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When a 63" hi-lift isn't tall enough - love the 57's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BorregoK5, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. BorregoK5

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    When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    I was looking through some old pictures for another post and came across this one. Had to stop in at a relatives house for a trail repair durring the anual TDS run. Thankfully, I didn't need the tire to come off the ground or I would have needed a chain... you can tell I'm not very confident in the hi-lift by the distance I'm trying to keep from getting underneath. Now if only the front would flex that far!

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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    try running 63" chevy springs /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    Running 63's up front? Now that would be trick... but links and coils might make for a better aproach angle.
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    nah, in the back
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    damn and i thought i had some good flex /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    I still have to go wheelin with someone running 63's out back. The 57's are basicly bolt on, where as the 63's require a lot more work to fit up. I'm curious to see the flex and ride difference between the two, figure out if the extra work is worth it or a wash. Are you coming down to the SoCal Big Dog Los Coyotes run this weekend?
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

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    you can tell I'm not very confident in the hi-lift by the distance I'm trying to keep from getting underneath.

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    Exactly how I feel. I'm thinking about buying a small hydraulic jack and modifying it for under the axle jacking. Saving the hi-lift for other duties /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    How about making an A stand that slides in the hitch, with the jack in between? Then you could jack the back off the ground, both wheels and still keep it from falling to one side!
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    yah that'd work too. Just I'd prefer to keep things as compact as possible. Perhaps making it so it folds up would be an option. Either way its just a matter of doing it and testing it out /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    Tony's truggy is running the 63's with the Springer Set up. I might try to get out to Blazer Safari, but it might be too close to Blazer Bash to work. If Tony goes, i'll most likely go.
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    63's with the springer kit - /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif holy smokes!
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Just saw the cat run... and I'm holdin' an empty bag! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

    Zakk's right.... He and Tony are doing some top secret development for me... and if anyone finds out, we'll have to strip them of their Doublers /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif....

    Hope it works! If so, it may allow some higher lifts and keep the front half of the springs from getting in such a compromising position at full droop condition. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

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    I still have to go wheelin with someone running 63's out back.

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    dammit mike im working as fast as i can!!!! give me a few more weeks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    I suppose your not going to make it this weekend then? Same spot as last time you were down... and I wont even aim for trees at the side of the road this time!
     
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    Re: When a 63\" hi-lift isn\'t tall enough - love the 57\'s

    i might come down for the day again but i will have to be a camera man again. still no wheelin' for me /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif.
     

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