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Pic of 52" RTI Test

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DougK20, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. DougK20

    DougK20 1/2 ton status

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    Well, here she is. First time up the ramp on the new 52's. Didn't bother to score it. Just check'n everything out. Did measure about 22" overall wheel travel. Net about 6" lift.:waytogo:

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    very nice. Those DT shocks? look close to maxed out.

    Lil bit of negative arch on the drivers side. Whats the plan with respect to bump stops and limiting straps?

    j
     
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    looks good :waytogo: what's the travel on the front shocks and the lenght of those brake lines?
     
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    agreed... what brake lines are those? length? cost? DOT-approved?

    j
     
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    cool beans. the brake line look pretty long do you happen to know how long they are?
     
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    They are roughly 26" long, and YES, they are DOT approved!:woot:
     
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    Do you have the front driveshaft in that thing right now? Is it the stock shaft? Have you checked if the CV is bound up at full droop. Did you clearence the CV to make it have more angle? Is there enough spline engagement for that amount of flex?

    Harley
     
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    if it's stock, it's binding and has come apart. I'd imagine it's not stock.
     
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    Looks as though the spring pack is not totally bolted onto the axle? Looks very impressive though.:cool1:
     
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    I realize that, that is why I am asking the questions. A stock driveshaft can be ground down quite a bit to get a fair amount of angle out of it but I don't know if it will get that much angle for that amount of droop.

    Harley
     
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    That's what I though also. Maybe we are looking at it wrong? Or it's a new trick?


    What do you have for steering?
     
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    :eek: if that's not space, i dont know what is!
     
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    looks like a zero rate to me :confused:
     
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    There's a zero rate there, hi-rez monitors work wonders.
     
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    My next project is clocking the t/c. Then, I will ramp it again to measure for a new Tom Woods long-slip shaft with his new high angle u-joint. (need to win that giveaway!) My pinion measured out very well with a 4deg shim. Sorry, the stock shaft would never work.....

    Yes, it's a zero-rate. (sorry for the dark photo) I have it pushing the axle back 1.5". My wheelbase stayed the same before & after.

    BTW, somebody asked.... the brake lines were around $99.
     
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    Looks like you're in the 1100 range..... :thumb:

    When the front hubs are aligned with the start of the ramp, that's 1000. You look to be at least a foot beyond that point in the pic.

    Wish the pic was a little brighter, and from a few more angles. You can learn a LOT about your suspension by ramping it and studying the photos carefully....Shock lengths, driveshafts, bumpstops, fender clearance (or NOT!), etc.


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    The best I could ever do with my 4" Tuff Country E-Z Ride Springs was a score of 970. I told everybody that if it didn't do any better with the 52's, I was going to be pissed:haha: I'm glad it did!

    Thanks to my neighbor, Kevin (TwistedJack) for letting us use his ramp. You should all be so lucky to have a neighbor like him! Though, he would make fun of my "celebration post"....:pimp: You ROCK, man!
     
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    Why Tom Woods? I've heard nothing but bad about the man and shop myself. I know I'd go with HAD, but if you have your reasons thats cools.
     

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