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35's vs 33's

I have been wondering what are the down sides to going with 35's over 33's besides any clearance issues. Would 4.10's be enough to push 35's around on a now daily driver.
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jared is running 35s with 4.10s says its not bad but want 4.56s.

35s look sweet if you got the right lift
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35s will be the biggest youll want to go with a stock axle, or front end. youll wheel wheel bearing will hate you if you go with a 10" wheel, stay with 8".
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i dont think a 10 inch wheel is that bad. but we all have different opinions, ill let ya know cause i got 15x10s sitting in the garage waiting to go on.
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It would kill your gas mileage even worse, would be bad for a daily driver. IMO
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itde be fine for a DD if you made the necessary adjustments...
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I ran 35's on a daily driver for 7-8 months with no problems at all. I was driving about a hundred miles a day. My gas mileage wasnt the greatest but it still looked good.

Oh and i was running a 15X12 rim and had no problems with anything.
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Its a NON DD so gas mileage is fine. What do you mean necessary adjustments ?
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prolly gears.
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I have 35s and love them I have 4.10s but its not as quick off the line as i would like, so I am going to regear to 4.56s soon.
Also I am gettin 18 mpg with the 35s.... not so bad for 35s..

imo i say go for it, they are well worth it
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Also I am gettin 18 mpg with the 35s.... not so bad for 35s..

That's just not right...31s and I get 15-16 accounting for the odometer adjustment (4.10s and a 3.0) That's why i dont suggest a 3.0 for the better gas mileage claims...once you go to bigger tires, you need the power to turn them...the 3.0 is working too hard...and i tend to accelerate hard from a stop.
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18 mpg w/ 35s and the 4.0?? after i got my 31's i got hammered im down to like 15 or so, and that is keeping it under 2500 rpms off stops.
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Jared has a tuner though, so he probably picked up 3mpg or so from that.
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really??? hmm..makes that tuner a little more worth while

plugging some numbers into a spreadsheet, using a 2mpg gain, it seems the tuner could pay for itself in just under 24,000 miles :)

and if it got 3mpg more, it would be about 17,000 miles :)

rough calcs using some estimations of my own
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Yep, about 2 years, then you're saving yourself money. Plus you get to go fast

EDIT: He's probably running 93 octane though, so I don't know if that'd throw your calcs off or anything.
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you really wont save money, trust me i thought i would but you really dont maybe a couple cents per fillup.

once you calc in the 93 octane and price of the tuner, the power gain is great and it makes you feel great when your getting better gas mileage. plus i just love mine.
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actually im not using my tunner.... its programed for the S/C, and i dont have that on yet lol

and this is how it worked out...

Before when I had 33s, no tunner, i was gettin 16 with 85 octane, if i ran 87 octane that would go to 17 mpg.
when i got the tunner and had 33s i was gettin 19 to 21 mpg depending on how i drove. that was with 91 octane.
well since i dont have the tunner on and now i have 35s im gettin 18 with 87 octane, because i do 75% highway and 25% city.

i can not wait to install the s/c and see what i get.

also I have 4.10s... K&N fipk, and exhaust if those even matter.
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I have no idea why this is true but when i ran my 33s with my 3.0 and 4.10s i got about 15-16 mpg.....now with my 35s im getting about 17-18 mpg.....i do about 50/50 highway and street driving and have no tuner..........i say go for the 35s....ull be happy
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So no horror storys about as soon as you put 35's on your truck falls apart and breaks stuff left and right ?
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shouldnt be... cant wait to see it!
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I broke nothing with a lift and 35's in the 7 months i had them on there. And i was driving it long distances everyday and riding it hard on the freeway and nothing ever brike.
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I got 18mpg with my 3.0 and 33's. But that was with intake, exhaust, maf mod and tuner.
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I was only averaging 11-12 miles per gallon with 35's but i was driving it 80-85 on the freeway everyday so thats probably were most of my MPG went.
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I was only averaging 11-12 miles per gallon with 35's but i was driving it 80-85 on the freeway everyday so thats probably were most of my MPG went.
Why don't you have 35's now ?
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Long Story but basically I'm selling the truck and my dad wanted it returned to stock so it would sell easier. I dont really like my truck so i decided against putting new 35's on once mine wore out. So now i have no lift at all an 31's.
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