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Old 12-20-2010, 08:11 PM
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Default Tires fitting

I have asked this before but I still have problem with answers. I have 86 xlt . Stock everything. I am wanting to put some different wheels and tires on it. After looking at different sizes and asking questions I decided on 235/75/15s which are 29" tall. I got them today and had them installed on my American Racing wheels . I didnt get them mounted on the truck because I forgot to bring my lug nuts. I got them home and started looking at them and Damn they are big. I am wondering if they will fit. I do not want to cut anything and just looking at them I dont know if they will fit. So, please assure me they will . If not I am screwed and broke!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:07 PM
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Default Re: Tires fitting

was told that if I have a 2wd I need to lift the truck. I have a 2 wd . how do I lift it?
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:42 PM
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You should be able to fit them on stock put them on and check for clearance issues. If they rub a bit then get some 2 in coil spacers off ebay or amazon or something of the sort. You can also look at getting some F-150 coils and replacing yours with them there is a how to off TRS http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga..._or_Ranger.htm
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:07 AM
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The rear will fit, I am not sure about the front.

Coil Spacers or even some 1 1/2" or 2" lift coils would work too.

If you lift the front, you will probably have to lift the rear to match for height. You can do an add-a-leaf or pick up some lift blocks for the rear. And New U-bolts.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:27 PM
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I just finished installing a new tire on the front and it FITS with lots of clearance all the way around. I did nothing to the front no spacers,other springs or any other parts. I was very surprised to say the least. So, if all I have been told stays true the rear should be ok without any changes. It got too cold it done. So, I will finish tomorrow.Pictures of before and after when I am done. Thanks for all the responses from you guys . From what size tires to installing a lift kit. It has been very helpful. I dont understand how the wheels fit some trucks without any changes and it wont fit other trucks without a body lift or other change. Mine is fine and I am very happy .... NOW.
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:36 AM
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got my tires on the back this morning. I am going to neeed a lift for the bed . I dont have a lot of room and they will rub. but they do fit. first picture is what I had on it to start. 2nd is the truck 3rd is the wheels installed 4 is a close up of rear I only have about an inch of clearance and I am sure they will rub sooner or later so I am going to install a shackle lift kit or something to help out .
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