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Arizona Flexin Pictures, New Springer Suspension On First Gen!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by therobzilla, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. therobzilla

    therobzilla 1/2 ton status

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    Check out these pictures, of my 1st Gen on Lower Woodpecker in AZ. Keep in mind, this is a 1st Gen and I have a lot of additional work to do on my shock towers and my inner fenders.

    Let me tell you, the flex Springer Suspension provides is hard to believe. I never would get this type of flex with anything aftermarket.

    I'm happy, and that's all that matters. Let's see, that's twice up Upper Woodpecker, twice up Lower Woodpecker, and 1/3 of the way up Highway to Hell. Yes Marvin and I cruzed up Highway to Hell and walked the whole trail with a tape measure, and guess what, with the exception of 1 major obstical, I't looks doable with a full size as long as you don't mind some body damage. We are going to take a stab, but have not decided when yet.

    Anyway, check out the pic's.

    Robzilla

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Flexy>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Flexy</a>
     
  2. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    nice /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    I like the valley between the two mountains! Oh yeah nice rig /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    how does it handle on the road? i'm looking at a springer set-up and my suburban is a daily driver.
     
  5. therobzilla

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    As long as you have the rear track bar, it rides fine. It's actually very smooth on the road.

    Robzilla

    PS: This is not my daily driver.
     
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    Ruff time with the door?

    Looks sweet, AZ. is on the list of places to go to (If I ever get my junk out of the garage)...Very cool.
     
  7. therobzilla

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    That damn door, the other side is even worse, I have a solution for the doors, remove them and put in a set of custom tube doors. But yes to answer your question, when it's this flexed out, the doors do not open, or close at all.

    Thank for the compliments.

    Rob
     
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    You don't have to tell me about body flex problems. I busted-up my top, just testing it out in the garage.
    (BTW, one of the meny up-grades in proress, I did a 3-point 'core suport, It relly hepled with keeping the fender out-of the doors, '74 jimmy w/full top)

    I'd go for a full cage, it really stiffens up the body.

    -still cool, If I ever make it out there I'd like to have a guide...
    Any takers (like this time next year?)
     
  9. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    my buddy broke his windshield on his 79 furd f-150, flexin too hard.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    what's a track bar?
     
  11. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Marv and body damage go hand in hand/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif truck looks good. i like your desert camo i tell you im honestly surprised marv didn't go through.
     
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    A track-bar, or lateral link is a link that runs from one-side of the axle to the otherside of the frame, it runns Left to Right. It helps keep the axle located under the truck.

    For example on Stephans ORD Jimmy (see his site), the the front 3-link has a fourth link. The fourth link is paralele to the steering link, The fourth-link holds the axle/moves the axle (close-to) paralle to the frame and in the same arch as the steering link.

    In short
    A track-bar helps the axle stay centered under the truck.
     
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    Wow, that is FLEXY! Even looks like you had more to go...........guess that's what you mean by the shocks limiting the total amount. Gosh, you don't need any more!

    Cool..........
     
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    Time for a full cage Rob. My 75 never did it that bad but it did it some. Once I put a full 6 point cage in it doesn't do that anymore. Just make sure you tail pan is solid or go to the frame with the cage.
     
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    oh hell yea, I'm in for that run... keep me posted for sure. I just hope you guys don't pick a date I'll have my son, no extreme wheeling for him yet... Keep in touch when deciding on a date, thanks.
     
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    Matt,

    We had you in mind.... I'd like to get a total of about 4 or 5 trucks who don't mind bashin' it up, lots of spare parts for the 44 front ends, and at least a couple of winches......

    But we gotta figger out a way around that 2nd big obstacle. We measured a width of 76 inches... and my Blazer is at least 83. Rock is so big there's no way I could go over it...

    I'll keep you posted.

    Marv
     
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    Guess I really need to get my winch on there
    I'm not sure of my body width, but I know I'm about 92-94" sidewall to sidewall... &amp; judging by the sign at the entrance, I better pick up some spare parts for the 60 front too.
     

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