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Unread 07-30-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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My Tire Dilemma..

I currently have 32 x 11.50 Pro Comp mud terrains and are more than satisfied. They are nearly worn out ( its been about 3.5 years)

I have a 6spd, '06 with 3.07s out back. Currently, I have no complaints about gas mileage or performance. I don't offroad much at all and whenever I do its very light.

I'm thinkin about going for their 33x12.50..

My dilema is the 32's only measure 31.4" tall and the 33's actualy height is 32.5"....i'm wondering with this specific tire if I could get away with it...

what do you guys think?

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Unread 07-30-2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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It makes no difference.If you can deal with 3.07's and 32's,33's won't hurt anything.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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Just make sure that extra half an inch on each side of the tire isnt going to rub on anything. You should be ok though.
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bump..forgot to ask..i have 15x8 steelies on there now..i'm guessing I would have to go wider?
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Unread 08-02-2009, 02:57 PM   #5
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bump..forgot to ask..i have 15x8 steelies on there now..i'm guessing I would have to go wider?
As long as they have 4.5" or less of back spacing they will be fine.

What size lift do you have?
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Unread 08-02-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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As the others have already stated, you'll be fine.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:34 PM   #7
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bump..forgot to ask..i have 15x8 steelies on there now..i'm guessing I would have to go wider?
15x8 is perfect for 12.5" tires though I'd sure start saving up to regear your axles to a lower ratio. 3.07 with 33" tires is gonna be a real dog, performance wise.

By the way, I sure like your new signature. As you can see, I'm a real fan of Jane Fonda.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:41 PM   #8
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15x8 is perfect for 12.5" tires though I'd sure start saving up to regear your axles to a lower ratio. 3.07 with 33" tires is gonna be a real dog, performance wise.

By the way, I sure like your new signature. As you can see, I'm a real fan of Jane Fonda.
Thanks Jer lol, ..i don't mind how the performance is now with my 32x11.5's (actual height is 31.4) so I figured id stick with the same tire and just go an inch bigger..which happens to also run shorter than advertised at 32.5".

I go wheeling probably once a year and it's very light trails so breaking the axle shafts isn't a big concern really..plus I have a set of Yukons sitting in my shed that are supposed to be a little stronger.

My main fear is that the 1" increase will be a HUGE difference...
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
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To me, that last inch can be the straw that broke the camel's back.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:47 PM   #10
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My advice is your fears will be realized as the difference between the 32's and 33s on 3.07 gears will be night and day. I was suprised what a difference it made on mine when I went to 33's...and I have 4.11 gears. Listen to Jerry, it'll be a pooch on or offroad.
Your only saving grace is the 6 speed tranny can ease the pain to some degree of being undergeared, but since you state you don't wheel much anyway you have no real need to go up in tire size and further lug the drivetrain.
In other words: You'll feel the difference much more than you'll see it.
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I hear ya, guys. I'll have to look into re-gearing. If I recall 4.88" is the size for the best performance? What's the step below that and can you reccommend a brand?
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:55 PM   #12
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I hear ya, guys. I'll have to look into re-gearing. If I recall 4.88" is the size for the best performance? What's the step below that and can you reccommend a brand?
For your 6-speed and 33" tires, 4.88 would be too low of a ratio. I'd probably go 4.56 though with your 6-speed's slightly lower ratios, you could get away with 4.10.
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