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11-15-2007 12:14 AM
dwdrums801 hey hey hey hey i got 1st dibbs haha

I cracked my pass. rear clean off haha
11-14-2007 11:41 PM
Cout
Building down

If you are seriously thinking of gettin rid of some of your old stuff. I'll take the fender flares!
11-14-2007 05:04 PM
dwdrums801 How is this build goin?

also are you still selling the buchwacker flares?
10-19-2007 09:39 PM
GrnTJ Haha, thanks guys. Where would I be without ya'll?
10-19-2007 09:11 PM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
(not uch else going on tonite!)
Might as well get someone else pumped up to spend their cash.
10-19-2007 09:08 PM
debruins (not uch else going on tonite!)
10-19-2007 09:00 PM
orange05tj we aint messing around
10-19-2007 08:57 PM
GrnTJ Sheesh, you two were quick to jump on that question. It would be pretty cool too. Alright, I will start looking for a place to try and get them cheap now.
10-19-2007 08:37 PM
orange05tj 34's!!

I tried 36's with little lift and I'm gung ho on getting 35's now. I'm tired of my little 32's.
10-19-2007 08:37 PM
debruins 34's!!!
do you even ahve to ask?
10-19-2007 08:33 PM
GrnTJ I know. Damn all this talking about it! Its makin me sway from my original plans. The only reason I want the 34's now is because it would look cool, like a military style tire on there. Ok, official poll. Should I stick to my guns and run the 31's or should I go up onto 34's instead? I need the advice. Im easily swayed at this point...
10-19-2007 08:25 PM
orange05tj
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Originally Posted by debruins View Post
haha so much for building down!
10-19-2007 08:21 PM
debruins haha so much for building down!
10-19-2007 08:13 PM
GrnTJ Thats good to hear. So I should go with the 34's then? They are only 9.5" wide (8" tread) so that will be a little easier on the drive line as well Id imagine. You are correct, Im refering to the TSL Super Swamper they make. Its actual size comes out to be 33.8" if I remeber right. Im sure the rear alloy shafts will hold, and if you say the front isnt as bad Im sure it can handle the Aussie and those tires. So I will run a 1.25" JKS bl, and the 2.5" Rancho RC lift. That could clear those 34's with plenty of room to flex.

Sorry guys, that means Im keepin my old gears too since I'll actually be going UP 1" in tire size.
10-19-2007 06:04 PM
1BLKJP 32's or 34's will be perfectly fine with your front driveline. The front end see's less than half of the forces the rear see's.

However I would assume you are probably talking about a 34" swamper? They are actually as close to a full tire as you will find. My 35" Mickey's actually measure out to like 34.4 when brand new.
10-19-2007 05:11 PM
GrnTJ Hmm, you make a valid point. Why pay more I suppose.
10-19-2007 02:41 PM
mrbigjeep 32's wouldn't be any worse than 34's...if your gonna consider 34's then consider 32's.

but since your rig could probably go the same places on 31's as it could on 32's just get the 31's.
10-19-2007 02:10 PM
GrnTJ I was considering 32's. Id still be slightly worried about locking them on stock front shafts though. I guess if Im careful it would be ok.
Eric, those 34's are $165 a tire. I have already looked into it. They really arent bad at all.
Hkd, Im gonna go with a sye and cv shaft package deal from performanceoffroadcenter.com. They got a deal to get both for $465 right now which is pretty good.
I guess 32's could be alright. I will look into what kind I may want to get.
10-19-2007 09:03 AM
HkdOnJP How bout 32's and i dont know how good they are but quadratec sells cv drive shafts for like 300-400 bucks.
10-19-2007 07:45 AM
erickpl GrnTJ, consider that the 34's are a fairly uncommon size, and the cost of the tires may be prohibitive. Not trying to sway you, but just suggesting that 33 or 35 may actually be cheaper options than that 34.
10-18-2007 11:53 PM
GrnTJ thanks dw. Im kinda anxious as well.I have never tryed anything like this and Im really curious to see how it will do. I dont think I have known many people, if any, who have gone and built there rig smaller. But my question still remains, will the 34's break my axle shafts if they are locked, alloy rear 30 spline and stock front shafts. Screw it, I'll stick to the original plan and stay with 31's.
10-18-2007 11:16 PM
dwdrums801 lol im actually excited to see how your build comes out
10-18-2007 05:07 PM
GrnTJ Thanks for the pics eric. I dont mind it looking like that. Like I said, I'd like the 34's but Im not sure if it would put too much stress and break a shaft. Namely on the D30. With alloy shafts in the back I think it would be fine. I just cant really decide. If I stay with my 31" muds choice than I will instead use 1" OME lift coils and the 1"bl to clear the belly up and keep it looking a little better. I guess I have a lot to work out in my head. My g/f is 5'1" too and I built my rocker guards so I will probably weld the bars off the side soon. At least for protection if nothing else. But I already have handles inside for her to get in with. Can someone make up my mind for me on 31x10.5's or 34x9.5's!? I like the idea of military looking tires but I dont want them to mess my other plans up.
10-18-2007 01:39 PM
mrbigjeep
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Originally Posted by GrnTJ View Post
I know, if I go to 34's I deff. wont run the ratio I would for 31's. I would run 4.56 probably. I have an I6 though, not a 4 banger. I would be doing a 1"bl though if I try for 34's. I think it would look cool but I dont know if it would mess the shafts up. Being such a narrow tire I think it wouldnt be as bad. Id still be worried though.
aaah, ok...for some reason i thought you had 4banger
10-18-2007 12:05 PM
erickpl Keep in mind, with a 2.5" lift, 31's will look a bit small. If you choose to do a belly up, you are pretty much going to need to do a BL to give you clearance. So you are now sitting at 3.5". THAT gap will look rather like a roller skate.

