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Is there any problem running different sized tires front and rear as long as the gear ratios are matched to the tires size. I am only considering it since i have a d44 front and a 14 bolt rear, and i am going to upgrade to a d60 later, and swap to the same sized tires.
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what are you hoping to gain by this?

there's no real good reason to run different size tires and match the ratios to them... unless you plan on doing something like the Quagmire thing that was in the rags a couple years ago
 

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I guess if the axle ratios are correct you'll be OK. Personally, I'd just let it sit in the driveway until I had it built right. I'm not sure what other problems you're going to run into trying that setup.

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i don't remember what issue it was, but in Petersen's 4 wheel and off road magazine there was an article on this old 30's ford body on a 4x4 chassis that had 42s in the rear and 38s in the front. The thing was bad ass too. He had the gears matched up and it didn't do anything to the rig.
 

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that rig is what gave me the idea. The reason i am considering it is that a 14 bolt will handle a larger tire than the 44 up front and if i gear the 14 now with lower gears i'll just match that ratio in the 60 when i swap it in.
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