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hill climb tips

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FatBoyBlazer, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. FatBoyBlazer

    FatBoyBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    i'm going to a 4x4 hill climb tomorow and just jst wan some input on what to expect...
    ive got a 1991 350tbi all stock bt a k&n, 14ff rear wth 4.10's 3/4 10 bolt in the front with4.10's both open...4 inch BDS all spring lift...no sway bar....and 35x12.5 15 bfg muds.....what sould i air them down too.....thanks, ryan /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. heavy4x4

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    Let's see...hit the gas, don't let the rear tires dig in or hop around, keep the wheels straight, don't get sideways, definitely air down a bit but not so much you pop a bead, keep the rubber side down.

    Sounds like you've got a decent setup for it. Only thing that would help a bit would be a locker at least in the rear.
     
  3. Sandman

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    Go down to around 13 to 15 pounds. If you can pull the top out and the back seat, do that. Weight makes a huge, huge difference. Throw it in low range and put the tranny in Drive and let it do the shifting for you. Sounds like a blast to me. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  4. CHEVY 4WD

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    Ive seen some nasty stuff in hill climbs how step does it get? Is it muddy?
     
  5. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If the front gets too lite and wants to start walking sideways - Don't be afraid to throw it in reverse and step on the gas to bring the weight back onto the front. That can keep you from getting sideways and rolling. Thats a good reason to stay in drive vice first. Don't have loose gear in the vehicle, strap it all down especially heavy stuff like tires.
     
  6. FatBoyBlazer

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    the top already off and it sounds like the back seat is coming out too...thanks
     

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