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Old 02-24-2008
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Whats the biggest tire i can go

im thinking of doing a 3 inch body lift on my truck but wanted to know whats the biggest tire i can go with without having clearance problems. ive got 16" stock rims that i want to keep. any ideas?
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Some folks have run 35x12.50 w/ only a 3" bodylift....but you'll need a wheel backspace that is more set outside, as the 12.50s will have a tendency to rub. You are completely safe running a 33x12.50 metric equivilent....like a 305/70R16......on your current wheels. Here's a pic of my buddy's '02 ranger w/ a 4" superlift and 305/75R16's....and his wheels have a pretty darn close to stock backspace.....

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Hey Shane his truck is a XLT
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Soo......my truck is an XLT, my buddy's truck is an XLT.

Or is it that nobody stated weather it's a 2wd or 4x4???? That type of thing we need to know to completely help you.
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There ya go buddy lol, I forgot to include that in my post.
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DONT run 35s
5 reasons
1) looks like shizatt
2) dont even need to turn to lock to rub
3) probably cant even go up a curb w/o it rubbing, actually i couldn't.. it rubbed unless i went straight on
4) looks like poo
5) hit a pot hole & it rubs

that was my experience for the week i ran 35s on a body lift
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well you can do a 33 with out a bl (just torsion crank) so i would safely say you could do 35's
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You COULD run 35's, but like 99ranger4x4 stated, there are many reaons working against you. I would say go with a 33 and be happy if your only doing the BL.
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Thats if he has torsion bar suspension, we don't know that yet.
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Yeah, it's really hard to help some people out when the information they give is very limited and it's not even included in the profile area. (ie: 2wd vs. 4wd)
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even a 4x4 T bar suspension, i STILL wouldnt recommend running 35s, BL T bars maxed and an AAL i could see it though
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even a 4x4 T bar suspension, i STILL wouldnt recommend running 35s, BL T bars maxed and an AAL i could see it though
That would be a more practical set up for it, but if he absolutely wanted to run 35's, the t-bar suspension would at least be better off for it.
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edit: 2006 Ford Ranger XLT, there ya go... in his profile
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yeah i found that at the beginning of this thread, we don't know if its 4x4 or not tho.
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yeah i found that at the beginning of this thread, we don't know if its 4x4 or not tho.


x2 ...and the issue is still at hand, haha and the guy is not here to fill us in!
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just go 33x12.5's with 3.75 backspacing on the wheel.. and call it a day.. the truck will look tough... sometimes its good to have a little space between your tire and top of the wheel well.. esp if u do any wheelin....
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Ok did you need read the freakin 14 other posts, we dont know what suspension he has!
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Dee Dee Dee
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Ok did you need read the freakin 14 other posts, we dont know what suspension he has!
he just missed out on that little bit there....


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i think a 33 would lok good
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i think a 33 would lok good


I agree that it would probably look the best, but he asked what the biggest tire he could go would be and that is where we are needing more information in order to answer it.
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I think this thread is done lol I don't think he's coming back.
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I think this thread is done lol I don't think he's coming back.


yeah, it was a nice 3 person discussion back and forth though! haha
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hey sorry about not posting earlier. my trucks a 4x4 and i have stock 16 in rims on it now and was kinda thinking about keeping them. but i heard the difference between stock and after market rims was that with stock rims youll only get the tall narrow look from them. the pther reason i asked about the size of the tire was worrying about blowing thru bearings
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i've got 35s on stock bearings, only had one issue

i had to replace one because i was driving around with an exploded cv shaft on the other side and the weight plopping around just killed it.
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