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Old 07-06-2007, 12:33 AM
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Oh try to fit 44s under the Ranger! .

30/9.50s don't buy BFG ats. there are better buys out there. Michelins, Goodyear take your pick. I think 130 is a good price range for tires in the 30/31 range.
get good shocks too, Rancho, Bilstein, Procomp(for price).
Don't crank the torsion bar and skip the body lift, save for a suspension lift and you will be happier- poorer but happier. If you save for a suspension lift hold off on buying shocks. 31s work with lower suspension lifts and you can go bigger after the 31s wear down.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:39 AM
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If it were my truck, and I was on a budget and wanted something good, but not too expensive, but not junk, I would have to say Firestone Destination A/T's. The Revo's would be too expensive for me, and it seems like everyone who cant afford tires buys the timberlines because they are the cheapset, so I wouldnt get them for that reason. Although the new Timberline A/T 2's are very similar to the Destination A/T's.

Now even though I work at a tire shop, I actually bought retreads from hi tech retreading in south dakota. I bought the OTR MUD tires and they are actually very nice. Absolutely unstoppable in the snow, they are noisy as heck, but I personally believe they would kick the crap out of the Revo's any day of the week (dont let our sales guys hear that though, they will cry). I'll buy them again, and the best part, they only cost me 400 bucks delivered from SD. They didnt balance up too bad either.
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IMHO I would say get a BFG Mud TA if your trucks a 4x or a BFG All Terrain TA if your a 2 wheel drive. My reasoning would be the Mud TA if a 4x because of it's versatility in sand or mud, and on the road it's a better tire in the rain due to it's ability to channel water, if a 2x an All Terrain TA, for light off roading/trail use it's works well, but because of the tread pattern it will give you a chance of not digging yourself in as easily as a MUD TA will (wich is not a problem when you have 4 wheel drive..lol), at the same time it's a great road tire in the world of 31's and bigger. Both the MUD TA and ALL Terrain TA are decent on the road in the world of larger sized off road type tires in the long run I have found them to be much better than the following tires I have run over the years: Kelly Safari AWR's, Firestone Radial ATX, Mud Kings, and Wide Climbers. Again just my opinion and those are the other tires I have tried in the past - it's not so much what's the best tire for the price, thats the best two I have used, you just need to go find the best deal you can on them -
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Hankook MT's are very good offroad tires. They make some noise on road, but you will never have a problem offroad. I put 32,000 on my last set.
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Be prepared for noticeable power loss by doing this.
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Be prepared for noticeable power loss by doing this.
Did anyone else hear a voice of reason from somewhere? lol

That is a very good point. you WILL, and I mean WILL notice a loss in power. and your speedo will be off too. It will also put more wear and tear on your drivetrain. Larger tires will also put more load on you ball joints, tie rods, etc. Just so you know what your getting into. With that being said, when I put some new BFG a/t's on our ranger, we put the 235's on for the above reason, and i kicked myself after that for not getting the 31's.

Those finally wore out and now we have 31's on, yay!
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no power "Loss" but a shift in engine power band.

I subscribed to a body lift thread that went along the lines of what Peter is saying about suspensions.
A member was saying that a body lift will allow one to run bigger tires and keep the stock ride.
A suspension system will make "adjustments" for bigger tires and aftermarket shocks could make a ride quaility better than stock.

So better aftermarket shocks should be considered. If you don't have some already. Peter did you mention brake wear too, alignment........................

44's might fit?
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Call it what you want but when you hit the gas with bigger tires, Peter is right on, you WILL think you lost some horsepower. I went from 235/70 to 255/70 back to 235/70, Im not going up again, my truck was noticeably sluggish until I switched back. They looked a little better, maybe, but it wasnt worth the power loss. As soon as they were marginally worn (30K), I got rid of them.
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truck tires

I have a 1994 ford ranger xl. 2wd
I have 215/75/15 right now. would i be able to fit 265/75/15
I am all stock. would it fit?
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