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Tire size for a 4-cylinder

For all you 4 banger guys, what is a decent tire size to run without killing the 4 banger? I have 30's currently, but want to go up to 33's, thoughts?

P.S. 4" suspension lift, 1" body lift, stock gears.
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I had 33's and 3.73's on my 4 banger for a while. It was a dog but it was to begin with. Then I bumped up to 4.10's and it was better. It has to do with gearing not so much the motor.

If you regear to 4.56's it will be fine.
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Well tires are going to happen before regearing because I will upgrade my rear to an 8.8. It feels like a dog now, but then again I used to drive a BMW with some work done to it.
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I'm running 31s on 4.56 gears, and it does great. It is still the same truck as when I had the stock 29s (235/75/r15).
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I am just worried that if I go up to 33's, it will be terribly slow (not that it is fast from the start).
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It will defiantly be slow and you will be using a lot of 4th gear. But if you are going to regear I would still do 33's.
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I use 4th gear a lot as is because I live in the mountains, haha.
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I'm not 4x4 like you but I have 31's with 4.10's and its perfect. What gears do you have now? If your game to regear, I think 33's would be ok but personally wouldn't go any bigger on a 4 banger.
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I will be regearing eventually, and I believe I currently have 3.73's.
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