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Old March 22nd, 2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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I would like to see who's running what size tire with there dana 30. I have a spartan locker and upgraded the shafts with HD spicer's from rusty's. I'm running 33'' tsl and would like to go to 35's this summer or fall but before I do I would like to see what you guy's are running. Thanks
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:06 PM   #2
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its possible to run 35's on a D30 as long as you're light on the skinny pedal. been done many times before.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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i run 35's on my dana 30 with little problems so far. running a detroit in it as well.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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I have been running 33's on my dana 30 for a couple years, switching to 35s for this season.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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its possible to run 35's on a D30 as long as you're light on the skinny pedal. been done many times before.
What if you're not so light?
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then you're just lucky

i think its okay to be hard on them, problem comes when you're spinning tires and then get instant traction.
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then you're just lucky

i think its okay to be hard on them, problem comes when you're spinning tires and then get instant traction.
X2. I run a really heavy 35 and am far from easy on it. The main thing I have noticed is that the axle shaft yokes spread and allow the clip to come out... I think the only reason mine is still together is that I babysit it after every trip and watch for the instant traction situations...
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its possible to run 35's on a D30 as long as you're light on the skinny pedal. been done many times before.
who's to say what "light" really is
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i ran 36inch iroks on mine and it held together with some rather hard wheeling! that was locked with 4.56gears
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and i was never light on it
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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get a skinny radial tire(mtr, bfg, ect..) on an 8 inch aluminium rim. as light as possible woul dbe best. i ran 35's and 36's on my d30 for years, no problems.
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get a skinny radial tire(mtr, bfg, ect..) on an 8 inch aluminium rim. as light as possible woul dbe best. i ran 35's and 36's on my d30 for years, no problems.
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I have 15/10 steel street locks on it now (heavy as hell) only because they where free
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i dont know why people think its such a huge deal i have a bbc 454 in my yj running 40 inch red label krawlers and i wheel in the rocks all the time with my d30
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I ran a locker in my old DD Cherokee with 235/75/15 street tires and I busted shafts. So those tires must have been too big. I think I should have stepped down to some 26 inch tall tires. The new owner of my Cherokee went down to 215/70/15 and she hasn't had a problem yet.
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Old March 22nd, 2010, 09:55 PM   #15
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i rad 33's and 4.10's for 6 months, no problems. i have 36" tls's now, opening weekend at the dunes will be my first wheelin weekend with them, we'll see what happens
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i dont know why people think its such a huge deal i have a bbc 454 in my yj running 40 inch red label krawlers and i wheel in the rocks all the time with my d30
I don't think it's a big deal, I just wanted to see if any one has had trouble with running a bigger tire. First I need to get my new axle in the rear. Wheel it till it breaks I quess, but I must say that I've put my D35 through hell plus it still has stock shafts
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I run 33" Bogger with an Aussie Locker in my D30. I did blow out 1 u-joint and killed the yokes on the shafts.

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I have 35x12.50s on my dana 30, nothings beefed up on the axle at all, with a Chevy 350 in my jeep and i havent had any problems
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35 pro-comps, 5.0 ford in a wide track cj (shitty u-joints). 1 shaft failure in 4+ yrs. Average on pedal.
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