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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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rockwell's for mich wheelin ?

I'm starting to look for parts for a new rig. I was thinkin 2 1/2 ton rockwell axles . Does anyone on here run this for trail use ?
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #2
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I saw a S10 with a set a few years ago at the Annual Cohactah Clan Rally & Mudbog. He barely made it to the pit.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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What size tires? I wouldn't run anything less than a 44" tire on them. 60's work better for anything smaller.

Seems the best tire for rocks is the 49"/20 irok
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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I want aleast a 44in tire and rear steer. I just dont want it to be to big . somewhere between 44 and 49
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #5
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Does anyone on here run this for trail use ?

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I want aleast a 44in tire and rear steer. I just dont want it to be to big . somewhere between 44 and 49
where are these trails that need a rig this big?

if your joking i must have missed it
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:20 PM   #6
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I want aleast a 44in tire and rear steer. I just dont want it to be to big . somewhere between 44 and 49
Ya then rocks would be a good choice.

I hope you plan on traveling alot

Although I am thinking 47 ltbs on the next one :miff:
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #7
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I'm starting with an explorer . I see xj's on 38's and they dont look that big . Is 44's to big? I want to try hard trials all over.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #8
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I'm starting with an explorer . I see xj's on 38's and they dont look that big . Is 44's to big? I want to try hard trials all over.
I havent ever seen a need for a tire larger than a 40, unless your mud bogging.

at some point the vehicle cant make up for the drivers skill, what i mean by that is a good driver can put a vehicle with 37s down the same trail a guy on 44s is having a hard time with.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #9
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Shave your shit and you won't need taller tires.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #10
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I havent ever seen a need for a tire larger than a 40, unless your mud bogging.

at some point the vehicle cant make up for the drivers skill, what i mean by that is a good driver can put a vehicle with 37s down the same trail a guy on 44s is having a hard time with.
Based on this, there a lot of folks who need 44's.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #11
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I like deep mud . so I want big tires . but I want to do rocks and sand 2
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #12
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Shave your shit and you won't need taller tires.
x2, I don't think 44" tires are necessary for anything in MI other than being a redneck.

There's alot of other things you can do to gain clearance rather than 4 foot tall tars.
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i want to see an explorer on 49s with 2 1/2 ton rockwells, do it
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #14
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Everything doesn't have to be necessary to be fun. I want it to be overkill . Something really big and tough .
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #15
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how long of a wheelbase?
what engine?
full hydro?
are you going to flip the hubs or leave them 90 something inches wide?
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #16
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I really, really want to comment on the use of toploader Rocks under an Explorer on 44's for Michigans trails........

The sarcasim would be overwhelming, but I can't seem to do it.

Really TOUGH!
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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engine a 460 ,full hydro . I 'm still looking into the axles( don't know much about them yet) but i want them as thin as i can get them. I want FR end rear four links I don't just want this for michigan trails
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #18
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I want FR end rear four links
the new trend seems to be 4 linking with a trans verse leaf spring like the old corvettes, its the best of both worlds.
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Old June 25th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #19
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I just want coilovers and four links rockwells or 60's . I just want big tires . Will 60's handle 42's, 44's with lockers and live. This would be with a 302 if I got 60's

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Old June 25th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #20
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If you decide on 60s don't bother with a rear go to a 70 or 14b and as for the front it will hold up but, it takes a lot of money to do so.Shave a set of rocks and you will get better ground clearance and strength for less money.I have my rocks for my next project,going to run 3 seater buggy with 42s.
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