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What kind of Axles, Tires, Lift to get me out of the woods?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Sandman, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I am looking for reliability that'll get ya out of the woods. Thinking about the back wood trails that don't see much use. Have you guys seen any posts on this? Thanks.

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  2. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    You dont need those Being reliable is a major goal for mine. I like to hit the back wood trails that don't see much use. So The mods I'd recomened would be: 3/4 Ton axles (cheaper then 1 Ton, but 1 Ton is better) and either a 4" or 6" suspension lift, and 33" to 36" tires. Now I don't know how you feel about trimming fenders, so I'll leave that one alone. That'll get ya out in the woods.


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    is this what you were looking for /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    just messin' with ya' z3
     
  3. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What have you done so far?


    That is my wheeling target - self-sufficient excursions through the back country.

    I went 1 ton (ARB ft, DL r)
    MTRs work good but I have ruined one with a large puncture....
    My lift is at 6"

    I also spent extra on the drivelines.
     
  4. lazerus

    lazerus Registered Member

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    hello!
    I know what you are talkin' bout! That is the kind of wheeling I like to do.
    Not sure about your place-is there lots of mud?
    Things I like are some sort of locker or posi and good tires. (all tearrain for most except REAL mud, then go mudders /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif)
    And be sure to take some kind of a kit with you, you never what might brake down, blow up, shred apart, or fail. (you also never know who or what your gonna meet out there in the boonies /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    just my .02
     
  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    You dont need those Being reliable is a major goal for mine. I like to hit the back wood trails that don't see much use. So The mods I'd recomened would be: 3/4 Ton axles (cheaper then 1 Ton, but 1 Ton is better) and either a 4" or 6" suspension lift, and 33" to 36" tires. Now I don't know how you feel about trimming fenders, so I'll leave that one alone. That'll get ya out in the woods.


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  6. TWISTEDJACK

    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Your just full of it today huh??? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  7. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I'm always full of it! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  8. Swanson52

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  9. 2Dogs

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    I guess I am missing something..... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  10. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I'm making fun of the same post that people keep sticking on other peoples questions. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  11. fourwheelerjeff

    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    that is why sandman and i have the same post /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    What can I say ???? I'm a firm beliver that the best mod for the money is a set of 3/4 Ton axles. $250.00 for a set of 3/4 Ton-ers was money well spent in my opinion !!!!!
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    I'm a firm beliver that the best mod for the money is a set of 3/4 Ton axles. $250.00 for a set of 3/4 Ton-ers was money well spent in my opinion !!!!!


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    I'd agree if it were that simple.
    Now factor in the cost to rebuild the axles (at least bearings and brakes), new wheels and tires, etc.. Suddenly the $250 doesn't look so good seeing how you spend another $500 to make the axles work.
     
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    Mine are good to go. No reason to rebuild. Granted, I did get lucky finding these from a wrecked truck that had everything rebuilt less then 5,000 miles befor it's death. New rims are a reality I can live with. Probley going to get the steel white wagon wheels anyways. They'll look good with my two-tone blue and white paint.
     
  15. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    dude, what have you been smoking.....
    Must be some good stuff man /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    The best mod that I have done so far (besides my new engine) is to put my Mtn. bike in the back of my JImmy, that way I know that I can get back out of the woods. Not the most cost effective mod though, the jimmy was $100 and the bike was $3,000. But if something broke on the Jimmy I would just leave it there and find another one for $100 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  17. Muddytazz

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    I think you should go with 10b front and rear with 44's and 2.42 gears. Maybe a 4" lift with no trimming. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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