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10b front strength

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TXsizeK5, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    If i put in a 14bolt rear with the 6lug conversion and kept my 10bolt front, how big tires could i run till i start negotiating the strength of the 10bolt... for daily driving? and for mudding? and for more extreme rock crawling, etc.
     
  2. TX Mudder

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    DD would last indefinetly since the front axle shouldn't be engaged except off road.
    Mudding - I'd say 36 to 38, if open. With locker - probably 35 maybe 36.
    Rocks - I can only go by what the guys on here say, but it looks like you're going to frag a ujoint and maybe a shaft every so often no matter what size you run, so bring spares.

    This is all my opinion only and others may have better ideas.
    -- Mike
     
  3. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    i dont do rocks... (none here or anywhere around for that matter) mud and trails i do.. i run 35's now, so if i upgraded to 37's i should be ok right? keeping it open ofcourse, MAYBE a posi.
     
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    Corpus, you're not that far from me. No rocks in Houston either.
    My opinion is that the 37s would work for mud use. No locker no posi open only.
    -- Mike
     
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    You could probably get away with 37's. I have seen he guys in AZ run 35's with lockers on the rocks and they last pretty well. They know eventually they will break an axle shaft or ujoint though. It took TheRobZilla 2 years (or something like that) to break his first axle on the rocks with 35's and locker. You can do it, but have spare parts just incase. I am going to try and make 37's last on rocks with a locker one day, but I will probably have alloy front axles by then.
     
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    i had no luck with my old 10 bolt front. maybe i had too much power /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Ran 10-bolt locked front for quite some time on 35s. Never had a problem. You also just have to play it smart. Don't be cranking the wheel hard and punch it, you know?!? Many times, longevity of parts is as much what's above the pedal as what's below them.
     
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    What gears are you running and how heavy is your right foot? If you play it safe and are easy on the go pedal, I have seen a 10bolt last with 44's in the mud! As long as you use your head and keep everything in it in good shape and fresh, you'll be fine...
     
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    I made one lst with 38"s for years. I never beat it though.
     
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    I ran 35 Gumbos on 72 K5.Wore out one set,1/4 way through new ones 2 ton truck hit it head on while wife was using it.It died,wife was just shook up.Anyways only thing broke was couple u-joints.Really beat on it too_Open front,clutch poss on rear. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hes got 4.56's. he doesn't have a hard right foot. hes a perty tame person when it comes to muddin. he can mud damn good too. later.

    jacob
     
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    who makes a 6lug conversion for a 14bolt?
     
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    he can mud damn good too. later.


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    Aw stop it. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif LoL

    As for who makes it. www.echobit.com
    They have a wheel spacer that "converts" 8-6 lug
     
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    I have only broken 2 shafts on mine, one stub, and the short side. but i rock crawl, and don't rock crawl lightly /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    reason im wondering is cause i was thinin of buyin that 10bolt off ya? no answer to my PM's?
     

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