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Old 09-07-2008, 08:29 AM   #1
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Full width or stay narrow?

I plan on swapping a 302/NP435/NP205 combo in my yj and either run RE 4.5" Extreme duty springs or go SOA. I'm also going to build a set of tube fenders. My goal is to run 36" tires. Right now i'm trying to figure out what to use for axles. My only fear is that running 36's on stock width axles is i'm going to be a little narrow for my height. I've been thinking about going full width but I do a fair amount of street driving so I dont want to totally kill me streetability. (tires sticking out is a non issue, cops around here dont care) Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2008, 09:51 PM   #2
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Go with some Wagoneer D44's and run some wheels with little backspacing. That should give you some more width, but not be way out there.

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1978 or 1979 Ford Bronco axles are also a choice you get a 44 front and a Ford 9 inch rear

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Old 09-13-2008, 12:12 AM   #4
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36" tire???

that's an odd size. why not just 35" and stay stock rears, upgrade your axles, and go easy on the go pedal?

what are your plans? street only? weekend wheeler? full time wheeler? these are questions (amongst others) that need answered when considering going full width or not.

if ya have a heavy foot and plan on wheelin it hard.....1 ton full width beef is the route you probably want with that setup..

more details mang!!!! what are you wanting to build?


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Old 09-13-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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i myself would not go full width just becuase i think the best part of a jeep is being able to sqeeze into narrow places. I dont really get into mud, and rock crawling though, but i love to cruise around the woods. so i guess it would depend on what your gonna use your jeep for
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i myself would not go full width just becuase i think the best part of a jeep is being able to sqeeze into narrow places.
If you want to squeeze into narrow places, get a Samurai. When I had one, Jeeps couldn't fallow me.

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