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Debating 35s instead of 37s

I finally bought some Novakanes! I've had the truck for 2 years and have wanted those wheels since the day I bought it! The truck currently has 37x13.50R18 Mickey Thompson ATZs. Since the new wheels are 20 obviously I need tires too. I am going with Toyo's for the new wheels but am debating going with 35s instead of 37s. What performance increases will I see with the 35s over the 37s? (i.e. horsepower gains, fuel mileage gains)? Does anybody have pics of a 6" lift with 35s? Thanks for you help!

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If you go with a wide 35's like 13" wide it will look good. But I don't like stuffed fenders so I'm partial lol. I run 33.2" tires but 12.6" wide so it looks beefier.

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I agree, 35's on a 6" lift look small unless you set them out a tad. If your rims have a close to stock BS then they will look small. Go with a 13" wide and they will look good.

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I finally bought some Novakanes! I've had the truck for 2 years and have wanted those wheels since the day I bought it! The truck currently has 37x13.50R18 Mickey Thompson ATZs. Since the new wheels are 20 obviously I need tires too. I am going with Toyo's for the new wheels but am debating going with 35s instead of 37s. What performance increases will I see with the 35s over the 37s? (i.e. horsepower gains, fuel mileage gains)? Does anybody have pics of a 6" lift with 35s? Thanks for you help!
Sorry to be off topic, but you don;t live in Colorado do you? I almost baught a truck that looked identical to yours here in Brighton.
Great looking rig!

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6" on 35's and 20x12's
I'm also joining the "35 vs. 37" club. When my 37's wear out I'll be downsizing. Thanks for the pic, gives me a real good idea of how it will look. With the black wheels, it doesn't look much smaller than my 37's.

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What performance increases will I see with the 35s over the 37s? (i.e. horsepower gains, fuel mileage gains)?
Well, horsepower and torque will remain the same. Power to the ground will feel different though.

35's will increase your effective gearing over 37's (a shorter gear) so acceleration should be better.

If the 35's decrease the rotational mass, fuel economy and other performance should increase. The 37's may hold the edge on MPG though depending on the operating efficiency it places your engine in (at a given RPM at a certain speed) vs. the power required to turn them.

Usually, the 35's are going to feel like your truck is performing better in acceleration and braking (possibly in handling as well) and also MPGs.

Putting actual numbers on those is difficult since we don't know the masses and distances from the axis of the different tires you are choosing.

BTW, mine has 285/65-20s (about 34.7") on it.


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I couldn't stand the look of 35s on my truck I think the black fender flares made the gap in the wheel well look that much bigger. Ppl were always saying nice truck but those tires are too small now I have 37s on and it looks a million times better. It's personal preference but my next set will be 37s

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Sorry to be off topic, but you don;t live in Colorado do you? I almost baught a truck that looked identical to yours here in Brighton.
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No sir. Southern Illinois. Funny you ask tho because I was born in Englewood and lived in Littleton until I was 8.

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