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Old 05-25-2012, 08:20 AM
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Default Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

So, I went over to Walmart to get some new tires for my 2008 ford ranger xl 2wd. I was planning on putting 31x10.5x15 tires (goodyear wrangler authority $148 each) on there to replace my small 225x75x15 tires. The guy there said there is no way they will fit without a 2 or 3" lift and as it is the biggest that can fit on it is a 235x75x15. Also that they would rub like no other when turning and with a load in the back. According to the chart 31's will fit with some trimming maybe.
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* 15x7 stock suspension - 215x75x15, 235x75x15, 235x60x15, 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15(may need to trim)

* 15x8 stock suspension - 30x9.5x15, 31x10.5x15(may need to trim)

Idk, 31's did seem like it would be a really tight fit. For some reason on my tuck, its got a plastic bumper that comes back far toward the wheelwell and it might rub there too. Ive seen pictures of older ones with 31's but their body looks like it's a little bit different than mine. Is there anybody with a newer model like mine with 31's on there? I just dont want to waste 700 bucks on tires that dont fit my truck. What tire size will fit on my truck for sure?
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:53 AM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

Yep they will fit on your stock rims no problem. no rubbing at all.

i ran 32's on stock suspension, and have pics to prove it.

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32x11.5's on a 15x8 rim with 4" backspacing.



if your curious, bfg at's in 235/75/15
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

Ok, thanks!
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

keep in mind 06RangerXLT that your 06 sits higher than his 08.
unless thats just the 4x4/sport models.
but 31's on stock will definately work
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

Hmmm, looks like it sits just as high as mine. I think xlt is just a trim and extras package, edge sits a little higher in the rear, and 4x4 sits higher front and back. (but correct me if im wrong)
Oh, one more question. When ive got a load in the bed, I mean really loaded down. Will the tires rub the wheelwells in the back with 31's?
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Old 05-27-2012, 05:41 PM
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What I mean is in 2008 they switched out some suspension componenets.
I just don't know if that's only 4x4 models that are different.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

Alright, went to wally world today and got the tires after arguing with the guy for a while on whether or not they will fit. Eventually he put them on. I cant stand walmart employees!!! The 31's fit with no rubbing Thanks for all your help!

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Ummm, looks like the pictures didn't get posted. Can anybody tell me how to put pictures on here?
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

Figured out the pictures. im not the best with technology, haha
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

The 31's look awesome on your truck !!
Good Job convincing the Walmart tech the tires would fit !!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:16 PM
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The guy doesnt know what he is talking about. My truck came factory with 31's.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:44 PM
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will 31's fit on my truck?? 1996 Ford Ranger XL 2wd.

and what is a good tire to get, ik like bfg's are really good, but what is a good cheap tire??
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

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will 31's fit on my truck?? 1996 Ford Ranger XL 2wd.

and what is a good tire to get, ik like bfg's are really good, but what is a good cheap tire??
they will but will rub offroading, buddy had them for a while but they will rub the inside gap guards up front
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 PM
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has nobody heard of the CHART OF MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE except for me?
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Can 31's fit on a 2008 xl stock suspension?

all u need is a lift now.

3" spindles, 2" blocks. 31x10.5's on an XL.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 PM
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has nobody heard of the CHART OF MAXIMUM TIRE SIZE except for me?
psshhhh no!!

remember im pretty sure that chart says no to 32's on stock 2wd. but i proved that wrong

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