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What's your hoof size?

Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by tonkota, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. tonkota

    tonkota

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    So, I'm thinking ahead again in my project, and I'm really thinking about finding a mini truck housing to make a center diff rear, for the NP205, and at the same time do a SOA. Is a Super Swamper 35 x 10.50 x 16 SSR too big? Would it look bad being so narrow? Anyone else run these?

    So, what is your hoof size?
     
  2. surfpig

    surfpig The Anti-Tech

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    Me? 33x9.5 BFG AT's on original wheels: old school all the way!

    Seems like lots of people run that size or more. Shouldn't "look" bad at all.

    Why do you care what it "looks" like? It's what you want it to do, right?

    Just wondering...

    Nial
     
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  3. ranger

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    If you run a V-6 mini rear thay are actaully a couple of inches wider that the stock TLC axle and also have interated rear ebrakes. I used one on one of my 40s when I ran a 205 case. Worked like a dream.
    Only problem I see with running this setup with 35s is rubbing on the wheel wells under articulation. THe rear wheel wells on a pig are tight. Might have to run a diffenet offset wheel and a 2" lift with the SOA. Not positive on that though, never tried it on a pig.
     
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    Here is my rig with 35" MTRs on SOA stock axles.
     
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  5. tonkota

    tonkota

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    Cardinal, does your Pig wander on the highway to the trail? I realize that Pigs are not a sports car, but te mini truck that I had with 12.50's wandered very bad. That is my main concern for going with the 35 x 10.50's. Plus, I could run just some regular old school rims.
     
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    Nope, it runs a lot better on the road than my 40. It does not have stablizer, but will soon.
     
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    I am running 35" baja claw's with too much torque. If I keep my foot out of it the birfs stay together :grinpimp:
     
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    Running 35 X 12.5 X 15 BFG Muds on some 8" rims, rides really nice on the road. my steering is a little sloppy but I don't wander very much...unless the semi's have grooved the road.

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    I run 33x12.5 on a stocker with a 1"(actually 0.75") body lift. Those wheels are a tight fit. With the proper backspacing, the only rubbing possible will be on the front fender lip, which can really trash a tire when bent. Pigs look decent with pizza cutters. With the wandering subject, my steering box is really trashed with a large amount of slop. With bfg at tires, there was no wandering, with my tsl's aired above 15psi, there is a lot of following of grooves and wandering when going over 60mph and hitting bumps on the road.
     
  10. Pighead

    Pighead Stop calling it an FJ SILVER Star

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    35x14.5...don't look too bad...
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  11. tonkota

    tonkota

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    Cool. Maybe I'll go with the 12.50's then. Maybe not. :)

    And here, the little tiny cars with thier studded snow tires, make the grooves. Nothing I drive fits in them and boy do they grab!! Even on the wife's Saturn (we don't drive studs, Toyo Observe) they are difficult to drive in, I usually half track.
     
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    Im running the factory tire size pretty much.. until I get it lifted. then it will be 33's.
     
  13. Trapper50cal

    Trapper50cal TEQ Frame of Mind Supporting Vendor

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    wandering

    2 things to consider about wandering.

    1- worm in steering box is worn
    2. Toe-in vs. toe-out


    adjust tie rods for very slight toe-in, this will make it return to center better
    make sure all tie rod ends are replaced
     
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    hoof size

    I'm running 35x12.5 BFG Muds right now but I'm making minimal contact with steering arm pivot at the box when I stuff the front driver side tire (width issue i think) so I'm going to 34x10.5 swampers next
     
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    Hello,

    36 x 12.50 x 15 on 10's worn out stock springs over.... HTH :)

    [​IMG]

    ditto on the toe in/out with big tires, makes a big difference if the soft tires aren't fighting each other....
     
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    Low SOA (4.5" of lift or so), running 35x12.5 MT/R's on 15x10 wheels, stock axle, Marlin Crawler Hi Steer. Rock steady at 75mph. A little wander if I go much faster. :D

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    My 35"x12.5" on 10" rims go fine down the road as well. There's definitely more flex in the sidewalls as opposed to the 33's I had, but having the 35's with stock gearing is like having over-drive.
     
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    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    Awesome Pics Sean.
     
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    Sean, can you post some pics of the SOA mounts...shackles etc...i'm trying to keep my SOA as low as possible too...
     
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    i'm runnin 36-12.50 on 8" rims, like it fine. just the tiniest bit of trimming.



    yooper, 4.5" you think??? i kept mine as low as possible and it seems like im about 6-6.5" over stock. do me a favor, measure your ground clearance to the framerail around the back of the skidplate.

    i hover around 23.5" with 36" swampers