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Ramped my truck tonight...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    We had our club meeting tonight and after all the BSing we had an impromtu ramp contest. Our ramp is set at 20 degrees and can be lifted to 30 degrees.
    Heading up the ramp forwards my truck ramped 935.
    Backing up the ramp it pulled a decent 1065...[​IMG] the rear tire was near 40" off the ground!
    This is a big improvement over last summer when all I could manage was a 795 forwards! The only suspension mods since then are reloctated rear shocks (RS 5000's) and greasable front shackles..

    Just thought I'd share. In a club dominated by Jeeps I made some jaws drop tonight![​IMG]

    Rene

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  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    congrats that is impresive(sp?)

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  3. 87 mid canada k5

    87 mid canada k5 1/2 ton status

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    Atta boy, hey we can do anything plus more that a jeep can do as long as the trees are far enough apart. Clicked on your link, and lo and behold there you are on the ramp it's almost like live coverage! I guess that was a while ago though. Good site you've got there, is your truck strickly for off-road with the welded rear?

    Denis
     
  4. DeesleK5

    DeesleK5 Registered Member

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    If i read correctly earlier in the day, you also had a wreck this last weekend, and then tongiht you are out on the ramp, awesome man. Tells of a strong truck and a great spirit of the driver of the truck

    Keep it up man
    Take it easy though
    Will
     
  5. Confederate9

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    was urs the best or were there others?
    i hope u beat an puny j**ps in ur club

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  6. LittleJimmy

    LittleJimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Very cool.
     
  7. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen the ramps, but I have not idea what a good or bad score is, but congradulations anyway... lol [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  8. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Cool beans!!!!

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
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    elkboy 1/2 ton status

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    Cool !! Maybe all that jumping on the sand loosened it up a bit [​IMG]. I'll be happy if mine ramps in the 7's.

    [​IMG]<font color=red> Elkboy</font color=red> [​IMG]
     
  10. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Woohoo!!! sounds like the shock mounts really helped!!

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  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yep, I wheeled the wee out of all Saturday, got rear-ended in Portland, drove it home anyways (no probs) so I figured ramping it couldn't hurt...
    Our club had about 30 member and so far my truck is numero uno for flex [​IMG]
    The club pres accused me of cheating by going up backwards, i calmly explained that the ramp is a tool, and i was trying to confirm that my front springs were too stiff. I then went on to say that if I wanted to cheat i could have aired down to 6psi and exaggerated the numbers a bit...[​IMG]
    For some reason he wasn't interested in ramping his Jeep after that...

    My frame is 'probably' bent so tRusty may be a write off. All my dash lights and tail lights don't work either..? I guess we'll see what insurance does.

    Rene

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  12. tRustyK5

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    Solowookie, the ramp measures the amount of suspension flex your rig has. You continue to drive one tire up the ramp until one of the other 3 tires comes off the ground. At that point they measure from the center of your tire thats on the ramp down the ramp to the ground and divide by your vehicles wheelbase. Our K5's have a 106.5" wheelbase and I backed up the ramp a litle under 114". The numbers are then divided to give you a score. On my website you can see my truck ramping about 800 or roughly 85" up the ramp.
    I use the ramp as a comparative tool for when I've made modifications to the suspension.

    Rene

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  13. 79Jimmy

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    Hey Rene was the rear end welded for the first ramp numbers?

    79jimmy@home.com
     
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    Those are some great numbers!! Nice job.

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
  15. solowookie

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    Hey, I learned something new today... [​IMG]

    <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue>

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  16. tRustyK5

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    No the rear end was welded after the first ramp excursion...either way it doesn't matter because as soon as a tire lifts they stop you and measure. The guys doing the measuring last night were not too interested in me getting a higher score and stopped me early a few times. You can feel when your done though because the truck starts to tip and rock..[​IMG]
    A new member ramped his 81 Toyota after me and managed a 470...[​IMG] I guess he's got a bit of work ahead of him.

    Rene

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  17. so i guess the one inch body lift solved your clearance problems with the swampers. did you get any rubbing over easter? the pics i've seen so far look great. i think i'll call you Air tRusty!

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs[​IMG]
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  18. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I trimmed my fenders back like Steve's (and your's I believe)
    The rear wheel just clears the fender lip and the front and rear edges by less than 1/4" inch...I might have to trim those a bit.

    Rene

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  19. AZK5

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    Thats great!
    It makes me want to go out and ramp my truck just to see how it does.
    CB
     
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    Last time I ramped mine at the Jeep meeting, I also got some stares and dropped jaws (of course, the "Attach Stuck Jeeps Here" sticker on the front bumper also got their attention! ha,ha). I got a 938 going up, and a 901 backing up...the overload spring in my rear spring pack hurts me a little, but I hate to take it out and be bottoming out all the time. Guess the front spring pack could be a little softer, too, but you know what? The real world is NOT AN RTI RAMP!! It is a useful tool to check out what mods do, but I don't think it is the definition of a good off roader. I think if I take out the spring pack bolts to let the leaves fan out I could gain a few...also need new spring bushings (greasable!), that would help...I WANT to hit the magical 1000 in front of the Jeepers!!! [​IMG]
     

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