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10-20-2012 09:02 PM
Kill The Infidel Send pica when you get this rig together!
10-20-2012 07:10 PM
offroad cowboy
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
Let me guess....no sway bars either?

You're focusing on the wrong stuff man.
just ordered a currie anti-rock for frt I use mine as much as i can, took it to work with me, so going to play in the mud/snow!!
10-20-2012 06:24 PM
Xavierss I have 40's with 6 inch lift and its not my DD but I use it 3 or more times per week
10-20-2012 06:14 PM
Imped Let me guess....no sway bars either?

You're focusing on the wrong stuff man.
10-20-2012 02:25 PM
offroad cowboy
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
hate to break it to you, but for 40's, thats not very good flex. in fact, I can think of a few rigs on 35s that flex better...even 33s.

I'll bet that's got something to do with the 4" suspension lift and 3" body lift instead of proper suspension components, at least for the desired effect.
The lift is all custom other than the shocks. Way stonger and better than anything you buy at the store. The main thing that limits me is the shocks. The guy that builds the supension said main thing limiting it. My buddys CJ 7 flexs way more with same size of tires and this makes a big difference in competion and on the trail. he goes way more places than anyone else because tires on the gound where they should be. We are both running 38.5" tires not 40"s. So we are going to do some measuring of travel and upgrade my shocks. Probally buy them in Moab, because your prices way cheaper than ours.
10-20-2012 11:13 AM
nick50471 You are a brave man taking a picture like that during an earthquake.

10-20-2012 11:11 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by offroad cowboy View Post
Have lots of room, just rub a little when flexed out, but want more flex. lol
hate to break it to you, but for 40's, thats not very good flex. in fact, I can think of a few rigs on 35s that flex better...even 33s.

I'll bet that's got something to do with the 4" suspension lift and 3" body lift instead of proper suspension components, at least for the desired effect.
10-20-2012 11:09 AM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by offroad cowboy
Have lots of room, just rub a little when flexed out, but want more flex. lol
Why do you need more? Cool factor? "Flex" isnt the end goal
10-20-2012 10:54 AM
offroad cowboy Have lots of room, just rub a little when flexed out, but want more flex. lol

10-19-2012 06:11 PM
IndyJeepMan
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Originally Posted by offroad cowboy
Still rub alittle with them, might go to hydro ones. want more flex. supension will just need more room and upgrade my crappy shocks.
I can drive mine on the road but dont like to much. I dint build it for the road, thats what my CJ is for.
Hydraulic bump stops arent going to do anything different than a normal poly bump stop for your application. If you dont have enough room for 40"s with over 7" of lift, youre doing something totally wrong.
10-19-2012 05:11 PM
offroad cowboy
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Originally Posted by Boobicon View Post
Where's the fun if you can't drive it daily !! I didn't spend 30k on it so I.could only take it 3 miles up the road/trail seems pointless.. so I guess its safe to say I won't be running 40s
I am not saying you cant run big tires on the road, you can, just make sure you abide with the laws where your at, mudflaps,etc. I just built mine for more offroad use. have friends that run 37's and 38's on the road.
10-19-2012 04:44 PM
offroad cowboy
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
Bump stops.
Still rub alittle with them, might go to hydro ones. want more flex. supension will just need more room and upgrade my crappy shocks.
I can drive mine on the road but dont like to much. I dint build it for the road, thats what my CJ is for.
10-19-2012 03:46 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by Imped View Post
Bump stops.
huh? what?
10-19-2012 02:54 PM
1jeeplvr
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
The front Dana 30 is not up to anything larger than 35" tires, it will start wearing out things like ball joints with even 37" tires. And if your rear axle Boobicon is a Dana 35, even a 35" tire is too big for it. For a Dana 44 with aftermarket alloy shafts, a 37" is pushing it.
Boobicon
10-19-2012 10:42 AM
Imped
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Originally Posted by offroad cowboy View Post
I run 38.5's on my jeep. I have 7 inches of lift. one thing you also have to remember is when you flex your jeep out, will the tires rub on the fenders? mine do sometimes so going with high clearance fenders, dont want to lift any higher.
Bump stops.
10-19-2012 09:15 AM
Boobicon
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Originally Posted by offroad cowboy View Post
I run 38.5's on my jeep. I have 7 inches of lift. one thing you also have to remember is when you flex your jeep out, will the tires rub on the fenders? mine do sometimes so going with high clearance fenders, dont want to lift any higher. Also like everyone said you will have to upgrade. I run a Waggy 44 with chromo axles and yukon super joints, also a high steer set up with homemade hydo-assit. Rear is rockjock 60. i have also changed my T-case to a Dana 300. Never broke nothing major other than a hub. I have a bubby that runs 43's on his 08 jeep, but same all upgraded. also niether are DD's
Where's the fun if you can't drive it daily !! I didn't spend 30k on it so I.could only take it 3 miles up the road/trail seems pointless.. so I guess its safe to say I won't be running 40s
10-19-2012 08:00 AM
offroad cowboy I run 38.5's on my jeep. I have 7 inches of lift. one thing you also have to remember is when you flex your jeep out, will the tires rub on the fenders? mine do sometimes so going with high clearance fenders, dont want to lift any higher. Also like everyone said you will have to upgrade. I run a Waggy 44 with chromo axles and yukon super joints, also a high steer set up with homemade hydo-assit. Rear is rockjock 60. i have also changed my T-case to a Dana 300. Never broke nothing major other than a hub. I have a bubby that runs 43's on his 08 jeep, but same all upgraded. also niether are DD's
10-19-2012 07:31 AM
Imped
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Originally Posted by Boobicon View Post
Just checked out the forum those things are crazy. Hydraulics steering, Dana 60's, high lined fenders or none at all, stretched, atlas transfer, 3spd trans... Looks like this wont be happening anytime soon. Guess I should start looking for a totaled dodge to steel parts from
Thanks for the link dextreme
Yeah.....

