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Old 11-06-2013, 11:27 PM
Ghost1 Ghost1 is offline
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Default Lift/Wheels/Tires for a noob


I just got a Ranger and am excited to start making it into my own. The tires are worn and need to be replaced soon. I'm considering a lift and new wheels if necessary to fit what I want. I live in Colorado, and while this is my only vehicle I plan on spending as much time as possible two tracking in the mountains and want to find a happy medium. I was told 33's 1250 wide would be the size to go with by a buddy. Those are only made for 15's and my wheels are the stock 16's. Would you recommend getting new wheels to accommodate or going with standard sizes? The Wrangler DuraTrac's or BFGoodrich All Terrain A/T KO looked good for those but I'm by no means stuck on those. As far as sticking with the 245/75-16's the Wrangler DuraTrac's or Wrangler Silent Armor looked good any recommendations?

I'm not sure if the truck stock will fit these. I was looking at lift kits and saw the shackles torsion key. 1 is this necessary and 2 is this a good product? I do not have the money to purchase a suspension lift so this seemed like the best option.

I have linked the products below. Thank you in advance for your input!


2004 Ford Ranger 2D XLT 4X4 4.0 L
Manual 93000mi
Currently Stock
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:36 PM
motts27 motts27 is offline
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Just crank your torsion bars, the keys do the same exact thing but cost money. Then I'd say get the Goodyear dura tracks, it seems they are very popular.
1999 Ford Ranger reg cab 4x4 add-a-leaf 32'' hankook dynapro or 265/75/15 winterforce for winter 3.0 FFV 5 speed, throttle cable mod, torsion bar cranked, tint.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:10 AM
Pwm901 Pwm901 is offline
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Default Re: Lift/Wheels/Tires for a noob

I'm going to a 285/65/18 soon, that's a 32.58x10.43x18. I wish I had some 18x10 Et 0 for that, but they're going on 18x8.5 +45 enkei p1's with a 2" bolt on adapter. I'm running what I have, they're light and aluminum and I have five of them

So just find an equivalent metric size of what you want. You can get pretty much anything. To convert it to SAE, take width x profile x 2 divided by 25.4 + wheel diameter
2000 Black Sport, 2.5L 5sp 2WD WIP (work in progress!)
Black Charger steel wheels on 32" all season, old ARE fiberglass topper, 3.73 28-spline 8.8" with VLSD, Smittybuilt double-tube bumper with dual Hella halogen driving lights, custom exhaust. Everything else is stock!
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