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54" boggers

ok so i read about these 54" swamperboggers and now i want them what do yall think? yea i know its gonna need some outragous lift and im puttin a v8 and sas on it how yall think its gonna look?
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unless you're running rockwells in your SAS you're wasting money! just because you have a solid axle doesn't mean you can run whatever tire size....those 54's are some serious rolling mass!!!

and in my opinion, unless you're a mall crawler or a professional bogger there's not that much difference in them and a set of 49's...other than the obvious size....
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if you want to put on those 54's, you will more than likely have to run 2-ton Rockwells to support the weight.......not to mention the 7 series gear you would need......

and you probably would need somewere around 20" of lift......talk about top heavy.......i wouldn't want to ride with you or drive near ya...
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2.5 Ton top Loading Rockwells have only one gear ratio. 6.17 They are FULL width axles. they are very wide. Also rim selection is very slim with the boggers, I think 20's are the only option too. That means 20" rims with Rockwell pattern (6x8.5 IIRC) are going to be pricey (custom). Then you have to deal with the room to fit them. and not to mention even getting a hold of the 54's (short supply).
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yea i got a set of rockwells that i got axis to but im lookin for unimog axles and i aint to scared of the thop heavy ness but if/ when i do this and i know there aint much differrence between them but i want it big
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yea i got a set of rockwells that i got axis to but im lookin for unimog axles and i aint to scared of the thop heavy ness but if/ when i do this and i know there aint much differrence between them but i want it big
What Mogs? 404's wont last with those tires, youll be breaking portal boxes like its your job. 406/416 is the minimum but U1300's would be better.
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By the way mogs are really a link suspension only axle, as you Get HUGE amounts of axle wrap due to their portal design.
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not to mention even getting a hold of the 54's (short supply).
and probably their $1500 a piece price tag...
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Hey, I'll hook you up with the shop who does all the mud trucks. I'll find out what his number is and give you a PM.

He just built a chev on 54's w/ 2.5 corporate axles and a 502. I don't know what the pricetag is, but the bottom of the tailgate was over my head...

He also had no body lift, so everything was suspension. 2 transfer cases (so it could drop down to have better driveline angles), etc.

I'll get the name and get back to you, since you are in melbourne. His shop is in orlando though.

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And that is a badass truck!!!
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are you sure you want to build a truck around a set of tires??
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Is a truck that big street legal. With a price tag of $1500 bucks a tire I really would not want to wear them down on asphalt.
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Hey, I'll hook you up with the shop who does all the mud trucks. I'll find out what his number is and give you a PM.

He just built a chev on 54's w/ 2.5 corporate axles and a 502. I don't know what the pricetag is, but the bottom of the tailgate was over my head...

He also had no body lift, so everything was suspension. 2 transfer cases (so it could drop down to have better driveline angles), etc.

I'll get the name and get back to you, since you are in melbourne. His shop is in orlando though.
those are not Corporate axles. Those are 2.5 Ton Rockwell Toploaders.
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Is a truck that big street legal. With a price tag of $1500 bucks a tire I really would not want to wear them down on asphalt.
If the state has any sort of bumper height requirement not a chance. But like you said with $1500 a tire pricetag you wouldn't want to drive them on the asphalt.
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they arent 1500 each, they a 650 each. not quite as expensive but still not something i would run on the street.
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the 2.5 rockwell is the ONLY axle that will stand up to the abuse those tires are going to give, with the axle being stock. If you are going to run those tires on a ranger, I would go all the way and drop in a built 460, atleast an 8 point cage, and good luck making th frame stand up to it as well.....hell, as this point you might as well build a monster truck....
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they arent 1500 each, they a 650 each. not quite as expensive but still not something i would run on the street.
still you would have $3000 in tires alone.........
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To be technical there are other axles that will stand up to 54s other then 2.5 ton. But they are only more expensive. For instance a 5 ton Rockwell... or whatever axles Monster Trucks use now-a-days. Can't remember off the top of my head, but I know they are not cheap at all.

EDIT: Did a quick google search and I think Monster Trucks use ZF axles in most modern trucks. And I see Red Ranger chimed in just behind me. Muwahaha....
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the 2.5 rockwell is the ONLY axle that will stand up to the abuse those tires are going to give, with the axle being stock.
416 Unimog
U1300 Unimog
ZF axles will all Hold those tires fine.
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ok, let me clear up what I said....I was saying the 2.5 because they SEEM to be the most desirable, and alotof people are running them, and yes, the monster trucks are running the ZF axles. A good friend of mine works for bigfoot
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why run a 54" tire again? i dont see any practical use for them
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why run a 54" tire again? i dont see any practical use for them
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i was referring to on a ranger... but that looks like fun
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could have used cheaper axles (and still been strong and light weight) and smaller tires to achieve the same principals with that rig......o well it is their money...
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he was going for one of those things like the R/C cars, you know flip it over and it can drive upside down
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