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tire size and weight

ok so im planning on getting 32 1050's or 33 1150's and was wondering if there will be that big of a difference on the stress of my engine (v6 3.0) and my gears (3.73) i would prefer the 33s...also is teh weight of the tire or the actual diameter of the larger tire that stresses the engine ,ore...thanks
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It's not a direct answer to your question... but last night I measured both of the ones I have.

The stock 255-70-16s on stock FX4 rims weigh 53lbs & measure 93.75" circumference. (29.84 diameter)

And a 32x11.5x15 BFG TA on a Level II alcoa weighs 59lbs & measures 97.75" circumference. (31.11 diameter)


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On my 3.0 I didn't really notice a difference switching to 32x11.5. I have 4.10 gears though.
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ok so im planning on getting 32 1050's or 33 1150's and was wondering if there will be that big of a difference on the stress of my engine (v6 3.0) and my gears (3.73) i would prefer the 33s...also is teh weight of the tire or the actual diameter of the larger tire that stresses the engine ,ore...thanks
The real thing to look out for is braking. The heavier the wheel/tire the longer it'll take to stop. Or... the heavier you'll have to brake to stop in the same distance.


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