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I trimmed the fenders only because I wanted to keep a low center of gravity. I've only have a 2" lift and don't want any more. They only rub at the back of the front wheel wells on full stuff and this was so little that a couple whacks from a BFH took care of that.
 

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wildcat said:
a couple whacks from a BFH took care of that.
Heh, my favorite tool :lol:

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tire diameter is oft less of a hassle than tire width. The common 33" size is in 12.5 width and wider.

Interco makes a Bogger in 33x10.5-15 if your into the mud thing:

http://www.intercotire.com/html/tsl___bogger.htm

Then the Super Swampers are here:

http://www.intercotire.com/html/super_swamper.htm

Then they have a new 'narrow' swamper in the 34 (33.8") inch size:

http://www.intercotire.com/html/special_service.htm

Seems I read of a tire in the 33x10.5-15 size somewhere, can't remember now. That's really what I wanted to find was a good/cheap AT tire in that size but couldn't find anything made that way, and didn't want swampers on the DD.

--Ah, I found it. I thought it was a swamper in 33x10.5-15:

http://www.intercotire.com/html/tsl___radial.htm

Tad had 33" swampers on his RS with NO LIFT and did just fine without any major scrubbing. Was pretty Cool. Definitely filled out the wheel wells.

Haven't been on the Interco site in a while - these have some serious potential:

http://www.intercotire.com/html/tsl___thornbird.htm

but Lord I bet they are $$$$$$! :shock:

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I haven't heard anything good about Thornbirds. But then I've only heard 1 or 2 people that ran them.
Lots o tread. Room for grooving if you wanted a little more aggressive.
 

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used one from an old FJS (full size Jeep) it was 10 1/2" to wide so I cut the center upright and 5 1/4" iether side out and welded back together.

Here's new pics of her in action

 

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Great pictures :D

Is the welded rear axle still holding up? ....... It seems so low tech :D Any major downsides as a sometimes DD? I know tires are gonna wear faster, but I buy cheap tires anyway. I am very seriously considering welding up the back of mine. I am on a low budget :lol:
 

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Love the welded rear. Don't do a fozzy locker by just welding the vallies in the spider gears. It's not verry strong this way although it does allow a little play. Weld the gears solid to themselves, basically creating a spool. I've even seen a brick of steel placed betweed the gears and the whole thing welded solid.

Fozzy welded gears here

http://www.island4x4.com/4x4tech/axle/weldeddiff1/index.html

solid would look like this
 
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