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Old 02-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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Default How big can I go?

Sorry if this was in a sticky and I missed it, I read the one with all the truck pics but I didn't get enough info(probably because I'm a noob)

I have a '96 Ranger with stock setup and 14's, with 227/70 r14's on it. I need new tires and want to just go ahead and upgrade to some bigger rims and tires without having to add a lift kit right now. In the long run I want to add a 3" lift, but not right now, gotta get new tires ASAP and need to spend money there first lol

How big can I get away with going before I rub? I'd love to go to 16" wheels but am I going to have issues with tires?

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: How big can I go?

probably wouldnt want to go bigger than a 30in tire with out lifting. as for wheels the diameter of the wheel wont change what size tire you can fit.
Chart of maximum tire size
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: How big can I go?

im going against t barr and saying 31s is your max right now so if u upgrade to 16s that would be 245/xx/16 i think

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or 15s would be 31x10.5x15 (what i run)
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:49 PM
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Default Re: How big can I go?

i ran 31 on stock 94 suspension
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:13 PM
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im going against t barr and saying 31s is your max right now so if u upgrade to 16s that would be 245/xx/16 i think
you can always go bigger. you just run the risk of rubbing. most ppl wouldnt run 33x12.5s on a stock '04 but i do.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:16 PM
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yeah but i dont think ud rub with 31s? isnt there like only one generation where that is an issue? the 93-97?

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oh duh -_- has a 96 lol
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:54 PM
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Default Re: How big can I go?

haha thanks guys! I'm looking forward to winning the argument and getting a lift kit, but for now I'm going ot be happy with some better tires and wheels. My poor hubby is convinced I'm nuts for wanting to life a 2WD truck, but after having to get my poor tail hauled out of the mud a couple times he's at least agreed I need better tires!

Now just hoping if I go big enough I can convince him how much better it will look with a 3" lift!
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