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Old 02-28-2010, 04:48 PM
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Default Winter Tire ?

Ok so I just got my ranger about a week ago and the only things it came with that I know I do not need to fix are the tire's. That being said they are studable winter tire's. http://ssl.delti.com/cgi-bin/rshop.p...&nichtweiter=1

My ? is should I change theses tire's come spring or are they pretty much good to go all year around. They are brand new tire's and I would hate to run them in the summer only to find there some kinda rubber that will were out on dry roads. I know I sound dumb but I never had a tire marked as winter.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:02 PM
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im not sure, i would think there just winter tires for ice.
not sure, i think there specificly for winter and would wear down quick during summer.
maybe unsure though.
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:18 PM
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From Yahoo Answers

"Drivers who live in regions without harsh winters or brutally hot summers may only need one set of tires all year round. For the rest of us, the transition from summer or all-season tires to winter snow tires will continue to be an annual ritual. Tires designed for rainy weather or dry pavement generally don't provide the level of traction needed to plow through thick snow and grip icy roadways. Alternatively, snow tires are designed for cold weather conditions and do not always function well on dry or hot pavement.

Some drivers may be confused by the designation of "all season" tires. While the name may imply equal levels of performance during rain, sleet, mud or snow, the truth is that many "all season" tires are not designed for extreme conditions such as heavy snowfall. There is no real substitute for snow tires when it comes to handling the most brutal winter driving conditions. Snow or winter tires are made from compounds engineered to perform best at colder temperatures, while standard summer tires tend to stiffen up as they approach the freezing point."

Winter tires (I have the same tires as yours except studded) are primarily for winter weather and temps under 45. The compounds are a lot softer than all season/performance tires and will wear a lot quicker in summer. Depending on how much driving you do in winter, most people I know only get 3-4 seasons (Oct to Apr here) out of them.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:20 PM
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Thank you very much, I guess im going to hunting down some summer rim's and tire's. What would be recomended for a daily driver that will see some weekend mild offroading? I'm not talking crazy mudding or rock climbing, but somthing that would stand up to some time in the woods and still hold it's own for about town shopping and the drive to work.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:21 PM
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Get mud terrains... great in the snow and fine for the summer... :-)
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:15 PM
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Does http://scranton.craigslist.org/pts/1579389305.html sound like a good deal?

And will the 31X10.5XR15LT fit my yet to be lifted 1990 extended cab ?

Thanx


Only asking because new tires and rim's are beyong my bank account right now. Or is there any cheaper tire's the mud terrains I found are not possable price wise right now. I have some engine work I am doing just to keep the truck running right now that's rather draining.


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And then theres always the exhaust rebuild that has cost me over $150.00. It would sound so nice if the damn valves were not so loud ! Oh yeah and the nice whining belt's I just have not gotten to yet. lol

This truck will be the death of me.

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Old 02-28-2010, 10:30 PM
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I hear ya on the money but trust me... it's better to pay more up front and do it right then pay twice for the temporary option and THEN buy the good stuff later... If you need tires you need tires... a lot of big chains offer financing
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:22 PM
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Will 31X10.5X15 BF GOODRICH TIRES fit my unlifted 1990 ford ranger extended cab ? ?

I'm running hankook Winter IPike W409 235/75 R15 105S now and no trouble.
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31's will make big noise under little ranger. (scrape, scrape)
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:13 AM
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31's will make big noise under little ranger. (scrape, scrape)
Ok what would be the cheapest way to get the truck as high as would be needed. Not planning on doing much offroading till I get a lift installed.

So for just street riding would rearblocks and shackles work for the back?. I also keep seeing/hearing of cranking tbars in the front would give me about 1.5 to 2in.

Not that I know what a t-bar is or how to crank it but would it work? .

I got a set of 31X10.5X15 BF GOODRICH AT with wagonwheels used with over 90% thread and would really like to get them on the truck.


So would it work? If so whats a tbar and how do I crank it?

I know I sound like a total dumb ass but I am a total dumb ass so just help me please
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:43 AM
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Ok what would be the cheapest way to get the truck as high as would be needed. Not planning on doing much offroading till I get a lift installed.

So for just street riding would rearblocks and shackles work for the back?. I also keep seeing/hearing of cranking tbars in the front would give me about 1.5 to 2in.
The rear blocks should work. Most lifts use blocks and or add a leafs.

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Not that I know what a t-bar is or how to crank it but would it work?
You have a twin I-beam front suspension, no torsion bars. Just a couple of examples of easy/least expensive lifts to the front is either spring spacers (the type that go in the spring bucket, not between the coils) or replace with f150 front springs.

Read through the "Lifted Suspension" forum for ideas.
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:21 PM
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your truck in the avatar looks to be a 1st gen ranger like mine. i put a 2" body lift on mine and am running 31" tires. it doesn't effect the stock handling and ride at all. and it's the cheapest way to go to fit larger tires underneath. haven't seen too many of the 2" kits around any more, but the 3" kits are easy to get and about $150 or so. good luck.
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