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Upstater 07-21-2012 06:45 PM

Just wondering about going to 37's from 35's
 
So I think I'm going to be looking at a new set of tires soon and I'm wondering about going to 37's from the 35's I'm running now. I assume it'll cost me a little more in fuel economy, but my biggest concern (and I can't find it addressed on the boards) is whether tires of this size are just too darn big/heavy for a 1500's drivetrain and steering components. I've found a number of threads that talk about fitment/clearance issues, but what about component failure? The last thing I want to do is start wearing stuff out just for the sake of tire size...

Thoughts? Do you guys that run 37's have any problems besides rubbing/clearance? :4-dontknow:

Upstater 07-22-2012 07:40 AM

Anybody?? :4-dontknow: I know there's guys out there running 37's and 38's...

Excoastie 07-22-2012 07:48 AM

You're already running 35's, so I can't see where another 2" will make too much of a difference. Hell the stock 20's come in at a little over 33" as it is (if I remember correctly).

I'm sure that there will be some extra wear, but I doubt that it'll be significant, or truly cause a component failure.

This is just my opinion, and I don't have any personal knowledge or data to back it up


Exco

Upstater 07-23-2012 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Excoastie (Post 847491)
You're already running 35's, so I can't see where another 2" will make too much of a difference. Hell the stock 20's come in at a little over 33" as it is (if I remember correctly).

I'm sure that there will be some extra wear, but I doubt that it'll be significant, or truly cause a component failure.

This is just my opinion, and I don't have any personal knowledge or data to back it up


Exco

Thanks Bill. That's pretty much what I'm thinking, I'm just hoping to hear from someone who's already done it.

RyanJM 07-23-2012 05:22 PM

Might want to go to one of the websites and see what the weight difference is as well between a 35 and a 37. See if it's a little or a lot.


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