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Old 05-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It might see some hunting duty also. I picked up a 80 model suburban, 454/465/205. I was thinking a cam intake and headers to get it where's it fun. I want tractor tires but not sure how far I can go with the 10 bolt. I was planning on leaving it open and welding the rear. Am I missing anything?
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good luck with the ten bolt. I tried it with 35" boggers and broke a stock one. I would go dana 60. I run one now and havnt broke it yet with stock shafts and hubs and 37" cut boggers.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I watched a ten live with some 40" or so tractor tires a couple of months ago. Thats why I was floating the question. I don't expect a miracle from it, I will keep a watch for a passenger drop 60.
What are some of the better lift ideas?
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If its off hwy only u got a few options for lift. U can buy springs and u bolts. I have seen guys around here cut there spring hangers off and drop them. Some even keep stock springs. U can also go blocks but need traction bars to prevent axle wrap. Depends how much u wanna spend and how hillbilly u want it to look.all these options i have seen work well. I just finished building tractor rims for 8 on 6.5 pattern. Cut out centers on a cnc table and welded them in. Tires r cheap too.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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says the dip shit wanting to ag tire a 10b......



oh wait, this is the mud section, full on retardation is normal, never mind, as you were.
So another uninformed dumbass bumping up his post count.

This whole rig will be put together for cheap. I have no desire to put money at it if I don't have to. I not looking to compete, just play in the mud. I watched a old suburban on a set of 40" or so ag tires go all over the pit. He didn't have a bunch of motor but he damn sure had a good time. Not on the side lines like most of us with Dana 60s and dot tires.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, it sounds like you've answered your own question then.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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So you are one of those bad ass 10 bolt killers. Man I wish I was capable of you Internet whit. I have never broken a ten bolt, matter of fact I have never broken a open diff anything So you were just driving around a muddy field and it broke?
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So you are one of those bad ass 10 bolt killers. Man I wish I was capable of you Internet whit. I have never broken a ten bolt, matter of fact I have never broken a open diff anything So you were just driving around a muddy field and it broke?

Got 5 new american farmers 44x18x16.1 never used and marsh racing wheels sitting 7 hours from you, just buy some 12 inch springs and slap them on it and enjoy the truck in the mud, would take $2500 for the whole set of 5 tires and wheels and tubes, 78102 Beeville texas pm if interested.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well I ended up with some tires and rims. Wider than I was planning but they were cheap. 920 bucks delivered, so I will be looking for a 60 a bit harder. I have 3 ford 60s at the house, just no chevy or dodges. I need to redrill the rims to 8 on 6.5. I'm thinking about just buying a cheap 6" lift and cutting the hell out of it for clearance.
We fired the 454 up and it sounds just fine.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Heres the cream puff, and the tires beside my 40 mtrs

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My buddie Jai bird came through.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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meh, If its just a play truck who cares what axles you run. Take it easy and you won't break a lot of shit.

If it was me, I would have put some AGs around 33-36" and go around pulling smaller trucks out.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yea just run it till it breaks. You WILL blow up that front end fur sure. But when you do, just play the rest of the day in 2wd and have fun!
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Been running 10 bolt fronts for years...of course occasional breakage, but only a handful of times in many years of running. Usually with 40" cuts on the front too...and it's spooled. Usually only have broken as a result of very rough pit or rough landings.

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Well I was just going to weld on the spacers and redrill the rims, but that was a no go. Had to weld up two holes to keep it all in good metal.
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That will work. Make sure u countersink the holes.
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Interested in seeing this come together

How heavy are those tires?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:29 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Need more pic's !!!! 454+4speed+10bolt+agg tires look for some rockwells ,perfect gearing and strength $900
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If a set shows up I will snag them, but then I want bigger tires. 40" tires are just to small for rocks.
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Well I bolted one on the Durango, and looked pretty good. So if a set of rocks showed up I would have to save these for back ups for the durango. And get some 48" or so tires for the suburban. But for now I'm just going forward with the original plan.
These tires and rims are some heavy bastards. The rim centers are 3/8 thick. I would guess 150 pounds each.
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You are welding on the wheels with the tires mounted?
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Hell yes, the centers are 3/8th of a inch thick. The rim never even gets warm.
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Tell me at least you pulled the valve stem before welding on the wheels
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