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Old 05-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question pros and cons

i been thinkinf of doimg some work on my jeep and can't make a decision on what to do
i'm looking for pros and cons of stretching or back half my jeep
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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back half to run what? What kind of jeep? what purposes do you have to back half a good jeep? Back halfing a jeep is fine but a lot of work is involved and most jeeps that are back halfed are making a transition to buggy, not streetable jeep from what i've seen. What kind of stretching would you do? Stretch the vehicle via moving the suspension around or cutting the jeep in half and adding more frame between the fenders? Need more info to give you a better answer. Whats your setup?
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's a 01 tj. I'm leaning towards stretching the rear 10'' because i can still run a soft top. like you said to back half my would take a lot of work.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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What purposes are you wanting to stretch your jeep? Just longer wheelbase on stock axles? You're still not giving much of anything to your build other than "I'm thinking of stretching my jeep". Only thing I could think of was that this was a classic Tuesday question given your post count haha, welcome to pirate4x4

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Old 05-06-2011, 05:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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it all started out when i was thinking of building my 4 link for my jeep. i'm looking for 100'' to 105'' wheelbase. i have a waggy 44 front and dana 44 rear
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it all started out when i was thinking of building my 4 link for my jeep. i'm looking for 100'' to 105'' wheelbase. i have a waggy 44 front and dana 44 rear
Im assuming you want pros/cons of a wheelbase stretch. What's the intended purpose of your rig? Rocks, mud, trails, mall....? That will determine the pros/cons as much as anything. We still need more details, like tire size, lift, motor.... All we know is that you wanna link a pair of 44s under your TJ. Do you have the ability to do this? Sounds like you might wanna spend more time searching and reading before you jump in.
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Old 05-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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If you're only going to run 33s, a 100" to 105" wheelbase on a tj may be a bit much. stop saying "I think I want to stretch it" or "what are the pros/cons of back halfing a jeep" and start giving your intended purposes of your jeep. Like rooney said, are you wanting to do rock, mud, trails, mall...? The more info you give the better answers you'll receive.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm running 38's now fixing to have a set of 60's . It's all rocks for me never the mall
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Theres no pros to "Back Halfing" a jeep other then improving departure angles. Theres a whole list of cons including the time and materials it takes to build and you get zero in return for performance, plus it pretty much makes it a guaranteed ticket if you go past a cop.

Also why aren't you stretching both your front and rear?
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The rear for now and the front later
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Comp cut if anything. Does this thing see street time? If not, comp cut it.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:10 PM   #12 (permalink)
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thats what i'm thinking of. The cops around this small town i live in don't say anything about that. i was doing more thinking about all this and came to a conclusion that if i want to back half my jeep why don't i just buy a tube chassis. i will drive it a mile to work and home anything else i'll drive my truck
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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what were you running your 38s on before? stock d30/35?
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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it was 30/44. bent my 30 on 35's then i build a 44 and i'll never do that again i didn't do a very good job research and stuck it to myself hard
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