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Hey guys. I'm building up my truck this winter/spring and one of the big things I'm doing is tires. I was thinking going with 38's would be a big step, but a good one. I already have 3" body lift and I was thinking I'd add 4" suspension and then cutting the fenders would do the rest.
But, yesterday I found a guy with good 42" TSLs for an awsome price. So it makes me wonder if that's too big to do technical trails and well as mud? The guys in Massachusettes say anything over 35"s and I'm gonna be flipping and flopping all the time, but I look at the trucks at TTC and the Real Truck Challenge and they all have 35+ and they don't flip, much. So, I'm lookin for more opinions. I agree 42's are probably too big since I need to drive this truck to the trails, but it was a fun thought anyways. Tell me what ya think.
 

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Lol i think those TTC trucks spend as much time upside down, and on there side as they do right side up.

Plus those TTC trucks have 2 seats and nothing else mostly, aren't used on the street, you gotta think about what your doing? you get stuck in mud, why? fix that problem then try something else, then fix that problem.

I had 44's i live in the same area you do, lots of trees, tight off camber trails, cement type mud, and grease like clay, lots of snow, lots of steep hills, they were good for playing in a mud field and driving in 3 feet of snow, trails were no longer good unless you want to spend the rest of your life clearing tree limbs and off camber trails become a problem
 

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you gotta think about what your doing? you get stuck in mud, why? fix that problem then try something else, then fix that problem.
Well, right now I'm kinda doing a build up and I'm trying to figure out a setup that'll solves all my problems and any others I might have in the future, so its tough. I mean, its easy to say "Big tires = ground clearence and traction," but they also could limit me on the real trails. I'm thinking I'll stick with some 38's. We'll see.
 

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aw hell, go for the 49s LOL. im aiming for 35s on 4 inches of lift for Red, 39s on 6 inches for the RC.

Duane
 

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If you are doing mostly deep mud go with the 42's. If you are running alot of trails I would stick with the 38's
 

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MM start with 36's and if you don't like it or have a problem you can go bigger, start at what you can use right now and see what happens, i don't have a problem with 35's
 

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I agree, ESPECIALLY in Ct, stay as low as you can and still get what you need. 35-38 is fine around here.
 

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well, thats a little different story, but not much. as long as the trails arent across the state, it wouldnt be bad. OBX uses 4.56s with 36s and drove 8 hrs to wheel with no problems, so i imagine just across town or something wouldnt be bad.

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Well keep your stick and your 3.55's and just get the 36's
 

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Lets see the 445 trans 1st gears is far better than the 727, so if you kept the 3.55's with the 36's it wouldn't be a problem with those anchor tires, but im crazy, so then when you want alittle lower rpm you use low range and 1st with 3.55's and those 36's i bet you that motor is right at home in that rpm range , but nope everyone here has 8000 rpm motors.
 

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I agree with ED-3, keep what you have and work with that. BUT! I would grab the other axles if you can swing it! Worst case? you re-gear them. Best case? you re-SELL them! That ft D60 is the hard part if you want to go to 1 ton axles, finding a rear to match should be easy.
 
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