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Old March 28th, 2013, 01:37 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by whiterhino View Post
This is at the heart of where you are wrong. The weight of tires is not nearly as devestating as the leverage and traction. Most hard breaks I have witnessed have been at idle or slightly above where traction is trying to be gained. Once a tire grabs, that's where things snap. The weight (mass) of the tire will only come into play at higher wheelspeeds which you can't acheive anyway with your 4.0 and 3.73's. I'll say it again, tacking caps is over stated. If your cap sits tight in the ear and the snap ring is in good standing, they will hold. I have never broken a joint where my cap coming loose was the problem.

Having "only" 3.73's makes Johnny's point more important. You are putting higher stresses on a higher gear, not less stress.

Can you run 36-37" tires? Sure. It's not a problem, but you WILL break more.
Talk to CTB2 about that sometime.
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