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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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.
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.
Never measured it, the tires stick out an inch beyond the bushwackers with hummer wheels, 1.5" spacers to clear the ford brakes and high steer arm. Waggy 2" springs front and rear. Moved the frame mounts for the front to center it up and made hoops.The rear practically bolted in, just made rear shackles and shock towers. 12" travel front and rear. Customer wanted it big and functional...
__________________ I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable