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Old September 23rd, 2012, 04:29 PM
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tire pressure?


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This could be fun to let simmer for a bit....



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Nah... I can't do that.

First -
Buying larger and heavier tires means I now have more tire mass to get going (low MPG).
Because of increased tire mass the tires/wheels do not easily and quickly return to center. You have time to notice the road.

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The larger tires raised the trucks center of gravity by three inches. It's a little more top heavy. Also means the truck is more susceptible to road differences which is easily noticed by the driver.

Third -
Imagine how much more air can get under the truck suspension at higher speeds because I raised the trucks center of gravity.



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So you need some sort of larger front air damn/splitter/valance etc..?


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Nope. Won't do anything.

It is what it is. Since safety isn't a factor I'm gonna live with it. It also will help me conserve the wear and tear on the truck.

It makes me slow down and watch the rpm and speedo more (gas savings too). Both are good things plus the tires really do fill up the wheel wells making the truck's overall appearance a whole lot better.

Old saying is true - Changing or altering anything from design can have drawbacks and advantages.

I choose to put on larger tires and I didn't think just how much that choice would change handling.

Perhaps someone else reading this thread will have a little more information before they decide.



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The new tires were six inches taller? The center point of the rim is only lifter half the difference between the old tire and new tire. For example, my truck had ~29" tires on it, and I went to 31s, so the truck sits about 1 inch taller.


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the new tires are about 33's - old tires were about 29's.

No matter how you measure it ~ they are about 3 inches taller.

Youre right - if you gained 2 inches in total tire height than you probably gained 1 inch from the gound to axle centerline.



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I drove my truck on stock tires for about a week so I couldn't tell you the performance difference there.
I am going to drive my lifted truck without steering stabilizers for a couple weeks and then put them on, hoping to note the difference.


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