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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2001, 09:13 PM
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38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

Hi All,,, I was wondering how well the Stock axles would handle 38" Swampers on my 86 Bronco...
It has a 9inch in the back (not the 8.8).

I plan on putting Moser engineering stuff out back, Nodular Iron Case, 35 spline alloy axles and ,
35-spline spool.. so I know the 9inch will handle them..

But what about the Dana-44 TTB??

This rig will be an off road buggy, I am installing a 4 inch skyjacker series II lift

Any opinions appreciated..

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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

Well, I know lots of people that run 35x12.5's on the TTB, so those 38's would probably be ok if you don't get too wild with it off road. I'd be more worried about being able to clear them with just 4" lift.

It's a Jeep thing? My Bronco thing will run over your little Jeep thing.

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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

hey steve,
So far my stock 9" and ttb are still holding up fine with 39" swampers and 550hp. I've hardcore off roaded it about ten times, and so far the only 2 things that have been killing me is the tranny and transfer case.
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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

Damn Mike! 550 Horse! Wow, that sounds like my dream Bronco. I hope I'm not being a pain in the a$$ but can you give me some specs on your truck (the more the better). I'm very interested.
Thanks for your time.
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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

tom,
Hey man, I just posted pretty much everything that I did to the motor in a couple of posts under "engine swap" located on the "Ford trucks" column....(two columns under the Ford Bronco column here on the bbs main index.) Thanx for the intrest!
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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

Muddy,

I am getting out the SawzAll... the body is falling off.. literallly.. I am taking the whole rear of the body off and boxing the cab in.

I know my beefed 9inch will handle the 38's.

See the thing is I plan on getting wild o AToad.. I mean.. I am not worried about the body at all... and this is an off-road only rig
so I may get the 38's.. and when it breaks... get the Dana 60


What will most likely fail on the Dana 44?? Axles? U-Joints?


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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

Haha, best lift ever...cheap, effective, and no side affects. Yeah, trying it and then upgrading it when it breaks is always a good plan. I guess you might chip teeth off the gears up front...but the ujoints would probably go long before that happened. Good luck

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Re: 38x12.50 TSL Swampers on Stock 86 Bronco

As far as breakage, assuming you're not rock-crawling you probably wont get enough traction to break anything power train wise in it, except the hubs. breakage as far as jumping, I'd expect to see steering system faliures first. and possibly spring perches. You want the steering setup from the powersteering Dana60 f250 4x4 '76 and like years. It looks more like it belongs on a tractor than a truck. in fact you want the whole front end setup.

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