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33's about to go lower...

my 3.0 cant take my 33's on the freeway...it just struggles and its annoying.


so im thinking about downsizing the tires....should i go with 30's or 28's?
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sounds like you need to get some gears.
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i agree with my son.

re gear it rather then buying new tires
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what gears do you have now?
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4.56 gears are perfect for a 3.0 auto with 33" tires.

if he had a manual trans, i would say to go with 4.10's.

being a 96 i want to say it has 3.73's or 3.55's, could be even lower.
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33's are bad? Try rockin 37's w/ stock gears.
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33's are bad? Try rockin 37's w/ stock gears.
That must be fun on the highway
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i could see doing it with a manual trans, but theres no way with an auto.
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well i think im running stock gears...i need new tires anyway and i do have a manual trans....
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I feel 4.56 gears work great with my 35's. I agree 4.10 or 4.56 gears.

Getting smaller tires is cheaper though -- but what is it you want overall?
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That must be fun on the highway

It tops out at about 75...
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i could see doing it with a manual trans, but theres no way with an auto.
Yeah its a manual...I usually stay in 4th, when i shift into 5th it slows down
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i would just go with 30's or 31's.. 28's would be tiny.

Look for pics on here and find a happy medium.. do you have a lift?
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ill trade you for my 30x9.5r15 procomp muds
your pretty close im by sacramento
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It tops out at about 75...
Woah, your back?
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ill trade you for my 30x9.5r15 procomp muds
your pretty close im by sacramento
those are cute.
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Ya so are your 32s sittin on a SAS WTF why not go bigger i would ve had at least 35s
W-E only reason i got em was cuz i desperately needed tires and they were a good deal
now that i cranked the T-bars and added an AAL i NEED new tires they look like ****
i plan on adding a 1in BL and gettin 33s or just 32s
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Ya so are your 32s sittin on a SAS WTF why not go bigger i would ve had at least 35s
W-E only reason i got em was cuz i desperately needed tires and they were a good deal
now that i cranked the T-bars and added an AAL i NEED new tires they look like ****
i plan on adding a 1in BL and gettin 33s or just 32s
damn man, no need to get pissed.

i was only messing with you.


the only reason im running 32's is because three of the tires were given to me.
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i wouldnt have gotten my tires if they werent 50 bux a tire with only 1000mi on them
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265/75/16's with manual tranny and 4.10's. I dont seem to have a problem 70-85 with a downshift is enough to move through traffic. It isnt quick by any means. Big hills need a downshift to stay abover 75 though.
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I feel 4.56 gears work great with my 35's. I agree 4.10 or 4.56 gears.

Getting smaller tires is cheaper though -- but what is it you want overall?
Although, 4.56 gears are sort of okay overall, I would recomend more gear.

For my Ranger, I feel as though I should have gone with 4.88 gears instead. Yes, it will rev a bit more on the highway, but I feel that it will put the 3.0L in a better powerband therefore making it easier to go up hills.

I can tell you that going up any hill with a 3.0L and 33's is just plain brutal and disappointing which is why I recommend 4.88 gears. Just keep in mind that it will rev a bit higher.

Joey
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I had manual trans 2.5L and 4.56 gears and 33x12.50's and i loved it.. when i had my 2wd...

I say regear man... You'll never be happy being lower to the ground!
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i have an idea for you go to a junk yard find a truck with 4.10 gears and pull them in the junk yard they are a stock size for these truck and easy to find. and if you 4wd do the same for the front and buy an install kit you would have less money into regearing then you would buying new tires.
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i dont have any problems with my 33's and 4.10 gears
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