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anyone know what size tires i can put on my truck?? biggest as possible without major drivability problems... 04 4x4 ext cab edge with mild torsion bar crank and newly installed 3 inch body lift. THE KICKER IS I DONT WANT TO CHANGE MY WHEELS!! i figure 33 may work but i dont know how wide the stock 16" wheels are. im new to lifted trucks. ive always been low!:icon_confused:
 


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33x12.50. If you want to stick with stock rims, then you can't go 12.50 wide. 11.50 would be the widest I would go.
 

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IIRC, your wheels are 7" wide. You could fit a 12.50 but I think you would be better off with a 10.50 or an 11.50. Most tire manufacturers recommend an 8-10" wide wheel for a 12.50 tire. If you were to put them on a 7" wide wheel, you would have to run lower PSI in the tires to get a good flat contact patch, and then you'd be killing you mileage.

Do you plan to wheel the truck, or is this mostly for show?
 

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Yeah a 12.50 wouldn't be the best but it is possible with lower pressure and as said will lower your mpg's.

you could probably go with a 285/75/16 or 305/70/16.
 

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Let me clarify that. It is by all means possible to fit a 12.50 tire on a 7 or 8 inch wide rim. It's HIGHLY recommended that you don't do it.
 

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by all means i dont want to kill my gas milage.lol this truck is my daily driver i just want to fill my wheel wells. thanks for the advice!!!!
 

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Stock was probably a 245/75R16. Try a set of 265/75R16. That size is very common and is equal to a 31". If you still want bigger, 285/75R16 would be the next best up.
 

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Not to many people know abotu this size tire so I will throw it out there. You can get a 33" tire that is about 9.75"s wide depending on which manufacterer you use. This size will range from about 9.5-10"s wide. Sounds like they would be perfect for what you want to do. Use a 255/85R16. They only come in a 8 ply D weight range that I have seen so they are much heavier duty then you need, but they will likely last on a light truck like the ranger for 60-70k Miles. I have used these tires on my 02 F350 before, and love the look without the nasty wide bubble look on stock wheels. I highly recommend this tire for what you are doing. It is like 33.2 inches tall, and will fit a 7" rim just fine. You can get them in mudders or all terrain. I will be buying another set for my 1992 when the 285/75/R16 that came on the truck wear out.
 

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What gear ratio do you have? That's another variable to this equation. I personally wouldn't run anything bigger than a 32" tire on stock gearing...even with 4.10's and the 4.0L.
 

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Well, every offroad mag I have looked at for the past 10 years had said 'NO' to 7 inch rims for a 33x12.5. An 8 inch rim is the perfect way to go. I use and 8 inch wide rim for my 33x12.5 BFG KO tires. A 10 inch rim will work of course but on our Rangers I am sure it will mess up the weall bearings pretty darn fast!!! Anybody else seen this before?

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Well, every offroad mag I have looked at for the past 10 years had said 'NO' to 7 inch rims for a 33x12.5. An 8 inch rim is the perfect way to go. I use and 8 inch wide rim for my 33x12.5 BFG KO tires. A 10 inch rim will work of course but on our Rangers I am sure it will mess up the weall bearings pretty darn fast!!! Anybody else seen this before?

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Quite a few guys run 15x10's on their Rangers with no problems.
 

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I've seen 35x12.5x16s on your rims (assuming your truck is your avatar). It didn't look quite right, and I'm pretty sure he had a good 5 inches of lift, but they were on there. I'd stick with DragRag's suggestion.
 


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