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Old 06-15-2009, 03:03 PM
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I'm thinking about doing a 3inch body lift, what can i clear with that? 33's maybe 35's?
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:33 PM
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3" Body lift will clear 33s. You should slap a 3" block in the rear and a t-bar lift in the front as well and you will have more clearance and travel as well.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:57 PM
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What trim ranger? xl/xlt/sport/edge and 2wd or 4wd?
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:50 AM
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x2 with rangerjustin... what's the info on the ranger!
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:11 PM
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Ohh sorry i havent had much time to put info in my sig. Well its an xlt, but it also says sport on the body soo xlt sport im guessing. It has the 4.0 5 speed 4wd. The last owner installed manual front lock hubs.

Soo my plans for it is too put a 3inch body and crank the torsion bar i think? And get 33's or 35's and I'm happy. Now i have a question about tires what would be a good set of tires that are good for mostly road driving but look aggresive?


this is the body lift im thinking about getting http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...uscon/883.html
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Old 06-16-2009, 02:51 PM
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I've ran 35x15r15 swamper TSL's on the road for quite some time now.
THey're horribly out of round and very agressive so the truck shakes like hell.

I've run 33x12.5 Procomp A/Ts and they were great all purpose tires, and very quiet. Not much to the sidewalls though. Went through two on one outing.

I've run 33x12.5 BFG A/Ts and they're for SUV's but do pretty well on the road.

I've run 33x12.5 Michlan M/Ts or somethin lik ethat, and I was suprised how well they did off road and wore really well on the street.

I've run 35x14r15 Baja Belteds and not bad on the road. Yet to tak ethem to the trails yet.

Currently I'm runnin 35x15.5 TSLs in the rear and 35x14 Belteds up front



I'd say crank the T-bars to level it with the rear, (you should have a 2.5 inch block out back already) And then run 33s. It'll look stout, it's free, and trim the fenders and you can still run 35s.

Even with a 4.0 and 5speed combo, you most likely have 4.10s in the diffs and the 4.0 won't like pushin 35s. You'll regret choosing to look cool rather then get decent fuel economy.

With my truck stock w/ 35s I got 8mpg. 3.0L, 4r44e, 4.10s in the diffs.
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Old 06-16-2009, 04:09 PM
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With my truck stock w/ 35s I got 8mpg. 3.0L, 4r44e, 4.10s in the diffs.
gotta love the whopping 8 mpg hahahahaha! I was thinking about throwing 33's on before i re-geared my truck but thats why i haven't done it yet that and cause i've got a good ol automatic tranny...

if ya throw big tires on ya better make sure you re-gear it if its an auto. ya won't feel the strain on the tranny so much, but it'll get hot fast, and go out especially if ya do a lot of city driving.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:13 PM
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Soo i think i'm gonna stick with 33's and i will get a 3 inch body lift and figure out how to crank those t-bars.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:21 PM
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So i think im gonna buy that 3" bl from suspension connection
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:56 PM
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35's with only a 3" BL would be pushing it. I agree that 33's are your best bet. I believe that 33" tires with the 4.10 axle roughly simulates a 3.73 gear, which isn't bad for the 4.0 And your suspension/trans will be happier with 33's. For tires I'd recommend the BFG AT - a great tire both on and off road. What width were you planning to run?
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:34 PM
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I'm not sure what width i should get but i'd like to get fender flairs also.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:25 PM
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What size wheels do you have? I'm looking at the BFG AT in both the 33x10.5 and 285/75/16 (roughly 33x11.5) sizes.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:34 PM
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They look good with 33x12.5 with what ever offset a ZJ has. Hell if I know, I sold those a while ago. But it gave it a nice stance, not too far out but not like your riding on pizza cutters.

Even a 4.0 with 4.10s will not like pushin 35s. Especially with a rim bigger then 15". That's a ton of mass to get moving, and STOP.

I'd say only run 35s if you have a 31 spline with disks out back. Or if you run a master cylinder from a full size van. I forgot what years work but they bolt up and push tons more fluid. I'm going to have to do that when I put in my 1.5tons.

You can easily fit 35x12.5s with a t bar crank and bl. When you start pushin anything really wide you start jamming the tires into the fenders near the door.


And my tranny has held up to the last 15,000 miles of hard driving with 4.30s, solid axles, and my 35x15.5s.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:58 AM
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I plan on throwing in some 285/75/16s myself, I don't know if I want to put anything bigger on with the problems that the ranger has with the trannys. I am on my second tranny already and I never did any wheelin with it and it has factory ride still. Just driving down the road one day and all of a sudden, poof, no more tranny.
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:06 AM
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Oh the tires i have on right now are 245/75/16's
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