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Tires: Bigger Better???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1985K20, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    since i find out i got 3.21 gears in my truck, i know 35's are way to big, i was thinking of getting 4 new BF'S mud terrains in the original recommended size wich is LT245/75R16. Will i still get good traction even if they way smaller then the 35's i wanted:confused:

    by the way i know i could change my gear ratio, but the money is a big issue:blush:
     
  2. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    yes you'll get good traction, and i also think you should stay near the stock size if you arent going to regear, it will make parts last longer and you'll retain the stock power
     
  3. 1985K20

    1985K20 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for your message!
     
  4. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    My truck ran 35's and 3.08's for YEARS (and probably 150,000 miles) w/ a TH350 and a 203. As long as you have some HP, you would be fine w/ 35's on your gears.
     
  5. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    since you dont have an OD tranny, the gear ratio isnt that big of a deal. you'll lose a little pep around town, but you motor will be happier on the freeway. i probly wouldnt go with 35, but 32 or 33 no problem.
     
  6. xtrmjoe

    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    slap a cooler on the trans and call it good!
     
  7. original balzer

    original balzer 1/2 ton status

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    the 245 will be skinny and short i recomend going to at least a 31x10.5 and i see 3.08 geared blazers run 33x12.5 all the time with no problems
    so i sugest either a 31 or 32 or 33 and not worry aside from a trans cooler witch i belive even an all stock truck needs

    willow
     

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