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alright. will do.
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i know they are retreads but if you can get over that fact the price is amazing

http://treadwright.com/
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Hey im loving these pics, anyone with 33x10.50's?
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265/70/16 BFG All Terrains, small 31"

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Me and my buddy. The DSG Ranger has 31x10.5x15 compared to mine which are 265/70/16. Mine seem a tad wider, but I think it's because his were brand new at the time and they were sitff. Mine have been to hell and back.
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Both trucks no t-bar crank or anyhting.
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33x10.5x15 boggers no lift. a very small peice of the front valance had to be trimmed off, other then that no rubbing.





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alright, so i have a 14 inch rim. and i went to the tire store. and this is what they recommend.

uniroyal tp/gts rally

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uniroyal makes a good tire. I had liberators when i had my 14" wheels. They honestly had way more traction than the goodyear wrangler i have now. i'm pretty dissapointed with the goodyears.
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did you have the TP/GTS ralllys? i wanna know how well they do in dirt/ mud.
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thats a nice lookin truck redranger
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33x10.5s bfg a/ts

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when you get bigger tires, wont it mess up your speedometer? saying your going 25, but actualy going 20?
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someone answer me...
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it won't be dramatic if it does. i know mine is five mph off but i got used to it. i think i may have bought my truck like that but i never used to look at those radars that tell you your speed but now i do. and i tested it with my GPS
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when you get bigger tires, wont it mess up your speedometer? saying your going 25, but actualy going 20?
According to my GPS my spedo is dead on.
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oh, thats cool... wheni get mine, ill be sure to test it with GPS.

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when you get bigger tires, wont it mess up your speedometer? saying your going 25, but actualy going 20?
If your speedo is calibrated for a 28" wheel, and you put a 33" wheel on, and your speedo was dead on from the factory, you will be going 17% faster than what your speedo says.

However, I find most speedos to be calibrated for 5% or so slower than what you are actually going.

If your truck is calibrated for a 28" wheel and you put like a 35" on it (about as big as most people run on rangers with out SAS + lots of lift), you will be going 25% faster than your speedo's reading. Again, assuming your speedo was accurate from the factory. This means that if you want to go 50mph, your speedo should read 40ish mph.

Remember this when doing 0-60 tests. I have 31" tall tires, my speedo is calibrated for 28" tires, when my truck hits 55mph, I'm actually doing about 60. This takes almost a full second off of my 0-60 compared to actually calling it at 60mph.

If you dont know what size tire your speedo is calibrated to, look at the sticker on your driver's side door where it has axle and GVW information. It should have OEM tire size. I dont know if rangers have a mechanical or computer operated speedo. If its computer operated you can calibrate your speedo for any sized tire. If it's mechanical and you want an accurate speedo then you'd have to run a tire that came on the ranger from the factory and you can swap out the gears to calibrate the speedo.

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Bigger tire = Less Revolutions = Speedo reads slower than you're going

Smaller Tire = More Revolutions = Speedo reads faster than you're going.
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these seem to have decent grip, and road manners are good also. a lot better than the commercial light truck tires i had on my old chevy lol
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my 02. NO LIFT NO CRANK trimmed part of valance and bingo no rubbing

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