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Old 10-16-2001, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Tire Advise PLEASE!!!

I have a 79 Bronco Ranger II XLT. I have a 3 inch body lift and a 6 inch suspension lift. It sits on 39 inch tires. I was wanting to put some 44's on there but I was wondering what the laws were about how tall I'm alowed to be and what different impact would 44's have on me up in the mountains on the trails....
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Old 10-16-2001, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the cali guys will have to answer your legality questions but unless you have swapped axles the d44 will get killed very quickly with 44s surprised its not dead with the 39s
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I believe you have to keep the center of your headlights 54" from the ground or less and of course your tires will have to be covered as well. As far as killing you in the mountains...39 to 44's is a large jump. Without a gear change it will make a huge diffence in the hills. And I agree about the axles not with-standing the large-heavy tires! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Well, thank you guy's for your help. I'm getting gears and lockers put in next month so I'll ask them about that axle thing. I just had an incodent on the freeway last sunday. I lose 4 of my lug nuts and bolts and almost lost my tire. That really sucked. Scared me too...
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Ive run my stock dana 44 ifs front and 9" full floater rear for 10 years on 44" Boggers, so I can attest that a 1/2 setup is possible, plus you get alot more ground clearance..Yeah I do have a big Block, w 500 hp, just gotta know when to hit the gas and when not to.. Obviously im not gonna say the 44 is better than a 60, 70, or 80, rockwell, whatever, just my 2 cents..
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Old 10-17-2001, 11:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
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ok the way i was told is that it depends on the gvw and if ur over its one and if ur under its another. u might be able to pull it off if they are covered and with mud flaps. i myself would go for it and work from their.


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What you can do is dependent on the GVWR. If your truck's is 4,500 pounds, the maximum frame height is
27 inches. If the GVWR is 4,501 to 7,500 pounds, it's 30 inches, and for 7,501 - to 10,000-pounders, it's
31 inches. Also keep in mind that the lowest portion of the body floor can't be more than 5 inches above the
top of the frame.

thats from the ranger station

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Old 10-17-2001, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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all of the answeres are here
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm
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Old 10-17-2001, 01:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why not go 1 ton , it's a lot more work and
$ but if you're going w/ 44's what the hell !
Just my .02 worth. Good luck with whatever you choose, these cats know their sheit !
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