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I've got a 3.0 with 3.73 gears running 31" tires getting around 25-26 mpg hghway 22 mpg around town. I really didn't notice any drop in power or acceleration.
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Hey I used to get 19 hwy with mine when I had my 20's/36's. Not sure what I'll get hwy w/ the boggers there only 35's but I went to 14.50's and they sit a good 2" better than the 13.50 Irocks did.
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Advantage: Running over stuff.
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Advantage: Running over stuff.
and no offense to short people... but watching them try and climb in


to me a truck just isnt a truck unless you have to literally hop in
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check the door jam or the tag on the diff if its still there

or you can jsut enter your vin here

https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/vin_tools/


GAW!! U BEAT ME TO IT lol
I tried the website with my vin and Im not sure if it shows the gearing.
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there is a tag on the rear axel
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So bigger tires will give you a bigger looking truck?? I was reading the first few posts. so if i went to 35s i may get a few more inches up there?
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Only thing I found was a tag that read: S374S
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So bigger tires will give you a bigger looking truck?? I was reading the first few posts. so if i went to 35s i may get a few more inches up there?

http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgap..._offroad_0.jsp

You'll gain 1" of total ground clearance going from 33 to 35" tall tires.
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soooo

no one said better traction? easier to climb stuff? to an extent...
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yes!!! one more inch!!! hahaha
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Looking at the tag on the drivers side door I found the following: Axle : 87. Looking up on this chart it says I have 4.10 gearing. Does this open up the possibility for 32" tires? Also my truck is stock, will 32" tires rub alot without a lift and only a tbar crank (haven't done this yet). One more question if I go with 31" General Grabber At2 I can get them for approx $450, if I jump to 32" I have to go with BFG AT's and will cost approx $600. Is 1" worth the price difference in your opinion? They will be mounted on stock 15x7 rims which limits the tires in 32".
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