Performance with 35" tires? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-23-2010, 10:31 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Performance with 35" tires?

For those of you that have upgraded to an actual 35" diameter tire or slightly taller, did you notice a difference in performance?

If so, explain with current gearing configuration.....

Myself, I have stock 20" wheels with Michelin LT275/65R20E tires, which I believe are 34" tires. I'll be installing a 4.5" lift and will most likely install the GY, Duratrac 325/60r20 tires, which comes out to 35.4".
Rear end: 355

I like the feel of the current configuration, should I expect to be somewhat disappointed after the increase is size?

Thanks,
Blair
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-23-2010, 10:43 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Glen burnie
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You will sadly notice a bit of a decrease in power. What yr is your truck? Are you running a manual or auto?

You wont notice to much as your going only an inch bigger but with bigger size your gaining wieght and size. Find some parted out 3.73's. just be sure there in good shape. Should like it alot. and watch your pinion in the rear especially for leaks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-24-2010, 03:19 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Well, considering that this is in the 6.7L forum, I hope it's a 2011..lol

It's a 2011 6.7L Auto

Last edited by Bavanew; 10-24-2010 at 08:27 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-24-2010, 01:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You will suffer a little in the MPG department partly due to the width of your new tires and more dreg of a taller truck.In the performance dept.these things has so much low-end tq,It'll be pretty close to running your stock 20s with a 3.31 rear-end.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-26-2010, 08:16 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
FYI,
When doing the math conversion of the stock tires, it comes out at 34" tall.
However, when I went to the Michelin website, the tires are actually 34.4".
If that's accurate, then there should be very little difference going to a 35" tire, except for the width of course.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-27-2010, 12:30 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 34
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
hope its not a thread jack, but...

What is a good rear end with 35"-37" tires when towing <6000lb trailers, empty running, and a little in town driving. I'm more concerned with the quality of towing, and mpg then the seat of the pants power.

Thanks ^^b
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-29-2010, 07:28 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You'll notice a slight drop in MPG and a stiffer ride. Their will also be sum humming depending on what you get(A/T vs M/T). Better traction and appearance will be gained.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors