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40's on 7"?
« on: September 1, 2010, 11:36:57 AM »
89 w150 reg cab sb

Plan is 4" RC lift + 3" body

Will this clear 40 ground hawgs ( which run small) on 15x10's?

I mean for street driving purposes only.  Id prefer not to trim the fenders.


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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #1 on: September 1, 2010, 06:01:44 PM »
would not recommend a suspension lift and a body lift just to get bigger tires to cruise with... its your truck but imho not safe and i wouldn't drive it
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #2 on: September 1, 2010, 06:48:10 PM »
Theres nothing wrong with running a body and suspension lift combined.  Its not even against the law.   I run 9 + 3 and 42's on my 94 2nd gen.   No problems.  The problem with body lifts is that many of the older trucks had some home made booty fab stuff holding them together.

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #3 on: September 1, 2010, 08:48:05 PM »
3" is a lot of body lift.  You will see a lot of flex at the mounts.  They are alos a pain in the ass to install.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #4 on: September 1, 2010, 09:21:08 PM »
being legal and being safe are completely different... i can drag a 10000 lb trailer with a dodge dakota with a lil work... its legal... but it aint safe...  a setup like those is not long for the world once introduced to many off-road trips... if u dont intend to off-road it, thats up to u but if your gonna spend all that money setting it up to play in the dirt/mud/ or on the rocks and then not... perhaps i could interest you in some beach front property in arizona?  bottom line its your rig... i dont think it would fit without hackin the fenders... 35's on an 80's model truck needs at least 4"lift  on the pavement... to go 40's id say maybe 9 or 10" lift and then unless your mud bogging its just senseless to put a truck that high... imo...to build as mall crawler as the term is thrown about to me is childish and pointless
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #5 on: September 1, 2010, 09:27:47 PM »
40" tires with 1/2 ton brakes and stock gears.  Wonderful.   ::)
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #6 on: September 1, 2010, 09:28:44 PM »
again just cause u CAN doesnt equate to SHOULD
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #7 on: September 2, 2010, 11:44:39 AM »
Forget I asked guys....    3" isnt alot of body lift... thats why they stop at 3".   I didnt say I was going to use the truck for a race car.  Why is everyone so negative?   Ive seen lots of 1/2 ton trucks on this site with 38 and 40" tires.....    with body and susp lifts.

I just wanted information on clearance on this body style truck with a 40 hawg and 7", but Ill figure it out on my own.

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #8 on: September 2, 2010, 02:00:42 PM »
No you can't run it like that.  I have run 40s with no fender trimming with 13" of lift.  44s with 13" and major trimming.  I have run 7" of lift and 35x15.5 swamper tsl sx tires (wide) but they would rub a little bit turned and articulated. 

Dodges were cursed with small wheel well openings. 

You should keep it low, trim whatever you need.  I know a guy running 44s and 8" lift fenders whacked and his truck looks awesome.

And body lifts don't bother me. I never had a problem with one.  These guys never did either, if they did it right.  Makes more clearance to get to bell housing bolts and lets valve covers clear brake boosters. 

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #9 on: September 2, 2010, 02:11:28 PM »
It's your truck man, and it's up to you. I'm not gonna knock your decision for Big Tires.

A 7" Suspension Lift would be a better way to go, because while the 3" Body Lift is legal and safe to an extent it's not something i would trust.

I can feel the floors flex (when the truck is at an extreme angle) in my dad's '75 D300 Dumptruck with stock height bushings, a 3" Body Lift is going to amplify that and lead to stressed mounts and cracked panels.  There are alternatives, but they require alot of work (custom body mounts on the Frame & Cab, aswell as a redesigned structure/support under the floor).

With 7" of Suspension Lift you don't have to worry about the issues that come with a body lift, and it should clear the 40's for a Street Rig. I can technically fit the 40's off of my diesel under my '76 Ramcharger with stock suspension.  The 40's don't have alot of room with the stock suspension though, infact i would be afraid to sit in the RC or turn the wheels  :P

4" wouldn't be enough because the tires would eat the fenders when you turn the wheel or pull over a curb/bump (like into a parking lot or gas station) 7" would get you close, just don't take it off roading or it will make it's own clearence/space for the tires to fit.

That being said, Fender Trimming/Cutting can be done and look stock/awesome (check out the build thread for BradicusX's Ramcharger). I knocked nearly 3" out of the Front & Rear of the Fenders on my Diesel and tapered the cuts (with excess to create a new lip on the inside of the fender) so that when it's done it looks stock, only with more room.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #10 on: September 2, 2010, 05:20:38 PM »
I disagree.  Any truck will have body flex, body lift or not.  I have a crew cab sitting in my garage right now with no body lift and the body torn in the usual places from body flex. 

Then you have to deal with driveline angles.  7" of lift you will definitely have driveline issues.  Especially with the short front driveline.  You start turning pinions up, then you have caster issues.  Not to mention the rough ride with the more arched spring.  7" you're going to want to do a crossover steering, longer driveshafts, brake lines, e brake cable issues, etc.

I'd do 4" with a suspension lift.  I won't go higher than 6" anymore with leaves.  Just my opinion. 

Up to you though.

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #11 on: September 2, 2010, 05:26:46 PM »
yes they will fit a 40 hawg runs short like u say they only about 37.they may rub at full steering lock and flex but a pavement pounder will be fine if u adjust the steering locks out and extend the bump stops they will work.
  i would advise to box in the cab mounts with a 3 body lift cause they will break.i have 8 sus. and 3 body only to clear the 440 vavle covers.but my roll cage is tied into my frame so i have no body flex.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #12 on: September 2, 2010, 08:46:38 PM »
run your 4" lift and 3" body lift with those tires if you already got the lift. but if you havent got it just save yourself the head ache and get 6"lift 2"body and cruise the mall all day..... ;D

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #13 on: September 2, 2010, 09:37:58 PM »
Yeah 6 and 3 would be just right for 40's hawgs. Some guys hate body lifts, me i kinda like them and have no problems with them.  Its cheap, and the best part is they are easier to work on, pullin tranny's and what not is a breeze, lots more room to work with. on my off road rig it makes its nice to pressure wash the underside, tops of trnny and case. But yes on the road, something you drive everyday, there is some body flex. so there are pros and cons
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #14 on: September 4, 2010, 07:02:34 PM »
when it comes to pullin trans a 48" impact extension and a set if universal joint impact socket and bell housing bolts are out and done in 5 minutes tops...
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #15 on: September 4, 2010, 07:11:39 PM »
would not recommend a suspension lift and a body lift just to get bigger tires to cruise with... its your truck but imho not safe and i wouldn't drive it

its very common

especially on the street...

i dont like body lifts but i run this combo daily and never have any trouble

3" is a lot of body lift.  You will see a lot of flex at the mounts.  They are alos a pain in the ass to install.

it doesnt flex to bad if you have a roll bar  :P


im not one for huge suspension lifts my self either... to top heavy for an RC.. its best to keep it low and just trim the fenders... if you want it to look good then take a look at Brad's RC.. i love the way the fender trimming turned out on it {cool}
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #16 on: September 5, 2010, 08:07:58 AM »
There is nothing wrong with body lifts. They do what they are designed to do. That is give lift by making more space between the frame and body. Most people claim that body lifts cause problems when the frame has to flex, but the problem isn't really associated with the body lift. Most truck frames are designed to flex, however the body of most trucks do not flex as much as the frame. This is why the typical pick up truck are built as a separate cab and bed. But in trucks such as SUVs which are not separated, the longer body has to flex with the frame, and this is why stress cracks can develop in body panels. The only ways to reduce or prevent body flex, is to stiffen the frame, which can be done by boxing or adding a roll cage, or install flexible body mounts, such as springs, air bags (Think tractor trailer air ride cab) or flex mounts. Once the body can be isolated from the frame, the frame can flex while the body stays in place. At that point it doesn't really matter how much space exists between the body and the frame, other than the need for all the parts which connect between the body and frame (Such as steering column, brake lines and shifter linkages, etc.)

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #17 on: September 5, 2010, 12:34:52 PM »
My main complaint with body lifts is the leverage it puts on the body mount brackets on the frame and the bolts.  We had a wreck here on the highway recently where a Toyota flopped over and ripped the cab completely off the frame.  Only the wiring and steering column seemed to be holding it attached.  I've also seen a lot of broken frame brackets and mount bolts.  Couple that with the fact that you only gain clearance, not articulation and I just don't think they are worth the trouble.
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« Reply #18 on: September 5, 2010, 12:42:21 PM »
  I've also seen a lot of broken frame brackets and mount bolts. 
I've seen that on a lot of trucks with no body lift.  Especially Dodges.

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #19 on: September 5, 2010, 12:58:06 PM »
Exactly, so why make it worse?
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #20 on: September 5, 2010, 01:48:47 PM »
Exactly, so why make it worse?

just for looks  ;)


its really just a chance thing... it could happen.. or couldnt..

theres the wreak storys yes... but then theres the storys where its been on there for 20 years without a single problem.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #21 on: September 5, 2010, 03:19:18 PM »
I have my truck set up with 12" of suspension lift and 40" Hawg's.  I think mine measure out to just a little over 38".  I moved my front axle forward 4" as well so I can turn and not murder my fenders.  I also used 56" Chevy springs on all 4 corners, so it'll flex pretty well, but it's mainly built to be a mud truck.  I used Chevy 3/4 ton axles, D44 front and 14b FF rear axle for now.  I'll get a D60 up front in about a year or so.
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« Reply #22 on: September 5, 2010, 03:55:35 PM »
Exactly, so why make it worse?
How does it make it worse?  The puck it sits on is roughly the same size.   If your bolts are torqued correctly there will be no more stress on the bolts.  I personally am past putting body lifts on a truck.  I'd rather cut the fenders.  But if these body lifts were as dangerous as people are saying they are, they would have been outlawed long ago.  I wonder how many body lifts have been made.  Maybe you should be complaining about Dodge's crappy body mounts instead.   

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #23 on: September 5, 2010, 07:27:45 PM »
By lengthening the mount you increase the leverage the weight of the body has on the mounts.  Why else do you think they are legally limited to 2" or 3" in most, if not all states?  It's the same as using a longer wrench on a bolt.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #24 on: September 5, 2010, 07:50:05 PM »
ok that maybe true lanty but how fast in a turn would u have to be going to get the mounts to flex so much to break them  ?  in a 4x4 u will never do it before u flipped the truck over anyhow ..just physics i am not gonna explain the formula to figure it out but it's out there anyhow ...i dont much care for a body lift but if i had a semi custom rig i would run one with a tire over 38 inches for sure ...but its all good ...and dude ground hawgs suck on the street i couldnt stand the 33's i ran for awhile ..horrible in the rain and well ur gonna pay in long run for running a half ton gear eventually ...and well wont even get into gears ..thing will be a total turd taking off with stock gearing in it ...i would seriuosly reconsider ur choice in tire size ...u need to build the truck around the tire not the other way around ...running a 40 is fine if u do it right ...way ur doing it is well not right imho anyhow ...but hey its ur rig do what u want ...most people step up to a bigger tire in a few times of lifting and modifications along the way ...i dunno man ...i like keepin it simple and not uber huge looks kewl but i like to drive my rig alot on the road and have a safe rig rather than something that is not all that well built and will be dangerous on the street cuz u have it built in such a way thats not conducive to the vehicles ability to stop its own factory weight let alone big ole 40's ...i say heed the advice man
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #25 on: September 5, 2010, 08:12:35 PM »
Who said anything about high speed turns?  I've seen them break on a normal wheeling run and the cab sitting all crooked on the frame which pretty much makes the vehicle undriveable.  One extreme case was a friend and his '80s F150 stepside that ran a tough truck competition at a nearby civic center.  On the 60 mile drive home they went off the road because the cab shifted locking the steering wheel with the 4 speed shifter about the only thing holding the cab on the frame.  If you want to run them, fine, but don't overlook the bad points just because a bunch of mall crawlers haven't had any problems with them.
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« Reply #26 on: September 5, 2010, 10:45:40 PM »
Who said anything about high speed turns?  I've seen them break on a normal wheeling run and the cab sitting all crooked on the frame which pretty much makes the vehicle undriveable.  One extreme case was a friend and his '80s F150 stepside that ran a tough truck competition at a nearby civic center.  On the 60 mile drive home they went off the road because the cab shifted locking the steering wheel with the 4 speed shifter about the only thing holding the cab on the frame.  If you want to run them, fine, but don't overlook the bad points just because a bunch of mall crawlers haven't had any problems with them.


