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Old 09-23-2009, 09:59 AM
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Default bigger tire size = ball joint replacement?

i have just bought a 1993 ford ranger, and it doesnt have stock wheels and tires on it. it has 4-235/75/R15, could this be the reason for the balljoint problem i have?
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:01 AM
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its 93 the ball joints probably havent been replaced in a while but 235s are going to do much
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:06 AM
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yeah that small of a tire wont do much to the ball joints, like stated above it is a 93...so they prolly need to be changed.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:50 PM
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If you are ambitious and mechanically inclined, go here, it works, I still have all the stuff described.
I you are neither of the above, ignore the link.

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...allJoints.html

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:21 PM
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^--- yeha i agree with the following guess above....235's are a tiny tire. Its just prob time to replace them, hell nothing last for ever
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:38 PM
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Hey Ranger extreme,
you think 235/75/R15's are small tires?? I have them on my ranger and I feel like they F with the gearing or soething because I gotta rev high to shift from one gear into the low end of the next gear.
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:58 PM
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235/75 is only 29" diameter. That's not very big.
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Old 09-24-2009, 08:06 PM
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Yes I know it's 29"....but what is the stock tire size? I'm thinking that getting a 28inch tire would make my driving alot better shifting wise.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:24 AM
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Yes I know it's 29"....but what is the stock tire size? I'm thinking that getting a 28inch tire would make my driving alot better shifting wise.
Do you happen to have your owners manual?

Also how many miles on the engine? When was the last time you did some matinence on it?

Also, it is a 4 banger, you might have to rev it up a little bit more than a v6 or v8 to get optimum power out of it. 4 cyl motors are generally designed to rev a little higher than most larger displacement motors.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:59 AM
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Check the door sticker and see what size is recommended.

Different strokes for different folks = different size tires for different size drive trains.

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Old 09-25-2009, 06:08 AM
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my 94 4x4 came with 235 stock then i ran 31s with 3.27 gears talk about tire making it feel slow. now i went to 3.73 and its much better
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:44 PM
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ball joint and brakes don;t last for ever the tires sounds about right for a 4wd my guess it it is time, bad shock bad aliment also increase the wear on tires/balljoint
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Default Re: bigger tire size = ball joint replacement?

Must take a picture ! and post it ..............

295/45 R20 just fitted and revs are down and speed is up !
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