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What is needed for 35s?

I have a 2008 ford ranger 4x4 4.0 and I was wondering what kind of stuff is needed for 35x12.5x15s I'm going to get a 3in body and 4in suspension lift and 15x8 wheels with -18mm offset?
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Things you need:

3" body lift
4" suspension lift
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You'll want more offset to the rim or you might have clearance issues.
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You'll want more offset to the rim or you might have clearance issues.
What would be the best offset and would they be able to work with the fender flares to pass inspection
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It all depends on whether or not you have fender flares, and how far your tires can legally be out. Mine are 35x 12.50 on 18x10 rims at 4.5" back spacing. I also have 2"spacers in the back and spindles in the front that push the tires out 2". If you look through my build log, you can see how far out the tires are past the flares. They don't enforce those laws here, so I'm not really concerned about them being too far out.
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It all depends on whether or not you have fender flares, and how far your tires can legally be out. Mine are 35x 12.50 on 18x10 rims at 4.5" back spacing. I also have 2"spacers in the back and spindles in the front that push the tires out 2". If you look through my build log, you can see how far out the tires are past the flares. They don't enforce those laws here, so I'm not really concerned about them being too far out.
Ok thank you yeah the laws for me is it has to be flush with the fenders and can't stick out past
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In which case, you should look into getting some flares that will stick out enough to give you coverage.
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Bushwacker makes several styles of flares that you can use based on how far out your tires are going.
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All I have is maxed bars and shackles. No body lift and I don't even own a sawzall.
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All I have is maxed bars and shackles. No body lift and I don't even own a sawzall.
You also have the front valence removed and zero chance of flexing your rear suspension any more than you'd need to go over a speed bump.

Just because you CAN do something doesn't always mean you SHOULD.
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You also have the front valence removed and zero chance of flexing your rear suspension any more than you'd need to go over a speed bump. Just because you CAN do something doesn't always mean you SHOULD.
True story. Actually in reality I have aftermarket keys cranked to about where maxed stock keys would be, the 2" longer rs5000's up front, 3" shackles and air shocks in the rear. The rear set up is mostly to compensate for flat springs. Yes I pulled the valance, but I did that when I had 265's to fit my winch. I did however have to pull the plastic trim piece off of the bottom of the front fenders and I do rub the front left inner fender liner at full left lock and it grabs the lip of the bed sides when I stuff the rear end. I just got the tires and wheels yesterday so I'm still working on tweaking things to make them happy off road.
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I don't even own a sawzall.
Give it time. If you plan on going anywhere other than the mall you will have issues.
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Any further criticism of my truck can be directed at my build thread in the project log section. No need to clog up this guys thread. Sorry OP.
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You also have the front valence removed and zero chance of flexing your rear suspension any more than you'd need to go over a speed bump.

Just because you CAN do something doesn't always mean you SHOULD.
This. That is way too close in the rear. I have rubbed in the rear and i am double lifted
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I was wondering the same. I was thinking of throwing 35s on my 15x8s, and regearing. Can I do this saftely without doing a SAS? I know tons of guys do it on here, however, My concern is damaging an axle, or some other part of the suspension. Can a 4wd, 4.0 Ranger handle 35s without causing long term damage? . Reliablity is more important to me than looks. I'm currently on 33s
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You're gonna need a superlift to clear the 35s on a 4x4 ranger
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Dewey, I already have a Superlift. I also have a 3in body lift in the garage waiting to be installed. I have a friend who works at a gear shop who can regear me to 4.88 for 800. My only concern is, can my Ranger handle the extra weight of 35s. I don't want to damage an axle or any other suspension component. Reliability is important to me. I see many people doing axle swaps, but I just don't want to take that route. Can I get away with just regearing?
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With the lifts, yes you can do it. There are tons of examples on this site of guys doing exactly what you describe. Only down side is you'll wear things out faster, particularly on the front end, but other than that you'll be fine.
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Any further criticism of my truck can be directed at my build thread in the project log section. No need to clog up this guys thread. Sorry OP.
I'm glad you posted that picture in here for him to see. He can see why he should do the double lift pretty clearly. For a DD, not an issue, but not a great idea if you plan to go off road. I'll check out your build log just to check it out.. and bash it if necessary, lol, j/k :)

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I was wondering the same. I was thinking of throwing 35s on my 15x8s, and regearing. Can I do this saftely without doing a SAS? I know tons of guys do it on here, however, My concern is damaging an axle, or some other part of the suspension. Can a 4wd, 4.0 Ranger handle 35s without causing long term damage? . Reliablity is more important to me than looks. I'm currently on 33s
You might wear our front end components quicker.. i.e. ball joints, hubs, ,etc. But if you replace them with quality parts, like moog ball joints, you'll be alright. These are normal parts to wear out anyway and part of maintaining these trucks, so I wouldn't be too concerned with it.

If you have heavy rims and tires and ALSO run spacers there is a chance you could damage an axle, more so on the front than the rear though, part of the reason they aren't recommended.

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Dewey, I already have a Superlift. I also have a 3in body lift in the garage waiting to be installed. I have a friend who works at a gear shop who can regear me to 4.88 for 800. My only concern is, can my Ranger handle the extra weight of 35s. I don't want to damage an axle or any other suspension component. Reliability is important to me. I see many people doing axle swaps, but I just don't want to take that route. Can I get away with just regearing?
$800 sounds like a great deal for that, especially if it includes parts AND labor.
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