Grunge rock strings? I'd go for a pack of 11 gauge Ernie Ball's. Nice and thick, and you can really 'chug' your powerchords on them.
if i get 11's then the low E doesn't fit through the hole thingy at the tuning spot.. (technical term) could i go skinnier?
Hmm, the low E should be able to fit through the tuning peg (I assume that's what your talking about, yes?), even if it's an 11, 12 or 13 guage. Are you sure you don't have a faulty tuner? Normally they go through fine.