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Old 07-01-2009, 06:29 AM
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I was just wondering what the biggest tire size I can put on my stock 1998 ranger without any kind of lift. It's 2wd, has a 4 cyl 2.5L engine, and a 5 speed manual transmission. Also, if I do get bigger tires I was wondering what type of perfromance if any I would need to add to my engine.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:10 AM
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30s. Not too much you can do performance wise other than getting a chip/tuner. Intake/exhaust could help some, but in the end it is still a 4 cylinder. Or you can look into a turbo.
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Old 07-01-2009, 09:32 AM
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would I need to do any trimming or shaving on the wheel wells or could I just put on the 30s and be fine?
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:06 AM
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30's will fit. Actually, I had thought you get 31's under there. But you're safe at 30".
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31s would probably require some trimming, but 30s no worries.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:38 AM
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alright thanks alot guys, oh and one more thing, i was looking for an aggressive tread off road tire, i was wondering if you guys had any input on tires i should maybe check out
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Old 07-01-2009, 11:37 AM
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BFG A/T are always a solid choice. Not too much road noise and great off road performance. Depends on how much you are willing to spend, how much you care about road noise. SInce M/Ts have much more aggressive but have a lot more road noise.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:15 PM
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alright thanks alot you've been a huge help
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:08 PM
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Firestone destination A/Ts are nice my dad has some on his tacoma and likes 'em.
Also i like the Toyo open country A/Ts
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Old 08-08-2009, 08:58 PM
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This post has helped me I want to get rid of the crappy stock 14" rims, I am putting 15" awc 8 spoke black rims on it just cheep and basic for now not sure on the tires yet depends on the pricing I get definitely a/t's.

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I am thinking Toyo Open Country A/T's 235/75R15 just trying to find the best price and some good rims that are below $100 Each preferably around $50 each
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:54 PM
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not to hijack here, but, does the v6 4litre extended cab have the same wheel size? i have a 98 v6 4 litre extended cab, and was wondering if some bfg ats would fit on stock wheels?
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:06 PM
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Just got some BFG ATKO's LT235/75R15 put them on some chrome 15" rims I got off a 98 Explorer. They look damn good. Pics soon to come.
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Old 10-12-2009, 09:57 PM
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i would say slam some 32s under there and do some hacking not trimming. it would look like a lifedtruck with big tires all taking up any bit of fender you have
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:18 AM
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30s. Not too much you can do performance wise other than getting a chip/tuner. Intake/exhaust could help some, but in the end it is still a 4 cylinder. Or you can look into a turbo.
i have a 2002 ford ranger xlt 2wd with coils in the front. i have 31s interco truxus m/ts with no lift at all. it rubs a little but nothing to be worried about.i have 1 inch coil spring spacers i need to put on but after that it will be fine.
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