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Old 07-11-2007
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Icon5 Big Wheels; Slow Speeds?

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the great info you guys are providing me. Was just wondering, going from stock tires to 33"-35", is there be a noticable lag when accelerating? Then again, in one full rotation, you're getting a larger distance covered. I guess you guys with road experience can share this info with me! Aswell, off-roading, auto tranny or manual?

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When i went from the stock 31's to 35's i could tell a significant difference in acceleration of course that is with stock 4.10 gears. Once i regear i sould get some of my power back.
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youll always loose acceleration when going to a larger diameter tire on a stock vehicle. one because of weight, and two it changes the vehicles final drive ratio. say you have 4.10s with 35s, it will drive your final drive below 3.73 most likely, and the only way to over come that without changing gears, is added torque in your engine.
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Hmmmm....smells like a supercharger :P
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regearing would be just as good as a supercharger for you.

When I went form stock tires to 35s my truck slowed down a bit. Still fast, but not super fast like it was. I would be amazed if there was too much of a diff between 33s and 35s.
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While larger diameter tires are harder to get rolling, once you do they will turn fewer times while covering the same distance. Therefore at 65mph tires turn less and engine turns less.(respectively) Good for hwy mpg bad for around town. GEAR GEAR GEAR.
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