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Old 02-03-2009, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am about to start building a jeep on 37's. My plans would be around 105 to a 108 wheelbase. Do you guys think this would be to long for 37's? Pics of stretched YJs on 37's would be appreciated. This will mainly be a trail rig, and going for that long of a wheel base just for departure and approach angles.

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Old 02-03-2009, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It may look a little silly to some, but go for it anyway. Bigger shoes would really help with approach and departure though.

There's lots of stuff out there to browse through, like this for example-
http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=567263




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Old 02-03-2009, 11:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I dont know if the 44/9 combo would like the bigger shoes too much.
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Sillyneck just did a SOA lift on my buddies rig and stretched it something like three inches. Then they slapped 37's under it. (D30 and a 9)

Silly did a great job, and it looks SICK. (I'll have to post a pic tonight) Silly would not have done that to the rig if it didn't make it trail-worthy.
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I run a 44/9 on 37's @ 103" wheelbase.... no problems
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I run a 44/9 on 37's @ 103" wheelbase.... no problems
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I dont know if the 44/9 combo would like the bigger shoes too much.
Well, now, you didn't mention that part, did you? Stick with the 37's. Are you ever planning on going bigger? If so, that opens up a whole bunch of new questions.
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YJ on 37's stretched to 108"
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How much rear stretch does xjs give?
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If you plan on going bigger than 37s then Id go for about 106. If not then Id say 100" would be good. You keep your tub and it wouldnt look too stretched out..thats just me though.
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I don't think 108 is necessary but do stretch it.
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110" on 38's. great for tall waterfalls
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Im at 107" WB with 40"s and im stable like a spider in the rocks. With 37"s, I suggest about no more then 104". As mentioned, 100" is the magic number for that tire size.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:01 PM   #18 (permalink)
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if it helps any I run a 100in wheel base ( closer to 99in), with soa and 39.5 TSL. It gets a little spooky! I going to try to trade down to 37's and go full width 44/9in combo and make my track width about 80 to 85in. form what i understand ( correct me if iam wrong) your magical setup that you want is about 80 to 85% ( width) of your length. I like the 100in with the 80in width combo with 37 myself. There are alot of guys on here who do very well with the longer stretch. But in the end it is up to you and what you want.
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