View Full Version : Pics of new tires and stuff
09-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Well, I had finally talked myself into spending the 1300 bucks it was gonna cost to get some new tires, I was going for the Toyo Open Country MT's 33x12.50x15.
Well I was at the car parts store today and ran into a guy that I know, and I'd heard that he had a set of 31 inch ATs but didnt know anything about them. Well I went and had a look, theyre brand new with 1 week on them. 31x10.50x15 Roughrider AT's. They're NOT what I wanted....at least not REALLY, but they're definitly good enough that they'll do. And the price was right, 500 on 6 bolt 'Yota rims....which is GREAT because the rims will fit my brothers Waggy axles for spares!
Heres the pics....
My 31's, my brothers 35 inch boggers, and the 3 link hes building on his Ranger.
He's looking into some 38.5 Boggers (Or something like that....size...not sure exactly what size...)
I'm excited, cant wait to get the 31's on the truck....come summer time I'll get the Toyos!
09-22-2007, 10:39 PM
nice score man i just bought some new mudders had them mounted yesterday an gave them a whirl today.. awesome tires for the price i paid... a bit of a hum on the rd but.. cant let that bother ya..
09-23-2007, 03:12 AM
Cool...can't wait to see em thrown on...
Does your brother have any more pics?
09-23-2007, 03:48 PM
Hahaha....he doesnt even have that pic! I took it....
But...ask and ye shall receive!
I'll get some more today and try to explain some of the ideas hes got going on for locating his springs on the axle and such..pretty cool ideas!
09-23-2007, 04:37 PM
I run a set of those tires as my winter tires.. they are not bad for crappy tire tires.. they wear out kinda quick, but that might just be my driving style
09-25-2007, 01:56 AM
OK....so....heres various pics of my brothers Ranger....
Basically he built a 3 link for it. The idea with the coil mounts on the axle was to build a box to sit on the axle that had a large hole in the top...then have the coil mounting stud welded to a plate slightly larger than the hole in the top of the box...once the coil was located and he knew where the center was, he'd be able to LIFT up on the stud, thereby pulling the plate inside the box up against the top of it and then weld it in place.....essentially creating a sandwich between the plate inside the box and the coil insulator (the 2 slices of bread) and the actual coil mount box top (the meat....)....really hard to explain sorry, and the pics are shitty too...but camera phones eh...thats whatcha get!
I got pics of the frame mounts for the radius arm to frame and to axle, pan hard bar, coil buckets on the frame, a pic of the pan hard bar with a bend in it....its not done, but its close.
Please enjoy and feel free to comment.
His truck as it sits:http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v134/93/111/122500376/n122500376_31999289_8055.jpg
Pan Hard Bar, Pass Side Radius Arm
Passenger Side Coil Mount
Radius Arm Mount
Pan Hard Mount
Drivers Coil Mount
Raduis arm Axle mount
My trucks drop Brackets
Some of the bracketry needs a little tweaking and cleaning up....but this is for fit and mock up purposes only.....
Lets here what you think!
09-28-2007, 10:06 PM
Took the truck out today for its first REAL day of wheelin' It was light stuff, but we had a good time, and I'm really happy with those Crappy Tire 31 inch RoughRiders that I got....they performed really well and made the truck feel like a whole new beast....way more confidence inspiring than what I had before!
09-29-2007, 03:36 AM
Couple pics from today.....
Light wheelin, but its a pretty steep little hill and it has a vertical lip on the top....it was fun....can't wait to see what else I can do with these new tires!
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