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Old 03-18-2010, 05:07 PM
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Default Tires and Lift?

I will be needing new tires pretty soon but before making a purchase, wanted to kindly ask for recommendations/advice from the experts here on FRF.

My truck is a 2004 Edge 4x4 with 4.0 motor. It currently has P245/75R16 tires. The truck is a daily driver so I do not plan to go full scale "muddin." Would like a moderately priced tire that will carry me on the occasional trail ride or muddy south Florida back road.

I am also considering a 1" body lift. Not for off road purposes but, to be perfectly honest, to improve the truck's look. Would a 1" lift put unnecessary wear on the drivetrain or affect the tires in any way?

Will really appreciate any help you can give.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:30 PM
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Default Re: Tires and Lift?

Check into General Grabber ATs. Like a BFG but better priced. 1" BL, would be custom. Would not effect drive train except with putting larger tires on which will but more strain, but nothing real bad.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Tires and Lift?

1" body lift has to be custom made. only one you can buy is a 3" body lift which looks really nice on rangers. BFG A/T or BFG KM2 tirse but there a little pricey. You get what you pay for tho
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Tires and Lift?

Guess I had been misinformed about the 1' lift. Just so I fully understand, a 3" lift will not affect the drivetrain, etc.? And, if the truck is lifted, the size tires I mentioned previously will look alright? Not small under the lift?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Tires and Lift?

Those will be small with 3" lift. they are 30.5"
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: Tires and Lift?

If you go with a 3" body lift it will not affect your drivetrain. There are a number of threads with helpful tips for installing and a ton of these guys have body lifts on their trucks.
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