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Old 03-06-2013, 07:10 PM
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try a 4.0 with 4.10s lol...my old truck was TERRIBLE
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my grandpas ranger isnt bad but its only a 4cyl
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Your last statement is backed by me. I spun easily with my old tires

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You must have some really crappy tires, I can try with my 4.0 with 4.10s in the wet and sometimes I can't get it.to.break loose

I have some Michelin LTX @ 28.3". And is does djfllmn have some bad tires on his & his grand fathers? & I'm talking about open diff, nothing L/S.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:11 PM
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My 33's and 4.10's with my 4.0 broke loose all the time when it was wet. Even my 35's will break loose in the wet if I'm not careful. And my tires are brand new KM2's.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:15 PM
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My 33's and 4.10's with my 4.0 broke loose all the time when it was wet. Even my 35's will break loose in the wet if I'm not careful. And my tires are brand new KM2's.
Yea, I think its more of an issue with trucks with the 5speed then the autos.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:19 PM
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I have the styleside with 4.0L, 4.10s, and an auto transmission. When I had the stock goodyears it would spin the wheels all day especially if it was wet. Fuck those goodyears. I bought some Cooper Discoverer A/T3s. Only time they spin now is if I get a little heavy on the gas in snow or ice.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:25 PM
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I have some Michelin LTX @ 28.3". And is does djfllmn have some bad tires on his & his grand fathers? & I'm talking about open diff, nothing L/S.
My ranger was l/s and still spun like a mother

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:28 PM
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I have some Michelin LTX @ 28.3". And is does djfllmn have some bad tires on his & his grand fathers? & I'm talking about open diff, nothing L/S.
I had ltx's on my truck before i got my 32s. Those tires fucking sucked at everything.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:33 PM
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not sure what the suprise is regarding spinning tires......rwd.+ empty box in back = spinning tires lol

its not rocket science
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:33 PM
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not sure what the suprise is regarding spinning tires......rwd.+ empty box in back = spinning tires lol

its not rocket science
Yep. I don't spin in my coopers though, unless I want to. These things grip like a mofo

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:34 PM
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I had ltx's on my truck before i got my 32s. Those tires fucking sucked at everything.

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Hey hey hey, their road tires not offroading tires. I think their fine. However would like something stickier for when it rains.

On a side note I plan on replacing my tires later this month due to wear. Any ideas on something thats at least 28" (perfer ~29.5-30) for around 600bucks? Most likely going to tire kindgom for them. 4x2 btw don't need anything for offroading, just the height.
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:42 PM
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Hey hey hey, their road tires not offroading tires. I think their fine. However would like something stickier for when it rains.
I went "offroad" once in them. I had to switch to 4wd because they wouldn't grip into .5 inch mud to climb a small hill. They sucked ass in any conditions that weren't ideal. I was glad when I got rid of them.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:46 PM
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I went "offroad" once in them. I had to switch to 4wd because they wouldn't grip into .5 inch mud to climb a small hill. They sucked ass in any conditions that weren't ideal. I was glad when I got rid of them.

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Yea, you would most likely have to air down them to offroad a little bit. Also edited my previous post, any ideas? (Don't feel the need for a new topic for it.)
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:00 AM
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I run bridgestone dueler a/t revos and they grip really well. And are great on the road too
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:50 AM
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Flareside for looks. No tire spin unless I want to, Wrangler Radials. 5 speed, 4.10.
On my second Flareside. As far as hauling stuff, if it doesn't work with the Ranger, I'll take my fullsize, at least that's what it's referred to, F150, or just use a light trailer, 3000#, 6X10.
My Ranger for me is more of a hobby car, and I like it just fine.
I've never found it hard to get parts either, all you have to do is buy them. And that includes tonneau covers, I never looked for a cap, but have seen plenty enough to think their pretty ugly on a Flareside.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:56 AM
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Flareside for looks. No tire spin unless I want to, Wrangler Radials. 5 speed, 4.10.
On my second Flareside. As far as hauling stuff, if it doesn't work with the Ranger, I'll take my fullsize, at least that's what it's referred to, F150, or just use a light trailer, 3000#, 6X10.
My Ranger for me is more of a hobby car, and I like it just fine.
I've never found it hard to get parts either, all you have to do is buy them. And that includes tonneau covers, I never looked for a cap, but have seen plenty enough to think their pretty ugly on a Flareside.
Just my opinion.
I don't like toppers to begin with..but on a flareside it does look pretty bad
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:13 AM
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Also flaresides are dangerous with 3.73 gearing when empty due to the weight. It will spin the wheels VERY easy when its raining. Even letting the clutch out too fast will cause it to spin.
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Gad that someone else had this problem as well! And that I'm not the only one. I have to be very easy on the gas, even in 4th gear if I go pass 2k rpm with a little bit too much gas it'll cut the backend lose into the next lane a good 3feet out from where its suppose to be. However I never had a crash due to this. I just cant express how easy its to break them lose with very little gas.

weird, I have a 4.0 reg cab w/ 4.10 / manual tranny and 32's and the only time i come close to having this issue is on wet pavement. In dry conditions, I can launch this truck w/o breaking loose. It's VERY tricky to do it correctly and I usually don't do it correctly, but when I apply that torque just right i can launch through 1st gear and hold traction and it's quite fun. From 0-20 I could hang with Vettes and Vipers...but after that of course they blow past me like I'm standing still lol

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