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Old 07-15-2010, 08:48 PM
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Default any one know some good tires?

im just going to get some stock size tiresmor mabye a touch bigger for my 14's i have on my ranger and i was wondering if anyone knew of a good kind of tire to get cause i know the ones on there are not stock size because they are freaking firestone car tires.. oh im at a stock ride height no lift or anything.
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:29 AM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

If I recall, friends who had one used 29 inch tall on stock 4by without any lift, but I also recall that they had to trim the bottom rear corner of the front wheel wheel so as the fender would not cut into the tread on tight turns. A minimal body lift (not a suspension lift) is a reasonable option to consider for costs as well as keeping the geometry intact for ride and handling. A 1.5 inch lift will let you go to 30's
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Old 07-16-2010, 02:31 AM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

not sure how big stock would be. but you could get some goodyear wranglers. or bfg a/t's.
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:44 AM
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im just going to get some stock size tiresmor mabye a touch bigger for my 14's i have on my ranger and i was wondering if anyone knew of a good kind of tire to get cause i know the ones on there are not stock size because they are freaking firestone car tires.. oh im at a stock ride height no lift or anything.
thanks in advance
If I remember correctly from when I researched tires, the biggest you can get in a 14" is 225/70R14. Not a lot of selection in that size though. Firestone makes the Destination LE and AT, both of which got good reviews on Tire Rack. There were three other selections but I don't remember what brand or model they were though. I went with the ATs and have been happy with them so far.

If you have the money, I would recommend going with a 15" or 16" rim so you get get more choices.
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Old 07-16-2010, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

well i want to go with bigger rims but there aren't any that i particularly care for that fit rangers except mustang rims but they seem like a pain to make fit and they are expensive.. so i guess ill just stick with stock rims for now and see what happens later on down the road
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:07 PM
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i ran yokohama geolander a/ts for about a year and they were the best tire ive had. great on and offroad
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:41 PM
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ill take a look at both of those thanks everyone
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:57 PM
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If you have the money, I would recommend going with a 15" or 16" rim so you get get more choices.
Actually, 4 new 14" tires could come to the same price as 4 used ranger or explorer 15" with average to good tires. Personally it's the way i'd go if money was an issue.

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i ran yokohama geolander a/ts for about a year and they were the best tire ive had. great on and offroad
I heard nothing but good things about the geolanders, but the thread pattern reminds me of entry level all season car tires, which lead me to doubt its abilities.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:11 PM
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problem is i cant find any ranger rims i like besides these 16's and im not sure how well they would fit in my truck because of how low everything is.. oh and aperantly he bored out the center of two to fit his 4x4 hubs?? but those are just rims i would still have to buy tires
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

I've never had a better tire than Michellin LTX AT, They are great on the highway and off road, and I pull a trailer and a boat.

I have 235 75 15's, but your truck should be able to run the same size (29") with no mods.

A set of 15" BII, Ranger, or Explorer wheels shouldn't b hard to find, and for a good price.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:26 AM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

so after going to all the local places only thing i can find is 225/70r14 and im not sure those would fit under my truck because its kinda got 20 years of sag in the suspension oh and i did find some 16'' ranger rims that i was thinking about getting they the 5 spoke alluminum kind i just have no clue what tire i would put on it
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: any one know some good tires?

There is a lot of wheel well room even with 225s. I have something on the order of 3-4 inches of clearance between the tread the the lip of the fender opening. Of course, I just installed new springs too...
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