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Old June 8th, 2007, 16:50
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42s w/ re 5.5

how much cutting do you have to do to fit 42" iroks on a 17x8 wheel with full widths and a re 5.5 long arm
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Old June 8th, 2007, 17:00
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

cant u run 42's stock?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 17:00
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5



This should about do it...........but with 5.5" of lift?



you'll need to trim more...........

How about this?

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Old June 8th, 2007, 17:15
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

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cant u run 42's stock?
Yeah on the D30 and Corp8.25, no problems.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 17:21
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

i prefer using the dana 35 for its added strength
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Old June 8th, 2007, 17:29
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

Well, divide 42 by 2, you get 21. From the center of your hub, grab a tape measure, and see where 21" touches the body while moving it in a clock-wise fashion. That way you can always figure out what size tire you can fit combined with the amount of cutting you are willing to do.

But lemmy tell ya, there is so way in hell you are fitting 42s comfortably, or even packed in on a 5.5" lift.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 20:18
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Old June 8th, 2007, 22:41
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

I have 38.5"s on full width and 12"s long arm lift I had to trim alot to flex alot
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Old June 9th, 2007, 06:38
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Old June 9th, 2007, 07:50
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

we definitely need pics when this is done. what axles will you be running?
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:13
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

I'd like to see 42s on 5.5". I'm sure the resulting crunch the moment your axles flexed in either direction would be down-right hilarious.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:34
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

I have about 4" of lift (sagging 4.5" lift with heavy bumpers, skids, winch, etc). I have trimmed about as much as you can on a 4dr (past the pinch seams)with out moving either axle forward or aft. I am willing to bet that I could fit 37's with reasonable flex (not great flex). In order to get to 42's you are going to want to extend your wheelbase to make more room for tires. I think you might end up with more than 6" of lift, but I think you might be able to do it with maybe closer to 8" or 10" if you trim excessively and don't expect too much up travel. I assume you understand that the "frame" is going to need some significant strengthening??

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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:36
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

just wondering, not to hijack the thread, but how much does a 42 inch tire weigh????
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Old June 9th, 2007, 08:50
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just wondering, not to hijack the thread, but how much does a 42 inch tire weigh????
AAALLLOOOTTT...........actually i've never had the pleasure of being around a 42" tire, but i've lifted enough 33's, 35's and one set of 38's on steel wheels that i wouldn't even want to imagine trying to move a 42" tire by yourself. lol
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Old June 9th, 2007, 14:12
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Re: 42s w/ re 5.5

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how much cutting do you have to do to fit 42" iroks on a 17x8 wheel with full widths and a re 5.5 long arm
Are you serious??
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