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986 RTI on a 25 degree ramp

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Shawn, Jun 29, 2000.

  1. Shawn

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    Went back to the ramp today to see what these Revolver shackles would do without my rear shocks limiting them. For this test, I unhooked the rear shocks from the bottom mounts and the fronts stayed connected. I also hacked my front fenders a little more. I first drove up the ramp foward and got a 892 (this would equal 1103 on a 20 degree ramp). My old score was a 714 so you can tell how much my rear shocks were limiting my flex. I then proceeded to drive backwards up the 25 degree ramp and to my suprise, it did much better with a score of 986 (20 degree=1219). This was with full air in the tires. Now I just have to get the rear shocks mounted correctly.

    Shawn
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    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    I forgot the pic.
     
  3. Shawn

    Shawn 1/2 ton status Premium Member Author

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    This is the right front wheel well. Yes, I do have 6" BDS front springs! Still rubbing the fender though.
     
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    One more.
     
  5. 82Jimmy

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    That is a pimp k5...like the rims

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    Very Sweeeeeeeet

    Take some good pics on the K5 Run this weekend
     
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    Thats some mean flexin'! Nice rig.

    YEEEEE HAWWWWW[​IMG]
     
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    Very cool, now you need to take that thing wheeling !!!! You goin on the Y2K5 run??? I will be there next year for sure.

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    Thanks guys. I'll see what I can do about giving it a mud bath this weekend.

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    shawn,
    how much did those revolvers cost?
    will they help in suspension travel over desert terrain (bouncing)?

    Knife.
     
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    Groovy Bro!!
    I'm glad to see I ain't the only one that wants to see you get your Chick Trap dirty!! LOL[​IMG][​IMG]
    Your rig has come a long way as is all of ours!!
    One step at a time baby!!!
    Have a GREAT one this weekend, I'll pause and slam a brew without stoppin for ya'all!![​IMG]
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    The Revolvers cost $250 / pair. Metal Made Rite (makers of the Revolvers) and Teraflex will soon be teaming up so they may be cheaper through Teraflex. I don't think they would be beneficial in high speed dessert terrain. For that, I'd suggest the Rancho pre-runner springs which are really soft and Offroad Designs Shackle flip.

    I forgot about Marv Springers Blazer. I like his custom rear shackles.


    Here's another picture going foward.

    Shawn
     
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    Man that thing is great and your rims hurt my eyes way to bright. and one more thing can I have your K5 I will give you mine and a bag of chips I will even thro in a case of beer

    [​IMG]Go prepared
     
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    Is that a KMA rear multicarrier bumper without the tire carrier?

    YEEEEE HAWWWWW[​IMG]
     
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    Burt- I'll be sure to send you some dirty pics personally... Hey man, get your mind out of the gutter! I'm talking about the Blazer! I'll drink 2 for you bud! [​IMG]

    James- Though it sounds like a great deal, I'll have to pass but I appreciate the offer! You should think about a used car salesman for a career. One question though... how will you get the beer? [​IMG]

    BlazerGuy- Yes that is a KMA without the carrier. I'm going to have them make one soon.

    Shawn
     
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    Shawn, not much dirt (unless it rains) but lot of rock/trees. We can always slap some dirt on her though.

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    the picture of your rig backin' up the ramp is my new background on the computer at work.

    that's just too sick, man.

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    I dont know where I would get the beer but if that is what it would take to get a blazer like that I would find some beer some where HeHe

    Shawn do you go to truck shows you sould I thank you would win

    [​IMG]Go prepared
     

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