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Old 03-24-2007, 07:01 AM   #1
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33's or 35's?

I have a 1st gen 4runner and have purchaced a 5" trail master rear from wabfab and a 4" front from skyjacker. (ifs) I have brand new 33x12.50 Bfg Mudd Terrains sitting on some cragar soft 8's. the question is.... will I have enough room, look proportional, and have to do any cutting to the finders if I go to a 35x12.50? If so there will be some 33's for sale that have never hit pavement. Thanks
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:35 AM   #2
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You probably could fit 35s, but to get better gas mileage, and vroom vroom, stick with the 33s. or post a pic with the 33s and we shall tell you other wise.
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I'm not worried so much about the gas mileage since its not my everyday driver. But the vroom vroom part hopefully was cured with the 4.88's I just installed.... so with that inmind....
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which engine? 22re or 3.0? if its a manual 3.0 i would go 35s but if it isnt then i would stick with 33s i wanna run 4.88s with 35s but i dont know if i will or not.
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bigger tires = more weight to swing, regeared or not
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I'm a mud person mainly, I love my 35x12.5's. I roll right through where 33's don't want to. I need the the massive size for floatation, and ground clearence for the ruts. They also come in handy in the snow/sand or crawling around in the woods over various rocks, fallen trees, stumps, huge potholes, what have ya, that 33's would find more difficult. You get better break-over angles, departure angles, etc. so you won't be as prone to getting stuck. My point here being most dudes with 33's don't end up as far down/up the same trails I take. If you had a sraight axle that much lift should clear 35x12.5's, I have IFS with a 3" body lift and the torsion bars raised (it ends up about 4.5" of total lift in front) with 2" aals in the rear. I can make them rub a tiny bit sometimes in front, takes some effort.

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you should go with 33's
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screw it, raise it some more, swap the engine for something with some pop, and throw on some 44's. or stick with 33's, whatever floats ur boat
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I'd say 35s and 4.88s. I ran 35s with 4.10s and it wasn't bad, but the 4.88s would have been nice. I'm probably going to run 4.88s with my 33s, but I mines a daily driver.
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i would go with 35's, and get yourself an extra cv. i mean cmon, why wouldnt you want 35's? bigger is better in this case.
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