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gas mileage w/bigger wheels?

does your gas mileage go down if you get lets say 33s or 35s going from stock....some people say it kills you gas mileage and other say it doesnt??
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itll go down some... hard to tell though, i went from 27 to 30 and didnt notice anything...
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um...from stock to 33s or 35s

yes it will go down..no if and or but about it
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o my 92 it went down about 3mpg and when i put the 4.56's in it all hell broke loose and i only get about 12mpg in that sucker
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I have 285/75/16's on my ranger, which is equivalent to 33's. I get 18 MPG.
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it verys from tire package to tire package. I had superswampers (33's) and steel wheels and it would get about 15 mpg (bout a 2-3mpg loss)
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aight, thanks man(s)...hahaha
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there are alot of things that come into play with your gas mileage, tires, gears, engine, how ya drive, where ya drive everything, it will really depend on the person and the truck, no one will get the same........
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I've filled up 8 times since I started tracking my mileage (98 3.0L 4x4 4.10LS regular cab with 32x11.50 steel belted radial at's and 15x8 steel wheels) and I average 14.4 MPG with mostly city driving. The first 4 fill ups were with the mechanical fan (13.29 MPG) and the last 4 were with an efan and after a tune up (spark plugs/wires, new o2 sensors, pcv valve, seafoam, fuel filter, fuel injector cleaner) 14.65 MPG. Not that my gas mileage will go up in the summer, however, I think that the difference would have been larger had I measured my mileage in the summer.
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one more thing, with like 35s, will it be loud inside the cab cuz the tires are bigger??
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The tread on the tires is going to be the biggest factor for sound.
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ok what about all terrains?
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Most a/t's are gonna be quieter than m/t's. The sound comes as an added bonus with the extra traction I've had my mud grapplers for almost 3 months now and i love the way they sound coming down the road. I also went from 30's on 15" rims to 33's on 16" rims and i only noticed 1-1.5 mpg difference.....

Go with m/t's if youre gonna do anything offroad
Go with a/t's if youre worried about sound and treadwear
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sounds good to me
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whenever you increase your tire size, your fuel milage will go down.....the ONLY way to fix that is to re-gear.......if you have stock 3.73's and are going to 35" tires, i would recommend going to a 4.56 gear......
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if anyone claims what mpg they get without them correcting their speedo/odo with a tuner or from the dealer they are probably wrong.
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^^i had mine tested at the dealer and was told it was within tollerances of what the stock setting was.......
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Yeah, you have to make sure that your gauges are correct after the tire install........ I want to put 31's on my truck and just crank my t-bars a tad, so I am going to a 3.73 rear gear from a 3.55, that will put it right in tolerance with factory spec.
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^^i had mine tested at the dealer and was told it was within tollerances of what the stock setting was.......

whats that + or - 5%?
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whats that + or - 5%?
they said it was +/-
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+ or -
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all the same...
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i know givin ya a hard time!
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so I am going to a 3.73 rear gear from a 3.55
Do you really think it's worth the $$$ to make such a small change in gears?
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Do you really think it's worth the $$$ to make such a small change in gears?
if you know how to do it then yes.....you can find 3.73's for a 8.8 everywere for cheap...........and in gearing that small of a change can make a big difference...

if you dont know how to do it, and plan on going with a bigger tire in the future, then go to a 4.10....
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mine stayed about the same.. so did the speedo


its 12-13.. then again my lead foot didnt go anywhere either..
what i have seen on this site is that rangers gas milage sucks either way... my friends F-250 gets the same milage as me..
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