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Old 11-15-2009, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can I fit 38.5's on my raider?

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Old 11-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn those look skinny but so did the 40's we put on mine, I like it though Have you wheeled this rig yet
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sweeet Can you get more pics? I want to run the 38.5x11s too, but I have no idea how much I would have to cut with 5" lift...I don't mind cutting just as long as I can keep the inner fenders so I can keep stuff under the hood.
Do they rub the frame when steering?
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm still quite a ways away from wheeling it like that, I just put the tires on yesterday to see if everything fits. There's not a lot of raider left under there, it's riding on an EB dana 44 with extended radius arms and 4" TJ coils, and under the hood is a multi-port 5.2 magnum. The tires clear everything though, not sure how long ifs would hold up to them though.
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With a V8 and those tires I doubt the IFS axles will survive very long. I kept snapping mine like toothpicks. The Mitsubishi rear held up though.

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Old 11-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With a V8 and those tires I doubt the IFS axles will survive very long. I kept snapping mine like toothpicks. The Mitsubishi rear held up though.


Baldy, how big of tires were you running when you were snapping the CV axles? I never had any issues running 33's at Moab but then again I only had a 4cyl diesel. I think 33-35's are about max on the 7.25" IFS.

I love the look of this rig. This thing is soooo cool looking. Man I want to do another project.
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With a V8 and those tires I doubt the IFS axles will survive very long. I kept snapping mine like toothpicks. The Mitsubishi rear held up though.
I will be running 38.5x11 using V6 8" front with any cheap 4.88 rear I can get and a stock 2.6l and a 38mm weber. No V8 for me...

fattony is running an EB D44 front with a V8 though...
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As much as I don't want to see you break your rig, I recommend you carry extra cv axles when you go wheeling cause I think you're going to need them.
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I think we need some more pictures of the Raider on 38.5s Boggers. I am going to stop at Q78 TSLs as long as I still have the stock suspension etc.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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As much as I don't want to see you break your rig, I recommend you carry extra cv axles when you go wheeling cause I think you're going to need them.
We will see...I won't be carrying any until I break one. That is, IF I break one. Its not a d30
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think we need some more pictures of the Raider on 38.5s Boggers.
Yeah me too...need a side pic too see how they fit at that height. I'm most worried about the front part of the back wheelwell, If I push the axle back 2" they should fit great
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Nothing on your drive train is ging to last. CV's, gears, tranny.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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After swapping in the Chevy 350 I was doing Ok until I went to 33" swampers, then I started breaking CV axles. I even ripped an upper A frame off it's mount, that was the last straw and I swapped in a dana 44. I do wheel it pretty hard though.
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There's not a lot of raider left under there, it's riding on an EB dana 44 with extended radius arms and 4" TJ coils
for everyone telling him his CV axles will break.

that being said, say buh bye to that D44
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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its been some time since he posted in this thread so....

I am helping him with this project and I feel confident that the d44 will be ok under this.

I run those same tires on my Bronco 2 Truggy thing, it weighed in at about 4200 lbs with a 300+ hp 4.0 C5, and doubler into a waggy dana 44 with superiors and a detroit locker, thrashed the shit outta the thing, high RPM rock bouncing in low and double low, jumping it over 3' in the air and more without breaking an axle.

this raider is getting there now, moved to the rear where a set of 63" chevy's will be replacing the stock springs, and moving the rear end about 4' or so back.


I will tell him to post some updated pics tomorrow.

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Sam, can you see if you can get better pics of this monster? It's really hard to see what's going on in these pics. It's like I have cataracts or something.
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I talked to him today and reminded him about this thread.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sorry about the wait. Sam kicked my ass so here's some more pics.









coils are retained now and bumper's finished, don't have pics of that yet, rear suspension is torn out of it, putting 63's in this week sometime.
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I get that much flex out of my stock IFS

Eh maybe not on second thot......... Everythings looking good to me but I dont know shit.

Are you gonna keep this thing streetable or trail rig only? If streetable I hope you enjoy them boggers
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Boggers are Sam's, Still deciding between Boggers and Rockers. Going to be streetable enough to drive to the trails and stuff, but it's definately not a daily driver. As for the 44 holding up, if it holds out until I can find some tonnes I'm happy.
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Keep the updates coming, the truck is looking great. I personally would stick with Boggers.
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Got the rear suspension done and lowered the front some, sits pretty nice now. Working on shock options now, as well as tossing arround fuel cell ideas. Have to relocate the fuel tank and filler because of the stretch, I think I'm going to make the left taillight flip out and having the filler neck behind it. Will hook up the stock filler neck release cable and spring load the hinge so the light pops open by itself. Would be pretty pimp.
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A little poser shot after the 63" chevy leafs were instaled.



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awesome.
Details on chevy 63 swap?
also how far back is the rear axle now? was it 4"(or 10cm for you canadians ) is planned?

also, got a pic of ride height?
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63" swap was pretty easy, we cut off the stock perches and the back 3 feet of frame and went from there. Not sure if I like them though, they stick out the back a lot. The rear axle is moved back 4", and the front ahead 1.5, for a 98" wheelbase. We lowered it about 2", On 38" tires I was able to do the plugs, wires, cap and rotor flat footed reaching over the fender. I'll get some pics of the ride height tonite. I'm still trying to figure out what to do for a fuel tank. The stock tank was all smashed so I scrapped it, I was hoping to run a fuel cell but no one seems to make a fuel cell that's designed to mount underneath the vehicle, and I don't want to have the fuel cell in an enclosed cab. Any ideas?
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