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Going 3/4ton...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MEPR, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. MEPR

    MEPR 1/2 ton status

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    Well Allan has me talked into a set of 3/4ton axles. 10bolt front and a 14FF rear. Its 3:73s and i dont have the money to lift right now so i think im just going whith 33s. It will be nice to have a dependable full sized truck on 33s. My ford was sweet just not 100% reliable. I only need money for some 33x12.50 r 16.5 swampers and ill be good to go!:cool1:
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I'd run 15" 8 lug rims, or 16" rims and metric 33's before I'd ever run 16.5's again.

    Rene
     
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    i have 3/4 ton on 15" rear disc because tires are little cheaper :k5:
     
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    a little caliper grinding on the front, fit just fine "GRIND TO FIT, PAINT TO MATCH":grind: :saweet:
     
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    what exactly is so bad about 16.5s? I dont run trails that airing down is necesary on so it will always be at street presure. Are the beads that weak?
     
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    Its not that they are weaker, its just that they are not designed with beadlocks. I've never lost a bead at full pressure, but I aired one down in the driveway to see how low I could go.:shame: :doah: I could not get the BFG 33x12.50x16.5 back on the 16.5x9.75 rim. Tried the rope trick, carb cleaner trick, no go, and this is with the homa air compressor. Had to take it to a tire shop. Stock width rims were no problem though.
    Bob
     

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