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Here's one serious project truck

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rem7600, Jul 4, 2000.

  1. rem7600

    rem7600 1/2 ton status

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    Here\'s one serious project truck

    I'm sure a couple of you have seen this but I thought
    I'd post it for the rest of the crowd. I'm amazed that
    a rig can flex this much... I think they cheated a bit
    on this pic but I'll let you read the article if you're
    interested. Here 'tis...

    http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/revolver/revfront.jpg

    [​IMG]
    <font color=purple>REM7600 - '89 Jimmy</font color=purple>
     
  2. N2-TRUX

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    If that\'s for real...

    That's some serious suspension travel. I have seen a couple of J@@P pics that look like that, but never a Blazer. The pic looks real to me though...

    <font color=purple>N2TRUX<font color=purple>
    http://n2trux.coloradok5.com/
     
  3. Waxer

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    Re: If that\'s for real...

    Let me vouch for the guy who owns that rig. His name is Shawn and he would in no way cheat ramp results. I am aware of his entire setup and already I'm in the process of duplicating it to some degree. It is real!!!!
     
  4. Blazer79

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    make a search on "revolver shackles" and you'll find the secret of his flexing. He posted about this a while ago.

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  5. N2-TRUX

    N2-TRUX 1/2 ton status

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    Kewl.....

    It looks like he has created a rock crawlin K-5. That Blazer should handle some serious boulder bashin...

    <font color=purple>N2TRUX<font color=purple>
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  6. rem7600

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    Sorry guyz, shoulda clarified...

    When I said cheated... It said that rear shocks were
    limiting factor and that they were disconnected for
    this shot... Shawn went on to say that this was one
    of next areas of MODs (shocks). Just the same, a
    pretty wicked pic. Would hate to take that one OR,
    unless it was still shawns! Hehehe!

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    <font color=purple>REM7600 - '89 Jimmy</font color=purple>
     
  7. Michael

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    there on my parts list now! wow! me liken dem!!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  9. Depdog

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    Well, here is a shot without what you call ramp cheating, its straight and the front tire is right in front of the ramp and I dont have revolvers. Its a solid 920 and I am in the center of the ramp with full air in 35" tires. I have tweaked some more and think that maxing it front and rear is not a problem now. Thats a 25 degree ramp as well.

    Depdog

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    Re: If that\'s for real...

    Shawns pics are real and if you want to see some of a non revolver K-5 flexin, look at the link below.

    Depdog

    http://www.zing.com/album/?id=4294600949


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  11. Waxer

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    Dep, what shocks are you running? I remember that you have custom mounts in new locations for the rears, can I get a pic of them again. thanks
     
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    I gotta gets some of those shocks....potent rodent thats pretty good name.

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    Nice rig, Dep

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  14. rem7600

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    Re: If that\'s for real...

    Great pic Dep. Functional rig for certain.
    I'd be afraid my old girl would break in half!
    :-) How is the measurement taken? The 920 and
    986...

    I wasn't trying to imply in my original post
    that Shawn had somehow doctored the pic. I
    was just referencing the info that he had
    disclosed in the article portion.

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  15. Depdog

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    Re: If that\'s for real...

    Hope I did not step on anybodys toes, I was not trying to imply that you were being ugly or anything, just wanted to say that his pics are good and unmodified.

    I dont know how Shawns was measured, but mine was done like they do in all the mags and in the TTC that Fourwheeler puts on.

    Depdog

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    Re: Here\'s one serious project truck

    Rancho RS900's they are #9012's the longest ones that Rancho Makes. If you go to the Projects page and the Beast project, it shows it pretty good.

    Depdog

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  17. Shawn

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    Thanks for the comments guys. I did disconnect the rear shocks just to see how the Revolvers would flex. The fronts are still connected though. I woudn't call it a "legal" RTI score because of that. I hope to get my rear shocks setup similar to Depdogs soon. It did score a 986 going backwards. Going foward it scored a little less. To get that score, I did the same procedure that everyone else does. Take the total distance traveled up the ramp and divide that by the wheel base then multiply that by 1000 (105" divided by 106.5" x 1000). The 105" is the distance traveled from the edge of the ramp. The score comes out to be 986. On a 25 degree ramp is difficult to get past 1000. On a 20 degree ramp, the same score would result in over 1200. You can usually tell if someone gives an inaccurate high or perfect score if you see the center of his wheel a foot away from the bottom edge of the ramp. This would mean he traveled 94.5" which would result in a score of 887 (applies to K5 wheel base only). All measurements have to be done from the center of the wheels. Off-road wise the shackles do great but they are a little pricey at $250 a pair.

    Shawn
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