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Highway driving?

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by blzr4x4ngkid2, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    I was just wondering what everyone thought about driving a SWB Chevy with a 4" lift and 35s on the highway? Ya know, drive it for an hour and a half or so down the highway? The tires are BFGs. I'm not used to this small of lift and tires. Better yet, 12" and 40s is more like it!!
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    You'll be fine. I have gone on several road trips in my Jimmy:

    -4" 33's I went down to the Slab, 7hr round trip plus with a half of day of wheeling...

    7" and 38's I made a 9 hr day trip to Austin to get some fabrication done at 4x4 Iron

    7" and 38's I made a 5 hr drive down to College Station on a Friday and made the same trip back on Sunday.

    As long as you have a sound drivetrain, you'll be fine /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    PPFFFF you'll be fine. Since I've moved up here to College Station, I've made the round trip home (Corpus Christi) about 5 times in my burb (about 500 miles round trip). My burb has 6" suspension, 3" body lift and 36x12.50R16 TSL Radials. I actually rides and drives great. The tires dont show that much wear for having about 10k on them total. I even towed an empty flatbed back with me last weekend. IMO BFG's are more of a street tire. Dont get me wrong they're great offroad but they were designed to be a street tire that performs well offroad. There's is absolutely no reason you shouldnt drive your truck everywhere, barring reliability of course.
     
  4. blzr4x4ngkid2

    blzr4x4ngkid2 Registered Member

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    College Station huh? You guys sure handed it to us on a platter for homecoming!! I'm in Stillwater, but from Wichita, KS, so you see how far I have to drive. We play UT at home this weekend, hmmmmmmmm? Might get a little crazy. Thanks for the info. I wasn't at all concerned, I just wanted to be 100% satisfied!
     

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