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#1 The Scooby

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 12:37 PM

ok, i got a set of pug 15" alloy's with some 205/50/15's on 2, and i have another 2 tires but they are 205/55/15.

this is for my 86 carbed d/r 5sp wagon.

if i put the tires with the 55series sidewall on the back and the 50's up front and kept it out of 4wd will i be ok to drive for a while until i get al new 205/50/15's

and my main question, if i HAVE to, i mean last resort, put it into 4wd, will it imeditly toast my tranny, or will it take a little while or would it do nothing because the small differance?

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#2 Turbone

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 01:16 PM

You should be ok, if you stay out of 4wd. I know the diff isnt much, but why take a chance?

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 01:46 PM

U will be fine so long as U don't use 4WD when U have good traction. U can still use it in low traction stuff no problem (ie:mud, snow, hard rain)
I usualy run a little bit of tire stager in all my 4X4's. A little bit biger tire in front helps the rig pull staiter in mud and snow, and I hve NEVER had any problems with this. The wagon I'm building right now will have stagerd gears front to rear (by just a little) so that I can run the same size tires all around for once :rolleyes:

#4 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 29 April 2004 - 02:35 PM

You won't toast your tranny - at the most you will break an axle. They are the weakest link.

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#5 The Scooby

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 01:37 AM

alright thanks for clearing that all up, so i think so i am not tenpted i will just take out the 4wd d/r shifter itself, until i get my new tires, im going to get some kumo 711's, in 205/55/15,

then get some XT6 sway bars, ajustable coilover springs, and some KYB shocks/struts and i will be good for now. until i upgrade the motor to a 6cyl.

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 10:49 AM

Thats what I'm doing to my turbo wagon. Need to lower the rear, but I have to get someone to clock the torsion bar...

#7 MorganM

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 11:02 AM

i think so i am not tenpted i will just take out the 4wd d/r shifter itself, until i get my new tires


Just take off the shifter knob as a self reminder :) You can still use it if you are in a low traction situation (mud, snow or dirt road) and you just might want it then! :D

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Posted 30 April 2004 - 11:09 AM

see thats the problem, i want it to be a street queen, then get a brat for off roading, but then i cant do both because my girlfriend will need a car to drive, and she would get the wagon, and i would be with the brat, so im just gonna get a FTAWD tranny and put it in, then LSD, and with my new springs, shocks/struts, pug 15's and tires i should be good.


Shean




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