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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2001, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Another crazy idea

Well, here is another idea that has been floating around in my head. 36" TSL bias, cheapest ones. Well, i was thinking that i could fit these on my truck by getting the tmaster lift and a little fender trimming. then i thought, well, i could get the superlift and even more fender trimming. Well, i want to spend as little money as posible, so just crank up my t-bars all the way, get some AAL, and cut off all my fenders... this truck would not be a daily driver, but would be driven to the trails. of course i would need to regear - speaking of which, would 4.10s work, or just try to find some 4.56s. Thanks a lot guys. I really don't have the $$ to do any of this, but it is nice to dream.
on a side note, what is the lug pattern for our trucks too.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2001, 06:45 PM
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Re: Another crazy idea

Wow you must smoke the same thing I smoke on a daily basis. Don't know about 36" without lift but the bolt pattern is a 5 x 4.75".

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Re: Another crazy idea

Check out this site - it will show you what you can expect from different gearsets running different tire sizes. All the data in the chart is based off of a transmission ratio of 1:1, so if you have OD in your truck (probably do), you'll be turning less engine RPM than shown.

http://www.4lo.com/geartable.html

As for running 36's on stock S-truck axles, you're going to have trouble sooner or later (probably sooner). They're just not strong enough to handle the loads bigger tires and wheeling with bigger tires put on them. Just my .02

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2001, 10:41 PM
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Re: Another crazy idea

Remember the front ring gear is only 7.2" and the rear is 7.5". 33's are stretching the capabilities, 35's are way too big and 36's would kill the axles, especially off-road! Do an SFA swap and save yourself money, more gear ratio chioces, more suspension lift and flex, bigger tires can be run. It just makes sense.
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