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I have a chance to get some 44" gumbo monster mudders or some 35" gumbo monster mudders, right now I have stock axles with spares on 33's, I have heard that anything bigger then 35" tires and I will be breaking shit constantly
I can't help but to want the 44's but I also want to get this truck done and get out and enjoy it and not have to work on it after every trip out, so I know the 35's are the wiser choice, I keep wanting the 44's because I have a couple spare tires and I love the whole monster truck look, but I want more then just looks, I want functionality, so help me make up my mind here, you guys are more seasoned then I am :banghead
we just had a new bog open up and I want to run my truck there, a lot
what to do, what to do???
 

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Thats a big tire. From what I remember 44" gumbo monster mudders actually
measure 44" and are larger then most 44's in diameter.

The limits of 1/2 tons suck sometimes. Do you even have enough lift for 44's?
 

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Ball joints and 44's are not happy together long term. In other words, it could be much worse than just breaking drivetrain parts, IMO.
 

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You can't just slap on 44's and still expect functionality. You have to plan a vehicle build around those tires. If you will be doing anything other than Saturday night cruises, then I would go with the 35's. Your gearing, axles,steering,suspension, motor, trans, and many other things will thank you.

Go with the 35's and build on what you have. Improve the things that might break. Save money and learn what you need for the terrain you want to go wheelin in. You might find later that 44's would be overkill for what you want to do.
 

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i say go with the size you want, just slap them on and run them and save up and start looking for a d60/10.25 combo to put on there when the 44/9" goes out. in my experience, i think you'll be disappointed if you settle for the 35's, if what you really want is 44's.
 

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Overall, and in the long run I think you will be much happier with the 35s, Rick. You can wheel you're rig and have a good time without constantly breaking things and/or upgrading it to withstand the 44s. If I were you, I would save the 44s for that f250 truggy you were talking about and put it on the back burner while you build it up.
 

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Poor guy lol everytime you get stuck now your gonna say I wish I got the 44's.....

Dude buy both.
 

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i would look down country roads, on old farms and look for an old one ton laying in the fields or something, snag it for cheap and hank the axles
 

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Do you have the motor to spin the 44s in a bog?

Around here if you run the 44s you will be in a class that a stock Bronco wont have a chance to win. The 44s automatically moves you into the class with the guys running 1100hp or so and 4 link rears and all the trick race stuff. IF you stick with the 35s you can get into a ton more bogs/races and you can run and be competitive in the stock class....

Good Luck! :D

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Thanks for all the great advice, I went with the 35's, they turned out to be in really good shape, the rims have the right bolt pattern and I got them for $200, that's why I was in such a quandary, I could have got the 44's for the same price, but they were in worse shape



Ratking, that is some good advice, I read the bog rules before I made up my mind to go get these, and that is what mainly swayed me in the direction of the 35's, now I can stay down in class and just have fun with it for now, I do have a 460 on the stand for it but I want to hold off on putting it together for awhile, I have a mildly built 351W in it now because I still want to drive this on the street from time to time and do some mallcrawlin, but I also want to be able to unleash this thing when I want too
Thanks again guys, I am happy with this route, the truck is getting a real old school vibe going here and I like that. Later...Rick
 

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Thanks for all the great advice, I went with the 35's, they turned out to be in really good shape, the rims have the right bolt pattern and I got them for $200, that's why I was in such a quandary, I could have got the 44's for the same price, but they were in worse shape



Ratking, that is some good advice, I read the bog rules before I made up my mind to go get these, and that is what mainly swayed me in the direction of the 35's, now I can stay down in class and just have fun with it for now, I do have a 460 on the stand for it but I want to hold off on putting it together for awhile, I have a mildly built 351W in it now, I still want to drive this on the street from time to time and do some mallcrawlin, but I also want to be able to unleash this thing when I want too
Thanks again guys, I am happy with this route, the truck is getting a real old school vibe going here and I like that. Later...Rick
That's a great deal for those tires. They look to be in really good shape for a Bronco/bogger
 

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Good choice, thats one hell of a deal for new looking tires. Now lets see em mounted:popc1:
 

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ask and you shall recieve

Before

After

what a difference a couple of inches makes ;)

I like this shot here


Maybe this will inspire me to get back to working on it now ??
 

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Looks really good, I see you painted the rims too huh? Are the tires really 14" wire? They look kinda skinny in the pics.
 

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they say 14, but those rims certainly are not , my 12.5 had a lot bigger foot print to them?
I just sprayed some paint at it to take the picture ;) they need a good cleaning
 

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I think you made a good choice Rick. Folks hit it on the head, 44's are a lot of tire to hang on 1/2 ton running gear. When I pulled the axles with 33's the splines were getting pretty twisted, now the hard launches probably didn't help any, LOL. Hope we get to see some video soon.
 
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