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Unread 02-02-2010, 01:29 PM   #16
CreepyCrawler95
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you can people do it all the time. i dont run 35s but i run 33s and 410s stock on my 2.5 and get around fine on and off the trail. now highway driving i dont hardly ever do but i get up to about 60 but i generally dont need to go over 45 anyways

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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:36 PM   #17
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i run 4.10s and 36s with heavy beadlocks with a weak propane 2.5 and a welded rear and i sometimes drive it highway, sucks on hills but i can still use 4th gear alot of places
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Unread 04-06-2010, 08:01 PM   #18
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bump.... trying to make the final decision on whether to go 33's or 35's. she is mainly a wheeler but does do highway aw well, just not daily at this time.
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Unread 04-06-2010, 09:02 PM   #19
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I had a 2.5, ax15 with 4.88 and 35" claws. I drove the turnpike a lot with it, but mostly around town driving. Never had a problem with it. When climbing the mountains on my way to the ski slopes, it looked like I was rowing a boat. In 3rd it would gain speed, in 4th it loose speed, then back to 3rd, then up to 4th, then down to 3rd, then back to 4th, and on it went.

Was bad to drive? Not at all. I'd do it again if I had another 2.5. I wheeled the hell out of it and never had a prob.

Go 35's and 4.88. You'll be fine.
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Unread 04-07-2010, 12:40 AM   #20
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I had a 2.5, ax15 with 4.88 and 35" claws. I drove the turnpike a lot with it, but mostly around town driving. Never had a problem with it. When climbing the mountains on my way to the ski slopes, it looked like I was rowing a boat. In 3rd it would gain speed, in 4th it loose speed, then back to 3rd, then up to 4th, then down to 3rd, then back to 4th, and on it went.

Was bad to drive? Not at all. I'd do it again if I had another 2.5. I wheeled the hell out of it and never had a prob.

Go 35's and 4.88. You'll be fine.
i know what you mean, i lived in Greensburg, PA and drove all over that area so i know the gears shifting in our area there. I have the 4.88s and lockers and everything installed, minus the AX15
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Unread 04-07-2010, 01:13 AM   #21
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i know what you mean, i lived in Greensburg, PA and drove all over that area so i know the gears shifting in our area there. I have the 4.88s and lockers and everything installed, minus the AX15
Yup, drove from south hills of Pittsburgh to hidden valley tons of times. Rt 31 off the Donegal exit up the mountain was fun. Lots of shifting. lol
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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

"Everytime someone "upgrades" a D35, an angel looses its wings."

"Dizzy" - What SnoopDog would call a Distributor if he was a mechanic. I cringe every time I hear this moronic term

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Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
Send lawyers, guns and money. The **** has hit the fan...
92, 4.0, AW4, 8.8, D30, 15x10, 37's, SOA etc, etc
92, 2.5, 30, 8.8, 4.88, Locked, Winch, 15x8, 35's, 3.5" (RIP)
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Unread 04-07-2010, 07:30 AM   #22
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I run 4.56s with a 2.5/ax5 and 35" tires. Dont use 5th much but i can cruise 70 all day long at around 3k rpm in 4th. Now if i drop my average speed to around 60-65 i still pull down decent fuel mileage too. Basically, i dont get in a hurry lol. But it does good enough for every day duties. Drove it like that every day for years until i started my new job and they gave me a truck.

Oh yeah, i want to add this, if you do go with 35s and plan to see much road time, choose your tire tread carefully. The MTs that i run are not real aggressive. It does make a difference.
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