My LJ Thread - A MrBlaine Spec'ed LJ Build for Daily Driving and Weekend Adventure

superduty

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Apr 7, 2016
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Sounds right to me! Duratracs come in C load rating in that size as well, just not in a true 35" size. The 315 ends up being a 34.4".
I think duratrac in a 35 or 315 for 17 inch rim comes in load ranges E and D respectively.

35 is 34.8"
315 is 34.4"

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Chris

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I think duratrac in a 35 or 315 for 17 inch rim comes in load ranges E and D respectively.

35 is 34.8"
315 is 34.4"

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Yep, I stand corrected, it's a load range D. Still, not bad. My D load range tires ride much nicer than the Es did.
 

jjvw

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You're just not inflating it enough. If you take one of those "truck tire inflators" that are rated to a few hundred PSI you should be able to make it a true 35.
I've been mildly curious about how much of a size/psi difference there is been a cold and a warm tire, or what happens when I drive from 5k to 13k feet above sea level.
 

toximus

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Mar 29, 2018
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I've been mildly curious about how much of a size/psi difference there is been a cold and a warm tire, or what happens when I drive from 5k to 13k feet above sea level.
I've watched the PSI change on truck tires with the dash psi monitoring (Chevy Silverado). It can change a psi or two as the tires change temp even under heavy trailer and bed loads.

I haven't tested elevation (beyond maybe 2k feet in normal driving) but it looks like it's also minimal: https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=167
 
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Chris

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Sorry I should have clarified. What shocks would you recommend for an LJ outboarded just like this. The next mod on my list is rear outboard.
For an LJ with a rear outboard, get the same shocks I linked to above. Those are probably the most commonly run shocks for outboarding.

I have them on mine as well (which is also outboarded), and they ride fantastic.

I would suggest getting them from @pcoplin as he is the suspension guru. He can tune them to your liking just like he did with mine. It makes a world of difference. Anyways, talk to him, he will hook you up!
 

pcoplin

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You can outboard any shock. Most do it so they can get more travel and use basic shocks to do so, I do it so I can put a high quality shock on there. Most done with 12 inch 2.0 smooth body shock, any brand you like really: Fox, Radflo, King, SwayAway,ect.

For 2.0s I think Fox is the best buy.
 
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pcoplin

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I would suggest getting them from @pcoplin as he is the suspension guru. He can tune them to your liking just like he did with mine. It makes a world of difference. Anyways, talk to him, he will hook you up!
And thanks for the props Chris. But I am no guru, far from it. I have just played with valving enough to know what rides good and what doesn't. :D
 

Chris

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And thanks for the props Chris. But I am no guru, far from it. I have just played with valving enough to know what rides good and what doesn't. :D
Okay, well you're the best suspension guy I know, haha (not that I know many).

You came highly recommended from others (that's how I found you).