than the destinations, so if that is including mounting/balancing than that is fine with me.... there may be some hope for the BFG's yet.

I will admit I love the look of the BFG's
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Yea 10 dollars more a tire is pretty tolerable. I think 31 BFG's would look great on your truck, and as far as performance you shouldn't have any trouble with the 4.10's, it might even help your gas mileage by lowering your RPM's when cruising down the freeway.
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Yea 10 dollars more a tire is pretty tolerable. I think 31 BFG's would look great on your truck, and as far as performance you shouldn't have any trouble with the 4.10's, it might even help your gas mileage by lowering your RPM's when cruising down the freeway.
negative.......do some searching, lower rpm does not always mean better gas mileage.... the 3.0 is a revvy motor....you would get better cruising at 2900 rpm's instead of 2200 rpms....
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Well, if your worried about gears.

I'm running 4.10's with 32's and I have the 2.5L in my truck.

It still has power, but not so much when its really hot outside.
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According to Costco's Canadian Site the 31x10.5x15 BFG A/T KO's are 195 a tire including mounting/balancing/warranty etc....

So that comes to 195x4x1.13(for 13% taxes) = 881, which is only about $20 more than my quote for the 31" Destinations. So assuming these prices are correct, I will most likely get the BFG's. I just have to wait a month or maybe two to have the money to get them.

Thanks for all the help, I seriously love the look of this tire, and have also read some favorable snow performance reviews.
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negative.......do some searching, lower rpm does not always mean better gas mileage.... the 3.0 is a revvy motor....you would get better cruising at 2900 rpm's instead of 2200 rpms....
You wont get down to 2200rpms on the highway with a 3.0 with 4.10's and 31's. I cruise right around 2500 with 32's at 70 with 4.10's.

City mileage might go up some. I picked up about .5mpg in city. Still haven't tested full highway, but I know it'll be better.
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According to Costco's Canadian Site the 31x10.5x15 BFG A/T KO's are 195 a tire including mounting/balancing/warranty etc....

So that comes to 195x4x1.13(for 13% taxes) = 881, which is only about $20 more than my quote for the 31" Destinations. So assuming these prices are correct, I will most likely get the BFG's. I just have to wait a month or maybe two to have the money to get them.

Thanks for all the help, I seriously love the look of this tire, and have also read some favorable snow performance reviews.
I LOVE my BFGs in the snow, I kept up with my buddy that has a 4wd Colorado on street tires when he was starting to slip.
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