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Old 08-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I loved my 42x15x15 Pitbulls... Go with em.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:10 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Just put a set of 42 pitbull rockers on my YJ. Have not run them yet as I am waiting on my new t-case to show up, but with them on a 17x9 marsh beadlock they measure almost exactly 42" on the jeep with 20psi! And they look awesome!! Side by side with the 60% tread 39.5 Iroks they were over 4.5 inches total height taller
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:59 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I can handle 20's if they are Stazworks Beadlocks or recentered tractor/equipment wheels, and the tires are 44+ inches......not aluminum bling wheels.....
Ha, the big rim haters are out. I'll be honest, I don't mind the look with 22's, but it isn't near as functional for offroad. I have seen 42's on 20 stazworks and they looked sweet in my opinion. I'm definitely liking the thought of 42 Pit Bulls on here.
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Ha, the big rim haters are out. I'll be honest, I don't mind the look with 22's, but it isn't near as functional for offroad. I have seen 42's on 20 stazworks and they looked sweet in my opinion. I'm definitely liking the thought of 42 Pit Bulls on here.
I dont mind big bling wheels, on certain vehicles......
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:12 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Not an eb, but here are the 42" sx2's on 20's... and before all the haters come out, I got the wheels for $100 a pop, and I'm running internal bead locks. It's sitting on 6" deaver coils, a bit higher now than it will be when done, but you get the idea...



I really like the proportions of the big wheels to a larger tire..
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That looks sweet. I really like the looks of 42's on 20's, that's as big of a rim as I'd go. Looks great man!!! Thanks for posting up!
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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no problem, I look forward to seeing what you go with. Great build by the way.
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I vote 42's just because with 46's you might have to hold back to keep from breaking something. If you do go that big the 47 LTBs are nice. I set mine on them in the shop just to see and it was huge, but it is what I want. How about some used radial all terrains for the 22s and the street and some 42 stickies on Hummer beadlocks for the fun days. Regardless, you need to take this thing to the bronco Moab event this spring.
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Not an eb, but here are the 42" sx2's on 20's... and before all the haters come out, I got the wheels for $100 a pop, and I'm running internal bead locks. It's sitting on 6" deaver coils, a bit higher now than it will be when done, but you get the idea...



I really like the proportions of the big wheels to a larger tire..


that looks good but I only count 5 lugs there.
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Old 08-26-2009, 04:49 AM   #35 (permalink)
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that looks good but I only count 5 lugs there.
yep... turned down and re-drilled. I'm running a 78 HP60.

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wow how much did that cost.
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And no ghey ass 22's... 22's belong in one of two places: on a ghetto cruiser with 37 off brand speakers wired to 6 different brand amps with a smoking motor and a lift built the Ebay way or cradled lovingly in my arms as I roam through a field, behind a good hound, with an occasional crack when I send a rabbit to meet his maker.


Biggest rim you should ever put on a 4x4 is 16.5"



Edit: Other than that.... Kick ass EB
cant agree more except the comment about 16.5 inch rims. Not a big fan, will probably go to 17s eventually
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Go with the 42's, 16.5" or 20", it doesn't matter, either will work great on your EB IMO. You have plenty of room, I think the pics I sent you show that. Another tire to consider is the 43" TSL SX. I like the PitBulls, but that is the tire I really wanted. It wasn't available yet when I bought my tires.

If you still haven't bought anything by the time I come home again, we can bolt up my 42's on H1 wheels and see how you like it.

Here's a couple of pics of the 42's compared to my 38's.


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I love my 39.5 Pitbulls, I haven't had a real chance to try them out. Just a few rocks I have around the house and a couple of trails locally.






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Go with the 42's, 16.5" or 20", it doesn't matter, either will work great on your EB IMO. You have plenty of room, I think the pics I sent you show that. Another tire to consider is the 43" TSL SX. I like the PitBulls, but that is the tire I really wanted. It wasn't available yet when I bought my tires.

If you still haven't bought anything by the time I come home again, we can bolt up my 42's on H1 wheels and see how you like it.

Here's a couple of pics of the 42's compared to my 38's.


Thanks for the offer. Those tires look awesome!
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I love my 39.5 Pitbulls, I haven't had a real chance to try them out. Just a few rocks I have around the house and a couple of trails locally.







Very nice!! Awesome looking EB also. The 39.5's fit your rig well. Thanks for posting!
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No problem, I don't get on here much. My build thread is on Classic Broncos, SPAREPARTS is my name over there.

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Here's a few pics of mine so you can see what I'd like to do this too. This is with 40 inch Toyos on 22's. I've sold the Toyos and am looking for something different. Whatcha guys think? Will it look gay with 46's tucked up? I don't want to lift it much because I hate big gay ugly trucks and I want to wheel this thing, so I'd lift it the minimum amount that looks decent and is usable.
IF you don't want it to look gay then consider 17" rims max.
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I think 46's would ruin the look go with 42s.
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A 46 is a Big freakin' tire!
Not only the height but they only come in "Stupid wide".
I ran a 44 for about a year on my EB, with 104. IT sucked. It was a stupid marshmallow, could of been the fact it was a 15 inch wheel though. I also had 104 WB.
I moved to a 108 WB and 42's and I am in love.
It just needs some better Air shocks up front.
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I think 46's would ruin the look go with 42s.
Thanks Dan, I'm going to 42 Pit Bulls. We'll see. How are the axles?

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A 46 is a Big freakin' tire!
Not only the height but they only come in "Stupid wide".
I ran a 44 for about a year on my EB, with 104. IT sucked. It was a stupid marshmallow, could of been the fact it was a 15 inch wheel though. I also had 104 WB.
I moved to a 108 WB and 42's and I am in love.
It just needs some better Air shocks up front.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the width. I did see pics of yours with 44's, it does look big. I'm going to go with 42 Pit Bulls on 17 or 20 inch rims, can't decide. More than likely 17 Trail Ready or Raceline beadlocks.

Thanks for the input guys!
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A 46 is a Big freakin' tire!
Not only the height but they only come in "Stupid wide".
I ran a 44 for about a year on my EB, with 104. IT sucked. It was a stupid marshmallow, could of been the fact it was a 15 inch wheel though. I also had 104 WB.
I moved to a 108 WB and 42's and I am in love.
It just needs some better Air shocks up front.
Forgot to ask, how do you like airshocks on the EB? Do you run on the street with them? Just curious.
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I do lime them but I went with 2 inch shocks. I don't run on the road unless I want to (like going for ice cream) but they work great on the street for my short trips.
At the hammers I tried to go fast and found I really need a set of 2.5 s to handle the EB weight.
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And no ghey ass 22's... 22's belong in one of two places: on a ghetto cruiser with 37 off brand speakers wired to 6 different brand amps with a smoking motor and a lift built the Ebay way or cradled lovingly in my arms as I roam through a field, behind a good hound, with an occasional crack when I send a rabbit to meet his maker.


Biggest rim you should ever put on a 4x4 is 16.5"



Edit: Other than that.... Kick ass EB
A-fucking-men man!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Biggest rim you should ever put on a 4x4 is 16.5"

Get out more often.
All the cool kids run 17's.
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