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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Input for running 65" wms on a YJ

I am thinking about running a couple axles of a 79' F-250. They are 65" wms on both. Currently I am running 60" wms front and 58" wms rear. I am in the middle of building my own tube fenders f/r, so coverage wouldnt matter. I am looking for input as in stability and how road friendly it feels being a bit wider on every corner. Thanks.

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Unread 06-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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You might find the front more in the 67" range. But no issues.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
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does your state require full tire coverage on street driven vehicles?....if it does, those are gonna' be some very wide tube fenders
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I been wanting to ask the same question, but also would changing the backspacing on the wheels make it where they wouldn't stick out as far. I don't really want the change my width, but i have a set of Dana 60's that I picked up to resale and im half tempted to use them.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 10:02 AM   #5
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I am thinking about running a couple axles of a 79' F-250. They are 65" wms on both. Currently I am running 60" wms front and 58" wms rear. I am in the middle of building my own tube fenders f/r, so coverage wouldnt matter. I am looking for input as in stability and how road friendly it feels being a bit wider on every corner. Thanks.

Stability is better, you will lose your turning radius a bit. Overall you will be satisfied. Are you planning on a stretch?

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I been wanting to ask the same question, but also would changing the backspacing on the wheels make it where they wouldn't stick out as far. I don't really want the change my width, but i have a set of Dana 60's that I picked up to resale and im half tempted to use them.
Yes but they are still going to stick out quite a bit if you don't get the 60's narrowed.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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I'm not looking for it to be like stock, I just want at least some of the tire in the wheel well. I don't want it to look all silly with the tire a foot and half away from the side of the jeep. I'll look around for set ups that illistrate this.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 10:51 AM   #7
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You don't want this.



You want more like this.

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You want more like this.

Perfect, I like that, I'd be running 4-6 inch tubes on it, and that leaves just enough tire to get a good sprinkle in the mud.
Do you have any information on that second one? Maybe a link to its build thread?
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Unread 06-02-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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Perfect, I like that, I'd be running 4-6 inch tubes on it, and that leaves just enough tire to get a good sprinkle in the mud.
Do you have any information on that second one? Maybe a link to its build thread?
It's my buddy's, no build. He is not even on here. PM me what you wanna know, I pretty much know everything about it.
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Unread 06-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #10
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Hummer 2 rims or late model Dodge rims have a lot of backspacing will tuck the tires in nicely without having to narrow the axles. My Jeep with fullwidth axles and Hummer 2 rims is a whole 2" wider than my other TJ with stock axles and 10" wide rims with 3.75" backspacing
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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #11
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I was planning to stretch it a little if I decide to run over a 37" tire. Its just another project, the first was to put waggy axles under and now I have the heavy duty hp dana 44 and want to run it and a rear dana 60 I have. I have been pulled over many a time for blown out tail lights or other random bull and not once for my tires. I do like the wide stance, feels great side hilling.
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