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Discussion in 'Tires & Wheels' started by JAY, August 8, 2011.

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    1. JAY

      JAY Active Member

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      On my recent trip out to Cali, Bill mentioned in passing that I needed to put 37" tires on my truck. Well I happened to run across a set for a reasonable price and thought why not. I pulled the rig out of storage this weekend and threw them on. I still need to trim the fenders, but so far so good. I may have to actually start playing with this thing again.

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    3. Rick

      Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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      Nice:D What kind of wheels are those?
       
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      JAY Active Member

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      Thanks, these are quite the change from the boggers. These are military hummer surplus from trailworthyfab, recentered to 5x4.5 bold pattern.
       
    5. RangerX

      RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Nice! Let's see, who else can I tell what to do...?!! :D

      Jay, let's see the tread pattern.
       
    6. JAY

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      I'm at work, this is the best I can do right now.
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      All right another 1st gen on 37s score
       
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      Id be scared it would break a front axle even in 2wd. lol
       
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      Oh come on now, what could possibly go wrong!?!
       
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      JAY Active Member

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      I am sorry, i was being facetious. Yes, you are correct. I have been wheeling this thing since '96 and am well aware what parts I will be breaking... again. I am OK with that, for now anyway.
       
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      Figured you were. I broke everything there is to break in the d35 just about on 35's. lol Dont take much to break them.
       
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      Meh, I've run and wheeled 37's for 10 years now, with stock axles. I don't break any more often than anyone else. :dunno:
       
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      This is true. I think you've broken more radius arms than shafts:p:
       
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      They're tied - one broken axle shaft, and only one broken radius arm, Dave!
       
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      I am more worried about my rear ARB. I managed to break 3 of them with my boggers. I wheel like a wuss compared to my younger days, so I am hoping that will be to my advantage.
       
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      so whats the ride like? smooth or rough? and what do they actually measure from the ground?
       
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      Nice, Jay! Much better looking than the 33" boggers!
       
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      I would have to say smooth, but i am comparing it against my boggers. I can't say what the ride is like on the highway as I have only driven it around town, it spends most of it's life in the trailer. The tires aren't balanced but up to 50mph (fastest I have gone with them on) it is better then my boggers were and they were balanced! I am running 20psi in them right now, only because the is waht they were at when I bought them. That might be helping some too. The overall height of these, as installed come in right at 36" They are about 70% tread and squat a little. I have a 95% spare in the garage that measured just a touch under 37"

      Thanks! I love them. This purchase has motivated me to start playing with it again too. I am thinking Moab 2012 might be in my future.
       
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      Quick update on this. I increased the pressure to 3o all around and i didn't really care for it. Extremely rough ride as compared to the 20 psi that they were at, you can definitely "feel" a lot more of the road. I will be playing with the pressure some to see what works. Over all I am still very happy with the purchase.
       

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