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Re: Noob Questions

I used to have an ome lift, it was great. Unfortunately we don't have the money to do hers "properly" we are just looking for a budget lift. I don't really want her to go any wider because she complains about gas already and more surface area equals more friction and with wider there's gotta be some rubbing issues with the wider tires....

But I think we are gonna save for the 5100's for the front and get a few "performance" mods such as a afe pro dry s, power wire and maybe a muffler. For the power wire it makes the ecu read the ait to be less than what your pulling in (if I read the description right)..that doesn't cause knocking or predetonation?
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I have the WK bilsteins and I love them...gave it a nice stance and much better ride IMO. black reps, some meaty on-road tires and you would be set. If you want to off-road, get a lift. Otherwise the aforementioned set-up would be great. I will be getting 20-22's with some meaty tires and I think it will be the final piece to my handling puzzle. I am more on-road, so it all depends on your preference. GL and post some pics when u get er done
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How does larger diameter wheels play a role in mileage and what do more aggressive tires do for that? My quess is that it would go down because of the extra rotational mass the larger wheel (more weight im guessing unless the larger wheel and more low pro tire sort of balance out)
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:39 PM
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correct all about the rotational mass; more weight = decrease in gas mileage, and as you go larger diameter wheel that is heavier, it increases more and more significantly and same for tires). also, having your tires inflated at the proper levels makes a nice and super easy increase in mpg's. As far as the tires go, you bring up a great question: is there a proven tire that stand-alone increases mpg's? I will be getting wheels soon and more than likely I am going to go with 20's and 275/45's...seems to be the largest/widest size tire you can fit with a 9-9.5" wide rim (I want to go same width all the way around). I want to get as much sidewall as I can...I know Marlin has the 295/35 which intrigues me

Right now my choices are (all 275/45 20 specs):

Toyo Proxes STII (Mike "downstate" just got some sweet ones but IDK if they come in a 275/45)
General Grabber UHP (look cool. why are these so cheap? they have great reviews...35lbs)
Fuzion zRi's (I had these on my Dakota and were not bad all all, esp for the $$...unidirectional 38lbs)
Yokohama Parada Spec-X (Great $$$, great reviews 36lbs)
Hanook Ventus ST RH06(look really cool IMO, and great tread life and nice price...dont know about performance....anyone roll these?)
Nittos 420/450 (can't find them in a 295/35 or 275/45...???)
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im pretty sure you can fit on a 295 on a 9-9.5" rim just make sure you dont ever run them to low on psi otherwise beads will start breaking and alot of problems will arise.

i got friends running 295/75/16 on a 16x8 rim so i dont see why you couldnt get away with it.

how does backspacing and offset work when trying to fit wheels onto the wk's? also whats the lug pattern? i might just give the gf my moto 951 b if they are the same lug pattern and get myself some new shoes
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im pretty sure you can fit on a 295 on a 9-9.5" rim just make sure you dont ever run them to low on psi otherwise beads will start breaking and alot of problems will arise.

i got friends running 295/75/16 on a 16x8 rim so i dont see why you couldnt get away with it.

how does backspacing and offset work when trying to fit wheels onto the wk's? also whats the lug pattern? i might just give the gf my moto 951 b if they are the same lug pattern and get myself some new shoes
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