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Old 12-14-2009, 09:48 AM
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LOL. No, I don't think 44's are in the future. I don't have the cash for a tow rig and trailer, and I certainly don't have the cash to fund the kind of parts that those tires require.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:20 AM
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LOL. No, I don't think 44's are in the future. I don't have the cash for a tow rig and trailer, and I certainly don't have the cash to fund the kind of parts that those tires require.
Famous last words! 44's on your rig would be cool! Be able to flip over and still keep moving!
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:36 AM
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The Red Chili Crystal Ball sez that with economic recovery and a plum engineering job, the following will be future AxleIke thread titles:
1) For Sale: 35" ATs, 3/4 tread left
2) Door mod for front tire clearance
3) Rear tires hit topper at full stuff
4) Lowering driveline for center of gravity and better angles with lift
5) Fitting a LT1 V8 into Baby Beast
6) Name seems silly now, need new truck name
Hmmmm, LT1 + 44 /= 8" axles...
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I'm thinking we'll see the sig say:

Baby Beast - At least it's a 4Runner VIN on the frame.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:54 AM
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LOL!

Hey now, compared to some other rigs, mine is still pretty stock. I realize I'm just polishing a turd here, but its been a fun process for the most part.

Some day I'll join the ranks of the masses, just going to be a while yet.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:03 PM
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You keep qualifying the future with the limitations of the past!

You forgot the 'plum job' and 'economic recovery' base assumptions. You know you got lotsa blue sky there d00d.
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:11 PM
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Hey now, compared to some other rigs, mine is still pretty stock. I realize I'm just polishing a turd here
I guess I can't say much, being that I'm going the other route and dismantling mine. There was once when we could say with pride that we're 'wheeling IFS on 33". But alas there really is a reason that solid axles are common. Shrug, you want to play with the big dogs and I just want my dog not to cower in fear of trying to get in and out of our truck. So it's up you go and down for me.
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Eh, I wouldn't say I'm going to play with the big dogs. I just like tinkering and finding different ways to do stuff. Most of the time, I usually find the wrong way to do things. The big dogs wouldn't let me play anyways, and I'm not ready to beat up the sheetmetal yet. I'm working on getting it to the point that I can paint it and have it look nice again.

For me, at least for now, its 35's to see if they work. If not, then it's back to 33's. I've always known that the ultimate fix is a solid axle, but I like the challenge of driving the IFS, and it's got enough crap in it to still be fun.

If I wanted to go the normal way, I'd have gotten some wheels with more back spacing and solid axle swapped it. Instead I'm modifying the IFS to work with the wheels I like and the stock suspension.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:42 PM
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Isaac,
How high does your tank stick out in the back? I would really like to keep the rear as flat as possible for the dogs you know I am going to be changing out the tanks after Xmas and see what I can do to make if fit under there without raining the floor to much.

Any information you can give me would be great, things you would do different or things to avoid.

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Old 12-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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It sticks up about 4". My recommendation is to put a plywood deck over the top, like I did, and use the rest of the space around the tank for storage for tools and parts. Nice flat spot for your dogs, and/or gear. Tools and parts are hidden out of sight, and secure.

You will have to remove the rear xmember, and replace it with one farther back.

Things I would do different, and that I'm redoing:

Stainless lines for the high pressure line.

recess the filler neck, instead of having it stick out.

Put in the snow mobile pickups for constant fuel delivery at all angles.
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:27 PM
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Cool, 4" isn't to bad but it will put the fridge way up there. I guess I will have to get a slide then.

How much room do you have on the sides, L/R? Looks like there is about 10" from the tailgate to the edge of the tank. Definitely something I have to look into.

What do you think the cost in parts was? If you where to get the SS lines and Snow mobile pick ups, never heard of that before.
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