Changed some tires around today. I took off the 35/12:50/15 tires from these 6x5.5 rims.
On to these rims 5x5.5" for use at Silver Lake Sand dunes at the end of September.
They are going on this Jeep with only a 3" spring lift. I imagine the rear wheel wells will need cut, and the flares removed.
There are 33" super Swamper's on it now. I counting on the used All Terrains are closer to 33.5"/34, while I know the SS's are a little over 33".
The reason for this is I feel like radials will be better in the sand. And the TA's are a "C" rated tire, vs a D rated on the Swampers. So I should get a little more flex out of the tire at the same 12 psi.
Also, I had some problems last year at the dunes on long hill climbs. The engine was cutting out near the top , I believe I've found out why, I think I was running out of fuel, ( float bowl not being big enough on the q-Jet carb.)
I read this here--> http://bosshosshelp.com/Menu%20Items.../quadrajet.htm
As best memory serves, the biggest climb took about 20 seconds. This was also at 4000 + or - rpm.
So, you might ask, why not just back out of the skinny pedal. Here's why. Loss of momentum and wheel speed. So when you get back into the gas ( plenty of power with the 360) the tires start spinning, and you slow down and dig a hole. This also means backing down a 300' hill and trying again. It took me 4 attempts on the first try. I made it within 15' of the top. One fix for the fuel issue is go FI. The other as I see it is a Holley 670 TA. I don't have the time for FI, so I'm going with the 670. After I bent the front axle I rode in a CJ with a built SBC 383. He was running a 670, and didnt have a problem.
As far as the Quadrajet I still feel its the best all around carb. Except for sand dunes.
Should be interesting.