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Old 02-10-2018, 10:05 PM
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Bigger tires and 4.10s

I am looking to put bigger tires on my truck, probably 33s. I have read some forums where guys have claimed to get better mileage with 4.10s running bigger tires. Is this true???
 
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:51 PM
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33ís will make your gear ratio higher and you will see about 80 rpms lower at cruising speed so better mpg is possible.
 
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:13 PM
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That would be nice. What abt 35s? Would those be too big to see a mpg increase?
 
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:04 AM
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From what I have read on here 4.10s and 35s are a pretty good combo. Not sure if much mpg gain as you have more rolling resistance and the truck sits higher.
 
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What is your current mpg and tire size?
 
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Old 02-11-2018, 09:37 PM
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Iím running 235s right now and getting abt 13-15.
 
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I have 35s with 4.10s, get about 14 mpg hauling 12k and 19 empty on the high way
 
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285s or 33 essentially 4.10s and a ZF-5 16-18mpg at 70 mph, drop a mpg or two with 35s been this way for the last 230k miles. Bone stock minus an intake and exhaust CCLB with 285s and an auto averages 15 on 4.10s
 
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I have 35s with 4.10s, get about 14 mpg hauling 12k and 19 empty on the high way
Is your truck a cclb? And is it stick or auto?
 
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Is your truck a cclb? And is it stick or auto?
Hint: It's all listed in his signature line...
 
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Oh. My bad. I'm new to this forum.
 
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Oh. My bad. I'm new to this forum.
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Hint: It's all listed in his signature line...
pic of truck there too but mobile site don't show it all and I just checked
 
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I keep forgetting that a lot of you guys are using the mobile platform. I do that occasionally, but much prefer the look and feel of the desktop site. Do you guys use the GT app or just a mobile browser?
 
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I use mobile browser at home but when at work I use my PC


I don't use an app for something my device can already do
 
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