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The axle swap/wheel picture thread!

Chamba

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Some before and after shots. I'm a little surprised how much further in the rear wheels are with only 1/2" more back space. I wish the rear flares were about 1" narrower....I could almost put the factory flare back on.

Before:
 

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Chamba

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After:

I went with the 285x75x16 ultimately. I had ordered the 295x75x16 and they told me 3-6 weeks. After about a week they called to say BFG was so back ordered that they were only manufacturing the more common sizes; so no 295s for me.

I still wish i could have gotten the 295s as they would have filled up the flares a bit better. But overall I'm really happy.
 

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93_Fummins

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Excellent idea on this thread! Hope this gains some traction and some more one-ton based applicants can share some tech.
 

Chamba

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I covered the weights with Gorilla tape per a suggestion on here.

Also a pic of what happened to my weights on the 15" rim due to the new calipers. Plenty of clearance now with the 16" rims.
 

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jeepnjon

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Turned out great! Do you have a build thread? Didn't want to derail the thread but are you running the Rockhard rear sport cage? Thinking that's the direction I'm headed with mine with 3rd row seating as well.
 

Chamba

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Turned out great! Do you have a build thread? Didn't want to derail the thread but are you running the Rockhard rear sport cage? Thinking that's the direction I'm headed with mine with 3rd row seating as well.
It is the rock hard. I like it a lot, though i wish they'd put a 15° bend in it and tucked it back a bit. That would make shoulder belts a lot easier to install. They could simply make it follow the rear window of the hardtop and it would be perfect. I may do that one day using this hardware.

Sadly, I didn't do a build thread, though now I regret it. I'm not terribly good at technology and tend to forget my phone in the house when I'm home. That and I would be ashamed to call mine a 'build' with guys like Randy on here.
 

jeepnjon

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It is the rock hard. I like it a lot, though i wish they'd put a 15° bend in it and tucked it back a bit. That would make shoulder belts a lot easier to install. They could simply make it follow the rear window of the hardtop and it would be perfect. I may do that one day using this hardware.

Sadly, I didn't do a build thread, though now I regret it. I'm not terribly good at technology and tend to forget my phone in the house when I'm home. That and I would be ashamed to call mine a 'build' with guys like Randy on here.
I used the Rockhard rear setup in my CJ5 and have been pleased with it. The shoulder belts are my one issue with going that route in the Scrambler for the third row. Looking at seating options that have integrated shoulder belts like in the Sprinter type vans. Need to see one up close though to get a handle on size/height.
 
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