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Old 03-19-2012
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OK they haven't even come in yet, but I have 285/75/16 ordered for the dually w/ 2"spacers. Don't ask what tire I got, because I'm not telling till I post the pics. Hopefully this friday, as long as shipping goes well. I haven't been this excited since christmas as a kid.
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You trying to make a slight gear change or something? didn't it come with 85s on it. You show 285/75 s.
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No gear change. It has the 3:55 in it already. If I ever change gears I'll go to 4:10s for the taller tires. Truck came with 215/85/16 stock. Then I had 235/85/16 put on because they are more available then the 215s. Now that the truck isn't a work truck any more it is time to fill in the wheel wells with the 285/75/16s. Eventually I'll have 315/75/16 on it. Some day I plan on having a go anywhere 3500 dually.
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I would think those tires wouldn't be as tall and would kind of in effect lower your gearing, causing you to re-calibrate your speedometer. Your speedometer should show you going faster with the 75s, as opposed to the taller 85s. It always changed my speedo when I used to put HUGE tires on my musclecars.
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I would think those tires wouldn't be as tall and would kind of in effect lower your gearing, causing you to re-calibrate your speedometer. Your speedometer should show you going faster with the 75s, as opposed to the taller 85s. It always changed my speedo when I used to put HUGE tires on my musclecars.
Go too big with them HUGE tires and you'll be changing your Speedos, all right! LOL
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Not to mention having to put spacers between the duals.
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A 235/86/16 = 31x9.5x16. A 285/75/16 = 33x11.25x16. The edge attitude has the program to recalibrate the speedo, and trans shift points for different size tires. As soon as I get to a computer I'll post the pics of the new tires. Can't upload them on here from my phone.
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They are firestone winterforce tires. Winter tires???? They are dirt cheap $157 a tire, and I have read a lot of good reviews on these tires. Plus a snow tire makes more sense to me then having a mud tire. I don't play in the mud, but I'll play all day long if we get snow. They rate above an 8+ on everything from wear to wet pavement. They even rated higher then a lot of allterain tires. I'll see how they do over the next few mths w/ wear, and traction.
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dont know about those tires, but that exhaust is SicK!
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I like the tires. They fill in the wheel space well, but still give a clean look.
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