I am original owner of a 1995 std cab with that very set up (4:10 5spd V10) but most of my seat time was spent on 33x12.5’s which are slightly taller than your 285's. On 33's I got ~10mpg unladen and ~ 8mpg towing but I loved how it drove. It never felt tortured at fwy speeds and as for the characterization that it’s gutless, I couldn’t disagree more. I totally spanked my buddy in his heavily tuned 5.9L CTD in straight line acceleration. His CTD had 3.50's or 3.70’s in the diff's but still, he couldn’t believe it! He was sorely disappointed. Anyway, I don’t think you’ll regret the change, and if you feel you’re a little short just go up to 33’s or 35’s, but it has never felt too stretched to me.
Last edited by BigRedOne; 03-03-2012 at 01:26 AM.