Tire Advise PLEASE!!! - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Ford
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-16-2001, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Member # 7509
Location: Sacramento, ca
Posts: 767
Send a message via ICQ to TripleBGirl Send a message via Yahoo to TripleBGirl
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....
__________________
Lowriders are for guy's that can't get it up!
TripleBGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Member # 3373
Location: hell (thats N.Y.) for a wheeler
Posts: 1,261
Send a message via ICQ to yjtj
Post

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
__________________
the world might be passing you by, but its just going in circles
91 yj 5.7tbi/th350/d300/d60/14bolt/5.13s/detriots/xd9000i/soa on bds 3.5 yjs front/soa 4 inch waggys back/39.5 boggers on mrt beadlocks
yjtj is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 10-16-2001, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wheeler
 
slvregl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Member # 698
Location: Dixon, Ca. USA
Posts: 343
Send a message via ICQ to slvregl Send a message via AIM to slvregl
Post

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">
__________________
1970 Bronco, 5.0, NP435, Dana 20 W/Rock Eater 4.86 gears, 35 BFG Muds, Currie 9in w/Detroit, Dana 44 w/ARB
Does anybody have a cure for Bronc-ITIS?
slvregl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 09:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Member # 7509
Location: Sacramento, ca
Posts: 767
Send a message via ICQ to TripleBGirl Send a message via Yahoo to TripleBGirl
Post

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...
__________________
Lowriders are for guy's that can't get it up!
TripleBGirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2001, 11:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Member # 7340
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
Posts: 2,524
Post

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..
__________________
[COLOR=BLACK] You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel [/COLOR]
Chad H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2001, 10:39 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Member # 6923
Location: here
Posts: 247
Post

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.


California

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

[ 10-17-2001: Message edited by: mighty duck ]
windows98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2001, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2000
Member # 792
Location: El Dorado County CA
Posts: 2,176
Post

all of the answeres are here
http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm
__________________
01 TJ
Dan-H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2001, 12:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Member # 6856
Location: cowan state of mind
Posts: 36
Post

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 !
dumplin' <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
dumplin' is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.