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Old 02-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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couple questions w/ my YJ

got a 95 YJ w/ 4 banger, 4" suspension lift, 32's BFG AT.

swaping engine in spring w/ a 350, 700r4, ford 8.8. wanting to change my tire's as well right now i don't like driving in snow etc w/ my current package i'm all over the place, close to losing control, thats also with alof of added weight in back of jeep. average snow here where i am in ohio is 1-3" plus when raining hard notice i get one hell of a pull to side if i drive through any little bit of standing water... not fun @ all. thinking it's the tires. since i got them several years ago havent been a huge fan on how they feel.

was thinking since doing engine swap etc also doing @ least some 37's unsure of brand i should look into, also thought about doing a SOA... but was unsure way i should go bc if i went that route w/ my current lift would put me pretty high. also worried about tires rubbing etc.

my jeep is my main winter driver, can't drive my car in winter sits way to low.

thanks for any help ideas

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Old 02-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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What tires are you runing now?

We don't get as much snow as you do, but I had some BFG ATs that worked pretty well in medium snow.

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i have the BFG AT on it now.. and for instance the other day when we got about 1-2" i was driving maybe 25-35mph and in a lot of cases felt like was going to spin out.
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Hows the tread on your BFGs? They are GREAT in snow IMO. Any tires will suck in really bad conditions...
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treads great.. most people think my tired are new. thats what drives me nutz. guess just have to put up w/ them a little longer till i do my swap and change them out to bigger ones. i'll still keep them just in case but thinking of going 37"+ trying to think what will look good on mine w/ a SOA and maybe keeping my 4" suspension lift.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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that would raise your COG considerably, might want to consider full sizes axles if you were to keep the 4" springs with SOA
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What tire pressure are you using? I've had BFG mud and all terrains and I think the ATs are great. I run them up near full 60 psi in the summer but drop them down to around 40 in the winter. Softer more flexable tires give more grip.
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tire pressure about 35 on my 32's...

right now i have my stock axle's on jeep but i do own a ford 8.8..... just didnt know if that would do or look for more options....now the vehicle i got the 350 & trans from was a 4wd 1987 or 89 suburbon. which unsure of axles ob it but still own that
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #9
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either way you wouldnt want 37's on that stock d30
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either way you wouldnt want 37's on that stock d30
why not? stock axles in the wife's 90 are holding strong on 36x12.50 tsl sx's... you only hear about the "i broke my axle with this tire" guys because they are at home pissed and broke... there are just as many other people out there running big tires on stock axles, you don't hear them chime in cause they are still out there wheeling and not sitting online parts shopping haha
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shes out driving around in mud, when you have tires that big and actually try to apply alot of torque to it, things break. throw some chromoly shafts in that d30 and it would probably hold, but if youre looking and running 4" springs and soa you might as well get something wider to you dont tip over
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #12
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Nonsense. Build what you will, driving style will always adapt.
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don't get me wrong, my philosophy has always been run it til it breaks, all im saying is, things may break.
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tire pressure about 35 on my 32's...

right now i have my stock axle's on jeep but i do own a ford 8.8..... just didnt know if that would do or look for more options....now the vehicle i got the 350 & trans from was a 4wd 1987 or 89 suburbon. which unsure of axles ob it but still own that
What bumper does u jeep have on it? Plus I have 33" on my stock axles and never broke anything it all depends on how hard u wheel it that's when u break shit I don't really force my 4 banger wheeling I just let her do what she wants an I get over things with out all that head of steam over what I'm crossing crap
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theres a BIG different between 33's and 37's
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I have the same bfg tires and I run at 20psi in front and 18psi in rear, is something wrong with this? I had them at like 35psi but it bounced all over road.
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What bumper does u jeep have on it? Plus I have 33" on my stock axles and never broke anything it all depends on how hard u wheel it that's when u break shit I don't really force my 4 banger wheeling I just let her do what she wants an I get over things with out all that head of steam over what I'm crossing crap

here's a pic of my jeep w/ stock axle's on my 32x11.5x15


like i said before i still got that 89 suburban so i can steal axle's off it to put on my YJ...depending on how much fun that will be..lol
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here's a pic of my jeep w/ stock axle's on my 32x11.5x15

like i said before i still got that 89 suburban so i can steal axle's off it to put on my YJ...depending on how much fun that will be..lol
Looks good, but yeah u can swap axles if u want , just new drive shaft's an I think u will be good , but what bumper do u have on your YJ ?

Here is mine with 33"

Ok my phone won't let upload a pic FML!

But about how many miles to the tank do u get with those 32"
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Looks good, but yeah u can swap axles if u want , just new drive shaft's an I think u will be good , but what bumper do u have on your YJ ?

Here is mine with 33"

Ok my phone won't let upload a pic FML!

But about how many miles to the tank do u get with those 32"
rugged ridge bumpers.

as for mpg sucks in my 4 banger along w/ power going up hills etc, hence the engine swap.

on a good day about 16-18mph right now w/ snow and in 4wd about 13-14, before when i had stocks on it i got about 20-22mpg
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why 37s ? You'll be back to bad mileage and low power unless you re gear, that's just dumb! keep what you got run till you put in the 8.8............. good luck
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why 37s ? You'll be back to bad mileage and low power unless you re gear, that's just dumb! keep what you got run till you put in the 8.8............. good luck
for power re-building a 350. have to take it to engine shop to get cleaned etc. when i start my swap was going to try to re-do axle's with either 8.8 or ones from suburban.

don't care a whole lot about milage, to a point. Keeter6227 was asking what i kind of mpg i got. just hate to go up hill 25mpg in a truck lane. w/ 0 power right now.

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