yea i see how it could happen here.. normal wheeling run or not its still wheeling and extra stress on every part of the truck.. not just body lifts..

you could crack something on a off road run that would show up until you hit high speeds on the highway

theres bad points if your gonna use them for both on and off road.. but off road rigs and mall crawlers are in a whole separte league and really cant be compared.


I just wanted information on clearance on this body style truck with a 40 hawg and 7", but Ill figure it out on my own.

sorry bout the highjacking... but no.. you will have to do some fender trimming
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #27 on: September 6, 2010, 11:23:31 AM »
Why does this have to turn into a your gonna die if you run a body lift debate?   Theres 1000's of members here who run them....... nuff said

There is nothing wrong with running 40's on half ton axles for a street rig.  Geared to 4.56 or 488 with the 4spd it will be just fine for riding around.  Im not gonna drag race it.  Im just want to clean it up and keep it nice for a weekend cruiser.  And yes I like and want to put 40 GH's on it.......


That being said does anyone have pictures or a cardomain of 40 hawgs on 7-8" on a 1st gen truck?

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #28 on: September 6, 2010, 11:41:34 AM »
There is nothing wrong with running 40's on half ton axles for a street rig.

If you really believe this you should just buy a Hyundai.


Geared to 4.56 or 488 with the 4spd it will be just fine for riding around.  Im not gonna drag race it.  Im just want to clean it up and keep it nice for a weekend cruiser.  And yes I like and want to put 40 GH's on it.......

Gears are nice and all but how are you going to stop it?  Keep in mind that this is coming from someone who owned a '88 W150 with 39's on stock axles so I know what the hell I am talking about.  I also rear ended a Camaro because the damn thing wouldn't stop.  Also, Ground Hawgs are pretty much a joke, especially if you are putting them on a mall crawler.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #29 on: September 6, 2010, 12:41:16 PM »
One extreme case was a friend and his '80s F150 stepside that ran a tough truck competition at a nearby civic center.  On the 60 mile drive home they went off the road because the cab shifted locking the steering wheel with the 4 speed shifter about the only thing holding the cab on the frame. 
What was the cause?  All the cab mounts broke?  All the body bolts broke?  Or the bolts weren't torqued tight enough? 

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« Reply #30 on: September 6, 2010, 12:44:59 PM »

Gears are nice and all but how are you going to stop it?  Keep in mind that this is coming from someone who owned a '88 W150 with 39's on stock axles so I know what the hell I am talking about.  I also rear ended a Camaro because the damn thing wouldn't stop.  Also, Ground Hawgs are pretty much a joke, especially if you are putting them on a mall crawler.
There are tons of possible causes that your truck could not have stopped.  Of course you blame it on your tires, but could have been brake adjustment, brake fade, wrong pads, glazed pads, road conditions, weather, or just plain bad driving.  I didn't wreck a similar truck, but I didn't tailgate camaros.   :P

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #31 on: September 6, 2010, 05:36:03 PM »
What was the cause?  All the cab mounts broke?  All the body bolts broke?  Or the bolts weren't torqued tight enough? 


Two bolts pulled through the body and two sheared off.  I think the one of the core support mounts had either broken previously or had fallen out but only one was left.  It was lucky the body shifted in the direction it did because of the way it pivoted on the remaining core support mount.  If it had gone the other way the fan probably would have eaten the radiator.

