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Old 07-10-2008, 06:55 PM
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i currentley have 35in bfg mudterrains on my truck and was wondering if drop down to a 33in. tire would gain me any performane my truck still has the stock 3.73 gears and stock tranny and my speedo was never recalibrated i pull a 32 ft. long goose about every other weekend would there be a noticable difference or no im do for new tires so thats why im asking now
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:57 PM
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You would see better mileage and most likely a little more pep. I run a 285x75R16 which is close to a 33. It is like a 32.5, I get good mileage. The other option would be to regear the truck. Which would cost more then new tires.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:03 PM
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the only reason i have 35s on it is because thats what came on the truck when i got it im not a big fan of huge tires and lift kits on the street i want to be able to use my truck to its fulest pontential i have a leveling kit and the 35s are mounted on 16x10 eagle alloys the dont rub or anything just tyring to get opinions on this matter the smaller tires are a little cheaper
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:20 PM
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The smaller tires are cheaper, will give you better fuel mileage, bring your speedo closer to where it should be.

If your wanting to bring it back down close to stock. I would go with a 33x12.50R16 or a 305x75R16. Still would look good and give you a little more pep from your truck.
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:24 PM
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Yes, you'll for sure feel more power and and get better mileage!
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:09 PM
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yeah thats what im thinking
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if you run high speed freeway smaller tires may hurt your millage, spinning more rpm, but around town smaller tires will help.
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