Fubars snow jeep build

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Nobody » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:08 pm

That doesn't look bad at all! Nice to see continued progress.
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:50 am

I'm looking at tires lately, since I will be building this thing mainly to accommodate large tires, axles and low gearing. I don't want a jacked up Florida mud truck look either, so I am going to be cutting metal... lots of it.

Does anyone have an opinion about the military take offs? The price point is about right. If i don't go military then I would probably have to be looking at used and something smaller sized.

46 /20R Goodyears :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-MILITARY-SURP ... xyOypSVxeK

I believe they are radials, they're band new and seem like a decent brand name.

I know they wouldn't be as good as say Iroks or some sticky compound, but I will be road driving this jeep & wearing away expensive tires.

I think a thorough sipe and mild groove job on something like this would go along way.

What do the experts think?

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Scoobienorth » Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:24 pm

Those military tires are super heavy and sidewalls super stiff. Need dual beadlocks and no air whatsoever at a minimum with heavy grooving and siping.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:07 am

That's what I figured really stiff. I have a pretty heavy drive train and axles... Maybe if I drive them around with 5 psi in the neighborhood for a week they will soften up.

I'm thinking they may not "bag out" when aired down as much but the shear size will still be benefitial.

And they are radials so perhaps they will loosen up.

What type of double bead locks would you suggest?. I'm not an expert in the beadlock realm just yet.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Scoobienorth » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:32 am

Just found goodyears military tire site and if my eyes don't decieve me those tires are in excess of 200 pounds each. They are designed for 5 ton trucks. With no air in them i think you'd barely notice it. Caribou 6x6 in Quesnel bc can get those too and might save you a ton in shipping to retrieve those ones.

http://www.goodyear.com/cfmx/web/gov/pd ... ochure.pdf

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Nobody » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:02 am

I agree that they would be entirely too stiff, and they will never break in. I suspect whatever gains you get from the sheer size of the tire will be lost to the lack of traction. Personally, I'd try to stick with a load range C radial with 2 ply sidewall, even if it means a slightly smaller tire size.
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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Mon May 23, 2016 8:24 am

Did some work on the frame. Now I will be able to get the front axle positioned and do the body mounts and engine mounts/ positioning next!
Frenched the front leafs for added clearence and less hangups!

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby christensent » Thu May 26, 2016 6:44 pm

Just curious, why would take a vehicle down to the frame build level and leaf spring it rather than coil spring?

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby Fubar » Sun May 29, 2016 1:18 pm

for steering simplicity and front end stability are my reasons.
There's plenty of very capable leaf 4x4s out there!

Maybe one day I will 3 or 4 link the front, but I want to put miles on this baby. I think the leafs will really have much better road manners for my circumstance.
And rod ends are $$.

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Re: Fubars snow jeep build

Postby funride » Mon May 30, 2016 9:37 pm

there is something minimalistic and fine in it
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