There are tons of possible causes that your truck could not have stopped.  Of course you blame it on your tires, but could have been brake adjustment, brake fade, wrong pads, glazed pads, road conditions, weather, or just plain bad driving.  I didn't wreck a similar truck, but I didn't tailgate camaros.   :P


The Camaro incident was some jackass that decided to pass me and then hit the brakes in front of me.  I stomped the brake and jerked the wheel into the left lane but still ate his 1/4 panel from the tail lamp up to the back seat.  He called the cops saying I tried to kill him, lol.  The truck obviously did not stop as well as it should but I decided to do a little brake test of my own.  I took my mostly stock '84 Ramcharger on 32x11.50s, took it up to 35 MPH and stomped the brake.  It locked the brakes up and slid to a stop in a respectable distance for a truck.  I did the same with the '88 with the 39s and it didn't lock the brakes up at all and just got that nice groan of overworked brakes as it came to a stop about 3 truck lengths farther than the Ramcharger on 32s.  For shits and giggles we took the dealership's '85 D350 dually rollback with a Dakota on the back and did the same thing and it actually stopped short of the Ramcharger with only a slight lock up of the brakes right as it was stopping.  The brakes on the Ramcharger were well used, the brakes on the '88 W150 with the 39s were pretty new as I rebuilt them when I bought the truck about 6k miles before and were not glazed or anything and god only knows the condition of the rollback's brakes, lol.  The '88 was my show truck and was very well taken care of, but I did drive it around quite a bit as it was a blast to drive and the chicks loved it.  If I had it to do all over again, I would swap 8 lug axles under the truck and buy new rims and tires to get rid of the troublesome 9 1/4" rear and the 1/2 ton brakes.  As an example of tires vs. lift, here is the '88 W150 in question on 39x15x15 Mickeys, 4" suspension with an add-a-leaf for a total of 5" over stock and 3" of body lift:

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #32 on: September 6, 2010, 09:13:31 PM »
Yeesh.  I don't want you criticizing mall crawlers ever again!   ;D

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #33 on: September 6, 2010, 09:37:31 PM »
Hey, I can talk junk because I know what it's all about from experience.  I wanted something nice and that was already built and turn key so I got it and added a few things here and there and drove it.  I quickly learned why buying something like this is a bad idea as it had some pretty bad decisions made during it's buildup.  Can you imagine 39s with a TBI 318, 727 and 3.23 gears?  I had to be in second gear to do 50 MPH on the Interstate and then it slowed to 35 on the hills when I drove it home.  4.56s fixed the gearing issue somewhat and made it drivable but the 9 1/4" couldn't take the strain.  As I said, if I had it to do all over again it would get 8 lug axles.  The 9 1/4" eventually locked while I was in a turn and I rolled it.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #34 on: September 6, 2010, 10:50:58 PM »
wow lanty that is god ugly 80's styling there lol ..
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #35 on: September 6, 2010, 11:32:34 PM »
Nope, built in the early '90s and I owned it in the late '90s.  A shop in Leesburg, VA built quite a few of them I was told, GM, Ford and Dodge, all with similar scalloped paint jobs.  It was actually a nice truck.  The triple double rollbar was actual tubing welded up and heavier than hell rather than the cheap bolt together crap.  It had a full size spare with matching rim mounted in the back, Ramcharger bucket seats, lots of Autometer gauges, straight duals, diamond plate all over the place and other details.  I added a diamond plate tool box in the rear, the PIAA lights, the side bars, a set of Hadley air horns with the compressor and air tank, $2,500 worth of JL Audio and Fosgate stereo, and a bunch of crap I can't remember anymore.  All told I had just over $38k in it.  It was very popular at shows and again, very popular with the ladies.  And yes, I did wheel it once, in mud.  Ugh.  After the week of cleaning that followed I never did it again.  I made them video tape it since it was only going to happen once.  I still have the video around here somewhere, lol.  ;D
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #36 on: September 7, 2010, 12:40:24 PM »
Nope, built in the early '90s and I owned it in the late '90s.  A shop in Leesburg, VA built quite a few of them I was told, GM, Ford and Dodge, all with similar scalloped paint jobs.  It was actually a nice truck.  The triple double rollbar was actual tubing welded up and heavier than hell rather than the cheap bolt together crap.  It had a full size spare with matching rim mounted in the back, Ramcharger bucket seats, lots of Autometer gauges, straight duals, diamond plate all over the place and other details.  I added a diamond plate tool box in the rear, the PIAA lights, the side bars, a set of Hadley air horns with the compressor and air tank, $2,500 worth of JL Audio and Fosgate stereo, and a bunch of crap I can't remember anymore.  All told I had just over $38k in it.  It was very popular at shows and again, very popular with the ladies.  And yes, I did wheel it once, in mud.  Ugh.  After the week of cleaning that followed I never did it again.  I made them video tape it since it was only going to happen once.  I still have the video around here somewhere, lol.  ;D

