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38" Tire Quandry

Old 01-25-2019, 09:53 AM
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Iím in the process of something similar. Iím taking my jku with 35s and 3.5 lift to 40s on d60s. I spent months trying to figure out how to do it in stages. I thought about getting the wheels and tires and running them gently on my stock d30/44, but the bolt pattern is different. I thought about getting just the tires and running them on my wheels, but mine are 18s, and thereís a crap selection of 40s for 18s. Iím staying 13.5 because here in PA, the fenders must fully cover the tires. Iím also at the highest lift I can go and still keep my bumpers under 30 inches. It turns out with the Dana ultimate d60s, I still will need to run a 3.5 backspace to have steering clearance. Bottom line is o would have had to buy thousands of dollars worth of parts twice to do it in stages. I just sucked it up and ponied up for the d60s. Iím in the process of getting the wheels, tires, driveshafts, some new metalcloak adjustable control arms, etc. I even ordered a rear bumper and tire carrier, because I have no other way to carry a spare. It will cost me almost as much as the jeep by the time Iím done, but thatís the price of being stupid enough to want to run 40s on a jk.

the D60s look awesome, by the way. They come complete with lockers, bigger brakes, and all the upgraded driveline parts you could want (except the shafts) for under 12 grand.
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