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The CK5 lev-o-gage's are in

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Dec 8, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    The CK5 lev-o-gage's are now in stock and on the merchandise page, they come with the text ColoradoK5.com or "Pucker Factor", I slapped mine on my dash today.
    http://coloradok5.com/merchandise.htm

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  2. SlyDog

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Sweet, I will be ordering one shortly!! [​IMG]

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  3. eds77k5

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    would that work if you put one on the door for climbing hills? one on the dash for tilt and one on the door for climbing? maybe i need 2 of them? just wondering, thanks.

    "growin old is not for sissies"
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    I don't think the on on the door would work cuz it only goes to 45* I've put my truck to 65* or so going up hill. The one on the dash would be good to watch cuz most people fell unsure at 20*

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  5. muddin4fun

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Cool! I'll be getting one soon.

    For a blazer with 4" of lift and 12.50's...what angle should I start puckering?

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    when i order my new t-shirt and decals I'll order one of those too

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    You could tilt the gauge 25 degrees forward when you install it that way when you are climbing hills you would have 70 degrees of tilt index.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    I would order one but doesnt go far enough for me. I am always on a 45 degree angle :)

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Can anyone give me an idea on how many degrees incline vetical and horizontal various modified k5s could withstand? How far have you guys gone?

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    I'd guess I've gone around 65 or so. I don't know exactly, just guessing, but the hill I was climbing was really steep. I did that with a carb too.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    The hill I was climbing when I rolled was over 70 degrees. I didnt tip over, but I rolled because of the rear end breaking and the brakeline snapping under pressure, which casued me do drive horizontal on the incline, and when I lost momentum I rolled.

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    What about on the horizontal plane? Im trying to picture what a 65 and 70 degree slope would look like. Im contemplating this hill climb at hollister hills and i think it would be pretty damn close to 70 degrees.

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Personally, I could care less about climbing angles other than from a purely academic standpoint. Those numbers are interesting only in the "I climbed a ??? degree hill with loose gravel...". If you do exceed your vehicles capabilities, you just start spinning and bouncing (or breaking things). Sometimes that might cause you to get sideways or otherwise get into trouble but there is generally no "oh my GOD!" point that I am concerned with exceeding as there is with off-camber hill traversal.

    However, nose down is a different story. Nothing scares me like feeling the back end start to go over the nose! I have never been in an "endo" but I have been lucky enough to actually drive out of one that was truly "eminent" (it was *DEFINATELY* on it's way over). I've lain over on the side and rolled over (which is a bit unnerving) although never with a big hill and multiple roles. I was always more worried about damage than safety and I can deal with that. But that impending endo with enough steep "steps" below to result in multiple endos (probably 2 or 3) scared the @#$% out of me.

    My point in this long explanation is that I would be much more interested in nose down angles than nose up...

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    I've sat the truck on its trailer hitch with a 2 1/2 lift some where around 65+ degrees

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Some of you might be confused, these gauge's are for off-camber only (parallel to hill) not front to back (climbing a hill straight on). Here is a pic of me at about 33-34 degrees, I would say if I saw 45 degress it prolly would have been on my way over to the roof (it was wet as well). I like having one, I now know that I can at least hit 35 degrees without a problem so I feel a little better when I'm at 25-30 let's say. From what I have heard people say if your at 45 degrees you are right at the point where you may or may not roll, lots of factors in that senerio, weight, tire pressure, uneven surface etc..

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    That's why I want one. I don't really want to roll it then say, "I guess I found my limit". I dont' want to roll it. So, if folks are saying it was getting pretty tipsy around 35 or 40 degrees, then when I'm offroading and it's getting real close to 35 or 40, I can look ahead to see if it's gonna get worse. Basically, I want one to prevent me from rolling it. I'm sure that's good for gold stars and bragging rights, but it's also a good way to destroy your rig, destroy another rig, or get hurt or killed. That's not haveing a good time to me.

    As far as nose up and nose down, I think it's prolly easier to roll it on a nose down cause your motor is up front which is where a bunch of the weight is. Right now, my truck won't run at a steep enough incline or decline to worry about that [​IMG]

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Thats why i'm going to install sliding weights that slide horizonal directly below the body on a hydralic system. HAHA right!!!! - Doug

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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    What sort of things affect stability when hill climbing?

    79 Jimmy, 5" lift 35 M/T with a 383 puttin out 400hp and 450lb/ft. 4.11s Locked front and back.
     
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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Damnit Steve, you come out with some cool stuff, BUT, right before Christmas. Wassupwidthat? Once the new year rolls around, then it's time for a hooded sweatshirt, another decal, a black cap, a black t-shirt (should you ever have those made), and..................
    But since I plan on being <font color=green>December's Giveaway Winner</font color=green>, then maybe I can get the stuff earlier...............


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    Re: The CK5 lev-o-gage\'s are in

    Just ordered one! Thanks Steve![​IMG]

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