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B52 and Shackle Flip RTI ramp scores?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by savagek5diesel, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    Getting ready to do both of these to my blazer, and was wondering if anybody has actually done a before and after score of how their truck did on an RTI ramp. I'm actually going to be putting 56" springs on the rear along with the flip. So post up your scores if you have em', or explain how much more flex you got from your swap with some pictures...... thanks guys.
     
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  2. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    ..... posted this kinda late i think....
     
  3. resurrected_jimmy

    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    check out cegusman's post in the show off thread, he runs 52 fronts and 56 rears. He has another post of his urban wheeling adventure with some great flex shots
     
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    Here are my pics. Think I could have gone up another foot or so.

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  5. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    thanks for all the pics cegusman. That some pretty impressive flex you've got. Have you had any run ins with the the rear axle housing hitting the fuel tank?
     
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    If I left it with the axle moved back 4" due to the 56" springs it would have contacted it. But I am using a zerorate and moved the axle forward 1" to clear it. So the rear axle is now 3" moved back.
     
  7. savagek5diesel

    savagek5diesel 1/2 ton status

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    right on, yeah, i started reading through your old posts after i wrote that and figured it out. thanks for the reply though. I couldn't find any pics of your truck sitting flat (atleast one without a broken spring) i'de like to see your stance on level ground if you've got one of those pics. my future setup is going to be pretty dang close to your build up. thanks again.
     
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    Here's a shot of the old shop rig, R.I.P.

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    This rig had really stiff rear springs. We did some towing with it from time to time so we kept them in there. For actual wheelin on a regular basis I would have customized the pack a bit. Could have gotten a bit more travel out of it.
     
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    Here is a pic of it sitting level with the 52"/56"s
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    This pic is with 4" bds front springs and the rear 56"s
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    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    I dont have any RTI pics, but my old setup (6" tuff country front, 57's/springer rears) did over 1000 on a 30 degree ramp.

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    and my new setup (56"s front and 57" rears) is way flexxier.

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  11. savagek5diesel

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    cegusman, since you are running a 4inch lifted front spring..... that'd mean with the b52 kit (and your 0rate) yer looking at roughly 8-9 inches of total lift right?
     
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    scoobydann, your old rigs score on a 30* is pretty impressive, you remember what your wheelbase was on the truck? also, your new build is pretty f'in awesome. thanks for yer pic post.
     
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    old wheelbase was 117.5
     
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    Nope. I was running the 4" springs in the stock location. So only 4" of lift
     

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