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rock on... the 44s have arrived.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jekbrown, Jan 7, 2007.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    this rocks. Since I was a little kid I've wanted a big truck with big tires... namely... 44s. Today a guy picked up my 39.5s and dropped off a set of near-new 44x18.5x15 TSLs. These things are huge! Can't wait to finish the truggy and throw 'em on there. :grin: :thumb: pics to come... woo-hoo!!!!!!! :grin:

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    yea come on now...get pics!
     
  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    just as soon as I get home. :grin: fo-DEE-Fos!!!!!! w0000t! :thumb:

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    44s are too small these days, anybody who has a half way decent rig is running at least 47's:haha:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol... not without rockwells or portals lol! I wouldn't run a tire any heavier than these on a 60... even with supa-bling shafts/joints. :)

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    Come on get the pics up!:thumb:
     
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    worst thread ever w/ out pics...
     
  8. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    they are comin... keep ur pants on! :grin: :thumb:

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    When they come, the pants are wont be on:eek1: :D
     
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    welcome to the "used to be the biggest club" now make with the pics.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :bow: :bow:

    oh and x4 or something... GET PICS
     
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    Congrats! 44's are every red blodded American (Canadian's too) kid's dream...Now, if we just had some pics...
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    here ya go, ya bastages! :grin:

    the model...

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    176" o' tire!!

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    here's one next to a 35x12.50.15 ProComp MT. lol! yikes!

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    ...and now, the official "childhood-dream-realized" pic... :thumb:


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    yeppers, I'm a goofy bastage... but I've got a 1-ton truggy in the making... and 44 TSLs to put on it. :thumb: :grin:

    Those rims won't be on there long... I have a set of black 15x10 Eaton HD rims that I am gonna run DIY4x beadlocks on.

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    All I can say is, "damn"!

    Congrats, that is cool!

    P.S. My wife just caught me mumbling about 44's adn said something to the effect of, "oooh great, here we go again":D
     
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    Right awn dude. Once you wheel the big tires- they stick on ya :)

    Now where's the 42-15 SX dammit...
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, some day I wanna build a yota-based buggy... with 35s or 37s. After runnin these big bastages though, Im not sure I'll be able to go back. lol!

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    Hard to believe, after a while the 44's will look normal too. They are fun though. You realize how big they really are when you start looking for a place to carry a spare!:haha:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    there won't be a spare on the truggy. I'll probably buy a bald roller and lock it to the trailer and/or tow rig somehow... but I don't think there is any good way to mount it to a truggy that won't...

    a) totally screw up my view to the rear of my rig
    b) be so high that it is a COG problem
    c) be so high that it isn't a safety problem getting it down!

    ;)

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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, I hear ya on all accounts. OH and by the way, now I know what a jekbrown looks like!:haha: :eek1:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    the other problem with hauling around a 44" spare is that the back end of my truggy is going to be the same width as the frame... which is what, 30-something inches? No way I'd want to put a 44" rubber rear bumper on my rig... and if you put it up top it'd be an accident waiting to happen. lol!

    AFA the pic goes, its a pretty goofy one of me... so I'm not sure you really do know what a jekbrown looks like or not. I do have a red beard though. :grin:

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