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #37 on: September 7, 2010, 02:44:01 PM »
The means doesn't justify the end.  ;D

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« Reply #38 on: September 7, 2010, 03:35:11 PM »
All I did was intentionally swap two words, please clarify professor fry cook.  :P
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #39 on: September 7, 2010, 04:42:00 PM »
Damn yall sound like a bunch of women. Who gives a shit if its a mall cruiser or not.On half ton on 1 ton damn   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #40 on: September 7, 2010, 04:51:55 PM »
Singular use:

"The end doesn't justify...."

Plural use:

"The ends don't justify...."

Its alrights.

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #41 on: September 7, 2010, 04:54:07 PM »
Damn yall sound like a bunch of women. Who gives a shit if its a mall cruiser or not.On half ton on 1 ton damn   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Women where you come from sit around discussing the potential hazards of putting 40" tires on unsuited half ton drivetrain?

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #42 on: September 7, 2010, 05:04:54 PM »
Damn yall sound like a bunch of women. Who gives a shit if its a mall cruiser or not.On half ton on 1 ton damn   >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Some of us happen to care more about safety than looks and some of us take seriously the responsibility we have advising random people on the Internet on making smart decisions that may have a bearing on their safety as well as everyone else on the road.  If I have to be a complete reckless dumbass in order to be a man, well then I'll just go put my panties on right now.
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #43 on: September 7, 2010, 05:11:56 PM »
Some of us happen to care more about safety than looks and some of us take seriously the responsibility we have advising random people on the Internet on making smart decisions that may have a bearing on their safety as well as everyone else on the road.  If I have to be a complete reckless dumbass in order to be a man, well then I'll just go put my panties on right now.
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« Reply #44 on: September 7, 2010, 05:13:27 PM »
Picture? Shit.... I want video.

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« Reply #45 on: September 7, 2010, 05:21:54 PM »
Not happening.  Now you know I would not have made that comment if I were not confident in my belief that standing up for safety was the manly thing to do.  My man card is secure and I do not have any panties.   ;D
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« Reply #46 on: September 7, 2010, 09:17:21 PM »
Maybe it was the other ton of crap on that show pony that kept it from stopping.   ;D

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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #47 on: September 7, 2010, 09:33:55 PM »
You may have a bit of a point because I swear that roll bar weighed as much as the truck, lol.  We tired to lift it out to repaint it and busted a chainfall on it.  The chainfall as old and rating was unknown but we had pulled a few big blocks with it with no problems.  Still, I've driven other trucks that were pretty bare that had stopping issues and I don't think I would consider the stock 1/2 ton brakes on a bone stock truck anything stellar.  ;D
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Re: 40's on 7"?
« Reply #48 on: September 7, 2010, 10:13:05 PM »
Women where you come from sit around discussing the potential hazards of putting 40" tires on unsuited half ton drivetrain?


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« Reply #49 on: September 7, 2010, 11:11:21 PM »
Singular use:

"The end doesn't justify...."

Plural use:

"The ends don't justify...."

Its alrights.

There were several "means" (the mods) to try and justify the "end" (the foo-foo truck). I stand firm!  :P
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