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Can your Blazer do this????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lessan, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. lessan

    lessan Registered Member

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    Here are pictures of my buddy's 76 blazer with rear 1/4 eliptical suspention...:)

    Enjoy!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rpi.edu/~lessan/josh/joshandtruck.jpg>Pic 1</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rpi.edu/~lessan/josh/bigass.jpg>Pic 2</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rpi.edu/~lessan/josh/suspention.jpg>Pic 3</a>
     
  2. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Umm, no.

    Any pics of it flexing? Ya know, sideways? /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  3. tori89k5

    tori89k5 1/2 ton status

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    yeah.....but can his driveshaft do that ? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think those rear tires are still going to cause some ground clearance issues.......!!!!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Seriously though.....that is some "trippy looking" suspension work.... How does it look with only one rear corner lifted?

    Gotta hand it to your friend, that looks like a pretty unique setup....
     
  5. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Nope..and I don't think I want my blazer to do that /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  6. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    How well will that setup work once the rear driveshaft is installed?
     
  7. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>Looks real good, but loose the body lift and get some limiting straps. That's way too much droop, it will have horrible rear steer with that much down travel. I like it though /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  8. jimmyjack

    jimmyjack 1/2 ton status

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    What in the hell is that sposed to be? I dont get the purpose. The beams on the bottom are 4" thick. Wheres the ground clearance?
     
  9. Stomp

    Stomp 1/2 ton status

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    Why would I want it to do that?
     
  10. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    sorry not impressed, any link suspension will fall away from the frame.
    you are still shock/driveshaft limited
    droop is useless beyond where the springs can apply ground pressure
    you are missing the benefit of a 1/4 link by hingeing it
    the advantage is you can stack leaves to prevent the excessive droop, kinda like a swaybar without the drawbacks
     
  11. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'v seen lowrides that droop that much, We wanna see flex. IE lift one side only. Other then that it looks impressive. I was thinking of making mine 1/4 or 3/4 eliptic but I'd never be done if i did.

    Frank- We're up to a fuel injected big block, th400 doubler with wagoneer gears, 60+ terra tires and mog axles right??/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  12. speedy

    speedy 1/2 ton status

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    That looks cool and all, but I wanna see it flex. Your buddies pretty cute, too!
     
  13. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    That looks scary /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif.I like making stuff in my garage too but the whole key to it is not making it look like you made it in your garage.

    Just my .02
     
  14. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    hmmm i forgot to add
    that is really cool hope to do a link suspension on my junk one day
     
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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    The suspension is nice but the sticker collection is FRIGGIN SWEET!!!! Dude...he has 2 MSD STICKERS!!! WHOA!! He must have bought the WIRES and DISTRIBUTOR!!!!
     
  16. blazerlover

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    Back off Barbie.............he's mine.
     
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    blazerlover Newbie

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    I wouldn't mind seeing what your friend can do................
     
  18. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You registered a username for the sole purpose of starting a turf war over a guy???!!!!

    SHEESH!!!!/forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
  19. lv2whl

    lv2whl 1/2 ton status

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    i think its f***n sweet. if mine drooped half as much as that then it would be flexing twice as much as it already does.
     
  20. blazerlover

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    He's just that cute.........and the truck looks good too!
     

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