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Old January 6th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Default 49"s on 2.5 ton's for a rock bouncer

I have a chance to pick up some 49" that come with a set of virgin 2.5's wondering if it's just way too big for the rocks? I have 60/14 and have been stuck on 42 tsl's but the deal is very tempting.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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Old January 6th, 2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #4
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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #5
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I haven't burnt the welds in yet and it is set up for 42" and am already having issues with WAY To much wheel base. I haven't been able to find a good read on wheel base. What's everyone think is too long? My last rig I went a little short on the wheel base 94"and and a little wide 94" with 40"s boggers. I worked great, and I learned a lot, but in the end will do everything different this time around. It really did awesome and looking back now I hate everything about it. How long is too long? Anyone have a longer buggie -pro's/con's
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115" sounds like a cool number

I think my YJ is 104
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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #7
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That is real wide. My ranger with Rockwell's and 44's was 90~. There really is no magic number for wheel base. It depends on height, center of gravity, vehicle weight. But usually no longer than hundred and teens. My ranger was 116" wb. Never got it done but it looked symmetrical. Just in my opinion. Going that big for a crawler/trail truck you would be over built for Michigan. Most trails here can be done on 37-40 with some good driving. But if you can get them for a good price you could sell. Or run the rocks and 42's.
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Old January 6th, 2014, 10:40 PM   #8
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94" was too wide I got that huge number 18" wide boggers 14" wide rims with 2" offset. Looked really cool not so hot wheeling.
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I vote rock and 42's. Mohawk the bottoms to get more clearance. Run wheels with more backspacing. All the gearing you'll need and stronger than the tons. Stock to stock of course.
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Passed on the huge tires, got the 42", it was the right choice, but bigger sounds so much better.
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