My wife is 5'1" and I have a 2.5" lift with 1.25" BL and she gets in okay. I have rockers with tubes for her to stand on and grab handles to facilitate entry.

The belly up is a great idea for better breakover and clearance, but you WILL need to allow room for it. So looking 'stock' may not be as easy as you think.

My setup:

2.5" OME
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
D35 with Yukon shafts, 4.88, and ARB in back
D30 with Lockright/Aussie in front

Here's how it looked on 30's, and kinda what you can expect yours to look like if you go with a bellyup and that 1" BL:



The folks I know who use the larger compressor still wouldn't use it for airing up. CO2 or a small aftermarket compressor would both be faster. I use CO2 that I set up for 125.00.
10-18-2007 12:00 PM
erickpl Keep in mind, with a 2.5" lift, 31's will look a bit small. If you choose to do a belly up, you are pretty much going to need to do a BL to give you clearance. So you are now sitting at 3.5". THAT gap will look rather like a roller skate.

My wife is 5'1" and I have a 2.5" lift with 1.25" BL and she gets in okay. I have rockers with tubes for her to stand on and grab handles to facilitate entry.

The belly up is a great idea for better breakover and clearance, but you WILL need to allow room for it. So looking 'stock' may not be as easy as you think.

My setup:

2.5" OME
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
D35 with Yukon shafts, 4.88, and ARB in back
D30 with Lockright/Aussie in front

Here's how it looked on 30's, and kinda what you can expect yours to look like if you go with a bellyup and that 1" BL:

10-18-2007 10:19 AM
GrnTJ I know, if I go to 34's I deff. wont run the ratio I would for 31's. I would run 4.56 probably. I have an I6 though, not a 4 banger. I would be doing a 1"bl though if I try for 34's. I think it would look cool but I dont know if it would mess the shafts up. Being such a narrow tire I think it wouldnt be as bad. Id still be worried though.
10-18-2007 10:05 AM
mrbigjeep your gonna want lower gearing if you run 34's...most people running 35's on 4cyl run 4.88's with several of them wishing they had went 5.13
10-18-2007 09:13 AM
GrnTJ Thanks Wr@ngler! Its good to hear some words of encouragment. Not that I feel like Im being ripped down by everyone else, its good to get the input. But its nice to hear that your friend wants to run a smaller set up. I was leaning toward an OX so thats probably set in stone now, as is the lift. I still cant decide on the tires though. Runnin a 34x9.5 would be sweet. With the 2.5 and a bl I could probably clear them too. I would be a litle nervous about breaking a shaft but it doesnt seem like I would with such a narrow tire. How about experience on that one? Anyone run a tall narrow tire on stock locked axles? Although, staying with 31's would be cheaper, and Im lookin for a cheap set up that will deliver off road and still be practical to me. It will get driven a lot in the winter though and I know I will not want to go up in tire size any more than 1" taller MAYBE way down the line. Thats why I want to keep the ratio numerically higher.
10-18-2007 02:19 AM
Wr@ngler00 Dont listen to these clowns GRNTJ!!! Most of them seem to be missing the point. I wish eveyone would stop commenting on the gas mileage. Let it go, he said its not the reason for his mods. I have said it before and ill say it again, everyone on the forum thinks that bigger is better and big tires rule!!! This is so not true. They give you more ground clearance yes i will give you that. But if they are not locked what good are they. You still have a 2wd jeep. I have seen it a handfull of times where a huge jeep with 35 or 37 inch tires will be there spinning tires and a little jeep on 31 or 32's with a BB will come and crawl right over the very same obsticle. I think your right on with your mods GRNTJ. I would go with the OX locker. Why mess with a compressor and air lines and all that crap. OX in the rear, Aussie up front, best buy for the buck. Upgrade your shafts, do your tube seals, do your 2.5 lift and i would go with the 4.56 gears just in case you decide to go back to 33's. It might be overkill but you dont plan to drive it everyday anyway since your getting the Honda. Oh ya for get about the MML. If your gonna do belly up and a SYE why do a MML, dont forget if you do the MML you will have to do a BL unless you wanna bust out the saw. Your on the right track dude. Forget about the big jeep phase its over rated. My buddy just put a 12 inch lift and 39's on his yj. Dana 60's and all that jazz 8K is what he spent on mods and he's selling it after having it back for about a month now. We were talking and he said "ITS JUST NOT PRACTICLE". Guess what....... hes looking at tj's and he's gonna run a small setup. Hope this helps GRN. Remember this is just my two pennies....................
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