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i am not used to the lack of rear axle articulation and locking rear diff on this truck yet! i put my front tire on an 18" high ledge, gave it a little gas. i am used to climbing things like this with open diffs from my toyota days, not used to the locker kicking it... so when the axle locked, it launched the truck up onto the ledge and it just sort of teetered there for minute, scared the shit out of me. it didn't look too bad but it felt like the truck was ready to roll. the rear tire was about 12" off the ground. so i jumped out and shot some pics. i don't plan to do any serious wheeling in this truck due to its size, but my toy had about 10" more spring travel in either direction stock.

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heh that aint close to rolling. I wish I had the pic of when I slid sideways down an embankment, and I was starting to roll because my bottom side tires caught but my front end replacement hit a tree and it stopped teh roll. I would have for sure rolled if I hadnt hit the tree. It took some fancy winching to get me out ok.
 

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Yeah, like DE said, you are not that close to rolling it...my old blazer will articulate a lot better than that in the rear (i know the front won't articulate all that well with IFS) but i can get my entire bigass 33 out of the wheelwell on one side, and have actaully had the other tire rub the inner wheel well...and the rims are 15x8 with like 3" of BS. I just wish i still had my G80...i managed to blow it up a few months back...so open diff, no 4wd, not good for articulating.
 

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Dark Eternal said:
heh that aint close to rolling.
OK i'll go try it again :D

00Silverado said:
Nice tires... LTX A/T's:head:
michelblings are the only tires i buy. the LTX A/Ts are nice, great in the snow and they'll last forever, but dry traction (esp. in the rear) is less than desireable because they're so narrow, but much better than the P-rated goodyears that came with the truck. first mod i did was get rid of them.
 

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hovisimo said:
OK i'll go try it again :D



michelblings are the only tires i buy. the LTX A/Ts are nice, great in the snow and they'll last forever, but dry traction (esp. in the rear) is less than desireable because they're so narrow, but much better than the P-rated goodyears that came with the truck. first mod i did was get rid of them.
I just wish they made them in a 285/75... I have the 265's on my truck and the 245's on our suburban. They do alright in light mud too. Plus I actually feel safe on the road when its raining, unlike my piece of shit firestones :D
 

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00Silverado said:
I just wish they made them in a 285/75... I have the 265's on my truck and the 245's on our suburban. They do alright in light mud too. Plus I actually feel safe on the road when its raining, unlike my piece of shit firestones :D
yeah 285s would be nice. i'd go with BFG if i needed a 285 all terrain, they're made by michelin.
 

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hovisimo said:
yeah 285s would be nice. i'd go with BFG if i needed a 285 all terrain, they're made by michelin.
hmm learn something new every day
 

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hovisimo said:
yeah 285s would be nice. i'd go with BFG if i needed a 285 all terrain, they're made by michelin.
Yeah, I nearly got the 285 BFG AT, but I didnt have the cash for a programmer at the time, so I didnt :( Oh well, Michelins:rocking:
 
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