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TSL on front Boggers on rear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazyrc, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. crazyrc

    crazyrc 1/2 ton status

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    Right now I've got 39.5 boggers. Thinking about trying TSL on the front instead of the boggers. I've heard this is a good setup for mud running.

    Or should I step up to 44's. TSL in front...boggers in rear. Will 44's suck with 4.56 gears?
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yea 44"s with 4.56s will kinda suck. i dont know wat kinda advantage it gives u to run different tread designs front and rear. i think it looks dumb but thats jus my opinion.
     
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    morphed86k10 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen/heard of that setup. IIRC, the TSL's have better lateral stability, so having them on the front makes for better steering, while having the boggers on the back gives you the push in nasty mud.
     
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    A guy at the local mud races runs a setup like that. He only runs 33's though. Does does alright. I've never talked to him, but I've heard that the TSL's on the front give you better steering.

    Kris
     
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    I've seen quite a few guys run that setup around here, mostly on jeeps though. Most of them will run a skinny TSL in the front and a big ol' fat set of boggers in the rear.
     
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    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    a friend that wheels w/ me runs that set up in the 44" flavor. it works good in the sloppy. tsl's will out-steer boggers & also come up out of rutts better IMO.
     
  7. Silver84k5

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    there are a few reasons i run this setup...

    Steering has already been covered.

    Width.. i can steer sharper with a skinnier tire in the front 15.50 instead of the 18 bogger.

    Ruts, the front tires will make their ruts a little narrower, so the outside of the lugs on the rear will have fresh goo to grab a hold of...

    i think it looks kinda sweet myself......
     
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    no pics? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    there are a few pics in my sig line nothing great. should have some pics of the sand in awhile.....
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    4 wheel and off road say's that boggers on the front causes it to dig in to much due to engine weight. because of the cupped tread. i have them but haven't used them yet. ( yea i'm the idiot with $1000.00 tires on a DD), any way their reason sound's leggit to me. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  11. Sandman

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    I have run both ways with 39.5" tires and heres what I have found.

    Boggers all the way: The best traction and can easily steer out of ruts. A good way to go for the worst mud.

    TSL on the front: Easier to steer, less strain on front end stuff. Can be harder to get out of ruts with. I run the mixed setup quit a bit as it rides much nicer. I will still run boggers all around if I know its going to be bad though.
     
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    I did this (on my Jeep with 39.5s) for the simple reason... big Boggers break parts. Period. And TSLs are much easier on parts. And at the time I only have a 10 bolt front. And it last nicely with the TSLs.

    Ken H.
     

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