That's what it takes to run tires that big.
10-19-2012 01:45 AM
Boobicon Just checked out the forum those things are crazy. Hydraulics steering, Dana 60's, high lined fenders or none at all, stretched, atlas transfer, 3spd trans... Looks like this wont be happening anytime soon. Guess I should start looking for a totaled dodge to steel parts from
Thanks for the link dextreme
10-18-2012 02:43 PM
Dextreme You might contact this rdelling guy about his TJ w/40's to see what problems he has had or get his considerations.

DD LJ's and TJ's on 40's! Pics and Specs...Please!!! - JeepsUnlimited.com Forums
10-18-2012 02:12 PM
Boobicon Running 4.88 with an automatic i can still do 80 in overdrive Thanks for the advice, I think you have successfully scared me out of running anything over 35
10-18-2012 02:07 PM
Jerry Bransford The only size I can in good conscience recommend is 35" though I know some who take it real easy don't have major problems with 37". You will really need to regear your axles though. I dunno what transmission you have but if you have a stick shift, I'd go with the lowest ratio available for the Rubicon axles which is 5.13.
10-18-2012 02:01 PM
Boobicon I'm sure your right about the 40's you obviously know what your talking about. How about 37"s ? It looks like you like to play in the rocks I don't need anything that strong no rocks around here just mud and a few flat trails
10-18-2012 01:58 PM
Jerry Bransford I run Currie's steering too but I wouldn't for 40" tires. Heck I have bent my Currie tie rod several times just with my 35" tires... though it was designed to bend just before something more critical broke first.
10-18-2012 01:57 PM
Boobicon Only thing I'm missing is the steering stabilizer
10-18-2012 01:53 PM
Boobicon Sorry ment the joints I have curries Currectlync Heavy-Duty Tie Rod System. It's plenty beefy weighs almost as much as my bumper. Everything has eccelerated wear I can't get away from that but I don't want to break everything just driving down the road.
10-18-2012 01:44 PM
Jerry Bransford Bushing? What bushing? I'm talking ball joints. Chromolly axles, as I am running, won't prevent accelerated wear to the D30 components as mentioned above. Steering? What did you install?

Edit: I hate to sound like a spoil-sport on this but many new Jeepers see big 40" tires on Jeeps and want the same for theirs... but they have no idea what went into getting those Jeeps built up sufficiently with new stronger axles, etc. so they could successfully run big tires like those. A Rubicon with its OE f/r Dana 44 axles is really only good up to 35" tires. Bigger than that and you have to swap in stronger axles if you want to keep them reliable so they can hold together on the level of trails that require that big of a tire. Really.
10-18-2012 01:41 PM
Boobicon Already replace all of my steering , got hit by a drunk driver.
I already have to replace bushing quite frequently. So the only thing I need is big breaks, spare bushing, and chromoly axels
10-18-2012 01:30 PM
Jerry Bransford Limited to 35" tires so I won't have to waste my time replacing prematurely worn components like ball joints. Not to mention your steering and brakes are nowhere (!!!) close to be able to handle tires larger than 35". The TJ's brakes are barely adequate for 35" tires, let alone anything bigger. Heck the steering (drag link and tie rod) should be replaced (Currie makes a good kit) for even for 35" tires.
10-18-2012 01:26 PM
Boobicon
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Your front D44 is more Dana 30 than Dana 44. The only thing in a Rubicon's front Dana 44 that is truly Dana 44 is its center pumpkin, ring & pinion gears, and inner axle shaft. EVERYTHING else is pure Dana 30... knuckles, axle tubes, inner/outer C's, outer stub shaft, ball joints, brakes, u-joints, steering, etc. And what is it about the Rubicon's front Dana 44 that doesn't hold up to 37" and bigger tires? All its Dana 30 components.... especially its ball joints.

I'm running a Rubicon with a beefed up front D44 including Superior Axle hardened alloy axle shafts, Warn "big" hubs, and CTM u-joints. And I'm still limiting its tire size to 35".
Oooo did not know that .. Limited in the fact that it'll shatter everything under there or just not a fun ride ?
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