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32x11.50 to 33x12.50?? How much different?

Right now I have 32"x11.50 BFG m/ts. I need new tires now and was thinking of going to 33"x12.50. Was wondering how much affect that will have on my mpg and how much different it will "feel" compared to 32's, as far as power loss is concerned... Oh and how much sweeter would 33's look??

I havent regeared and still have stock 3.73's, with 32's its liveable, what will 33's do?. Im debating whether or not its worth the trouble and $$ going with 33's if it means I must regear this truck thats getting up there in mileage....
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I would think with it being 5spd, that you should regear, also considering it's 3.73, that's a definite.
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I wouldn't spend the money regearing for just 33s, but thats just me. Also do you plan on running the 33s stock?
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Also do you plan on running the 33s stock?
Sorry, what do you mean stock? I have stock gears and not sure if I want to spend the money to regear since Im debating whether to keep this truck or upgrade to newer ranger...
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PM Toreador4x4 he has your same drivetrain set up...

personally 4.10
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Sorry, what do you mean stock? I have stock gears and not sure if I want to spend the money to regear since Im debating whether to keep this truck or upgrade to newer ranger...
Stock height, with no lift.
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Hes got a body lift.
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Oh I missed that in his sig. Nevermind
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Hey I guess I should have asked... Can I even fit 33x12.50x15 tires on my truck? I have a 3" body lift...
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I had the exact same setup with my 93 except it was a reg. cab. I didn't have any problems with the 3.73's. Yes you can run the 12.5's with the 3'' BL.
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I run a 3.0 5 speed extended cab 4wd with a 3 inch body and 33 12.5s and 3.73s. Its livable but could use a little more gearing. Being that I'm a college student tho... its gonna have to work for now. I also have 15x8 steel wheels which weigh a ton compared to your stock alloys... been looking for some new aluminum wheels tho.

I was thinking about getting a 8.8 out of an explorer with 4.10 l/s but just don't think it'll make enough difference to justify the cost and hastle of a new axle front and rear...
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33x12.50 on 15x10 aluminum rims with 4:10's and 20mpg.....done

trust me, the 3.73 to 4.10 difference is NIGHT and DAY

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