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PLAN B Build

Some of you may know, and some may have suspected, but I'm starting a new project and it starts with a truck you all will recognize.

I picked up R.J.'s Navajo today. She is a little tired and was facing being parted out, but now will start a new chapter, a very different chapter. I give you Plan B.

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So let's start off as to why "Plan B"? Well, it has multiple meanings.

  • It starts off as I really wanted a early Bronco. I first learned to drive on Zukmans '71 Bronco he had years ago. But myself owning a early Bronco was not going to happen. There just way to ridiculous priced these days.:eek: So this is My Plan B.
  • JP is not going anywhere, I really just wanted to to do another build and JP is...well, JP!. It works, but it has a following and presence that really can't be changed....it's almost become, dare I say, an Icon of this forum. :jp: So this is My Plan B
  • The Navajo was on it's death bed. R.J. himself had already give it a time of death... :dead: So this is it's Plan B.....or maybe for it C...But for my plan, we'll say B :D
So what does the Plan B build look like? You'll have to watch and find out. But I'll give you some teasers..

  • Starting Base : 1991 Mazda Navajo JX 4x4
  • SOHC - donor: 2000 Explorer Sport 4x2 103k
  • 5R55E - donor: 2008 Ranger FX4 45k
  • 1354 manual - still looking for
  • :sawzall: to smell the fresh air;)
  • Super Duty Axles - '99 F350 4x4 PSD
  • 40's - settling for 37's now
  • Grabber Blue
I think that should be enough to entice you all for now...

This is My Plan B
 



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mustve been fun watching them balance 40s, eh? and when i thoight 35s were my eventual goal... :D
 



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Any idea what the difference in weight is? What is the width of the 37s and 40s?

They are actually both a 12.5 tire. Actual width is different for sure.

The 40's on these old Stonecrusher Rims are 115 lbs.

My 37's on Steelies are 125 lbs. last time I checked.

I need to double check that, but it's pretty crazy.


The 40's are a full Race tire. They are not DOT legal. But I got a good deal, and there is a lot of tread on them.
 






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mustve been fun watching them balance 40s, eh? and when i thoight 35s were my eventual goal... :D

They are not balanced. They could not do it. Would not fit on the machine.
 






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They are not balanced. They could not do it. Would not fit on the machine.
oh my 😂😂😂 now thats funny!!! well, ok not super funny from a practical standpoint, but funny they wouldnt fit!! 😂
 






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What is your total vehicle weight with a full tank?
 






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continual balance beads then

lots of them!
I would love to have a set of those around, Navajo on 40's = will go places lol
 






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