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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats the larges tires i can run be on stock axles before i start breaking stuff?
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well I was running 33x10-50x15 super swampers on my stock axles. With the original powertrain I never broke anything. Didn't start breaking things until I swapped in a 350 small block. The stock axles are pretty stout.
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i have 33's too. haven't really broken anything yet.
i am sure that i can safely go up to 35's also.
anything after that imo stresses the stock driveline a little bit too much and you better carry spare parts.
it also depends on hard hard you are going to wheel it.

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its got 32's on it and i was thinking of going down to 31's for better gearing. by the way its an87 with the 4cyl and auto trans so over power isnt a problem
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Stock 4cyl truck can rock 33's and never break anything even if you are throttle happy (might bend an idler here and there though). you can run 35's and won't break anything until you get crawler gears a front locker and crawl serious rocks. upgrade to the V6 drivetrain and run 35's, crawler gears, lockers with minimal worries ( you'll be doing something stupid when you break something).
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Even canyon racing my Raider with 33s...loved drifting the red truck!
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A lot of us in AZ run 35's stock with no problems. I added a 2" body lift to all three of mine, but that's about it. I think that's the practical limit without regearing, which is more of an issue than driveline strength. They're quite sturdy.

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Old 01-24-2012, 08:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A lot of us in AZ run 35's stock with no problems. I added a 2" body lift to all three of mine, but that's about it. I think that's the practical limit without regearing, which is more of an issue than driveline strength. They're quite sturdy.

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why didn't you just 3 inch lift it?
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At 3", there are a couple more things I would need to modify and I didn't feel like doing it. The SR's had a bit of a factory body lift as it was, so 2" got me all the clearance I needed.

That, plus SneakyNinja gave me 2" rear coil spring spacers which really gets the rear end up and out of the way.

I'm running 35's and rarely rub anything. I've got it right for me.

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