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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-13-2001, 03:22 PM
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pics of full width wranglers...

Anyone have pics of full width (chevy axles) wranglers? With springovers and 35" tires if thats possible too. I just want to see how far the tires actually stick out of the body, and if it looks ok and stuff. Also, anyone have major issues with driveability? I want to still be able to take the Jeep up to moderate speeds, like60mph and still feel safe.
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Re: pics of full width wranglers...

No pics but I saw someone with this set-up driving on the road the other day and it is hella wide. Looked even wider b/c he had no flares but to be honest with you it was kind of funny looking. I imagine it would take some getting used to as far as street driving and even tire placement while off-road.

Can someone explain the advantage of such wide axles?

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Re: pics of full width wranglers...

well coming from a diffrent point of view (I'm a samurai driver) wider axles give more stabilty on the trail. a heavier wider axle is going to keep you wheels down on off camber angles. you can also run a better selection of tire sizes and widths with wider axles. But as with most things too much can be bad I saw a samurai with I think they were Dana 44's full width it looked like crap and he couldn't flex too much because the tires would be eating his body instead of stuffing into the wells.

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i have a 81cj7 w/full widths on it. it is amazing on the trail but the road can be scary sometimes. i have found my super wide axles to be a great advantage. i am no longer afraid of tipping the jeep, but it also makes for interesting lines and tire placement, but i have only found my width to hurt me once so far (on upper helldorado) if you ask me it was the best upgrade i could possible ever do

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had a 12 and 10 bolt, now 14 and 10, don't know why anyone would pay all that good cheese to have full width axles cut and resplined, then they just look like everyone else, i did a spring over, had 35's fit fine,and it looked awesome but they were bfg a/t's that came with the drivetrain, then got 33 boggers,14 inches wide with 10 inch wheels, and they stuck out about half the tire on each side.Incidentally the boggers were only a half an inch shorter than the 35's with the 35's unloaded and the boggers on the jeep, then i made antiwrap springs, as seen in the jan/feb issue of jp magazine and they flex awesome, and wont wrap with the ss boggers 4.10's in low range first on my sm465 also gained over 1.5 inches in height, and got a little stiffer. somewhere along the line i put a 3" body, to clear the engine and tranny, now with i'd say 9 or so inches the boggers look funny, but im sure i could clear 38's fine hope this helps if i can figure out how ill post some pix, maybe..

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Re: pics of full width wranglers...

thanks for the info everyone...soggysod,I would like to see some pics of your Jeep if you can figure it out...Do you still drive it on the street? If I do the full width thing the Jeep won't be a daily driver, but I would like to drive it in the winter so I can keep my CJ out of the salt (it already rusted out once, don't want it to happen again) Any other advice? I have an sm465 205 that I would be installing with the axles. I agree with the antiwarp thing, no way would I try it without. When you said each tire stuck out about half a tire, is that from the tub or outside of fender flares? I am trying to tuck the tires in as much as possible, if there is such a think with such wide axles.
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What year was that magazine, and is jp the full title or are you abreviating??
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jp magazine is the name it's owned by petersens pub. and rick pewe editor of 4wd and off road used to be ed, it only comes out every 2 mo's but i love it. it was the last isue, and i reccomend everyone with soa to do this comversion

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