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SWFLJEEPER 03-16-2007 11:52 AM

Driving Rockwells On The Road
 
does anybody drive these on the road? If so with such low gear how fast can you go??

Valley Auto 03-16-2007 12:04 PM

ever pass a 6x6 ?

chadburgin 03-16-2007 12:13 PM

if you havent ever passed a 6x6 the you better be at least 80 years of age, driving really slow and close to the steering wheel:laughing:

studlybilly 03-16-2007 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SWFLJEEPER (Post 6598884)
does anybody drive these on the road? If so with such low gear how fast can you go??

As far as your RPM band and personal preferance will take you.

Eskimo 03-16-2007 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by studlybilly (Post 6599028)
As far as your RPM band and personal preferance will take you.

Don't forget to add "and how well your drivelines are balanced" :D

Trango 03-16-2007 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Valley Auto (Post 6598924)
ever pass a 6x6 ?

I've passed 6x6's in my 4x4, and I've also passed 4x4's in my 6x6.

It's a shame that manufacturers are so secretive about gear ratios and tire circumferences. If you could somehow figure out these variables, it would be so much easier to figure out the speed of a vehicle on rockwells. Alas, we must be condemned to live in the mechanical dark for at least another decade.

DannyK 03-16-2007 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Trango (Post 6599168)
It's a shame that manufacturers are so secretive about gear ratios and tire circumferences. If you could somehow figure out these variables, it would be so much easier to figure out the speed of a vehicle on rockwells. Alas, we must be condemned to live in the mechanical dark for at least another decade.

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

chadburgin 03-16-2007 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trango (Post 6599168)
I've passed 6x6's in my 4x4, and I've also passed 4x4's in my 6x6.

It's a shame that manufacturers are so secretive about gear ratios and tire circumferences. If you could somehow figure out these variables, it would be so much easier to figure out the speed of a vehicle on rockwells. Alas, we must be condemned to live in the mechanical dark for at least another decade.

haha good stuff. i as well would be in better shape if i could figure out my crawl ratio for my trail unit, freaking impossible:flipoff2:

BigChevy79 03-16-2007 04:44 PM

Rocks are not a problem to drive on the road. Good brakes and stable drivelines and ur set.

SWFLJEEPER 03-16-2007 08:30 PM

with your setup (or anybody elses) can you get to 65 or 70 at a decent rpm??????? trying to decide between rocks or 1 ton in a 97 tj that does see some street time in florida

Fl-Krawler 03-16-2007 10:33 PM

i had rockwells on my old buggy and drove it to work a few days a week.. i run an LT-1 with an auto tranny and overdrive.. i can cruise on the interstate and keep with the flow of traffic no problem(around 80mph). if you are gonna see any street use get some wheel brakes for them..i ate up 2 sets of pads in 3 months due to street use.. my new buggy will have wheel brakes at all 4 corners..i shopped around and was able to put wheel brakes on each axle for about $100 more than a single pinion brake(one of the high quality ones) per axle..

jrod66 03-16-2007 11:47 PM

I have 49's on my bronco and run rocks, pinion brakes too :( but I could do like 70 without getting too sketched out and my RPM wasnt too bad, I think like 2800 or 3000, but that is with a big tire, you might not want to go that big, if you have to ask, you probably dont want to know.

tacoma73 03-17-2007 12:00 AM

Wow, a FL TJ on Rockwells. Sounds cool.






:rolleyes:


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