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33's or 35's on a daily driver

Im on the fence about tire size...Im starting w/ the spindle lift but was considering doing the body lift at the same time and throwing 35's on it. It has 4.10's but since its 2WD a gear swap would be cake. I drive the truck 60 miles everyday. It also has the 3.0 so im nervous about the power w/ 35's
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Im on the fence about tire size...Im starting w/ the spindle lift but was considering doing the body lift at the same time and throwing 35's on it. It has 4.10's but since its 2WD a gear swap would be cake. I drive the truck 60 miles everyday. It also has the 3.0 so im nervous about the power w/ 35's
everyone i see says 4.88 and 35s and you wont have a problem. my buddy has the 3.0 and 33 super swampers with stock gears, he doesnt seem to have a problem.
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if its a DD I say just do the spindles and 33s. its less stress on your motor if you dont have the funds to regear. Im rockin double lift, 4.10s, 35s, 3.0 and its slow as a dog. But Im not trying to race anyone and I jeep it close in town. So I get about 16mpg. Itll run better I think with just 33s
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I had 35's on my 03 4.0L 4x4. I would not say it was a DD but I drove it a lot. 4.10's and 35's seemed ok at first but I was towing a pop up camper at that time and that was rough. You will have to change your gears out. It will be a real dog off the line. I went to 4.88's. I think 4.88's would be over kill unless you tow or wheel. 4 wheeling was great with 4.88's. At highway speeds it was screeming. Unless you tow or wheel I would go with 4.56's. If your truck is a stick I might lean towards the 4.88's to help save your clutch.
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Since it's a 2wd daily, I say go with 33's.
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35's dude
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I want 33's for practicality but theres like 5 rangers running around town with 33's. So of course i want to go bigger
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I want 33's for practicality but theres like 5 rangers running around town with 33's. So of course i want to go bigger
thats what i said for a long time. but when you get to thinking about it with 4.10 and 33s im going to get the best gas mileage, and performance ans far as speed goes, also ill be able to still slide around and have fun with out being too top heavy. plus i can just go buy a rear end with 4.10 limited slip. thats cheaper than doin a 4.56 and a locker for me at least. and wheeling a 2wd your not gonna do anything too serious. i say just go 33s where you can still pick up some speed and still have fun off road.
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I want 33's for practicality but theres like 5 rangers running around town with 33's. So of course i want to go bigger
who cares.
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who cares.
X2 but I must say 33's on a ranger are ideal if you drive a lot. The bigger you go the more stress you put on the driveline. 35's and 33's feel almost the same as far as driving habbits.
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how about 38s and regear to 3:55s, perfect for a short 60 mile drive.
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how about 38s and regear to 3:55s, perfect for a short 60 mile drive.
..LOL..Id love to have 10 mpg.
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..LOL..Id love to have 10 mpg.
If it was always somehow possible to drive downhill with 35's and 3.88's the mileage would be spectacular :-D
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i get great gas mileage after the 35's, with 4.0 4.10's and stock tires it was fun because i could burn the tires any time i wanted but the gas mileage sucked i was getting 14 maybe. Highway now with 35's i can cruise at 65-70 running at 2100-2400 rpm and less if its perfectly flat or downhill. Lol i believe last time i did the math i am getting around 18 mpg now. PLUSSSS you have a v8 i assume, 35's dont even bother it. i say 35's. DO IT NOW
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PLUSSSS you have a v8 i assume, 35's dont even bother it. i say 35's. DO IT NOW
sorry its for the ranger not the Fitty..had 33's and 35's on it. Actually liked the 33's better on it
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