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for anyone who has run rubicon or similar trail

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    will 6in lift and 42's be to tipsy for that? im second guessing my choice on a 6in lift after seeing every body here running a 4 in, i like the way it looks, but i prefer function over form /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Real men conquer the 'Con stock...........

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  3. surpip

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    shure ill use a stock quad /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I have roughly 5" and 42's and didn't have a problem...
     
  5. surpip

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    ya not to mention 35 feet of wheel base /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif whats it like to drive a school bus through the the rubicon? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
    im also thinkin of a 1 in body lift, so that would bring my total to about 8in of total lift, not shure thats a good idea
     
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    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    It sounjds pretty damn tall to be doing that kind of stiff. Mine has saggy 4" springs and a 2" body lift but I only have 39.5's. It never felt too tipsy throughout the trail. I know Jason was feeling a little tipsy on the slabs when you need to go down them at an angle, and on Cadillac hill. Other than that he never had a problem.
     
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    right on thats what i was thinking, well ill cross the body lift off the list, thanks alot /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Cut your fenders to fit the biggest tire with the least ammount of lift. I have run saggy 4" front and 4" flip in rear with 37mtr on that trail without a problem.
     
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    I'm really wanting to build mine to take the 'Con. Aside from the obvious (lockers, winch, etc) what other mod's were necessary. Secondly, what mod's would you have liked to had when you ran it. I'm driving an 85 with a 14BFF/D44 combo, 6" lift & 35's (non-beadlock) at present.
     
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    Honestly, ditch your D44 for a D60 KP. Beadlocks, reduction gears (Klune V, doubler, etc) diapers ( when you sh*t yourself on some of the trails :D :haha: )!
     
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    If you have a winch , lockers , and 35's .... you should be set for MOST trails in the US . How cleanly you make it is another thing .
     
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    I have about 6" of total lift and 40's and wasn't too bad. I would not want much more height than that though.

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    diff covers, especially with 35's, i slid into a few rocks that made that $ seem very well spent. no sway bar. doubler made life grand as did 40's. still haven't really needed a front locker...

    More experience was the most helpful though i think.
     

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