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Unread 04-07-2014, 10:56 PM   #2011
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I have gone back and forth on the axle debate so many times with my rig. I've come to the conclusion that no matter what axles I run, I will be maxed out on tire size. With built stock axles I'd run 35s or 36s, with 44s maybe 38s, and with tons I'd run 40s or 42s. No matter what I'll be breaking stuff. So screw it, it doesn't really matter. I have a buddy who breaks countless parts with a front 44 and 38s, and another with a front 44 on 40s that I've never seen break. Both are v6 trucks with doublers. My point is that smart driving goes a long way. I too have a hard time justifying spending a substantial amount more just to run a 2" taller tire.

My biggest worry about my 30 has always been the ball joints. I've wrecked a hand full of shafts and U joints and that is always an easy fix. If I wrecked a pinion or a locker I'd probably just limp off the trail. Ball joints can be a real mess to fix when they come apart on the trail though. Luckily I haven't busted mine yet...knock on wood.

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Unread 04-08-2014, 05:58 AM   #2012
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I have gone back and forth on the axle debate so many times with my rig. I've come to the conclusion that no matter what axles I run, I will be maxed out on tire size. With built stock axles I'd run 35s or 36s, with 44s maybe 38s, and with tons I'd run 40s or 42s. No matter what I'll be breaking stuff. So screw it, it doesn't really matter. I have a buddy who breaks countless parts with a front 44 and 38s, and another with a front 44 on 40s that I've never seen break. Both are v6 trucks with doublers. My point is that smart driving goes a long way. I too have a hard time justifying spending a substantial amount more just to run a 2" taller tire.

My biggest worry about my 30 has always been the ball joints. I've wrecked a hand full of shafts and U joints and that is always an easy fix. If I wrecked a pinion or a locker I'd probably just limp off the trail. Ball joints can be a real mess to fix when they come apart on the trail though. Luckily I haven't busted mine yet...knock on wood.
^^^This I agree with.

Everyone I wheel with, with the exception of 1, builds their axles to put bigger and bigger tires under their rig. No one puts heavy duty axles in to play it safe with the tires - and they always break something. So - seems to me it's all the same in the end.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:22 AM   #2013
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I have gone back and forth on the axle debate so many times with my rig. I've come to the conclusion that no matter what axles I run, I will be maxed out on tire size. With built stock axles I'd run 35s or 36s, with 44s maybe 38s, and with tons I'd run 40s or 42s. No matter what I'll be breaking stuff. So screw it, it doesn't really matter. I have a buddy who breaks countless parts with a front 44 and 38s, and another with a front 44 on 40s that I've never seen break. Both are v6 trucks with doublers. My point is that smart driving goes a long way. I too have a hard time justifying spending a substantial amount more just to run a 2" taller tire.

My biggest worry about my 30 has always been the ball joints. I've wrecked a hand full of shafts and U joints and that is always an easy fix. If I wrecked a pinion or a locker I'd probably just limp off the trail. Ball joints can be a real mess to fix when they come apart on the trail though. Luckily I haven't busted mine yet...knock on wood.
I here you on all of this. My biggest worry with the 30 anymore is ring gear deflection...
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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:28 AM   #2014
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As long as you build the 30 like you said, I think you'll be fine on 35's. And if you're not spitting shafts out of the 8.25, run it until it becomes a problem!
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Unread 04-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #2015
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As long as you build the 30 like you said, I think you'll be fine on 35's. And if you're not spitting shafts out of the 8.25, run it until it becomes a problem!
Thats what Im saying!
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Unread 04-08-2014, 11:14 AM   #2016
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I guess I'm weird then. I only want 35s.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 11:54 AM   #2017
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I guess I'm weird then.
This is not new information. .!..!.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:19 PM   #2018
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I guess I'm weird then. I only want 35s.
You're not weird. That's all I want...
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Unread 04-08-2014, 12:19 PM   #2019
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This is not new information. .!..!.
Kinda what I was thinking.....
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Kinda what I was thinking.....
We'll yeah I guess. But seriously I have a dana 44 and all I want is some nice new 35s preferably on some bead locks. But I doubt that will happen.
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Unread 04-08-2014, 02:31 PM   #2021
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You're not weird. That's all I want...
Wat.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 04:27 AM   #2022
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All I want is 35's, no bigger.
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All I want is 35's, no bigger.
The first part of that sentence.
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