Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

How many of you jump your blazer... on purpose?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Apr 11, 2001.

    i know, crazy question. just want to know if it can be done well and if so how. why? no good reason other than it would be fun. i have lots of desert and some dunes at my disposal.

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://bluebeast.coloradok5.com/>http://bluebeast.coloradok5.com/</A>
     
  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    i have you can ask blazinor (frank) he saw me jump it at sand lake but i dont do it often

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  2. im_2gr82h8

    im_2gr82h8 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    Posts:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    federal way, washington
    Ogh, Ogh, me, me, I do! Well i used to anyway. not going to again untill i trim my fenders again. They were trimmed once but not enough, I'd just take them off it it were street legal. I have yet to break something doing it, but it's will happen if i do it enough. I used to go for the biggest air and show off, but now ive toned it down, and dont go quitee so radical. Just make shure you know your truck and the jump. Scout the landing first,and make at least one "practice jump" at slower speeds to see how your going to launch off the lip of the jump. Keep in mind that i have 1 ton running gear which includes a corp 14 ff in the back. You shouldn';t even think of doing this if you arnt similarly equiped, YOU WILL BE SORRY!!!!! I recently witnessed a jeep break off its front drivers side tire, it riped the ball joints out and f**ked up the axle :) I had to pull him out. Any way just make shure you dont let off the throtle as you launch off the jump. If you do you will nose dive for shure! By staying on the gas it keeps the front up and makes you land on the wheels.
     
  3. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    i am a desert and dune fan as well. so i do it all the time. and i break things all the time. you cant help it. even baja trucks break.
    anyway, on sand dunes the damage is less because the landing strip is softer. as mentioned above, the way you land plays the biggest role. the goal is to try to land on all four to distribute the load.
    axle trusses are a must. this stops the ball joints from ripping out and/or breaking the housing. welding the axle tubes (if done correctly!) can help a whole bunch. good bumpstops, shocks, and springs are a must. the damage comes when the diff slams into the frame, so that impact needs to be softened as much as possible.
    on my old truck that i sold, i had a four inch lift (cant remember the make), double rancho 5000s all aound and home made trusses. it stood up to alot of abuse. but eventually i broke the front diff--twice!! IMO, having 1 ton gear helps, but not much, it just means that you are heavier and will land harder. when jumping light and strong is the key, but that gets expensive.
    right now, i will not jump on anything except soft sand.
    i am trying to build a home-made desert racer, but am getting in over my head, because i want to modify the frame to get more travel in the front and rear.....i dont know....problems.....problems......

    Knife.
    knife.coloradok5.com
     
  4. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2001
    Posts:
    20,716
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Undisclosed Location
    What class desert racer? Check out the forum on www.race-dezert.com, the 2.0 forum, not the classic though.

    "Liberals ain't mean, they just don't have any common sense!"
     
  5. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Yes, Mudhogs can fly.................nicely too. Did it twice running up a bowl down at Sand Lake. Way cool, too bad it didn't show up on the video camera. Guess you're gonna have to do it again, Shannon!

    im_2gr82h8 - where in Washington are you? A few of us in the Portland metro area..........including Clatskanie, Bend, etc. (don't want to leave you guys out!).



    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  6. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2000
    Posts:
    3,363
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    upstate ny
    I wish I had some "soft" dunes to jump! I was up at our camp and decided to go out in the woods nearbuy and run some trails they were dirtbiking.i took one of their jumps. that was also the last time the truck was out! I came down hard on the nose and on the left front wheel. nothing broke on the axel, but, the wheel hit the firewall and the body mount broke. when I pulled the body of, I also found I broke and bent the drivers side frame rail just before the spring shackle mount. fixing it, making it stronger and gonna do it agian!

    your right. I don't understand the jeep thing!
     
  7. nyyef

    nyyef 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Posts:
    479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Saudi Arabia
    when i meant desert racer, i mean just something that me and my buddies can race across the desert. we dont have sanctioned races in saudi. so we just blast until the weekend is over or unti lsomething breaks (usually the latter).

    Knife.
    knife.coloradok5.com
     
  8. im_2gr82h8

    im_2gr82h8 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    Posts:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    federal way, washington
    Federal way, its about 2 hours north of you guys.
     
  9. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    frank i am not going to intentionaly jump again untill i put my axl trusses on

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  10. Daveytree

    Daveytree Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2000
    Posts:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kingman Arizona, U.S.A.
    I wouldn't recommend jumping until you strengthen your frame. 1/2 ton frames are notorious for breaking right where the steering box mounts to the frame. You can buy a weld on plate gusset kit at most off road shops. Just a precaution to take first.

    P.S. The first time my wife drove my truck she jumped it. She hit a really big speed bump, while going pretty fast. It survived that little bit of air just fine.

    [​IMG]If you don't like my driving, <font color=red> get back on the road.</font color=red> [​IMG]
     
  11. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2000
    Posts:
    8,158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA USA
    You should ask doonjumper...he jumps sand dunes. He has a really cool pic of himself going over a dune he posted maybe a week or so back...

    I jumped some dunes once....on accident though! But it was fun. If I knew my beast wouldn't break I'd do it more cuz there are some awesome places along the coast a few hours from me! [​IMG]

    "Suck Fumes Ford Boy"
    "I love my country, I fear my government"
    "What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?"
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    36,180
    Likes Received:
    1,388
    Location:
    E-town baby!
    Hey Shannon, what was that about not intentionaly jumping your truck again???[​IMG]

    Blue_Beast, I can honestly say that I've intentionally jumped my truck now[​IMG] I can also honestly sat I have enough fender trimmed too, no contact on landing...

    Air time is way too much fun!

    Rene

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://jules.coloradok5.com>http://jules.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  13. Slim_Ruthless

    Slim_Ruthless 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Posts:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sydney , Australia
    I jumped my 82 at some Sand dunes . I scoped it out first & ended up doing it 4 times getting bigger & bigger until the last one we measured it at 35 feet . The only damage was my fat mate passenger bent the seat back on a major angle & in case you havent noticed stock seats aren't meant to recline .

    [​IMG] <A target="_blank" HREF=http://baulko.coloradok5.com>http://baulko.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  14. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2000
    Posts:
    3,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Just call me Bo Duke! I used to jump my truck, but not off-road. I'm older and wiser (and a few hundred bucks poorer) now. We used to jump the bumps on the road - train tressles and everything. Knocked the tranny loose and f*cked up the frontend. Ahhh, the good old days.

    [​IMG]<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch>http://www4.ncsu.edu/~brschoch</A>
     
  15. JunkYardCrawler

    JunkYardCrawler 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2000
    Posts:
    575
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    i have jumped mine a couple of times. but mine is not built for it and i'm luckey i drove it home.
     
  16. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    5,829
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Well, Shannon, might want to edit that post!!!! Looks like we have visual proof that you are a kangarooK5............lol.

    <font color=orange>'79 - 406 TPI -<font color=orange> K5#5 - <font color=blue>See it at---&gt;<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com>http://www.blazzinor.coloradok5.com</A>
     
  17. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2000
    Posts:
    17,899
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    portland oregon
    i only intentionaly jumped my blazer one time this weekend got airborn several other times but only jumped it one time intentionaly and will not do it again intentionaly till i beef it up lol but when you are out with others who are doing it it is hard not to join in lol

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     

Share This Page