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stephen what do you score?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by mudhog, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    what do you score on a rti ramp? i just saw you in the ttc tapes damn you did awesome on the mini rubicon nice flex[​IMG] you did great in all of it i think if you could have done better in the tank trap you would have won that was a bummer

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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    i think the magizine article has it listed...let me go digging. I have more mags then I have car parts...LOL

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    empty handed sorry. for some reason I was thinking it was mid 900's

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    i think itwas like in the 870's. not bad for 42's.

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  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think it was in the high-800 to low-900 range.....but Stephen has commented that the truck is capable of more than that. He said that there is such a thing as "TOO MUCH FLEX" and it begins to actually make it harder in certain situations.... I think he stiffened the truck up before the TTC for better overall performance, and deliberately took a lower number on the RTI test.

    I know, I know a 1000 RTI score is serious "bragging rights" but it may not be the best answer in actual applications. [​IMG]

    All this from a guy who can only ramp a 534.....sheesh! [​IMG]



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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Keep in mind that his score was on a 30 degree ramp, over 800 on a 30 degree ramp is VERY good. Prolly well over 1000 easy on a 25 degree ramp.

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    Just happen to have the Mag right here.He scored a 863 on the 30 degree ramp.There was a couple above 800.A heep had 813 and the S-10 Hybrid had 812.Brady

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    That's pretty much it, 863. The limiting factor on the ramp was the tire in the wheelwell in the rear, I probably had some left but it was all sort of running out of room about there so it's not far from what it's capable of.
    Greg's right, I stiffened it up but it was after TTC, I barely had the welds cooled off at the event. Truck had 5.5 miles on it. I broke the rear gears in on the ride and drive. Never gave the front gears any warning, just started flogging them. I guess it did run in full time 4wd for a while so they did spin some before we really jumped on it.
    Now the front is a little stiffer to start and gets really stiff after about 4" of bump travel. On a ramp it stops about 1" short of full compression so it's still pretty limber. It does drive over the top of a 20 degree by bunch. If you watch the tapes close you can tell the rear doesn't work very much while the front goes everywhere. I like the rear a little stiffer so that it equals out a little better when it's climbing but it was pretty unbalanced at TTC. Now it's pretty nice, especially with the top, doors, tailgate and spares missing. Losing top weight was huge.
    I don't think I have a real world crawling improvement over my custom leaves. I have some more articulation and more vertical travel but in slow stuff it was always adequate before. In faster running the extra travel is fun.

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    thank you for the info you did an awesome job in ttc i have watched the tape several times now and am very impressed you made the mini rubican look easy[​IMG]

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