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What do I need to buy?

To run 33's on my 2001 Ranger Extended Cab (2wd)?

I want to keep my rims, just make the tires a little bigger and lift it to make it look like this truck. I don't necessarily need an 8" lift though, and cheap-o parts are fine with me, this truck won't ever be touching any dirt, haha.

(I don't know how to tell what I have (gear wize and suspension type, but I believe it's coilover)).
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Well you can get a 5.5" lift (mde by fabtech, etc) and that will allow you to run 32s. The only problem with going beyond a 32" tire is the stock rims are only 7" wide and it isnt the best thing to run larger then a 11" wide tire on them (IE a 33x12.5)...

If you want to go beyond that you can add a bodylift and be able to run 33s easily; probably a bit larger.

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Well you can get a 5.5" lift (mde by fabtech, etc) and that will allow you to run 32s. The only problem with going beyond a 32" tire is the stock rims are only 7" wide and it isnt the best thing to run larger then a 11" wide tire on them (IE a 33x12.5)...

If you want to go beyond that you can add a bodylift and be able to run 33s easily; probably a bit larger.

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Which is going to run me how much?
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im running 32s with just lift spindles, the 5.5 will fit 33s
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yea, i have 33's on the 5.5

also the bfg at's come in 33x10.5
thats what i run on an 8in rim.
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Crank your T-bars that will give you 2" of lift in the front, then buy a body lift for $200 dollars and you will be able to fit 33s no problem
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Do I even have torsion bars? I thought I had coilovers or something like that.. How can I tell? Also, how can I tell what my gear ratio is?
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You've got coils, so you can't crank your t-bars. You can, however, add coil-spacers, which are the cheapo lift alternative. That'll mess with your camber though and will make your tires wear poorly on the edges. I'd go with a decent suspension lift like the fabtech 5.5" lift. Get yourself some 15x8" wheels and some 33x12.5x15 tires and you'll have a sharp-lookin' truck that'll be done right.

As far as your gearing, look on the door jamb and find where it says "axle code" and that will tell you what gear ratio and axle you have. You'll have to find the chart that lists what they are, but you shouldn't have too much trouble finding it with a search.
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lifted97ranger put an axle ratio list on a while ago you can search it
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that ranger you have there is runnin 35's to my knowlege....i have a 01 xlt and im hopin to get a 5 inch lift and run close to 34's....33's will fit.... do you have a 2wd or a 4wd?
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2wd. My Axle code is 95, meaning I have open 8.8 w/ 3.55 ratio. I'm going to need to regear, huh?

How much do wheels+tires cost?
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buy Kumho for cheap quality wheels. I bought my 35 inch MT/Rs for 600 shipped to my door. You can get 33 inch All terrains for less.

Also, it's good you have the 8.8. I would upgrade to 4.10 gearing for your speed back, which means basically you could pickup a junkyard ranger rearend 8.8 with 4.10 gearing and swap it with yours.

Wheels can be as cheap as 140$ a set, or you can buy a nice set for 350.
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About the lift: Right now I'm looking at a 3" body lift (~200) and I just found some "Rear Blocks - 5.5" Lift" for $69.99 a pair. Now, what would I get for the front?
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