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Old December 10th, 2006, 06:41 PM   #1
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Default 8.8 vs. D60 clearance to ground

Ok, trying to determine size of tire to get and need to know the difference betweent the clearance between 8.8 and d60 at the diff.

What I have found so far is that the measure from centerline of axle to bottom of diff on an 8.8 is 5 7/8" and the d60 is 6". That means only 1/8" difference. It seems like it should be more. I have only found a couple of websites that give these dimensions and am wondering if there are variations in d60 housings?

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Old December 10th, 2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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Not a huge difference between the different housings. You will also have to take into consideration the pinion angle on the rear will affect the ground clerance by alittle also. Most people consider a 37" tire as a minium with 60s although I have seen a few guys running 35's. My 02
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The 8.8 is horrible for ground clearance- if you run one, at least shave the edge of the bottom lip so it doesn't catch on everything
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The 8.8 is horrible for ground clearance- if you run one, at least shave the edge of the bottom lip so it doesn't catch on everything
Actually, I am going from d30/8.8 combo to d60 fr & rr. As part of the change I do not want to lose ground clearance. I am trying to confirm that there is only a 1/4" difference. If so, I will probably just do a 37" tire and call it good. If not, then I will probably go to a 38 +.
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I'd go with 40s if I were you :tonka:
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Actually, I am going from d30/8.8 combo to d60 fr & rr. As part of the change I do not want to lose ground clearance. I am trying to confirm that there is only a 1/4" difference. If so, I will probably just do a 37" tire and call it good. If not, then I will probably go to a 38 +.
Just shave the D60 to make up for it or gain a little more.
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