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I am thinking of doing a soa plus a 6 inch lift. That should give me about 12 inches of lift. Do you think I would be able to run 52x16" tires without clearence issues?
 
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what kind of axles? the only type I would concider with 52"ers would be duce and a halfs, even then you may have breakedge issues without upgraded shafts. top loaders add quite and bit of height in themselves and a lot a width, I think you could get away with it with some help from a sawzaw. Might not even need 6" springs.
 
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just curious.... what do you need 26" of ground clearance for? just for fun, or are you planning on driving over a bunch of civics? :D


yeah, sawzall...



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On a FJ40, will the tires touch in the middle? 44's look crazy on a 40, but 52's? Are you compensating for something? (just kidding). There is a FJ60 on 52's somewhere here, the owner calls it TippyR.

Whatever floats yer boat.

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Again, what axles, what wheel base??

Remember that a 40 has a 90" wb stock... that would put your tires a bit over 3' apart.....

Actually, I want to see that..
 

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Mace said:
Again, what axles, what wheel base??

Remember that a 40 has a 90" wb stock... that would put your tires a bit over 3' apart.....

Actually, I want to see that..


find a sami on 38"s...it is about the same thing to scale. ;)
 

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Never seen a stock WB sammy on 38's either :flipoff2:


Although, kempers comes close...
 
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Mace said:
Again, what axles, what wheel base??

Remember that a 40 has a 90" wb stock... that would put your tires a bit over 3' apart.....

Actually, I want to see that..
That will be a he!! of a turning radius! 1/2 turn on the steering wheel, and the tires will be rubbing the frame. :doh:
 

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Its kind of a loaded question. This BJ60 is running them on less than 7" of lift, lots of trimming and unimog axles. It turns tighter than my nearly stock HJ60.
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have a look at offroad performance warehouse in Aus's site (not searching for you) or the Australian Tuff truck site (tufftruck.com.au i think) or on outerlimits4x4.com for peter antunec's Fj40.

it runs 49 inch irocks and can ramp the front so that the front tire is actuall paralell to the ground.
 
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I'm thinking of using Rockwell Military axles. I found some cheap 52" tires and I want to try and use them. If anybody has ever seen a fj with 52" please post a pic.
 
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What in the hell for?

Good lord you might as well build a monster truck. Sounds, um well, interesting to see. Good luck with all of that. :eek:

That 60 is just nuckin futs.
 
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hwell here's antunec's monster

the pics with the IROCS are the most recent ones, and their 49's.

the others are 46 claws, 44 boggers 44 tsls.

and this thing rawks. at the second round of werock in australia it beat everyone except one buggy... yep a ... ahem.... full bodied rig on 49's beat purpose built rock buggys on rock
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well here's antunec's monster

the pics with the IROCS are the most recent ones, and their 49's.

the others are 46 claws, 44 boggers 44 tsls.

and this thing rawks. at the second round of werock in australia it beat everyone except one buggy... yep a ... ahem.... full bodied rig on 49's beat purpose built rock buggys on rock
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well here's antunec's monster

the pics with the IROCS are the most recent ones, and their 49's.

the others are 46 claws, 44 boggers 44 tsls.

and this thing rawks. at the second round of werock in australia it beat everyone except one buggy... yep a ... ahem.... full bodied rig on 49's beat purpose built rock buggys on rock
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I really don't think "full bodied" describes that rig well..
 

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