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Ramped the Blazer today

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by FWP, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. FWP

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    30 Degree ramp, 616 forwards and 720 backwards. Is that good?, mediocre? I'm not sure, anybody have opinions????

    Pics to follow soon, plus climbing around the rocks in the front yard of a friend. He actually hauled in 2-4 foot boulders and put them in his yard for testing his sicked out CJ7.... what devotion to the sport[​IMG]

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    thats not bad at all how is your blazer set up tires lift and such was the swaybar conected? i rampd a 704 on a 23 degree ramp with no lift and 33's with the swaybar conected[​IMG]

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    Mudhog and I did that two weeks ago.............he got a 704 with STOCK suspension and I got a 714............both going forward only...........you done good! There was this Hummer that got I think a 377...........

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    What do the numbers mean and how do they calculate? I'm guessing the Hummer's low number was not good.

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    last time i ramped the Jimmy i got a 991 on a 20deg and 669 on a 30deg.

    Bill Innes
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    Thanks guys.

    Mudhog, I have 6" TC EZ ride springs, 35/12.5s. I was fully aired up (40 psi) for all tests. The first time up the ramp, I left the sway bar connected, and went to 588. With the swaybar off I got the 617. Backwards was with the sway bar off as well. My next move is to bend the spring clamps straight up, and go test again.

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  7. tRustyK5

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    I ramped mine forwrds and backwards as well. On a 20 degree ramp, 940 forwards and 1065 backwards. No swaybar. I've never tried a 30 degree ramp.

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    It's pretty steep, the tire on the ramp wants to steer itself off the side as your goin up[​IMG][​IMG]

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    The 20 degree ramp will do that to yer truck as well.
    The ramp I used is our club ramp. Previous to me driving up it nobody had managed over 1000 on it. When i reversed up it one of the club members accused me of 'cheating' cuz I wasn't square to the ramp. I came back down and had him guide me up to his satisfaction and managed the 1065. After i got back down I told him if I wanted to exaggerate the num,bers I could have dropped the air down to 'trail pressure' and gained another few points.

    Jeepers are fun to bug...[​IMG]

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    This was my first time on a ramp, so I didn't know how it would go. The guy that has the ramp owns a CJ7 that does 1200 on it, so I didn't think it would be a good idea to rag on him[​IMG]. One thing I can say, he did treat me with respect, not some of the silly games others play cause you don't drive their brand.....That was a cool experience.[​IMG]

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    Admittedly most of my fellow club members drive reaonably stock 4x4's...
    My problem is they al think a fullsize is useless for anything other than mud and pulling a trail rig...
    I really liked the jaws dropping when I ramped my pig![​IMG]

    1200 on a 30 degree ramp? With a CJ7? Damn I'd really like to see pics of that...I'm on the verge of calling BS.[​IMG]

    1200 on a 30 degree ramp with a 93" wheelbase would have the front tire 56" off the ground...on a 25 degree ramp it would be 47" off the ground.

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    Yep , I got a pic of that thing at the end of the ramp. Someone has to stand at the base of the ramp to keep it from tippin over[​IMG]. Just scanned em, got to upload em somewhere still. I'll post pics[​IMG]

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    Cool...its not very often you see that kind of articulation!

    Rene

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