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Old April 30th, 2015, 07:42 AM
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I am looking to start putting together the parts for a 100 inch build trayback. I would really like Portals but the prices I have gotten for the bolt on style is pretty high. If anybody has a set Unimog, Volvo or bolt on that they want to let go cheap let me know. Thanks
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Old April 30th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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Yeah the Tibus ones are about $9500 for a set. Crazy
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Old April 30th, 2015, 09:55 AM
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Yea, my thought exactly. It would be nice to get the lift they provide however, but not for 10 large.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:33 AM
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Anything that hasn't been engineered as a bolt-on solution is going to require extensive fab and machine work to adapt to a Rover housing...sometimes it's just worth the coin to save yourself from re-inventing the setup.

As for axle swaps, keep in mind that the reduction at the box is much greater on a 404 Mog axle at 2.13:1 (compared to Tibus' 1.6:1 or 1.16:1), and you're married to a 3.54 diff so you're really going to be hurting if you want to drive the truck any distance. Just with some quick calculations, at 60mph on 36's you're turning 4600rpm.

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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:45 AM
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Don't underestimate the myriad of additional issues Portals create- up travel, steering geometry, oil pan clearance, etc, etc
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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:47 AM
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Don't tell rhino 130 about the problems....he's been there already...I drool over that truck..
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:04 PM
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:47 PM
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I know there are other ways to get 37's under the truck but ......
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Old April 30th, 2015, 02:11 PM
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I know there are other ways to get 37's under the truck but ......

I know how to fit 37s under one...
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Old April 30th, 2015, 02:16 PM
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Eddie A has 37s on his
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:43 PM
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38's on a 15x10
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Old April 30th, 2015, 04:12 PM
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38's on a 15x10
Damn, those don't rub on the fender flares?

Love how it looks - and I thought 35's were big on a Defender.
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Damn, those don't rub on the fender flares?

Love how it looks - and I thought 35's were big on a Defender.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 08:21 AM
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Sorry to hijack thread.

Originally Posted by MudD1
38's on a 15x10
Damn, those don't rub on the fender flares?

Love how it looks - and I thought 35's were big on a Defender.

Thanks,They are "snug" at 35 psi but aired down to 3psi they only measure about 34"

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Old May 1st, 2015, 08:26 AM
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Yeah, it looks tight. I test fit a set of 37's on a recent build and it was just too much tire for a 90 in my opinion. Did you have to shorten your sliders for clearance when turning?

Mike, what's your planned use with this 100"? Unless you need crazy diff clearance I'd be focusing more on making the suspension work.

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Old May 1st, 2015, 08:45 AM
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Ash, I am converting the 90 to a tray back. The problem I see with modifying the suspension is you start to get too tall. I want to keep the overall height as low as possible. I understand i am going to have to modify the fenders. More like a high fender kit on the JK. I have some Dana 60's I can use but portals would be so nice.....
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Old May 1st, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Not necessarily...usually what I see with excessively tall trucks is that guys jack them way up in an effort to keep their tires out of the body, but setting your bumps up correctly can allow you to stay low and save you from needing to cut, if that's a concern. Not to mention, the wheel openings on these trucks are massive if you get rid of the flares altogether.

Link it, set your bump to around 5-6", and keep it low. You ought to be able to run 37's, and you can 100% run 35's with 2-3" in height over a stock truck.

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Old May 1st, 2015, 09:16 AM
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I've seen you wheel Capt Milks; you don't need portals for those fire roads....


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Old May 1st, 2015, 09:34 AM
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in action at the 20:33 mark of this video.
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Should be more footage of those 2 rigs (the blue 90 and your Series)

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Not necessarily...usually what I see with excessively tall trucks is that guys jack them way up in an effort to keep their tires out of the body, but setting your bumps up correctly can allow you to stay low and save you from needing to cut, if that's a concern. Not to mention, the wheel openings on these trucks are massive if you get rid of the flares altogether. Link it, set your bump to around 5-6", and keep it low. You ought to be able to run 37's, and you can 100% run 35's with 2-3" in height over a stock truck. -Ash
Totally agree.

Have you guys read Mieser's flat fender build on Pirate? Or seen it on last year's UA vids? It goes right along with the above thought process and tells how capable that little Jeep was.
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