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flexing with the top off***UPDATED***

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dammit32, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I wasnt very impressed but then again I didnt get a tire off the ground....have a look

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  2. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    I like ypur /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. Silver84k5

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    why arent you impressed? if you didnt get a tire off the ground that means you didnt get it to max flex, itll go farther then that.
     
  4. BorregoK5

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    Yeah, if you look in that 2nd pic, your shackle is no where even close to fully cycling so you've got a lot more flex that you didnt open up yet. Once you get the shocks relocated, your next hangup might be your e-brake brackets but thats just before full articulation and they are easily relocated to remedy that. Looking good, but your trucks too clean!!! I imagine its still a little cold in the afternoon with the top off. How did it ride without the weight back there?
     
  5. tecton

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    how do you like those lights in back?

    do they help when backing up much?
    been thinking of putting a pair of flood lights back there...
     
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    Re: flexing with the top off

    it looks like you could get way more flex.
    i have a small pair of driving lights in back of my burb and they are bright as hell.
     
  7. dammit32

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    ok heres a better obsticle...it still seems like it should stuff that tire into the wheelwell
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  8. SF87K5

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    Re: flexing with the top off

    From the looks of the shackle you can get more flex. But it also from the looks of the last pic, your shock is holding you up. Ask Mike from EchoBit to look at your pics and see what he says. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Nice looking K5 also. You make me want my 87 done fast. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: flexing with the top off

    If you think your shocks are holding you up from full flex, disconect them then flex out ok. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: flexing with the top off

    oh about the lights....$6 a peice at NAPA...hooked them right to the backup lights in the rear...worked wonders...the limo tint in my cap made it impossible to see at night but now i can see fine...problem solved
     
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    Re: flexing with the top off

    Now your getting there! Two places to check, makes sure your not bottoming out your shock on the stuffed tire and that your not rested on the bump stop. If your not, then try a taller obstacle. If that other sides shocks are hanging you up as Danny suggested, you may start lifting a tire since the back is so light. You can flip your overload leafs to allow more stuff with less resistance. This will however allow more axle wrap.
     

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