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33"x 9.50 bfg at. Question.

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by sir1123, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    Does anyone have this tire setup and what are the pros and concs of a skinny tire like this. i use this truck daily and barely ever see trails being only 2wd( it holds its on though). Thanks
     
  2. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    I was not aware of this size.

    You sure you're not talking about the 33x10.5-R15?

    I like the skinny look myself and they do perform very well, more pressure exerted on the terrain so therefore more traction.
     
  3. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    yes tire rack carries a 33x9.5x15 my father has them on our 66 bronco but that hasnt seen the road in a while do to no body panals at the moment and i have yet to drive it but he has had no problems so far even with very little mileage
     
  4. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    and i have the size you mentioned well in 31s and no problem just not sure about 9.5
     
  5. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    Well they are definitely skinny! Honestly that is too skinny IMO. I would just go for the 10.5's (that is my dream tire actually).

    The benefits are better gas mileage, better shallow snow/mud, rock traction.

    cons are worse sand/DEEP snow and mud traction.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    Actually skinny = awesome i run 255-80-17 km3. Which are 33.5x10.2. And there quiet with great clearence an didnt affect gas milage... I have had them side by side with 285-70-17 km2 and they were equal or better in every way compared to the 285s
     
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    i was thinking also i want to go up in size and if i skinny them up my mpg most likely wont be affected to bad due to less rubber than those 11" and 12" wide tires
     
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    I had 255/85/16 cooper S/T's for a while and lost 2-3 MPG. They are a true 33" tire, not 32.5 like 285's. They were awesome in everything I did with them but they were out of round and vibrated horribly, so I went the the BFG's.
     
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    They ride well on highway?
     
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    You are going to notice a bit of power loss on hills but other than that they should be good. BFG makes a great tire.
     
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    ya i want bfg a/t and i am over the mudding phase i was in in highschool and relized i had 2wd and dont need to worry to much about tires until a sas. i love the look skinny tires have and they look good on my bronco. just wanted to get some opinions.
     
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    i will just give it a little more pedal. lol and i think i can get some 4:56 gears for cheap. i think that would be the proper upgraded ratio
     
  13. Nov 8, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    4.56:1 would be perfect, and yeah pretty cheap for your prerunner.
     
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    question about that ratio though. wouldn't it give me higher rpm on highway speeds?
    or would the tire work that out to close to the 4:10 or 4:11 i have now?
     
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    It would work out to close to stock with the taller tires. Plus with that gear ratio I bet you'll be able to pull 21 mpg driving easy. I got a max of 19 with my 255's. I can get up to 21 with my current 32" tires.
     
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    nice man well i now know what the purchase after the new rubber will be.
     
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    They worked well for me on and off the road I liked the look. I got a set of 33x 10.5 for free so I slapped those on. Like the look better. Both feel solid though at highway speed.
     
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