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37"or38.5 boggers what do u think?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slowk5, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. slowk5

    slowk5 Registered Member

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    Am almost ready to get some new tires,i got it down to some boggers. the crazy thing is that 38.5 are cheaper then the 37's.my rig has 4.56's and a pretty stock 350. the bad thing is that still got the 44 up front,am thinking am pushing my luck now with 36 tsl's.i really wheel hard,so what do u guys think. hoping to get a 60 be next summer,so should i just get the 38.5. and stock up on axle shafts.i drive to the trails,no trailer.
     
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    i say save your money... stick with the 36s until next summer. Your totally right too.. you are pushing the 44 with those 36's with 38's your just asking for trouble lol :wink1:
     
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    i would love to save my money but the old tsl's are getting bald. i need traction!Am really in a bad spot,damn 1/2 ton front end!!!
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You're going to be in a worse spot replacing ball joints, steering components, shafts, hubs, axle u-joints, wheel bearings etc. every time you take it out. Stick with the smaller tires until you get a 60.
     
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    Ive snapped... 3 outers, 2 inners, and blew up 6 u-joints... and replaced both upper and lower balljoints on my driver side 2 times now with 36's on my locked d44. Thats in about 6-7 trips.... so if wheeling hard means what it means to me that 44 wont last long with 38s lol :wink1:
     
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    I just ordered a set of 38.5x15on16.5s from my local LesSchwab. I cant wait till they get in.
     
  7. slowk5

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    i know your u guys are right,ive been thru 2 shafts with the 36's on.am still open up front,i think that helps alot. thanx for all the input.
     
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    i would also replace inner and outer axles also replace u- joints with ox , :D offroad design can help u hear. thanks yur buddy BEN
     

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