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need to choose..42 inch or 49 inch irok..help!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    I want to get my tires in the next couple days,

    I was going to order 4 new 42 inch iroks for 1550.00 with warranty to my door..


    or I can buy 4 bran new 49 inch irocks for 1500.00


    I realize the size differance is a parts breaker so I could see rock wells in my future.


    currently I have 4.56 geared 1 tons and I have 2 sets of aftermarket chromo shafts for my dana 60. I also just spent 600 bucks worth of high steer and cross over.

    drive train is a healthy big block, and an ord doubler.

    this is for the buggy, rims are my h1s and I have a dually front no heavy cost on beadlocks. both tire options are 16.5


    thoughts???????????
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Get the 42's . I wouldn't even try the biggest size until I had wheeled a while , and had gotten used to my new buggy . Maybe a season or two .

    BTW , healthy big block don't mean a thing , you have a doubler , you have no need to get on it :wink1:
     
  3. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    paul..


    with 49's I will need some power if im not in low
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Just a little , not aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa rev limiter :laugh:

    Your not street driving it ( if your smart ) , and I know the doubler works in 2 low :thumb:
     
  5. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    i plan to be able to play witht his thing more that 40 miles an hour..

    as for street..who me? enjoy a street legal 4x4 and go get coffee with it:D
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Then why bother posting a question , go buy what you really intend to anyway :rolleyes:
     
  7. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    42's are plenty. get the thing complete and drive it around with the 42's. if you get tired of them, ill buy them from you ;) but shipping would probably kill it as usual
     
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    I like the 49s cause they are wider but you never wheel like you plan so I would suggest the 42s for you young man:D.

    Ira
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    where are the 49" iroks I'll buy them if you don't:D
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    Im anxious to see what happens. Wheres the popcorn smilie? Either one and I dont think you will be too disappointed.
     
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    49's are WAY to wide and have WAY to much sidewall. The hop and fold over if you look at them wrong. Not to mention you will be as wide as a house boat.
    If you want bigger then a 42" (for some reason:confused: ) then the 47's are a much better choice.

    You can find the 42's alot cheaper then that. Find a cheaper price then have 4wp price match it with a warranty and get them to your door. Thats what I did with mine and I saved about $200.

    Go 42's though.
     
  12. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I'd vote 42's. Even if you have some high dollar u-joints (do you?), the knuckles and ring and pinion will become a weak point. I have seen a few rigs on 1 tons and 49's but after talking with them it sounded like they were moving on to different axles (mogs) due to breakage.
     
  13. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Go for some 54" Boggers.....

    They sound cool in parking lots and on surface streets.....and REALLY cool rolling down the highway.
     
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    i tried watchin the video but there was no picture.. just sound.. sounds bad ass.. thats for sure..
     
  16. supersize75k5

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    I just ordered the 42 inch iroks from desrEt rat, they take carE of us local guys.

    310.00 per tire = 1240
    tax = 100 ish=
    warranty 29.95 each =120

    under 1460 bucks, 4 wheelers supply said they would only meet the price so screw em!:D

    I decided againt the 49's for a couple reasons

    1-I would have to widen my h1 rims, being that I would need to mail them if I went through usa 6x6..that might mean I cant roll on them for a few weeks or longer. I would also incure the cost of making them wider, and the cost of shipping the rim there and back.

    2-4.56 gears and 49's :crazy:

    3-I also put rock wells in my mind but az just has to many narrow trails, in order to do this I would want to shorten the rock well, and just run to short side shafts on front and rear..

    4- steering..um 49s! I cant even think of my steering shaft, I would have to go full hydro, thus jumping the cost BIG I would guess 1500 or more for just the front alone.

    5. build time...um I want to drive this in march

    glad I did not get the 49's...would have been cool though!!
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You made the right call. Bigger tires are pretty much always an advantage, but it doesn't matter how big your tires are if your chit is broken on the side of the trail or stuck in the garage due to lack of funds.

    BTW, stock rockwells are in no way capable of handling 49's either. They are marginally stronger than 1 tons in stock form.

    Of course, you can get chromo 2" shafts for them :cool:

    $$$$$$ though
     
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    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    that would be reason #6


    between custom shafts, the recentering the h1's with a rock well pattern...brakes..lockers..


    easily creeping up in the 5-7 grand mark..
     
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    good call, bigger isnt all ways better/ worth the extra trouble needed to run them correctly
     

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