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38 super swampers what am i going to break?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by d coenen, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. d coenen

    d coenen Registered Member

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    i got a buddy that has a set of 38s for sale cheap. if i get them what am i going to brea k ? or can my blazer handle them. my blazer is a 79 with a 400 it has a 4 inch lift 3 73 gears welded in the rear. shoud i get them ?
    i like to drive in the creek and alot of deep mud.
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    if its a really good deal buy them anyways.. adn buy a few extra shafts.. should be fun times...
     
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    IMO: if you don't plan to regear and have an auto.. then don't.. if you must, run a big tranny cooler in addition to the radiator cooler.

    this is all theory, since I am pretty much a cyberwheeler :eek1:
     
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    If you take easy all should be ok, but your no matter how carefull you are you ball joints are going to start hating you over a matter of time.
     
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    sope 1/2 ton status

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    Depends on a lot. Frame at steering box will likely crack. If you still got 10 bolt diffs will probably snap rear axles with that diff welded. Breaking stuff is all part of the fun. Get those tires on there. Build as you break.
     
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    and you'll probably develop a death wobble if there non radials
     
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    yup, I got the death wobble with my brand new boggers- I just think there's no way to balance these things :D
    I would not reccomend them in the way of power with a auto trans, without regearing yet my 3.73/manual trans really likes to be started in granny low
     
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    1. youll be driving around in 4lo all the time cuz it will be a pig.

    2. youll rub, but who cares.

    3. you better get REALLY good and quick at changing shafts. I used to carry a good 2-3 extra pairs of shafts. :eek1:
     

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