35" tires with a 3" Suspension Lift?

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One thing that people rarely talk about is axle gearing after large tires. I for one tried 33” tires and hated how it effected fuel economy and power. Lost about 5-6 mpg and 10th gear was basically useless. I ended up getting some 31” mud terrains instead of re-gearing the axles. With 35” tires it sure must be a hit on fuel economy, power and wear and tear on the tranny. Gearing can help fix all those things





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One thing that people rarely talk about is axle gearing after large tires. I for one tried 33” tires and hated how it effected fuel economy and power. Lost about 5-6 mpg and 10th gear was basically useless. I ended up getting some 31” mud terrains instead of re-gearing the axles. With 35” tires it sure must be a hit on fuel economy, power and wear and tear on the tranny. Gearing can help fix all those things
I think it's rarely talked about because there aren't any parts or info out there yet. As soon as someone has a kit I'll certainly be regearing.
 

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I think it's rarely talked about because there aren't any parts or info out there yet. As soon as someone has a kit I'll certainly be regearing.
Ahh well that makes sense lol I didn’t realize these have a new style rear end. Have the front and rear axles of this truck never been used before until this truck? Also Hoosier, is not being able to re-gear stopping you from getting 35” tires?
 

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I wish I could help but I'm going strictly off the information in another thread and it doesn't have any testing info with 305s. If I had to guess, you would have rubbing with articulation with that size tire. However, if you're wanting that wide of a tire then presumably you don't do any heavy wheeling so articulation may not be much of an issue.
Yeah I wouldn’t be doing any heavy wheeling just some light stuff whenever I go hunting, camping, etc. However I like the looks of 305s but I feel like they might bottleneck the trucks capabilities. So I might just go with 33s
 

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Ahh well that makes sense lol I didn’t realize these have a new style rear end. Have the front and rear axles of this truck never been used before until this truck? Also Hoosier, is not being able to re-gear stopping you from getting 35” tires?
I don’t know the answer to the first question, I’m not sure if anyone has really done the homework. I’m too cautious though so until someone has a regear kit that specifically says it’s made for us, I’ll stay put.
No, I plan to move up to 285/75-17 which are around 33.9”, that’ll be more than enough for me but even at that I’d like regear to get some of the power and longevity back.
 

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