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Unread 01-23-2002, 07:51 PM   #1
Renagade1213
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Desparately seeking room for 38s

Hey yall, its been a goal of mine since the beggining to run 38's. Don't ask why just a stupid urge. But im up to 35's on 4in pro comp lift and 2 inch body. Its a 91 wrangler renagade and dont really want to trim too much of the fenders due to it being a main part of the renagade package. Im willing to go to extremes but also use as a daily driver. Any advice at all will be greatly appreciated. Tanks a ton!

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Unread 01-23-2002, 10:03 PM   #2
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Are you on the stock axles?

trouble with going to 38s and not trimming at all will require more lift and your center of gravity is gonna start getting pretty high. Maybe consider axles (or at least tires) for a better stance.

Of course, if you're just looking to fit the tires, you could always just SOA those 4" procomp springs and i'm sure you could fit them. But you're gonna introduce other problems with that much lift such as driveline angles... you'll probably need to be running a CV shaft w/ slip yoke eliminator.

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Unread 01-24-2002, 06:27 AM   #3
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Thanks, as of right now im still on stock axles because of lack of fundin. Do you think D60's are the best way to go and if not what would you recommend?
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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:19 AM   #4
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Yea, if you're on the stock axles and you go to 38s, you're way stressing what these axles can handle. Not very many people run even 35's on the stock axles, some do, and get away with it, but bigger than 35's and you're most definitely asking for disaster.

Yes, D60 are definitely the best way to go, at least for the front. in the rear you have some other options like D70 or 14bolt. But definitely D60 for the front.

If you're not looking to spend that much money, at the very least, look at upgrading your rear axle. The ford 8.8 rear swap is pretty brianless. And you can strengthen the front with Warn alloy shafts (1 piece, get rid of the vaccumm disconnect) and run the new 5-760x ujoints. throw in the Warn manual locking hubs that upgrade you to the 5 on 5.5 pattern and you've added some strength to that D30... Though not enough to run 38s IMO. But the rear D35 has got to go!

Or another option would be look at getting a pair of Full Size Jeep axles, Cherokee/Wagoneer/Jtruck. Some years came with D44's both front and rear. those would make a good swap. And would upgrade you to 6 lug wheels


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