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Confused with tire sizes...

OK stock tire size for me is 225/70-15. I want a LITTLE taller, but not much. Nothing that is gonna make it much slower. What size do you suggest?
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31x10.5
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Thats a 27" tall tire

31's would be a 15% increase in size

Or about the same as going from 3.55 gears to 3.08's

(of course you have the extra weight and such of the tires)



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Dude, whatz yer truck?

Ryan, he's currently running ~27.5x9R15's.. So 31x10.5R15 would be a LOT taller! His speedo will be off by something like 12%! And may not jive well if he has an XL..
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yea im gunna say 30's for the XL, i should be running those soon....
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if they dont rub there not big enough
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lol...


30x9.5x15 to play on the save side

31x10.5x15 for fun

32x11.5x15 get out the plasma cutter

38x15.5x15 who needs fenders? lol
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30x9.5x15 to play on the save side

31x10.5x15 for fun

32x11.5x15 get out the plasma cutter

38x15.5x15 who needs fenders? lol
well put zach ur the man!
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Sorry my bad its a 02 XL. 2wd, 4 banger 5 speed. I dont want my speedo to be off i just want a little bigger tire and meaner look. But doesnt like 225 refer to width? I dont want wider, I just want taller
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I also have 373 gears
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Next size up is something like a 235/75R15
thats a 28.5"~~ tire

Thats about 5-6% taller

Thats also a popular size so alot of tires are available...
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corey i just sayed in my post very simple and easy ignore the 32's and 38's that was a joke but the other part wasnt
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well put zach ur the man!
why thank you lol...
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The second number in the size is the aspect ratio 225/70 is 225 wide, and 70% of that tall. So increasing the width, will also increase the height if you keep the second number the same...
245/75
265/75
285/75
The 285 is the widest, AND the tallest...
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235 75 15's are a good upgrade and priced from $50 up each . I had 7.00 15 lt's on my 01 ranger . No rubbing , more ground clearance and fantastic in the rain . But mud would suck with them . Stay with any of the reasonable suggestions , and have fun . Ps . mastercraft makes a pretty bad looking lt .
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personally i would recommend the chap a set of 30x9.5x15....
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But will it be extremely slow?
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Sorry my bad its a 02 XL. 2wd, 4 banger 5 speed. I dont want my speedo to be off i just want a little bigger tire and meaner look. But doesnt like 225 refer to width? I dont want wider, I just want taller

any taller tire will make your speedo off it may just be a little but it will be off. I have the 235.75.15's on my edge and i think that they will work well for you, i think i'm going to go a little bigger when i get somemore but i have a 3.0 with 4.10's
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You will still be able to spin a tire with 30's , It doesn't make that big a difference, and you have a whopping low gear in first. You might like not being as gear bound in first too . Probably be faster than before !
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fine someone around you that upgraded tires on a keep. typicaly they are 235/75 or the 30.5 tire size. im sure they will sell or give them to you cheap.
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235/75-15 is slightly smaller then a 30, go with that and you'll be fine. I wouldn't get 31's my 3.0 is slightly slower with them and i have 4.10s
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yeah id go with what 311fanam said, 31's would prolly suck for you
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But will it be extremely slow?
hell no. ok I HAVE a 4cyl on 32's here with 3.73 gears. my truck drives fine keeps with traffic and everything else still drives on the freeway fine. now i dont use 5th that much on freeway mostly 4th but i also do normally 80-90mph on the freeway. 30's arnt that bad all
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