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« Reply #75 on: December 31, 2019, 07:00:00 AM »

I considered 37ís, but I really wanted to keep the drive ability and towing where it was stock.

You made the right call Jeff.  The slippery slope we head down often times ends up in a Jeep that isn't as fun to drive, because we make trades in areas that we probably shouldn't have.  IMHO, a 35" tire is the absolute most I would run on any JK, JL, or JT that serves as a daily vehicle.  Especially for a JT that will spend time towing. That said, you have an awesome looking truck that shares a driveway/garage with an LJ....best of both worlds!   Thumbs Up
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« Reply #76 on: December 31, 2019, 07:39:38 AM »

I considered 37ís, but I really wanted to keep the drive ability and towing where it was stock.

You made the right call Jeff.  The slippery slope we head down often times ends up in a Jeep that isn't as fun to drive, because we make trades in areas that we probably shouldn't have.  IMHO, a 35" tire is the absolute most I would run on any JK, JL, or JT that serves as a daily vehicle.  Especially for a JT that will spend time towing. That said, you have an awesome looking truck that shares a driveway/garage with an LJ....best of both worlds!   Thumbs Up

Yeah, I have been on the wrong side of that slope too many times. Both of these are pavement queens with some very light wheeling mixed in, which is why I stopped at 35ís on the JT and lightweight 32ís on the LJ. Both are still plenty driveable without wearing on you.

Now I just need to tow the LJ somewhere for ultimate cool factor lol.

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« Reply #77 on: December 31, 2019, 07:49:04 AM »

I considered 37ís, but I really wanted to keep the drive ability and towing where it was stock.

You made the right call Jeff.  The slippery slope we head down often times ends up in a Jeep that isn't as fun to drive, because we make trades in areas that we probably shouldn't have.  IMHO, a 35" tire is the absolute most I would run on any JK, JL, or JT that serves as a daily vehicle.  Especially for a JT that will spend time towing. That said, you have an awesome looking truck that shares a driveway/garage with an LJ....best of both worlds!   Thumbs Up

Yeah, I have been on the wrong side of that slope too many times. Both of these are pavement queens with some very light wheeling mixed in, which is why I stopped at 35ís on the JT and lightweight 32ís on the LJ. Both are still plenty driveable without wearing on you.

Now I just need to tow the LJ somewhere for ultimate cool factor lol.

That might beat out this pix for itís cool factor

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« Reply #78 on: December 31, 2019, 08:09:51 AM »

Now I just need to tow the LJ somewhere for ultimate cool factor lol.

Let me know when you're ready to do that Jeff.  You can use my aluminum trailer for the ultimate cool factor!

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« Reply #79 on: December 31, 2019, 08:29:23 AM »

Now I just need to tow the LJ somewhere for ultimate cool factor lol.

Let me know when you're ready to do that Jeff.  You can use my aluminum trailer for the ultimate cool factor!

Yeah, I think an aluminum trailer would make a huge difference with the weight savings. Good to know I know someone with one Smile

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« Reply #80 on: December 31, 2019, 08:30:04 AM »

I considered 37ís, but I really wanted to keep the drive ability and towing where it was stock.

You made the right call Jeff.  The slippery slope we head down often times ends up in a Jeep that isn't as fun to drive, because we make trades in areas that we probably shouldn't have.  IMHO, a 35" tire is the absolute most I would run on any JK, JL, or JT that serves as a daily vehicle.  Especially for a JT that will spend time towing. That said, you have an awesome looking truck that shares a driveway/garage with an LJ....best of both worlds!   Thumbs Up

Yeah, I have been on the wrong side of that slope too many times. Both of these are pavement queens with some very light wheeling mixed in, which is why I stopped at 35ís on the JT and lightweight 32ís on the LJ. Both are still plenty driveable without wearing on you.

Now I just need to tow the LJ somewhere for ultimate cool factor lol.

That might beat out this pix for itís cool factor


I donít know, thatís pretty cool as well, and everyone digs retro.

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« Reply #81 on: December 31, 2019, 09:27:59 AM »

I donít know, thatís pretty cool as well, and everyone digs retro.

I do.  And Dain needs to stop posting tempting pictures.  Every time I see one of his "3" pictures, I see myself doing a CJ3 2.5 conversion, or worse, a Kubota 3 cylinder diesel and turbo 350 swap.  Then I see myself getting slapped in the head by my wife and sadly move on!

https://youtu.be/gWc-lTdfXAQ

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« Reply #82 on: December 31, 2019, 10:25:34 AM »

I donít see any problems with you doing a driveline swap.  Ask forgiveness, not permission.  Right?

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« Reply #83 on: December 31, 2019, 05:46:24 PM »

Rotated the tires and checked all fluids and brakes for the big move in two days.


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