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Tire Downsizing

Hi all,

I have an 08 Ranger FX4. I got a 255 70R 16 tires, would I get any savings from downsizing to a 235 75 R 16 or something similar?


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To put new tires on cost what.... $500-$1000 depending on what you get. You have a brand new truck with brand new tires.. why spend money, to save pennies. I get 20 mpg regularly out of my 07. I say don't bother.
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i dont know much about tire sizes, but wouldnt those be the same height, but one is just not as wide?
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i dont know much about tire sizes, but wouldnt those be the same height, but one is just not as wide?
yep pretty much.. actually they are probably a little smaller
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255 70R 16---> 30.05511inch diameter
235 75 R 16 ---> 29.87795inch diameter

Yeah, less than 3/16inch diameter really isn't going to do much for you. I would say not do it.
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^^Damn the lil bro is a master of the calculater.


Yea....dude.....don't do it. That's dumb. What are you trying to accomplish? better mpg? the biggest factor in fuel useage, is your foot and that little pedal on the right. And since it's a smaller OD, at highway speeds your rpm's will be increased, thus making the truck suck more fuel than it used to.
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put 33"s on that *****!
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a FX4 with 235's..... no. you want 265 or 285's! MAN UP!
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^^Damn the lil bro is a master of the calculater.
No calculator, just a really big dial caliper! lol
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