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This is why big body lifts are stupid

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Got this off ebay

    That looks ridiculous.

    In case anyone's curious, he's got a rollpan for a rear bumper.

    -- Mike
     
  2. Pure Insanity

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    Looks like a 3 in BL but he didnt move the front bumper up. Still looks like crap to have that gap though IMO.
     
  3. bryguy00b

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    well..he could do a front roll pan for the front i guess... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. heavy4x4

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    Dude, I was looking at that exact same truck earlier this evening....I can't believe you didn't post about his 3"+ FRONT blocks.
    (Just when I thought this truck was o.k - dana 60, 14 bolt, and strong engine, there had to front lift blocks.)
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Nice drag link!! /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif

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    1985 called...they want their cutting edge suspension back /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Nother shot of the drag link. It doesn't have front blocks, that's a traction lift...

    LOL...I just noticed it's only a 4 hour drive from here. Kelowna B.C.

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  7. TX Mudder

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    a rose by any other name....those are lift blocks....or zero rates
     
  9. heavy4x4

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    I don't know, those block things up front don't look safe to me.

    How did you get those pics off the site and post them...when I click on "Image" it asks for a web-address? Help me out.
     
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    Go to the site where the picture is (in this case the ebay auction), right click the picture and hit properties. You'll see something like "address" or "location". Copy that, and when you're prompted for the web address, enter what you copied. The web page/post will show the picture from there. Easy to do once you get started.
     
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    Well there are slight differences between a simple block, a traction lift and a zero rate. Two out of three I'd never use up front (or the rear) At least the zero rate is part of the spring pack instead of being sandwiched like the traction lift or a block.

    At any rate that truck is exceedingly gay...

    Rene
     
  12. heavy4x4

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    Thanks, good to know.
     
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    The traction lift is installed in correctly as well! What a maroon! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    guys, com'on he's got 4:10s and a posi. he's HARDCORE /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    1985 called...they want their cutting edge suspension back

    [/ QUOTE ] HMMM Guess Im not quite a cool as I thought. My Blazer.

    And yes I do have them on the front. They are bolted to the pack to be safer. And they DO work. I have only driven PI around the shop some and jumped on it a few times, and I can feel a difference and can see where I have tweaked the uprights. Ill need to change them to something beefier in the future.

    Those in the pic of this show truck are at the wrong end of the block, and not bolted in. That is dangerous. Not to mention just corney looking.
     
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    I was just looking throught the new 4Wheel and Off-Road, and there section with old articles showed a truck with front lift blocks, I guess back in the 80's this was more common? I am guessing this truck was built for only mud drags or something /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I hope, LOL, definately not for street or trails use.

    If all you did was drive straight, would this truck be ok? Just trying to figure out the logic this guy had /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Otherwise looks pretty gay.
     
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    so what purpose do they serve and how do those things work?
     
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    What it does is when the spring tries to wrap, There is supposed to be pins (that arent shown in my pics) above and below the spring to hit the spring and stop it from wrapping. It works in both directions up and down.

    I guess think of an old slapper bar from the 70s, but instead of having a snubber, it has the pins, but it also works on the other direction of wrap too like when in reverse or braking.

    The ones I fabbed up for mine will hurt flex some. There was supposed to be the overload leaf on the rear that I cut down to 10 inches total length to get some space between the springs and the trac. lift. Ill put them back in when I get a chance. When I was assmebling it all I didnt have time to play w/ it. If I had about 1/4 inch longer Ubolts on the rear I would have been OK.

    Hurting flex a little isnt a major concern of mine. Theres not much to flex on in Florida, just mud. And a LOT of it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Just the little bit of messing around I have done in the shop yard I can DEFINATELY feel the difference.
     
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    Hell ya dude! Traction lifts make a huge diffrence. Only problem is (as you know) it limits articulation. If you pull the pins you get a little back, but not much. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif If your more worried about gettin' the power down then its perfect! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    The monkey in the pictures just mounted his wrong, wrong, wrong! /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    Can u say pavement pounder "mud washes dents dont"
     

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