- Apr 1, 2018
- Southern Oregon
Can a guy get by without sliders on that trail? Planning a trip to DV in a couple of weeks. I’ll have the whole family in tow, so I’m not sure how radical my wife will let me get. I’m running stock suspension height and 33” on my hdj81.And here is why I’m eventually moving up to 16’s or 17’s. The other day 5 of us ran a trail in Panamint Springs. Was not an event, just the 5 of us, but when they do have an event, this trail requirement are one locker & 35 in tires. I am running 33’s & when aired down to the mid teens I really have to watch my ground clearance.
Here are some before & after pics of my 15 in wheels after this trail. 33x15 BFG Muds are actually barely 32 inches. Once I get some 16 or 17 in wheels I can get some BFG Muds with a true 34 in size. With the lift I now have I don’t believe I can run 35’s.
Here are a couple of pics of my wheels after the beating they took and then after I hammered them back into usable shape. After the hammer repair, the wheel is not pretty…but the inside bead is useable. For now I grabbed a spare wheel I had in the garage.
After the trail.
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After a few hammer blows. The inside bead is good.
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Spare wheel from the garage.
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