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285s vs 33" tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by chilow, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:25 AM
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    Tried searching, but couldn't find the answer I was looking for. Sorry if this has been covered. What is the difference between 33" tires and 285 tires? From what I read, they are both 33" tires more or less. If that's the case, why the different numbers? Does one get better gas mileage than the other? Why are 33" cheaper than 285s? Thanks! Still a newbie and learning :confused:
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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  4. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Also where are you seeing 33's cheaper then 285's unless your looking at 33/11.50/15's
     
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    the reason 33's are a little cheaper is because its a standard size....all the metric stuff gets a little more pricey
     
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    Hum didn't know that :confused: i would think they would be more seeing how not many manufactures even make 33/11.5/16's
     
  7. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM
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    Don't think you will get better mileage because (as I know it) you need a lift to run 285's. If you have a lift then the weight of the tire is your next obstacle. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the info! If I'm reading the chart correctly, the 33's are slightly bigger. Would the slight increase in size result in less mpg? Or is the difference so small that it wouldn't change the mpg between 285's and 33's?
     
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    It would be very small but yes a 33/11.5/16 will get less Mpg's but if your worried about mpg's don't even lift your truck just stick with the 265/70/16's
     
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    ^^^^ What he said.^^^^
    Depends on gearing but will only be a very minor difference!
     
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    LOL and those get great MPG's :rolleyes:
     
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    well you said there were "many"...and there's one LMAO!!


    Super Swampers are fugly anyhow...
     
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    Not many ;)
     
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    lol one more question. I was looking on tirerack and there's an option to "add studding" What is that? is it for the $15 per tire to add it? Is it one of those things that are better to have when needed, than not having it at all?
     
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    For ice! :D
     
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    Studded tires are for winter were there is lots of snow you don't want that.
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    You don't want studding. Studded tires are for ice in the winter. Unless they are dedicated winter tires,no studding (its illegal in most places in the summer).

    285 is the width of the tire by the way, its the other number that tells you how big around it is going to be. 285/75 means sidewall is 75 percent height of the width of the tire. So double that, convert to inches, and add your rim size to get the diameter of the tire.

    Kind of annoying, but 285s aren't all 33s. There are 285/65 285/70 and 285/75. All pretty different tire sizes.
     
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