What is the advantage of running 57's over 56's...in the rear

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  1. 4GUNZ4X4Z

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    Just curious what the advantage if anything of running 57's in the rear instead of 56's. Will 57's set the rear axle farther back?
     
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    Anybody? Search isn't working to well.
     
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    I run the 57's in the rear, bad axle wrap and they are very soft for a 6000lb rig. But i wouldnt take them out to put in any thing else. I run them backwards to set the rear end back like, 6 inches i think. Combined with the 56's in the front and the zero rate im at 117" wheelbase from the original 106.5" Not much help about the 56's. Sorry man.

    This is a good example, they bend easy
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    I love my 57's in the rear. White-Rhyno and I have the same rear suspension and wheelbase, and both run them reversed. Here is a pic of what they look like when they aren't bent to $hit.

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    This one sort of shows how the rear tires sit in relation to the fenderwell w/ them reversed

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    Very flexy. Consider an anti-wrap bar of some sort if you make the switch. Mine are currently with the short side forward but I think I'm gonna turn them for more wheelbase when I get my new driveshaft
     
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    White, now thats a wicked bend in that leaf....
     
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    ive seen quite a few leafs bend like that when the shackle goes too far and tries to continue around to the top. a limiting strap will cure this, so will a stop for the shackle.
     

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