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Icon5 What size would you put on my ranger?

Ok guys i have the tire in mind but i need to know what size. My ranger's stock size is 245/75/16's. Now i was thinking about 245/70/16 or 255/70/16 or 265/70/16 or 265/75/16? I am planing on some offroading but i also would like to keep some of my gasmilage(though it is sucks). I figure it will cost about $400 maybe alittle bit more with shipping for the biggest tire of the bunch. So guys what would you put on. I dont want to crank my tbar and have to get it realigned again.
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I had 265/75/16 on my truck with a mild t bar crank. Dont have to in order to fit them but I did to level it out a lil. I didnt have to get it alinged at all. I ended up spending like 700 for tires though. 265's look pretty good
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if you must keep the 16" wheels get 265x75x16...

but honistly get some 15x8 and 32x11.5x15....

btw it was cheaper to get some new 15 and 32's then 265 most the the time...
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Well i can get 265/75/16 A/T's for about $100 per tire shipped.
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what kind i know it aint BFG... my old BFG at 265 are $700...
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This is my ranger with 265/75/16. Not the best picture but it gives you an idea. Its on a stock supsension set-up with no t-bar crank.
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In about two weeks im dumping the 16 inch rims, going with 15x8 rims and 33 BFG All--Terrains with a t-bar crank and 3 in BL. It will look sick!!!!

But for now, 265/75/16 will look good on your stock rims, they add a little beef to the rig.
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wow those are some warn 265
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wow those are some warn 265
You better believe it....thats why my BFGs are coming in two weeks. had those on for 3 years and they are bald as an old mans head...it rained here a week agao and I was slidin all over the place!!
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Yeah wont be bfg's.
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Yeah prices for 16" tires SUCK, but heres my recomendations (take your pick)

285/75R16= 32.8"x 11.2"
275/70R16= 31.2" x 10.8"
265/75R16= 31.6" x 10.4"

Currently i am running the 275s but once i scrape up ~$800 im gonna step up to the 285s
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Yeah they do but 31 or 33's are not any cheaper though. So far it looks like 265/75/16. So this means i will have to crank my tbars?
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Oh thank god. Had me thinking i would have to crank them babies and i dont have a flippin clue on how to or how much.
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isn't not hard at all...
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245/70/16's are alot smaller than 245/75/16

255/70/16's are a hair smaller in height than 245/75's

265/70's which is what im running, is taller, and alot wider than the 245/75's, tho not as tall as the 265/75's

I didnt get the 265/75's cause in my price range/tire brand that ment $20 more PER tire, and a 10 ply tire.

and the tires I got, are the General Grabber At2's and I paid $90 per tire from tire rack, and I am quite happy with them. I also think they look better than the over priced bfg's
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245/70/16's are alot smaller than 245/75/16

255/70/16's are a hair smaller in height than 245/75's

265/70's which is what im running, is taller, and alot wider than the 245/75's, tho not as tall as the 265/75's

I didnt get the 265/75's cause in my price range/tire brand that ment $20 more PER tire, and a 10 ply tire.

and the tires I got, are the General Grabber At2's and I paid $90 per tire from tire rack, and I am quite happy with them. I also think they look better than the over priced bfg's
idk what brands you where looking at but my 265 where not 10 ply tires...
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here are mine they are 265/75R16 BF A/T
tiny little crank but its back to stock now since my rear started sagging but here it is
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I like 32x11.50's. Here is mine before and after. I like the stance. My wheels have 3.25" back spacing. Gas mileage dropped about 2 mpg (normal driving).

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This is my truck with 265/75R16 Big-O Bigfoot A/Ts.



Once I scrape up $800+ I'm going with the BFGs.
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Well so far treadepot.com has my tires for $384 shipped for my 265/70/16 grabber at2's. If this is the price when i get my money then this is what i am going to buy.
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265/70/16 = 30.6x10.4/16

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245/75/16 = 30.5x9.6/16

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265/75/16 = 31.6x10.4/16

so the tires that u wana get are going to be .1 taller and .8 wider.

didnt u want like taller and wider? ur truck wont gain any clearence with thoes

here is a calc to bring metric size to inches works good.

http://www.redrock4x4.com/tech/tire_...&method=metric
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Actually those are about the right size tire as i dont have a lift kit and dont want to crank my t-bars. Considering my ranger is stock i dont want to put to much strain on the axles or the auto tranny. Not really looking for clearence as i dont off road that much. These are the cheapest at's tires i can get. Also i like the 70 series for the looks.
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285/75/16s...

Never would i pay $800 for tires. got four ProComp ATs for $500 OTD in a 285/75/16. been over 15,000 miles and they are wearing great (save for the burn out, fish taling, doughnuts and hard driving). they are about 2/3 tread left, great traction in the snow no matter how deep, great in the rain, ride quiet and handle the dry road supurb.
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Hmm if i had lifted my ranger i would go for the procomps but i cant. So the at2's look like a safe bet for a good tire that wears good and gives me the offroad traction if i need it. (ps i will need that as i have plans of going mudding this year)
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our Ranger isnt lifted...not even a torsion bar crank, and they dont rub anywhere except at FULL (like rarin on the wheel) lock on the sway bar (i think thats it, its been a while since i looked).
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