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DangaRanger
12-20-2009, 10:55 AM
ok soon enough i will have to replace the tires on my 2003 ford ranger
and i was wondering in your guys opinion what is your choice on the best all around tires. pros/cons and i also was looking at the bf goodrich all terrain tires any good? http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/overview/all-terrain-t-a-ko/44.html

ranger101
12-20-2009, 11:17 AM
2wd or 4wd?

DangaRanger
12-20-2009, 11:21 AM
4wd

ranger101
12-20-2009, 11:43 AM
If I were you, I'd do just like I did. Level it and throw on some 33's. You won't have any rubbing and it'll look great. As for what brand? I'd go with either BFG AT's or Nitto Terra Grappler's. I went with the Terra Grapplers because of the cheap price and I love them. They got me through 2 and 3 feet of snow yesterday no problem.

Jay FX4
12-20-2009, 12:06 PM
+1 bfg a/t.

Tom
12-20-2009, 01:37 PM
+1 bfg a/t.

+2

Crank the torsion bars and go with 32x11.50

DangaRanger
12-20-2009, 04:04 PM
i was actually thinking about cranking the torsion bars an thowing some 33's on it but we wil have to see but thanks for the input so far keep it coming

ranger101
12-20-2009, 06:10 PM
i was actually thinking about cranking the torsion bars an thowing some 33's on it but we wil have to see but thanks for the input so far keep it coming

I like the way you think. Go with the Terra Grapplers. If you order them from Discount Tire they'll cost $615 shipped to your door. A lot less than the BFG's.

dixie_boysles
12-20-2009, 07:23 PM
+3 on the BFGs. The terra grapplers just don't seem to have the aggressive tread as the BFGs. I had some 31s mounted two days ago and they are pure sex on wheels! It snowed 12 inches ind I went everywhere with them. Plus they have a reputaion for a reason! Mine were $633 mounted

DangaRanger
12-20-2009, 08:15 PM
are they mounted on 16 inch rims?

ranger101
12-21-2009, 07:23 AM
Scott's wheels are 15's. Hence why his price was cheaper. After all was said and done on my truck, it was $700. And my wheels are 16's as well as yours Cam.

dixie_boysles
12-21-2009, 07:34 AM
are they mounted on 16 inch rims?

Rangerboy is right, I have 15x7s. But if I were you, just go get a 265/70R16. Same thing

Tirerack has them for $168 a tire.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Sizes.jsp?make=BFGoodrich&model=All-Terrain+T%2FA+KO

dbshocker
07-11-2012, 07:57 AM
hello i know this is an old thread but what is the biggest tire size i can get for my stock rims that are 235/75R15, and also what would be the best tire style for me i drive mainly highway but i do sometimes take it up in the mountain and out on the beach in the sand. thanks

RoberticusMaximus
07-11-2012, 08:07 AM
click here!

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/wheels-tires/3245-chart-maximum-tire-size.html

dbshocker
07-11-2012, 09:03 AM
so according to the chart these http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=General&tireModel=Grabber+AT+2&partnum=095SR5GRAT2OWL&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes will fit on my stock rims that currently have 235/75r15 on them?

RoberticusMaximus
07-11-2012, 10:40 AM
30X9.5R15 - i believe so. do you have excessive spring sag? what year/model?

Ranger_Enthusiast
07-11-2012, 11:06 AM
I personally love my tires. I'm running 31x10.50x15 Yokohama geolander ats. They are quiet on the highway and awesome on the trail

CitySlick
07-11-2012, 11:23 AM
Falken Wildpeak
aka Falken Rocky mountain @ discount tire.
i like them better than the BFG A/T's
have run both in the past. am getting 32x11.50 falkens again.
would never run the BFG AT again after running the falkens.

just my opinion.

dbshocker
07-11-2012, 10:11 PM
im not sure about the spring sag and the truck is a 1998 ranger XLT

RoberticusMaximus
07-12-2012, 06:20 AM
im not sure about the spring sag and the truck is a 1998 ranger XLT

i bet you'd be fine with the 30"s.

DadsFordGirl
07-12-2012, 06:57 AM
If you're looking for top of the line, I'd say BFG ATs or Nitto Grapplers.

However, I'm broke and if you're looking for cheap but reliable, I love my Wranger Radials. I got them like $200 for a full set and they haven't let me down. My Ranger is 2wd and they have great traction. Driven them in sugar sand in Florida... didn't get stuck. Driven them in pretty deep mud in Indiana and Kentucky, never got stuck. Snow in Indiana, never spun or slid.
They wear great. I've probably put 15k miles on them and they still look new. They aren't leaky. I check my tire pressure regularly but since I got them mounted I've never had to add air, not once.
They are quiet on the highway... none of that "wop wop wop" like some tires.
For the money, they are a great buy... but they don't look badass like BFGs do.

dbshocker
07-12-2012, 08:00 AM
ok i was just wondering if i would have to also get new rims to fit those tires or they will just fit right on my current stock rims.

RoberticusMaximus
07-12-2012, 08:02 AM
ok i was just wondering if i would have to also get new rims to fit those tires or they will just fit right on my current stock rims.

yeah, a lot of people here put 30s on stock 15x7 rims, i think

bigfisher
07-12-2012, 10:04 AM
yeah, a lot of people here put 30s on stock 15x7 rims, i think

Thats what I had before I got my 32s. Great match no rub at all even before the BL

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StevieStizZz
07-12-2012, 05:03 PM
I wanna get crager soft 8
Should.i go with 15x7 Or 8
And bfg AT 31/10.5 or 32/11.5
And how high should i crank the.torsion

CitySlick
07-12-2012, 05:10 PM
15x8 no question.

And crank em so the truck is level.
Put the truck on a flat surface, measure the rear, and change the front till its the same.

StevieStizZz
07-12-2012, 05:33 PM
15x8 no question.

And crank em so the truck is level.
Put the truck on a flat surface, measure the rear, and change the front till its the same.

What size tire

CitySlick
07-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Does BFG make 32x11.50?

I'm going with falken wildpeaks in size 32x11.50 on a set of 15x8 wheels.
Best combo I my eyes.

I have 31's on right now and they work fine to.

ron4400
07-12-2012, 06:29 PM
i went with 255/70R16 Firestone Destination LE on my 03 4x4 and find it much better

StevieStizZz
07-12-2012, 10:25 PM
15x8 no question.

And crank em so the truck is level.
Put the truck on a flat surface, measure the rear, and change the front till its the same.

so the torsion bars only affect the front end?

CitySlick
07-12-2012, 10:30 PM
so the torsion bars only affect the front end?

Correct.

StevieStizZz
07-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Correct.

Do ya know anything on what backspacing means?

CitySlick
07-12-2012, 10:39 PM
Backspacing determines how far the wheels will stick out. The higher the number, the less they stick out.

There's a sticky thread at the top portion of the wheels/tires forum about backspacing.
Go check it out for some good info.

Here's the link
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/showthread.php?t=7670

dbshocker
07-13-2012, 09:41 AM
yes the torsion bars only lift the front end up enough to be level with the rear. but you will more than likely need a front end alignment after doing so.

CitySlick
07-13-2012, 10:43 AM
yes an alignment is necessary.

StevieStizZz
07-13-2012, 05:05 PM
Alright thanks