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I don't know of many companies that make 33x11.5
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oh, well that makes sense why you chose those 2 possibles...
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why not 33x11.5? that's what i would do

if not, are you going for functionality or asthetics? asthetics, it would be height more than width, although skinny tires are UGLY, wide meas POWER!!!!! :D

functionality, depends on what you are doing, muddy trails with deep ruts, you want the height... deep gravel or deep sand, you want wide snow that isless than 1 foot, and of moderate consistancy, you want skinny tall tires (to cut through the snow, rather than float on top of it)
They are actually my brothers tires on his 92 Ranger. I was painting my wheels black and his truck was not driveable at the time. Only ran them til I finished mine. Like Trent said, arent many 33x11.50s out there and the ones that are arent cheap most likely.
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My 31"x10.50x15" rubbed the inside of my mud flaps before I cranked my torsion bars. Not on stock wheels though. DC-1's.. I just unbolted the mud flap bracket, moved it back, drilled a new hole and used sheetmetal screws to fasten them. No more rub. Then after I cranked my torsion bars I have even more clearance and I didn't crank them very much at all..


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The 32's on my 04 dont rub. No crank either...
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I don't know of many companies that make 33x11.5
some super swampers, thornbirds i think. but theyre completely useless
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some super swampers, thornbirds i think. but theyre completely useless
Yeah those were the only ones I knew of and I was going to recommend those lol
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Do the 32x11.50's. Do a small crank. I only had 2 rotations of the bolt when I had 32x11.50's....and it was just to make the truck more level, NO RUB. Trim the squared off valence in that bottom rear corner and search for that thread about trimming valvences that was active a few days ago. If I can find it, I'll put up Marie's SMALL trim of the '06+ valence for her 33x12.50's on rims that stick the tires out which aides in rubbing the valence. I don't think there'll but much rub if any at all running those stock 7's.
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U got any pics with those 32s installed on your LII!!??
if you can wait one more day ill post some pics. my digi cam fell in the lake this summer and havnt replaced it. all i have is a blackberry so ill snap some tomarrow. get them up when i get home from work! trust me they fit fine and i even have flexed it a bit off road when me and my pops went hunting. not one scrub the whole time.
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Ok, called the dealership and asked them a price to fix my odometer if i get 32s-----$70!!!! That is crazy! So now if i cant find someone locally who has a programmer to program it for me, then im going with 31s...plain and simple. I'm just not paying that.
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dude....they're only charging you an hour. Dude....with 32's the speedometers only gonna be off a whopping 2% MAYBE. Most the time, these trucks read fast anyway. You'll only be dropping the speedo a tiny bit but that tiny bit can end up being more accurate than stock.

*too lazy to whip out the calculator.
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I don't think any one with a programmer can fix it for you either. Its either you buy a tuner yourself or pay the 70 dollars.

Or just deal with it for free
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Just deal with it, its not like the speedometer will be off much at all. I think with 32's mine was MAYBE off 2mph at 55mph.

Don't waste your money with an alignment OR a calibration. If you crank 2-3 times, its not going to make any difference, you will be fine without an alignment. Same with the calibration
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When I had my 05, the speedometer ran fast from the factory (which means your odometer shows more miles than your truck actually has = BAD). I put 32s on the stock wheels with no T-bar crank and it had no rubbing at all, period. I even gained a tad bit of mileage with them. Also, when I put the 32s on, the speedometer was dead nuts from 0 to 95. That is according to both my GPS and the speed trap cameras that flash how fast you are going :).

Go with the 32s.
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I was just going to say put that $70 towards the purchase of a GPS and you will know your speed plus all the rest a GPS has to offer.
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agreed, my speedo reads faster than i am really going as well, 31" tires=97.381" circumfrence, 32=100.53" circumfrence 33=103.672" cir...

if you are going from a 31 to a 33, you are looking at a 6.06% difference in your spedo, which means that at 50mph, your spedo will be different by 3mph, putting them on will almost perfectly compensate it
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do 32s. and imo i dont think an alignment is necessary with a t bar crank. mine i cranked basically as high as they will go and i have never gotten an alignment. my tires are wearing just fine with normal rotaion and i have km1s
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wierdest thing... my driver side front rubs whend backing up making a hard left, rubs on the front mud flap bolt... other than that, no rubbing at all.

thats on 15x8 32x11.5

If I got rid of the front mud flaps, it wouldnt rub. Though if I get new tires, - of the same size I will have to take off the front mud flaps as my driverside front would probably tear the flap off LOL

Also, it should be noted, I have zero lift. my Tbars arnt turned at all, if anything theyre sagging a little bit.
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