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Old 03-24-2012, 11:42 AM
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Axle ? Regarding tire size

So today I found a set of new super swamper ltb tires at a garage sell in the 39.5 x 15 x 15 inch variety and was wondering how well stock waggy axles would hold up under street driving and mild off road use?
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:12 PM
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The rule of thumb is anything larger than 35's and you're pushing the limit of the Dana 44. A 39.5x15x15 is a very heavy tire. I would think that you'd be asking for something to break. Maybe if it was just a street truck you'd be fine, but who gets swampers for a street truck?
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:34 PM
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You would have to do some MAJOR fender cutting to make them fit.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:00 PM
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Holding off

I weighed my options and seeing as I'm not ready for that segment of my build and lack of storage I've decided to hold off on getting such a tire. Thanks to those who gave their advice
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:53 PM
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The heavier the hammer (right foot) the shorter the lifespan. If it's been awhile since they were serviced, then not long at all I'd say.
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Swamper LTBs are a gnarly bias ply tires with horrible street manners. They flat spot whenever they're parked for a little while and guaranteed to rumble down the road every morning until you roll them back into round. That being said they're tough and can be run at really low pressures in the rocks. (Read: there are better tires for mostly road use if you want to keep your fillings)
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