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Pics: Is this average or below average articulation?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mountainexplorer, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I usually drive through the mud and stuff, and rarely try to flex anything; but today I was goofing around with the '75 Orange Blazer and wound up flexing it about as far as it would go. Is this average or below average flex for a '75 K5 with a 4" lift?

    Another picture of it

    and a view from the back.

    It started to try to pull the top up on the back corner, and my clutch linkage (adjustment rod) came off. I think thats the most it would take.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    Doesn't look to bad, but I would expect the front to stuff a little more, and the back to droop a little more. But that all depends on how hard your springs are and what type of lift, etc. Everything is dependent. Overall I wouldn't call it terrible, but it isn't spectacular either.
     
  3. mountainexplorer

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    They are just Rancho front springs, rear blocks, RS5000 shocks (off my truck that had a 2.5" lift). On level the rear springs sag some...the fronts seem pretty stiff.
     
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    Stiff springs and short shocks will limit articulation every time. But if you are popping linkages and stuff already then sounds like you have some things to work on and fix before you start looking for more articulation.
     
  5. mountainexplorer

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    I think thats about max for the Blazer. It also has a 3" body lift...which I'm sure isnt too good for flexing a whole bunch. Oh well, I rarely drive the thing anywhere too twisty.
     
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] These are two shots over the years in various stages. first shot has stock shocks and the second one to I think. Not a flex monster but okay for what I do
     
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    looks good but i like this set-up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Dich the front swaybar, it makes a huge difference. But if your shocks arn't long enough it won't help (at least untill you break the mounts).
     
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    you wanna get at least another 1/3? then ditch the sway bar, and open up the leaf locks front and rear. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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