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BUNCH of guys had "cut" 38.5" Boggers at our local mud race this past weekend. Cut DOT's are only allowed in a couple of classes, but they've usually been 39.5's. But, all of a sudden everyone's got cut 38.5" Boggers. And buddy, did they work! Now, if these guys would just get some real guts & cut 'em to the cords, they'd really be <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0">


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I didn't take any pics, but there will be some up on our club's site as well as another club's site within a few days. I'll post links when they're up. We had about 105 competition machines on hand.

A lot of our guys have also gone to the 38.5" Boggers because they work so well in the shallow mud drags & it turns out they aren't handicapped all that bad in the deep stuff in the 40" class despite being somewhat shorter than what most folks run.

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Originally posted by 460 power:
<STRONG>Tex, do many bogger guys run a dana 44 and the 40" boggers? Or do they have to go Dana 60?
Chad</STRONG>
Actually, we don't see many 40" Boggers on the front of anyone's racers. Mostly, they all run Dana 44 fronts with anywhere from 38.5-42" TSL's. A few guys tried the 39.5 Boggers on front & either broke too much stuff or found it sucked too much power (one guy even tried 'em backwards trying for floatation). And going to the 60 front just destroys ground clearance. Now 44" tires are popular in the Western part of the state & even with TSL's you really need a 60 front for those. So, a lot of those guys are running 44" Boggers on the front.

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Tex, in your last post are you referring to mud racing or mud bogging? Also, what kind of gears and locking/posi devices do the guys using the D44 and 40" TSL's use?

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Originally posted by 460 power:
<STRONG>Tex, in your last post are you referring to mud racing or mud bogging? </STRONG>
Well, when I say racing, I mean either Bogging OR Dragging. But, in this case I was referring to competition mud BOGging. The mud Drag guys pretty much ALL use 38.5X11 Boggers at all 4 corners (a few use larger rears, but not many).<STRONG>
Also, what kind of gears and locking/posi devices do the guys using the D44 and 40" TSL's use?

Chad</STRONG>
Pretty much all competition Boggers are running open front diffy's. As for gears, it's kind of all over the map. One guy ran 3.07's up front in 2nd gear, low range (TH350/NP205) at ~8,000 RPM's, but that was with a full-roller 477" on alcohol & nitrous. Another runs 5.89 gears & runs high range, but he runs TSL's up front. A lot of the guys who are running full-size stuff are running 4.10 gears, but they just overrev 1st & don't have enough ooompf for 2nd. Buddy of mine had 4.56's in his Blazer & had the same trouble with a pretty healthy 468". Probably would want to go 4.88 or 5.13 with a full-size & milder motor I would guess, but it really is just a guess.

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