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    Default True 33" tire

    iam getting ready to buy some 33" to put on my 17" rims. I like the nittos but i hear been reading some tires that are advertised as 33's aint really 33's so my question is who makes a true 33, can be bigger but not smaller. Thanks

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    No tire is going to measure its advertised size when mounted....none!

    That being said certain manufacturers tires run smaller than others.

    I have Goodyear Duratracs and I have been very please that they only measure 32.25 when mounted which is a pretty damn good 33" tire.

    BFG KM2s especially in 35" size are notorious fro running a bit small, but they are great tires. Do some research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scratchkenny View Post
    iam getting ready to buy some 33" to put on my 17" rims. I like the nittos but i hear been reading some tires that are advertised as 33's aint really 33's so my question is who makes a true 33, can be bigger but not smaller. Thanks
    I'd highly reccomend going straight to 35's if you're wanting bigger than smaller. Many of us wasted money on 33's only to wish we had bought 35's. I started out with Nitto Terra Grapplers, 295/70.17, 33.3" x 11.50, I have them for sale now with over 80% tread left because I was so anxious to move up. Now on 315.70.17, 34.6x11.50 Hankook Dynapro MT's, these seem to measure out real close true to size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0260

    I'd highly reccomend going straight to 35's if you're wanting bigger than smaller. Many of us wasted money on 33's only to wish we had bought 35's. I started out with Nitto Terra Grapplers, 295/70.17, 33.3" x 11.50, I have them for sale now with over 80% tread left because I was so anxious to move up. Now on 315.70.17, 34.6x11.50 Hankook Dynapro MT's, these seem to measure out real close true to size.
    Agree. I have the dura tracks in a 33. Kicking myself for not going 35. I do love them but after a week or two u look at others that have 35 and u start wishing u would have went that route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jkcarmelindy View Post
    Agree. I have the dura tracks in a 33. Kicking myself for not going 35. I do love them but after a week or two u look at others that have 35 and u start wishing u would have went that route.
    I dunno

    I haven't have my 33's a long time yet, but I think for some of us, make a great step towards going bigger later on...

    I plan on doing my lift soon and maybe next off road season ill think about 35's

    The 33's were great off road and my favorite local trails were easier and when aired down the ride was great

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    The Nittos actually run to size if not bigger than advertised. From experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn226 View Post
    The Nittos actually run to size if not bigger than advertised. From experience
    Yeah I'd agree, my old nitto terra's were a big 33.

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    If you want a 'true' 33, try to get one that comes in a domestic size and 12.5 wide. So assuming you want a 17" wheel, get a tire that is 33 X 12.5 X 17. Many of the Metric sizes are not as tall and noticeably more narrow. You can plug the metric sizes into a tire size calculator to get a better idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthewd5

    I dunno

    I haven't have my 33's a long time yet, but I think for some of us, make a great step towards going bigger later on...

    I plan on doing my lift soon and maybe next off road season ill think about 35's

    The 33's were great off road and my favorite local trails were easier and when aired down the ride was great

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    That is true and why I went with 33 first. I travel highway once a month far drive. And don't offload as much as I want due to work. So it just made better sense to get 33 but I do want 35's!!
    Wish I could get both and just switch when I want!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k0260 View Post
    I'd highly reccomend going straight to 35's if you're wanting bigger than smaller. Many of us wasted money on 33's only to wish we had bought 35's. I started out with Nitto Terra Grapplers, 295/70.17, 33.3" x 11.50, I have them for sale now with over 80% tread left because I was so anxious to move up. Now on 315.70.17, 34.6x11.50 Hankook Dynapro MT's, these seem to measure out real close true to size.
    I was thinking about 35's but with 3.21 gears i dont know if that would be a good idea. I have been reading mixed reviews.

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