My beef is, on the four aftermarket sets I have bought over the years, only one has run out true ...it was the cheapest crappy set Tirerack sold. All the others were name brand. They all would feel out of balance at highway speeds (70 or 80 MPH)
Had a discussion with Tirerack manager, he said to...
I always tell people, you'd be amazed at how far my 69 Bronco on 33's and open diffs would take you.
If I weren't such a tight ass, I'd do Big Bend or Black Diamond on 33's , rear locker..... but for less money I can get a Base Squatch.... easy decision for me.
All things come in different grades.
The seats in my old man's Ranger bass boat have a VERY nice feel to them and are VERY durable.
The rear bench which also doubles as a step was recovered after 20 years of being stepped on.
Honestly, I couldn't see any defects, but Dad "knew" they were there.
As I recall from other discussions, on other current models, the swap is basically considered impossible due to all the comlexities involved between the two systems. Even the Body Control Module (BCM) gets involved in simply turning on a pair headlights, but it is approached in two different...
AT over a true MT (Mud Terrain) for daily driving....every time. The MT's will eventually get loud and will not do as well in inclimate weather while ON ROAD than the AT's.
The tread of the new GY Terrains looks very promising , there's a decent amount of siping, which will help for icy/snowy...
Just read all 6 pages , best reasoning , in my opinion for you OP, is ...go manual now, while it is available ....if you change your mind in 2 or 3 years, you can bet the auto will still be around.
If on the other hand you love the manual rig you bought ....keep it!
I'm still really wrestling...
UGH, at only 1/2" clearance....aint no way I'd take the $50k gamble unless I could test fit it. I've seen tape measures with 1/4" variance between them.
You'll have to air down every time!!!! LOL
On 33"s you'll gain just over 3/4".... (34.4 - 32.7 = 1.7 / 2 = .85) So, .85 + .5 = 1.35" or...
LOL, as the saying goes, "you can't swing a deat cat around here" without hitting six blue F series.
There is also a strong chance that I am completely ignoring every other color...but I still see a Blue similar to VB/LB/blue Flame etc everywhere I go....and then there is Blue Jeans also.
Damn dude, that's GOLD ....EVERYBODY caters to that tire size!!! (competition equals great pricing too!!)
Highway, all terrain , Mud terrain ..... WINTER TIRES!!!!
NOW the wheels of my mind are turning!!! lol