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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Biggest Tire for Dodge axles ??

Maybe this belongs in the axle section ??
I ve got a dana 44 and a corp. 9.25 out of an 87' dodge ram Im wondering how big of tire these things would hold up to.. 35's ? 37's ? 38's ? Got a Stock buick 350 Th400 and dana 20 t case..
This rig will never see anything more serious than the mounds and sand dunes.. MAYBE badlands but im sure id stay off the rocks
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In a full size truck, I think 36s would be a nice size. 38s are about the limit for those, with the heavier vehicle, a little scaling back is in order.
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ive seen 44s run through mud with only axle shaft problems in the front
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yea its an FSJ.. i been looking at getting my waggy going again, on a short budget and been seeing some used tires for sale cheap..
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35's-36's under a fullsize. Anything bigger and you will have problems.

Even with 36's your going to have to be nice to it.
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Maybe this belongs in the axle section ??
I ve got a dana 44 and a corp. 9.25 out of an 87' dodge ram Im wondering how big of tire these things would hold up to.. 35's ? 37's ? 38's ? Got a Stock buick 350 Th400 and dana 20 t case..
This rig will never see anything more serious than the mounds and sand dunes.. MAYBE badlands but im sure id stay off the rocks
back when i hung out on the dodge forums .. it was a no-no to run anything larger than 33 on that 9.25 :/ .. i ran up to 36s and didnt have a problem.. but it also wasnt locked.. just factory trac-lok ..
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Yeah, I would say that locked with 36's might be pushing your luck if you're a gassy :tonka: wheeler. Waggies have a lot of steel on them.
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back when i hung out on the dodge forums .. it was a no-no to run anything larger than 33 on that 9.25 :/ .. i ran up to 36s and didnt have a problem.. but it also wasnt locked.. just factory trac-lok ..

I have been running over a 38" tire on mine for 3 years now and my truck has been through some serious stuff. The only problems I have had were with wheel bearings. The rear end has never need a repair but then again I change my fluids about once a month. I will never say a bad thing about these axles. If you ran a locker I could see where you would have some issues though but that can be expected from anysize tire if your testing the truck hard. Just my.02
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Ive seen 44 inch Gateway Gumbo Monster Mudders AKA swampers wanna-be's behind a healthy 440 with a transbraked 727 and a full spooled rear and limited slipped front...NO PROBLEM..dont hafta worry about much with those axles

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