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Old 03-09-2011, 03:20 PM
sdhuey sdhuey is offline
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Default New Ranger... Lift and Tire Questions..

Hey everybody,

I am new here. Just bought a 2001 RANGER EXT CAB XLT 4X4 OFF-ROAD. I have been looking around at options for my new to me Ranger. I have looked through the forum and other websites and have got lots of info, but it seemed easier to ask you all what to do with it.

I live in Phoenix and will be driving over rocky, dry terrain. Also, going to Sedona in the summers, Mix Terrain. Occasional trips to Glamis Dunes as well. I want the most flex and travel possible with the lowest cost right now. Later I will spend more on stuff.

I am looking to raise it slightly (2-4) as cheaply as possible with still being able off road. I was thinking T-Bar crank, and Add-a-Leaf, explorer leafs, or sport trac leafs?

Also, with doing this I would like to put black wheels and larger tires on. I want the stance to be wide as well. I was thinking 16x8 inch rim with low (2.5) backspacing or a 16x10 inch rim with 4 backspacing.

With that being said what do yall suggest? What size tires could I go with? Where is a good spot to get good A/T tires and/or wheels at reasonable cost?

Thank you all so much!

*has the 4.0L Automatic if that matters at all.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:33 PM
HazardousRanger HazardousRanger is offline
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Default Re: New Ranger... Lift and Tire Questions..

use the search function...all ur answers are on there already man


and also look at the home page and go to the proper thread area

i cant answer these myself lol
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: New Ranger... Lift and Tire Questions..

You could skip the add a leaf and get a set of expo leafs and just stack them with the stockers. Would run a 16x8 due to availability or honestly a 15x8 would make tires much cheaper. For good all terrains the most aggressive I have seen that I like would be some mickey thompson atz or the coopers in my sig. For road wear the mickeys are better.
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