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Duels with a little lift
Posted 22 November 2006 - 03:32 PM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 07:48 PM
They are great for towing, and for carrying heavy loads, but for off-road they are just not the right technology. It's unsafe to air them down because as the two tires flex toward each other, things caught between them can puncture the sidewall. I've passed dualie trucks stuck in snow with my soob.
Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:26 PM
Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:45 PM
Good thing to do is start a new thread or do a search. The only way so far that we know of for Subaru's is weld the spider gears to the diff housing (no, not the bit you see when you look under the car, the bit that bolts the the crown wheel)
how do you lock a rear.. sorry for the thread heist.. but just curious..
I have pictures in a post somewhere on here, wait a mo, here you go http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=65238
Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:03 PM
Posted 26 November 2006 - 01:57 AM
It was a southwest, dune runner which may be why it worked well, and wouldn't work well in the northwest.
I'd say go for it, at least in the rear, i'd say not so much in the front, but it would be cool to see anyway.
Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:25 PM
Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:55 PM
Posted 28 November 2006 - 12:21 AM
Dual wheels will help in situations where you're looking for floatation, rather than traction. I've seen them a lot on quads where they're going through crazy mud or really boggy ground. However, if it's possible, you'd probably be better off with a single really wide tire.
An aired down swamper would still have more contact patch than two full-pressure swamps of the same size..... this is one reason the military is doing away with the dual's on their trucks. Rubber compounds, and the advent of radial tires (yeah - I know the ARMY is a little behind the times tho) allows wider tires and CTIS systems. You can't air down dual's without serious risk of damage. The first Army rig with CTIS was the DUKW (amphibious 2.5 ton "duece"), and unlike all the other dueces it's got no duals. This, and it's amphibious nature prevented it from carrying a full 2.5 tons of cargo generally. It was a problem to say the least, and one of the reasons it was retired. The M35-A3 version of the duece (CAT turbo deisel) hasn't got duals either, as it's got the electronic cab-controled CTIS system.
Maybe for a quad - wide, low pressure tires..... yeah it might work for those, but I'm no quad expert either.
Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:18 PM
Holy crap those are some sweet wheels.
Subaru with Duals..
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