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31x10.5x15 5 15.63%
32x11.5x15 16 50.00%
33x10.5x15 11 34.38%
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cant make up my mind about tire size

so i got the alcoas, and once they get cleaned up i am gonna get some tires for them. now if i am not mistaken my stock tire is a 30.5 (cant remember the actually metric numbering). and i want to step it up a bit. If i am reading the chart in the sticky right i can go up to a 33" with just a mild tbar crank.

here is the dilemma. i dont want to re gear right now, plus i dont want to crank the **** out of the tbars, even at all actually. so what size should i go with, and not have the truck be a dog, i know we are only talking a few inches but i have no idea or basis for comparison.

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32s
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go with 32's. theyre good size and wont bogg the truck too much
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How much more are 32s over 31s?
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Why would 31s be more expensive, its a smaller tire.
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My bad, I ment the other way around.
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Just go with the 33s your not gonna have a problem witht he 4.0, and they may fit w/o touching the tbars. I did some on a 98 Ranger at work a couple weeks ago and the didnt rub, and it was all stock. But every truck is different.
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Just go with the 33s your not gonna have a problem witht he 4.0, and they may fit w/o touching the tbars. I did some on a 98 Ranger at work a couple weeks ago and the didnt rub, and it was all stock. But every truck is different.
They won't fit on a 04, you'd have to max out the t-bars.
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32's. What gears do you have?
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i have an open 4.10 now, but i have a 4.10 L/S that is going in sometime.
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Shoot, if you ran 33's you wouldn't need to regear. I have 3:55's and I'm running 32's Yours will drive like a dream.
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32s will be great then, i get better mileage than stock.
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33x10.50

Love mine. Time for new ones actually.
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They won't fit on a 04, you'd have to max out the t-bars.
that pretty much kills the 33's then, untill/ if i do the BL
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32x11.5x15 thats what i had on my truck before the lift with my alcoa's i loved it. NO T-bar Crank

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here is Bill's 2004 level II with stock alcoa and 33x12.5x15 with a T-bar crank













only prob with doing 33x12.5x15 on a 15x7 is you WILL NOT get proper wear out of them at all.... they will fit tho on a 15x7 because they are so narrowed because of the rim



here is the same tires 11 days later with a body lift and 15x10 ... its amazing how a 15x7 draws that tire in....






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^^ nice comparison pics. I think 15x10's look gawd awful. Mexican or something.
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^^ nice comparison pics. I think 15x10's look gawd awful. Mexican or something.
+1, I like 15x8s with a 12.50, they look nice and work well.
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I've just put 31s on my truck with some 15x8 steel Cragars. The rims are like lead weights, but I find they do not hinder the truck's performance until you start going up a big hill. That's when I've got to gear down, or stay in a lower gear than I usually would be.

I am most likely stepping up to 32s shortly, and I expect to get a bit of a hit in performance since the tire/rim combo is going to be heavy, and my old 4.0 just rolled 250k miles, but she's still got lots of pep and I don't beat on it...much.

You should be fine with the 32s, and actually I just posted a thread asking if I can fit 32s with no lift and the answer seems to be yes.
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I have a 2004 "Appearance" 2WD, and I'm gonna lift it up 4" with the spindles/blocks ( the t-bars were cranked before I got the truck) and that's the exact wheel I was looking for ( the 15 x 10) I haven't decide on the T/A's, ( maybe The Yokahama Geolanders) but who makes the that wheel? Thanks
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