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Old 07-22-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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understanding sizes

i hear a lot of talk on sizes. when people say they want 33's what does 33 mean exactly. I have stock tires that are 265 70 16 where does the 33's come into play??
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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33 is a metric measurement. Here's a calculator to figure out what all the sizes mean:

http://www.4lo.com/calc/gearmetric.htm
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
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the 33 is not a metric meas. it refers to the overall diameter in inches. (height). a 265/70/16 is a 30.6 inch wheel.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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thanks

thanks for the info. from what i have been reading on the site i prob can go with a 265 75 16 BF good all terrain. does anyone think that the tires would rub if i went bigger with out a lift?
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Guys are putting 265 75 16 tires on with a 3" lift. I would not go bigger without one.
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[QUOTE=humanoid;16728]33 is a metric measurement. QUOTE]

correct me if i'm wrong, but doesnt the 33 stand for inches in height and doesnt metric use centimeters and not inches?
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Yes, I stand corrected....
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size 275X70/17 is a size 32....
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Old 08-17-2007, 02:36 PM   #9
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The Mickey Thnompsons I ordered say 265/70/17 = 31.9. I think the actual overall diameter is different for every company.
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