I dunno. You want to try it again at your place? Took up enough of your time already. I could pick up the other Jon for help and input if needed. I'm just not up for taking it apart a third time and still not getting the level kit on.
Cooper AT3's or Firestone Destination AT2's.
I got Coopers about two months ago for this truck so it's soon to say, but other people give them good reviews.
I had a couple sets of the Firestones on my old Sport Trac and liked them. Good all-around tire, quiet for a A/T and good in rain and snow.
As sgtsandman mentioned, 2008-up Rangers sit a little lower. A 30x9.50-15 should fit okay, about the same height as your 235's but a little wider.
With a 16" rim probably a 255/70-16, I think that was a factory size.
Any 15" Ranger or Pre-2002 Explorer wheels will fit. I'd just look for some aluminum OE wheels in a junkyard.
That said, it just looks like surface rust so you can clean them up, paint with Rustoleum, and be good for a while.
Rotated the tires.
My system with two small floor jacks:
Jack up LF and LR. Swap tires, put only 3 bolts on LR. Let down jacks.
Jack up RF and RR. Put RR on RF, do not put the front tire on the rear but roll it around to the LR.
Let down RF, carry jack to LR.
Jack up LR again, remove wheel. This...
Didn’t have proper tools to get the ball joints apart the first time. Second time I got the ball joint and tie rod end off but I couldn’t push the LCA down enough to get the strut out. For now the spacers are on a shelf waiting for me to scrounge up a spare $450 to have a shop do it. Be...
I put a Gibson cat-back on my old Sport Trac. It was kinda loud though. When the muffler got a hole after several years I got a Flowmaster DBX that was quieter but still sounded nice. The Gibson was a slam-dunk to install. When I got the Flowmaster it was the same length and just hooked it...