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Unread 11-27-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Opinions on Full Width Axles in WA

thinking of 1 tons (d60/14bolt combo) on my YJ and i'm trying to avoid narrowing axles for a variety of reasons. only worry is width restrictions on trails. anybody running full width or extra wide axles in Washington? what kind of troubles have you come across?

Also if you are, whats the overall width you're running? thanks for the input!

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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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My brother had 14/60 on his 48 Willy's. It was right around 82" outside to outside of 37" MTR's. A lot of the trails he could follow just had to pick the right lines or get real creative turning in the tight trails around Little Naches / Rimrock.

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Unread 11-27-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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Evans Creek has gatekeepers set at I think 78" on all trails.
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Unread 12-02-2013, 12:25 PM   #4
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There's a number of trails in the Naches area that are too narrow for full size truck axles as well.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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PNW trails are not for wide rigs, unless of course exiting on to the main road looking like a bent up pop can is on the menu, or getting towed out is... PNW trails can, more often than not, be tight and technical and muddy and snowy and rocky. Traction is usually not an option, save for a day in August at Manastash. And, a heavy foot on the gas pedal will only help drain your gas tank, and bank account. Think finesse & skill and patience, or give in to 4% beer, 12% wine of 100% proof courage, and then be ready to pay the tab. It is what it is.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 09:45 PM   #6
want it rite or rite now?
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Unread 12-12-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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Very nice....
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