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So, lots of people have asked, but I want to see pics of dokas etc with 46" tires. It looks like I can fit them, and I know I have the power. I think I have made a deal to get a set for a reasonable price as well. Any thoughts on this subject. I do not have the hydro lines etc that the 416 has, and I do not have fenders either. Looks like my step is gona have to move though
 

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My truck (416) had a 404 bed installed, and it needed a 1" spacer on each side to bolt up. I'm assuming that the 404 frame is wider, so you may have trouble with turning radius. I'm sure that other things come into play like total axle width and wheel backspacing. Best to bolt them up, and go from there. Maybe you'll need a different backspacing or wheel spacers? Seth
 

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my doka has the wide 406 wheels I think they are drum wheels. So turning radius should be stock according to the measuring tape. Im probably 6+ inches wider than a stock 404 just by wheels
 

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in fact esde, I think I have the same wheels that you have.
 

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sucmah - 4/4/2006 9:43 AM

esde,

i assume you mean a wheel spacer?

Sorry, wasn't very clear. There was a spacer between the bed brackets and the frame. I was using this to reason that the 404 frame was 2 odd inches wider than the 406-16 frame. Though, if the tires rubbed the frame at full lock, a wheel spacer might help. Seth
 

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esde - 4/4/2006 2:05 PM
Sorry, wasn't very clear. There was a spacer between the bed brackets and the frame. I was using this to reason that the 404 frame was 2 odd inches wider than the 406-16 frame. Though, if the tires rubbed the frame at full lock, a wheel spacer might help. Seth
So no hub spacers needed? How did they tuck up front, any rubbing? Did you lenghten the bumpstops?
 

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so, should I get 44's or 46's. I know I can turn 44's, but with 46's, I can run alot safer at top cruise speed. Im kinda worried about my power with 46" tires though.
 

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What exact tires are you considering?

I would worry about axles and steering. How are you going to steer these beasts without power steering? And will the portal boxes endure a wedged 46" tire, or a heavy shock-load, for that sake?

Go for it! [:D]
 

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These are on my camping truck, not my rock crawler. So axles will be fine. Power steering is in progress. And because of my rims, my turning radius should remain the same. My only concern is power, which I have alot of with 39" tires, but I am not sure with 46" tires
 

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If you want to test out the power with larger tires then you are more than welcome to give my 42's a spin for a week or two. It should be pretty comparable to 44's if you consider the 15.5" wide tires may (not too sure on that) compensate for larger slimmer tires. Just give me a call or email if you want to try it out.

Phil
 
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