V8 Engine Swap
- Aug 28, 2019
- Reaction score
- Central Colorado
- Vehicle Year
- 2019, '31, '27
- Make / Model
- Ranger, A & T
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 2.3 Turbo, 350, 5.0 HO
- Total Drop
- Stock, about a foot, about a foot
- Tire Size
- LT 265/65 R17, P285/70R15 & P195/65R15, 820-15 & 500-15
We were out of town at a hotel when I wrote the above post about mpg's. On the drive home in our Ranger I began to question the wisdom of putting oversized tires on a truck with stock ride height if you live in a climate that gets ice and snow. Not an issue for Jim in Texas... but for sure an issue for us here in the mountains of Colorado.Looking to give your 2019 Ford a ranger more aggressive look with a new set of tires?
Our FX4 has the stock OEM tires, and stock ride height.
We drove 90 miles on our journey back home. About 30 miles in some truly crappy heavy snow and slush, another 50 miles in temperatures that were in the teens, then another 10 miles in temp's that were in the mid to upper 30's. Since it was above freezing we headed for the car wash before going home. I'd much rather leave the filth there than in my garage.
I noticed a rubbing sound coming from the front end when turning and knew it was probably ice build up.
Sure enough when I got out at the manual car wash their was about 3" of ice built up. Of course the rear wheel well wasn't an issue, but the front was basically an ice mold that surrounded the front tires.
Seems like it could do some damage at some point if the ice got thick enough and with over sized tires it wouldn't take much build up at all to be an issue..
I wish I would have taken pictures of all the above.... maybe next time.