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I have a 1996 black Ford Ranger. This weekend I'm getting a 3 inch body lift put on it. I'm wondering what size tires would look right for it after i have the body lift installed. I have 14's on them now but I'm going for that beefy look. This thing will look sharp :)......hopefully........any help would be greatly appreciated.
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tires or wheels??? because if you have 14'' tires something is wrong. But I recomend 15x8 wheels with a 31" tire
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due you have leveling in the front or is your front not to saggy?

you could fit some 33x12.5x15 on 15x8 with some like 3.75BS after bodylift and if the front isnt sagged... if it is get some like 15x8 3.25BS and some 32x11.5x15...

there isnt much at all with 14" rims....

HOLD ON... are you 2wd?

that changes it...
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Yes its 2wd, the ones i have right now on it is 70R14 90s.. or something like that... im not real good with tires and wheels.. I havent got the 3 inch body lift yet but im wondering what size i should get after the lift to make it look good... sorry if this doesnt make sense.
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youll be able to run 31s, and maybe 32s with only the bodylift. add a coil spacer and then ou could run 33s
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youll be able to run 31s, and maybe 32s with only the bodylift. add a coil spacer and then ou could run 33s
how ya figure? prob fit 32's easy...33's DEF need to level the front..

2" leveling just in from on stock 15x7 4.5BS 32x11.5x15


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no body is going to comment on finding tire sizes for a 14''rim??? upgrade to 15''s and u will have a much more selection on tires.
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no body is going to comment on finding tire sizes for a 14''rim??? upgrade to 15''s and u will have a much more selection on tires.
correct hardly anyone makes 14" tires *big*...
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So your saying after the 3 inch body lift, Ill have to get a bigger tires in the front? And to clear things up...i was talking about what size my wheels are atm... im buying all new tires and wheels after i get the 3 inch body lift and i was wondering what size would look good.
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do torsions,. and rear end however ,, you can fit 35`s for the BEEFY look , i saw 33`s on my exact ranger it looked sexy.. but i going a lil bigger
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What would look right to WHOM, lol? You can get a lot of opinions but it'll have to look right to you.
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IMO--> 33's with your lift on a 15 or 16 inch wheel. Everyone will jump on me for the fact that 15 inch wheels/tires are cheaper but if you shop around you can find good deals.
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do torsions,. and rear end however ,, you can fit 35`s for the BEEFY look , i saw 33`s on my exact ranger it looked sexy.. but i going a lil bigger
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96 not 06 bud, 35s
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if u like rim then do a 16 or maybe 17'' wheel. if u like the "beefy" tire look then go for a 15 and get 33'' tires.

what engine do u have??? 4cyl - 6cyl?(3.0 - 4.0?) keep in mind if u have a 4cyl ur truck was not made to handle tires much bigger then the ones recommended. none the less a lift. u will notice a big decrease in exceleration at highway speeds and mpg decrease as well. on my 96 ranger 4cyl, i put 31 and a 2 inch body and it jus about killed the engines power.
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if u like rim then do a 16 or maybe 17'' wheel. if u like the "beefy" tire look then go for a 15 and get 33'' tires.

what engine do u have??? 4cyl - 6cyl?(3.0 - 4.0?) keep in mind if u have a 4cyl ur truck was not made to handle tires much bigger then the ones recommended. none the less a lift. u will notice a big decrease in exceleration at highway speeds and mpg decrease as well. on my 96 ranger 4cyl, i put 31 and a 2 inch body and it jus about killed the engines power.
its called gearing... i went from 3.23 to 3.73 pretty much handles the same on my 4cyl with 32's
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i went from 3.73s to 4.10s with 31s....all the power i will ever need...can still leave to 30ft black marks in my 97 2.3
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this is true.... lol. i cant believe i didnt think of that. this is wat happens when u dont think b4 u type.
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it is 4 cylinder 2.3 L.... so i shouldn't do anything to it :(
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did to mine...no it womt win races but with the right gears it can be a fun play toy
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i ran 5.13s with my 33s, it was definately a huge difference over the factory 3.73s. but it also made if fun when i put the factory 225/75/14s back on when i traded it in, burnouts all the way threw 4th. :D
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haha...bet the top speed sucked too
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