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What will work with a lift on my truck?

I am going to ask the age old question of what size tire will fit on my truck if I lift it. I am going to be cheap and get a 3 in body lift off ebay for my birthday which includes bumper brackets. It is like $130 and it is from summit. Can I fit 33"s on my 99 2wd Ranger or would I have to go 32"s? Would it look really weird if I ran my stock 235s for a while with a 3 in lift?
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Yes you can fit 33x12.5 tires and yes it will look weird with your stock tires haha
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Yes you can fit 33x12.5 tires and yes it will look weird with your stock tires haha
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Remember he has a coil sprung 2wd, I think you can run 33s but I don't remember for sure.
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ya your good with 33s
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Awesome. Would I have to change my gearing? I have stock whatever that is. What should I expect in miles per gallon drop? I have the 4 banger.
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Oh, gonna use my stock rims to.
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this is thread #12039483932 about tire size! lol
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you will be slow.. but i dont think you are planning on building a 4 banger ranger for speed are ya?
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33/10.50/15 and at least 4:56 gears.
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yeah you will need high gears on a 4banger to move those 33's well enough.
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Where can I get one and what kind of price are we looking at?
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guys wow no one remembers the older coil spring guys when they body lifted the one guy Ben i think he name was only way he fit 33's with just body lift was adding coil spacers
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If you decide to go with 4:10's, Yessik has a set for sale in the classifieds. They are for an 8.8 though. Do you have an 8.8 or a 7.5?
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7.5 but I have been looking into getting a 8.8 out of a explorer. I have been readin about it for a half-hour. Did the explorers have 4.10's LS in them?
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I believe they did.
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How about a 3 inch and 31's. I really don't want to have to change gears if I don't have to. I know I can get a set of 31's cheaper than 33's.

When I get a chance, I am going to call my local salvage yards about the explorer rear ends and how much they want. There are a ton at my favorite place. They also have a Fx4 Ranger I think last time I went.
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Since your already lower than me I think it should kinda look like this:

32s and 3" BL

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^^^^ you have a much newer truck



if you want to run 33s this is what i would do i have a 94 4x4 granted i am lifted 2 more inches in the front but still i would find a 4x4 truck in a junk yard and get the coils off it it and then get 2 inch coil spacers and the blocks from the back, then i would find an explore axle and get the leaf springs off the it and covert the axle to over sprung this will give you a decent lift for a cheap price maybe 200 bucks. then put you body lift on.

2 inches from the 4x4 coils
2 inches from the lift blocks
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4 inches for the front



2 inch blocks
2 inches from the leaf springs
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4 inches


then your body lift


your truck will look sweet and you will have plenty of room for 33s


then regear to 4.88 or 4.56 and you should get a l.s from the explore axle


a couple hundred bucks and you will have a nice lifted 2wd truck
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^^^^ you have a much newer truck
So? That doesn't make a difference its still gonna look close to the same. He can't go and get 4x4 coils since the 4x4s of his year had torsion bars. Do some more learning before you give out advice, you have a totally different suspension than he does.
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2 inches from the 4x4 coils
Are you positive these provide lift? From what I gathered they were just stiffer and the beams provided the clearence difference between a 4x2 and 4x4...
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How about a 3 inch and 31's.
I ran 31's with a 2" lift for a while,
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I thought it looked pretty good, a 3" inch body lift would look even better IMO, about 2 weeks ago I added a BL on top of the 2" SL and the tires look a little smaller then Trents.
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