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testing flex

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by purple76pearl, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. purple76pearl

    purple76pearl 1/2 ton status

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    if no ramp can be found to test flex and measure where i need to move my shocks, what can be used? also is there anything that is likly to break when im testing flex if so is there a way to fix it before it breaks, a friend told me you have to build kinda hoop type thing to mount my shocks when i move them to center of axle is that true, and being that most of you have alreayd been throug the trial and error period do you have whati would need, any advise would be highly appreciated /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
  2. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You can use a fork lift, or back hoe, or anything you can lift one tire with. You need to build some kind of a support for the shock, the hoop is the most commonly used, and is pretty strong.
     
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    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    i used a loading ramp in the back of a grocerystore once.
     
  4. balzackks84

    balzackks84 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Nice ride. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. chulisohombre

    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    i also used a loading ramp.click link below and look at the truck flex pix.if anything go out to the woods and put each tire up on a big rock and check what gets stretched out.brake lines is the first thing to upgrade before you try and flex it out.
     
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    great scott 1/2 ton status

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    testing as you are doing should help you find what needs changed befor you bust it on the trail. Besure to check brake lines, drive lines and shocks they are the most common problems. my flexy ride can be seen at http://www.msnusers.com/scoottersoffroadadventures
     
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    Just make sure you don't roll /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Sweeeeet looking rides guys. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    savage1, that's an awesome K5!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    BigO flex 1

    Get the bucket from the front-end loader and lay a trailer ramp on it, the back it up....

    BigO flex 2

    or find your favorite 6x8 creosote log and lay it up on the back of an old 2 ton flatbed truck.
     
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    Find a garage with old style lift.Put one tire on and raise it up.Shouldn't charge too much if their not busy.
     
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    Did you use Ford 60? Where'd you get the powerlock and how do you like it.Does it make steering hard like detroit? 88SWB HiPin D60,BEST mod yet!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Wish I could figure out how to get pics of my rig on here /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    A ramp is best...
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    Check shock travel by ramping with them connected and then ramping with them disconnected. That will tell you if you need longer or not. Keep a sharp eye on brake lines too...

    Any lifting method will work though, just keep your personal safety in mind. Don't crawl under the truck if it's up on some rotten log...

    Rene
     
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    Do you know any tow motor drivers, that can help you out???

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    A large rock can give you an idea of flex....

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    When my ex-girlfriend got rid of here 89 Accord, she was going to let use it as a ramp /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif...BUT, my truck was still in pieces in the driveway and I couldn't get it together in time...

    I just just use the concrete barriers that line loading ramps for semis and also the concrete base of light poles in the Super WalMart parkiong lot work as well...

    Chris
     
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    the shocks done fell off /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif but... here ya go
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    i just used a dock ramp like everyone else...

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    Oh yea, I've got to get one in here too!
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    -Dan
     
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    Looks like you could stuff a few small children into my front wheel well doesnt it??? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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