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Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by dgonz, July 11, 2011.

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  1. dgonz

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  3. HazardousRanger

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    yessir, 5 x4.5
     
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    Ordered. Thanks for the reply I appreciate the help! I'm gettin ready to do my TT/Shackles and put some new shoes on my Trac!
     
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    ur welcome man, is TT torsion bar crank or....? lol
     
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    Yessir, I'm going to tighten my torsion bolts to lift the front end of the truck
     
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    Nice choice! I'm currently saving for some MT sidebitters. Can't Wait!
     
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    Those are the same wheels I have on my Trac now with 33x12.5x15 GoodYear DuraTrac's. They were on sell for $45 each. Here's some pictures...

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    Midnight, do you have anything other than a TT/Shackles? Do you get any rubbing or anything?
     
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    nice i did that to my edge ranger :) best decision ever
     
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    you can never go wrong with cragar 8's. those wheels never go out of style and for 50 bucks a pop, thats a good deal. rebel's got one of my favorite tracs on the forum, and he runs them.
     
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    He has a 3" BL also.
     
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    I have a 3" bl on it too. I've cut away some of the cladding and still get some rub on the inner fender over bumps while turning. I need to install my new longer torsion bar bolts so I can take the TT back upto 2", I know they've settled over the years. I bought the longer bolts from Zabteck Technology.
     
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    Nicee, So what size tire would you guys recommend for a Trac with only a TT/shackles on it? Something that won't have any rubbing I don't want to do any trimming...... I want to get to a body lift later but it's not in the cards at the moment.
     
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    I ran 265/70/16's with the TT/ SL and didn't have any issues with rubbing.

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    This is the same tires on before the TT/ SL, all stock.

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    And would that tire size work with the Soft 8's?

    Sorry for all the questions...like I said tire/wheel sizes confuse the heck out of me. And then when you start switching from metric to inches and back and forth and I just get completely lost.
     
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    No problem, yes the size I mentioned will fit on a 16" wheel but you're buying 15x8" Cragar's like mine, right.

    This link will help you learn about tire sizes, what the numbers/ letters on the sideall are for, etc...

    http://www.rimsntires.com/specs.jsp

    Since you don't wanna trim and you're using 15x8"s then I'd go with 31x10.5x15 tire or you could probably get away with a 32x10.50x15 or 31x11.50x15 in a LT tire.

    Also a 265/75/15 tire is the same size as a 265/70/16, just different rim sizes it totals out to be a 31x10.50x15 tire.
     
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    Awesome. Thank you so much for your help that's exactly what I needed! I'm so excited to get this lift done and the new shoes on there! I think it'll go great with all the red and black on my Trac
     
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    i can never find 31x11.5 tires, would you mind posting a few? i know for a fact that bfg all terrains only come in x10.5 :(
     
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    Looks like they discontinued 31x11.50x15's, I looked on a couple different sites and couldn't find any.
     

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