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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 07:22 PM
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WHAT TIRE SIZE!

HELLO I AM A NEW-COMER TO THIS SO EXCUSE ANY MISTAKES,
I WAS WONDERING IF I RAN ABOUT 75 TO 100 H.P. (KNOWING ITS GONNA COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG TO GET IT THERE), WHAT IS THE MAX TIRE SIZE I SHOULD RUN FOR IT TO BE A DAILY DRIVER, AND TO BE ABLE TO LUG ME AROUND PRETTY GOOD. I WAS THINKING (MAYBE DREAMIN')OF 35'S WITH 5.83 R&P BUT IT JUST SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

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That setup should work okay, or maybe some 33's? It might be hard on your clutch off-road.

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Yeah somebody told me to run about a 33 inch tire with a 5.38 R&P but that sounded like a pretty twisted set-up because I know of guys that use the 5.38's for 35's! I would like to go with 33's though, it just sounds better with the h.p. range I am dealing with

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I have a 1.3 liter GTi/Samurai hybrid motor, stock 3.73 axle gears, and a Petroworks GRS2 transfer case. My Samurai is my daily driver, turning the 34-inch-tall Swamper SSR 33x14.50's. They're a heavy tire, but I have no problem around town or on the highway. But it is quite a powerful little motor too, more powerful than 8-valve 1600's.

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My Samurai has 33 Baja Claws and 5.38 gears with a stock 1.3 engine and a Weber carb. It's a daily driver too. The gears are a bit low for highway use, but not bad. They are great on the trail tho. If you're gonna do a lot of street driving, I'd say go for the recommended 4.56 gears or the 5.12's from a tracker/sidekick. These are stout little trucks, but remember, when you start adding heavier mods, the weak links are gonna show up sooner or later. Good luck.

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There is a world of difference in what has to be done to a Samurai to fit 35's on it vs. 33's. Besides, 35's are well beyond the limit that stock Samurai axles can handle. Some 33's would be just right - look at some Zuk's rinning them & you'll agree.

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I WAS LOOKING AT A 33/31 (31 BEEING THE LAST) INCH TIRE TO BEGIN WITH BUT HAD A FEELING I WOULDN'T BE GETTIN' OFF EMPTY HANDED WITH THE 35'S! BUT I WILL PROBABLY UPGRADE MY AXLES WITH THE HEAVY DUTY AXLES CALMINI HAS TO OFFER AND JUST RUN THE 33'S FOR SAFE KEEPING!, THOSE AXLES ARE ACTUALLY MORE THAN I WOULD THINK YOU COULD PUT IN A SAMMY AXLE!!!

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You gotta hammer the stock rear sam axles pretty good to snap 'em, although I have seen it done on more than one occasion [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] The Real issue is the FRONT axles - the Birfield joints. If you are an agressive driver and are determined to keep the Suzuki axles, go ahead & pony up for the Trail Tough front replacement axles.
http://trailtough.com/
They are expensive, but are the best available. The Birfield rings will <font color=red>NOT</font color=red> be enough for 33's + a heavy right foot!

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i ran some 33s with a set of 5.12s and it is a pretty good all around set up. i still run them and i have broken one rear axle and blew out a side kick front chunck. but i asked for it both times if you drive with some common sense it is a good set up. and if you want to go to 35s just bolt in a 4.16 tcase and rock on. later mike

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