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Flexing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TheGeneral, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. TheGeneral

    TheGeneral 1/2 ton status

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    Here she is flexin. Just getting measurements for shocks and getting ready to mount them. Still a ton do do before she is ready for trails, but progress at this point. Just for question, how does flex look? I still can't seem to get her to bottom out the front shackles against the frame (they are ORD's) and the revolvers don't bottom out either) Any ideas to make her flex more? http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Schimdt4

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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    I couldn't see your pictures very well, but here are some suggestions. You may have already done this.

    1. Sway bar dissconnect
    2. Flip your rear overload springs.
    3. Loosen the spring clamps.
    4. Air down your tires, those things are huge!
    5. Your springs should flex more over time.

    What deegree is your ramp? Have you figured out your score?
    Some one posted how to do that the other day.

    Good luck.

    <font color=red>Spirit of 76</font color=red>
     
  5. wayne

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    I do know he is not running a sway bar so no need for disconnects. Looks good Joel. Looks like you will be ready to wheel it soon.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  6. TheGeneral

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    Thanks Wayne, least you have confidence in my abilities to get it on the trail, no kiddin still feel like I have a ton to do. Hopefully Easter Spring Fling. Yea, its a wood ramp, give me a break, I can take it apart and store it, so go easy. LOL. The Ramp is 36 degrees. Sapper help me build it, and I got to say, it would probably support a tank. Wayne is right on the no disconnects, didn't think about the overload, and not sure about loosing the spring clamps, but will look at that, does that give way to any crazy handling, not that boggers don't already. LOL.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

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  7. wayne

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    If you have not flipped the overloads yet, do it. I did mine and can see where it would make a difference when you flex it. I have not loosened my clamps yet but I will do it some day, I don't think it will make alot of difference in handling on trucks like ours.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  8. walt88

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    Bad Ass truck dood.

    350FI/700r4/NP208c/10b's ORD 4" Shackle Flip/ORD Disconnects
     
  9. wayne

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    BTW I have to have confidence in you when we used the Military for shipping.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
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  10. TheGeneral

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    Wayne, are you still passing through during Thanksgiving? Haven't watch the other post for a couple of days.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
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    How tall are those tires?- looks sweet by the way SIR!

    Did you measure it? From the gound up to the tire contact patch.

    <font color=blue>Twiz</font color=blue><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Twiztid on 11/04/01 08:15 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  12. shaggyk5

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    yeah, what size ARE those tires? And could you give a quick rundown of the rest of the setup? (susp/body lift, etc...)

    Im curious, and quite impressed.

    -matt
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    cool looking k5 dude!

    some good suggestions already; tire pressure, overload leaf, spring clamps will allow the leaves to fan out dropping the axle even farther. i dont think ive seen my shackles bottom out, i suppose its possible though. your k5 is doing just fine. IMO flex isnt everything, lockers and good driving will get you farther than a ramp queen any day.

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  14. wayne

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    Not sure yet. I hope so but it depends on people staying in the deal. I will let you know.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    I PMed him a few hours ago about the specs..

    89K5, 350 TBI, 700R (soon to be TH400), 241 (soon to be doubler) still 1/2 ton shafts (new ones with doubler), 14FF, D60, 4.56 gears, detroit rear, 4 wheel discs, crossover steering, RS9012 shocks, 6 inch TC front springs, 2" rear TC springs, 4" rear shackle flip, 3" body, all poly greasable spring bushings, raised fuel tank (4"), Hydo-boost brake system, dual batts, dual alt.s, dual electric fans, oil, trans, power steering coolers, Rhino lined in and out, STC soft top, dual power mirrors (lazy), fenders cut quite a bit, but not to bad, 39.5 boggers, 15 inch rims, and so on.

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    I traveled 71 inches up ramp which equaled about 44" in heigth. Now to get the shocks mounted.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
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    Packin' a tire 44" off the ground is very respectible.( Was that from the contact patch or the hub?) You really coudn't ask for more (realisticly). No shocks?measure 'em up with the ramp, than add a inch or two. (I totaly bumped my head head on that one, on my project)

    Looks sweet, keep us up to speed..

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    The shackles are not meant to be used as bumpstops, so I don't think you would want the shackles to bottom out against the frame as they could cause damage such as bending the spring. If I remember correctly that's one of the main reasons ORD makes their heavy duty shackles just a little longer.

    Also, the shackles will only move towards the frame so far....once the springs go into a reverse arch they will start to pull the shackles away from the frame.
     
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    Did you do revolvers front and rear?

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    The 44" inches is at contact patch. I feel like it might go 2 or 3 inches up ramp, but ramp wants to slide back. Roger on the bump stop issue. I have revolver rear and they work great. Got 9012's and they look like they will work, only need to get them mounted at this point.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     

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