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33's MPG and Towing

Tires are balding and need to be replaced. Wanted to get new 15" wheels, 33's, spindles and shackles. I've got a 2wd with 4:10s right and am getting 17 mpg city. If I'm getting 17 right now and have the same exact identical driving pattern, what would my gas mileage look like? I know, If iIm asking I probably shouldn't do it, just wanna see how drastic the drop is.

How do 33's do with towing? The little torque I have now, is there any left with 33's? I Tow about 3k lbs, 3 times a month; that even plausible with 33's?
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Its possible. I had 33's with my 2.5L and 4.10's and it wasn't horrible. I would get deeper gears though.
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I averaged 19mpg with my old truck. 3.0L, 33x12.5 and 4.10s. it should be able to tow it fine. I'd definitely look into getting a tuner though. I didn't mind my 3.0 with 4.10s and 33's much

i get 22mpg on 33x12.5's on my 4.0 on average (highway and city mixed) but i've been running an economy tune for 87 octane.
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A friend of mine has a 4x4 4.0L auto with a 3" lift and 33"s... recently towing a small travel trailer he got 9mpg :(
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A friend of mine has a 4x4 4.0L auto with a 3" lift and 33"s... recently towing a small travel trailer he got 9mpg :(
9?! Does he have a lead foot also?
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I was planning on getting demon coils, underdrive pulley, and tuner down the road. I shouldn't go under 13 mpg though?
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I was planning on getting demon coils, underdrive pulley, and tuner down the road. I shouldn't go under 13 mpg though?
if your really towing 3k and depending on speeds/hills, you might be close actually.
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Yeah I think 13 would be the lower limit. Your prolly looking at like 15 or so.
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9?! Does he have a lead foot also?
Not really the issue... Stock he was 18-19mpg then lift and 33's dropped to 14-15 and add the trailer he got 9
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if your really towing 3k and depending on speeds/hills, you might be close actually.
I'm not concerned about gas mileage while towing as its already crap and I live about 10 minutes from the boat ramp. Once the spindles come in, I think im gonna replace the ball joints aswell. Now I just gotta find the right all terrain, thinking either the general at2 or the bfgoodrich.
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Yeeessss!! I was hoping someone would post that video.
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I know this is a old thread but my truck has 4:10s and a superlift I'm running 31s right now and I wanna you a enclosed trailer loaded will weight about 2000lbs is this even realistic to tow.. Could I tow with 33s in the future or no ?
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yeah that is realistic and should be too much of a hassle with a ranger and 31s or 33s. mpg might be a little rough but its not like a F150 will do any better.
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Should or shouldn't ? I have all the bolt ons too
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sorry, i meant shouldn't! it should pull 2000lbs pretty easy
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Would it be better with 10.5 33s instead of 12.5 33s
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Would it be better with 10.5 33s instead of 12.5 33s
In theory yes but 12.5s look better IMO. Theres a fine line between economic performance and looks.
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Yeah I know that but I'm trying get a happy medium between looks and towing comfort .. 350 miles each way is the trip I'm gunna be taking
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33 12.5 and a tuner
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I have a tuner exhaust cai and mines a stick with a 4.0l
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Should be fine with 12.5 then. I've towed once
When I had my x3 and I just set it to torque tune
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I'm assuming I'm gunna have to re gear and go to 456 gears if I do 33s
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You don't have to if your tune is done with the correct tire size but it won't hurt to regear.
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My tune has the right gearing I had Fred at rouge do my street tune . I run the 92 performance tune I was thinking of going with 32x11.50 so i could maybe get away without gearing it
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