I;m thinking of building a rack above the bed as my bed is full alreadyA friend of mine had made one for his teryx that mounted in the receiver and it worked well, but it added extra length down low so it got hung up frequently. I'd like to build some way to mount one in the bed
Cool thanks! I figured there wouldn't be a problem, but is figure I'd ask on here. It's good to have a place to come ask questions and get good answers. And the factory rear is right in between the width of the setup I have. And, I don't know if this has much to do with the tires not having a load on them, but when I set my factory front beside my new one, there's only maybe a half inch difference in height.Meeks I really doubted that it would hurt anything even in 4wd.
I know on high performance street cars it's not recommended as it could damage the diff. Being an off road machine and on surfaces where the tires are more often than not spinning at different speeds do to the terrain. I doubt it's as bad as installing a 6in wide doughnut on the rear of a car with 10in tire opposite it.
Plus the factory rear is nearly as wide as your aftermarket setup. So I'd carry a rear as the spare.
I've heard about people have the rear diffs pop in rangers because they turned on hard pack in 2wd instead of turf mode. My point is I expect turning on hard surface to cause more wear than an of size tire on line enough to get you of a trail.