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Old December 9th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #21
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I was on 36's back in theearly 90/s then went straight to 44's. I bumped my head and downsized to 42's I doubt I will run under that size in my personal rig. But I do have fun in the rigs with 35"-40" that I ride shotgun in.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #22
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I started with 37's and then went to 36's and then went back to 37's and I'm content... they do what I need them to and I still have fun on the hard stuff. In the future I might get a set of 40's just because but my main tires will still be 37's.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #23
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I started with 31s and over the period of 6 years I ended up with 54s. Of coarse I went from unique litte street toy to trailer queen mud monster in the process.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #24
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I started with 31s and over the period of 6 years I ended up with 54s. Of coarse I went from unique litte street toy to trailer queen mud monster in the process.
Haha! I really don't think you are the example we are looking for.

...and what size are your wheels?
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #25
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We have all been then. Do one thing then you want more. I started out with a bone stock toyota then 33's - 38's and lockers - 37's and v8- and now i have 44s, double beadlocks, d60s and possible 4link getting ready to put in.

I have my 36" hummer tires that i plan on swapping back and forth with the 44s just cuz none of the people i wheel with have stuff nearlly as done up as me. Just so were doing some of the similar things and to have more of a challange for certin things.

And 37 is the new 35 is so true. Even look at it on the bigger tires. 54s and 49s are the new 44s. Rockwells are the new 60s, 60s the new 44s, and on and on

But in the end i sure wouldnt mind having a samuri or tracker on 33s or 35s to play around with, small, cheap and easy
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I am probably one of the worst on this site that has built a rig that is far more capable than my driving skills. Slowly my skills are pushing my rig further. I don't regret it and I don't think I have hurt the sport in any way.






Okay! That said... time for some upgrades!!!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #27
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I am probably one of the worst on this site that has built a rig that is far more capable than my driving skills. Slowly my skills are pushing my rig further. I don't regret it and I don't think I have hurt the sport in any way.






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glad you can admit that!!! the only thing you will hurt in this sport is someones ego!!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #28
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I am probably one of the worst on this site that has built a rig that is far more capable than my driving skills. Slowly my skills are pushing my rig further. I don't regret it and I don't think I have hurt the sport in any way.






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Old December 9th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #29
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Haha! I really don't think you are the example we are looking for.

...and what size are your wheels?
Sheit dawg, I roll on 26's.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #30
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Do you see any issue with the rate noobz grow in this sport? Dangerous? Beneficial? Don't care?

I learned a LOT of invaluable lessons and characteristics driving for years open on 31s and locked on 33s. I'll leave it at that.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #31
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cant you fit 37's on a jk with 4 inch lift now
yes, with the right back spacing. I have 315's on mine w/ 2" spacer, 1" body and steel wheels.


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No doubt that 37 is the new 35. The fact that you can relativley safely run 37s on stock axles after upgrading the shafts has many people going this way.

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I dunno if it makes it any less safe. The times I've seen people with "too built for their skill level" jeeps at parks, they usually shy away from the harder obstacles. I find they are usually the ones that are the most afaid of getting stuck, so they stick to what they know they can make.
I concur, I also agree that yes, with a mild built rig I think one is going to have more carnage w/ a 37 over a 35.


For the type of wheeling I enjoy, 39.5"s are a blast and I started out with 29".


Who makes 40's?
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #32
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I think it is good to learn the ropes, but I do think you can do that on any tire size with the right group of people. I have wheeled from 29's thru 42's. They all have there element!
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #33
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Only real reason i have been going up in tire size, is because tire size is the only real ground clearance increase. All the lift in the world only gets the body/frames higher. But the ground to axle stays the same unless going to a larger tire.

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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #34
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only real reason i have been going up in tire size is because tire size is the only real ground clearance increase..........all the lif tin the world ongets the body/frames higher.....but the ground to axle stays the same unless going to a larger tire.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #35
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Wow, I reread that, and i thought framboy had posted that. lol
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I am probably one of the worst on this site that has built a rig that is far more capable than my driving skills. Slowly my skills are pushing my rig further. I don't regret it and I don't think I have hurt the sport in any way.






Okay! That said... time for some upgrades!!!
Me too, I went from a bone stock Toyota, open on 31's, to my linked-locked-stretched TJ on 38's. Someday when funds allow I will step to 1 tons and probably a 39.5. I have scouts in mine now, I couldn't pass them up for the price. I bought them already built with tires and wheels for less than it would have cost me to buy just the tires.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #37
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I won't go to four-d's for a long time from now (if ever). I really enjoy running 37's and my toyota driveline. I don't break parts, I run stuff that guys with 39-42's run and don't feel that I need anything bigger.

1 out of the last 6 Jeeps we have put together has run 35's or smaller. Everyone is going to 37's or if they can afford to step up, four-d's.
Shows how much I pay attention, I thought you where on 39" Krawlers, not 37's/

I currently have 35's and want a 37" tire, but not sure how I can afford one yet. With a good 37" tire running $300+. Hell anyone look a tire prices in the last month, they have jumped up big time.
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Shows how much I pay attention, I thought you where on 39" Krawlers, not 37's/

I currently have 35's and want a 37" tire, but not sure how I can afford one yet. With a good 37" tire running $300+. Hell anyone look a tire prices in the last month, they have jumped up big time.
You had them and sold the wrong set.
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You had them and sold the wrong set.
I know...but life had other priorities and I needed $$$. I didn't have the wheeling bug then, and really thought I wouldn't wheel much with what was going on personally.
Part me regrets selling them, part of me doesn't. I actually regret selling the beadlocks more than the tires.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #40
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Shows how much I pay attention, I thought you where on 39" Krawlers, not 37's/

I currently have 35's and want a 37" tire, but not sure how I can afford one yet. With a good 37" tire running $300+. Hell anyone look a tire prices in the last month, they have jumped up big time.
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