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should I stuff 35's or stick with 33's?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by chad68, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    chad68

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    I'm kinda torn...

    I've found a good deal on Mud Grapplers in either 305/70/16 (33's) or 315/75/16's (35's). Not tax or shipping, plus a low price to boot.

    I want to buy either size and put them away because by the end of next year I will be replacing my 305/70/16 Kumho MT's I have on now, because they will be worn enough by then.

    The Kumho's are awesome but I want something different this time, louder and more shitty/truck like (I'm being serious here).

    I'm on 3" lift (coilovers) and I have never hit the body mount but of course that would change with 35's and I will chop and probablly plate the body mounts. If I do 35's I am going with 3:88 gears. My truck will be paid off at the end of next year (over a year early) and I will drive around with stock gears for a couple months, no biggie.

    For front fenders, what I'm planing on 'trying' is getting 2WD Tacoma fenders and cutting them out larger, so they would be similar to fiberglass, without the fiberglass mail order, fit bad, no place for antenna BS. By using the 2WD fenders, I don't have to deal with the squares holes left behind from the flares the 4x4 and pre's have. The rear fenders I would leave stock. I think I can shave enough off the flares to make it work without removing them.

    I don't wheel the crap out of it but mud the crap out of it.

    Or I could make my life easier and just stay with 33's but where's the adventure in that?
     
  2. Nov 12, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    All the 35s on 3" I've seen have aftermarket front bumpers.
     
  3. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    I 'think' I can make the factory bumper and 2WD fenders work but I have to take it apart and see what exactly all the differences are between the two fender styles. If I can't make them work, then I will go that route.

    I know Nittos run big but judging by the room/lack of/etc. I have now, I 'might' be able to use the stock fenders with the flares, without hacking the crap out of them and maintain a factory look..
     
  4. Nov 12, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    Keep 33's you can flex more and you don't have to deal with the hassle of stuffing 35's
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:14 AM
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    keep the 33's with the 3 inch lift. I think you mean that your re-gearing with 4.88 not 3.88
     
  6. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:53 AM
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    3:88's would be worse than my stock 4:10's ha (typo).

    I'm gonna stick with 33's. I'm thinking 35's are just gonna look way stuffed on 3"
     
  7. Nov 13, 2011 at 4:08 AM
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  8. Nov 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Here's how to make 33's look small and make room for 37's on 3" of lift (see pic) LOL.

    Coma pics 003.jpg
     
  9. Nov 15, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Throw on some 37"s.
     
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  12. Nov 15, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    IMO that's way too much stress on the brakes and maybe the wheel bearings.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    stock.....for now...
    stick w/ 33's...go bigger, you get more problems.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    33's, less problems and you wont lose all your stopping power
     
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    Stuff the 35s. I'm planning on doing it eventually. I think with some chopping they will fit in there (especially with the 2wd fenders, etc) and look BADASS! They probably won't fully stuff, but it sounds like you're like me... I do more mudding type offroad than really flexing my truck out, so I don't have as much of a need to fully stuff those tires all the time. The one thing I would say though is going with a skinnier 35 would probably help you out (I would think). I really like the look of a 35x10.50, but that's just my preference. Good luck!
     
  17. Nov 15, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    33's. I have a 2.5 in lift with cut body mount and trimmed wells. Under full flex it doesn't rub those areas...it rubs the snap on fender flares
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    The larger your tires, the more stress you add to your suspension and wheel components. For DD and just looks 35's would be fine. For offroading, you want the lightest functional wheel tire combo for max clearance and wheel travel.
     
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    Mud grapplers run bigger than they claim.
     
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