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Unread 09-15-2014, 10:43 PM   #1
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tire size / rear end questions

when it is suggested that the axles are upgraded in order to go beyond 33 inch tires, is this to prevent damage to the underpowered axles or is it to maintain a certain level of performance/acceleration, or some other reason I can't fathom.

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Unread 09-16-2014, 04:24 AM   #2
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Unread 09-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Thankyou! Looks like its mainly for survivability of the axles offroad. I may cruise light dirt trails or run through the odd pre-construction foreclosed/abandoned subdivision site. But im nearly 100% on street driving. Obviously ill lose a little of my already sluggish 5th gear acceleration, but it sounds like I could go from 33s to 35s without worry. I wont be wheeling over heavy debris or rocks.
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Unread 09-16-2014, 11:43 AM   #4
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Thankyou! Looks like its mainly for survivability of the axles offroad. I may cruise light dirt trails or run through the odd pre-construction foreclosed/abandoned subdivision site. But im nearly 100% on street driving. Obviously ill lose a little of my already sluggish 5th gear acceleration, but it sounds like I could go from 33s to 35s without worry. I wont be wheeling over heavy debris or rocks.
Going to 35's is a big commitment. Read up.

And don't wheel illegally.
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Unread 09-16-2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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If you are 100% on the street why do you need 35" tires?
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Unread 09-16-2014, 03:54 PM   #6
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If you are 100% on the street why do you need 35" tires?
Why do you care?
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Unread 09-16-2014, 04:31 PM   #7
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Thankyou! Looks like its mainly for survivability of the axles offroad. I may cruise light dirt trails or run through the odd pre-construction foreclosed/abandoned subdivision site. But im nearly 100% on street driving. Obviously ill lose a little of my already sluggish 5th gear acceleration, but it sounds like I could go from 33s to 35s without worry. I wont be wheeling over heavy debris or rocks.
people have snapped d35 axle shafts on the street pulling a u-turn or backing out of a driveway. they simply were not designed to handle that much leverage
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Unread 09-16-2014, 04:38 PM   #9
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What axle do u have?
What gear ratio u got?
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What transmission do you have?


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