I found that balance long time ago wheeled my other Jeep on 31's, 32's 33's,35's, then came Hammer wheelin and something better was needed. Love my lil yellow Jeep to much to destroy it there so build this thing. Now I can wheel , my other Jeep bash it park it, take it to the Hammers, park it, go wheelin somewhere else and repeat without damage or much maintenance or breakage. You can hate all you want on a reliable big boy Jeep, but it cuts down on breakage, lost time frustration etc. So I can just enjoy trails without to much worry. If I had 35's that fit this thing I woulda run those. As it stands I used my brand new 37's, they worked pretty good for tires that had only seen 100 miles street driving.
By the way here is a trip recap, busy 3 days
Here is a lil recap of our trip
Met at my bud's house at 5 AM Wednesday morning, drove 300 miles to Shaverlake CA, then another 21 miles to the trailhead of Swamp lake. Drove 5-6 miles of dirtroad to the actual trail, then ran half the trail to Grouse lake got there at 3.30 PM
Setup up camp, did a bit of fishing and hiking, made dinner, relaxed a lil for a change.
Watched bats pick bugs of the water surface was way cool and turned in for the night.
Thursday was a hard day made us feel old lol.
Finished Swamplake trail, hunted for our trailers, then drug the whole shebang up too kaiserpass, found out we couldn't park at the trailhead, fun lil road for trailers, in parts the road was at the most 1 foot wider than the trailers, rock wall on one side, couple a thousand feet drop on the other and steep. Turned around, backtracked a few miles found an area to park, unloaded the Jeeps and started rocking. Nine miles of continues crawling and still made the campground before dark, man that day made me feel sore and old.
Got there at 5.30PM Setup camp ate dinner relaxed watched the stars before hitting the sack.
Friday morning got up ate breakfast, packed up our junk, hit the trail, we kinda took it easy since both Jeeps were a bit low on gas.
Got to the trailers and made the fun drive back to civilization. Hit Clovis CA around 1.30PM ate lunch got gas and headed home which brought more fun. My bud's truck or trailer started vibrating real bad on the highway and took us quite awhile to figure out. after screwing around and pulling off the road several times I found that one of his trailer tires had a tire casing failure. Once we had that changed we hit the road and made it home around 10.30 pm. Wife needed the truck the next working so puklled Jeep of trailer, stored trailer, unloaded the rest of the junk and called it a day around 11.30 PM. Funny how I find this stuff relaxing
My Tinkering and wheeling thread http://tinyurl.com/pbwdm5u