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What Size Tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazyhole812, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    I have an 87 3/4 ton. wheelbase is stock for now. it is bobbed and i have done the crossover steering and 52" swap with 2" lift springs and zero rates. the front and rear fenders are already cut and i can cut the inner wells in rear if i need to. so should i go for the 39.5 or 42 iroks?
     
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    jk3078 1/2 ton status

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    I dont have a set up like yours but if im reading you right thats 7'' of lift and very flexy? So the 42s prob. will fit but rub on up travel. just my .02
     
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    nerraw117 1/2 ton status

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    i would say if its 3/4 ton then 42's are probally out of the question. IMO
     
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    What axels 14BFF/D44?????? if so than anything bigger on that d44 than 35s is asking for falure of the front axel.
     
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    francis Registered Member

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    what motor do you have? and whats in it? if you don't have the balls to spin the tires when you get in a bind then your screwed. I've heard of way to many people who thought they wanted as big a tire as could fit and then found out they could'nt spin them. so keep that in mind.
     
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    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    sorry guys. i do have a D60 in front and 14FF in rear. my 383 should be beefy enough to spin them too
     
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    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    my main concern is how much harder on my steering and driveline will the 42's be compared to the 39.5 and is the size difference worth the weight
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I would go 39.5's and since its a 3/4ton.....NEVER lock the front!!
     
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    said he has a 60 in the front.
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    some guys use hydralic steering in the front. maybe check that out.
     
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    Get the 42s and get out the sawsall and go play.
     

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