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Old 01-28-2011, 03:31 PM
hundohawk hundohawk is offline
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Default rangers on 235/85R16s, 255/85R16, or 33/10.5R15s

So still havent bought my new tires, I have stock 16inch wheels. I've kind of been goin back and forth with a couple ideas for a new tire/wheel set up. My original plan was gettin some nice 285s and doin a hella T crank and 6400s out back and rollin my fenders but i know I'll prolly still end up rubbing when flexed out and dont feel like crunchin a fender or cuttin sidewalls. So i still want tallest tire i can get on there with being able to flex out with out rubbing so I starting looking into 235/85R16s and 255/85/R16s, i know there roughly 32inch tall(235s) and 33inch(255s) so i thought i might get away without rubbing runnin a tall tire if there a lil narrower wat do u guys think? also i have a buddy that would sell me a set of 15inch rock crawler rims that fit my ranger for dirt cheap and was thinkin bout runnin those with some 33/10.5 rubber. so i guess im lookin for people to give me some info on these sizes and if they rub or not while flexing or turning at full lock, looking forward to some feed back it would be much appreicated thanks. P.S. would also like to see some pics of rangers with these tires sizes just to see how goofy they look if at all with having pizza cutters for tires lol

Oh one more thing I've cranked T bars to level my truck out and would still throw on some 6400s on the rear and possibly rolling my fenders if that would even make much difference to help give myself a smidge of clearence. Thanks fellow FRF members!

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Oh one more thing it might help if I told you guys the specs on those 15inch rims i might get lol they are pro comp rock crawler series 152 they measure 15x8 with a back spacing of 3.75. So guys lemme kno what you think would work best.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: rangers on 235/85R16s, 255/85R16, or 33/10.5R15s

i say get the pro comp rims with the 33s would be good. hard to get the bigger tire that wont flex, jtus depends on how much flex you get
with those shackles you should be fine in the rear, the front doesnt flex much and quiet a bit a tbar crankin should be good for you
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: rangers on 235/85R16s, 255/85R16, or 33/10.5R15s

My 285s fit great I get minimal rub, only happens at full lock on the sway bar, and if I stuff the tires all the way into the rear fenders, even that is minimal.

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Old 01-28-2011, 10:08 PM
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eh nice fing ranger bro! looks really good thats the look i wanted to go for at first just wanted to much sure i could get full use of my suspension ya kno, just didnt wanna run into a situation while wheelin when i doubt my rig from doin something i kno its capable of doin because of tryin to baby it because i have the wrong set up. but yeh love the rig man!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:17 AM
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eh nice fing ranger bro! looks really good thats the look i wanted to go for at first just wanted to much sure i could get full use of my suspension ya kno, just didnt wanna run into a situation while wheelin when i doubt my rig from doin something i kno its capable of doin because of tryin to baby it because i have the wrong set up. but yeh love the rig man!
thanks I love it. just so you know this is what it takes to make my 285s rub. this is with the axle on the bump stop

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Old 01-29-2011, 07:47 AM
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My 285s fit great I get minimal rub, only happens at full lock on the sway bar, and if I stuff the tires all the way into the rear fenders, even that is minimal.

get a color match and paint your bead locks, that would look sick. i have no talent in PSing so i cant do it but i think it would be 10x better
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:10 PM
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get a color match and paint your bead locks, that would look sick. i have no talent in PSing so i cant do it but i think it would be 10x better
I actually almost did when I was painting them I was going to do the bed locks black and the holes in the bead lock red, but I like the simple clean look.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:34 PM
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i'll agree on the wheels love the clean simple look, i think possible a dark gray ford emblem in the grill instead of the blue would look good, something small and easy to do. only other thing ive wondered about VHT of that Duplicolor Shadow on the chrome bumpers, think it would look sharp havent really seen it done tho, anybody kno?

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oh yah thanks for the visual aid MikeRider, looks like u can get a decent flex goin before it rubs, maybe 80- 90%? correct me if im wrong. one other question, whats parts of the fender does it rub on front, back, top, or all the way around, just wanted to kno fure the hell of it cuz my buddy has a nice tool that bolts up to the hub assembly and rolls the fender real nice and clean just got to heat the metal a lil with a heat gun not sure if it makes it easier to roll the metal but it elimantes cracking the paint around the edge of the fender, he used it on hes supra cuz of a fat set of drag radials he picked up, and he got the complete inside flap on the fender to fold up and even flared the fender out maybe 1/4 - 3/8 of an inch so i thought if i got lucky that might give me just enough to clear but wont kno till i try it thanks for the info goin back to the first plan of pickin up some 285s yes!

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oh btw are those toyos in that flexed pic?
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:16 PM
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i'll agree on the wheels love the clean simple look, i think possible a dark gray ford emblem in the grill instead of the blue would look good, something small and easy to do. only other thing ive wondered about VHT of that Duplicolor Shadow on the chrome bumpers, think it would look sharp havent really seen it done tho, anybody kno?

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oh yah thanks for the visual aid MikeRider, looks like u can get a decent flex goin before it rubs, maybe 80- 90%? correct me if im wrong. one other question, whats parts of the fender does it rub on front, back, top, or all the way around, just wanted to kno fure the hell of it cuz my buddy has a nice tool that bolts up to the hub assembly and rolls the fender real nice and clean just got to heat the metal a lil with a heat gun not sure if it makes it easier to roll the metal but it elimantes cracking the paint around the edge of the fender, he used it on hes supra cuz of a fat set of drag radials he picked up, and he got the complete inside flap on the fender to fold up and even flared the fender out maybe 1/4 - 3/8 of an inch so i thought if i got lucky that might give me just enough to clear but wont kno till i try it thanks for the info goin back to the first plan of pickin up some 285s yes!

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oh btw are those toyos in that flexed pic?

Thanks man! I like the chrome and the emblem is one thing I am working on gona do chrome outside black inside with red lettering.

the part the tire hits is the front inside edge of the fender flare. it was enough to pop the flare out on the bottom but easy to fix. it is real easy to trim but I think I can adjust my traction bars and push the axle back a little more as it flexes up. defiantly no need to roll the fenders. if anything needed to be done you could pull them about .5-1in and that would solve the problem.

this is what the rub caused, nothing major



and ya those are Toyo M/Ts I got a set of 4 in a 285/75R16 with 40% tread for $150 to see how the size fit to make sure I was happy with them before I bought my BFGs
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:49 PM
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Yeh chrome looks good, looks like u might have painted the bumper black? looks good. yah man thanks for the help im jacked to get my tires, lookin at these Cooper SSTs, GY Duratrac and MTRs, and how course BFGs KM2s would really like to get the KMs but cant find sizes newhere, have ne suggestions on these?

P.S. I'll quit buggin ya after this one lol. thanks.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:40 PM
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Default Re: rangers on 235/85R16s, 255/85R16, or 33/10.5R15s

285's








tbar crank and add a leaf rubs full lock and full flex and they did pop my lower fender flare
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:14 PM
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cool pics cdawall good lookin rig i like it, how ya like those S/Ts decent on price right? i was lookin into the SSTs.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:21 PM
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cool pics cdawall good lookin rig i like it, how ya like those S/Ts decent on price right? i was lookin into the SSTs.
i looked at both and didn't think the SST's were worth it. they are both really nice tires
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