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you judge my poser flex pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MUD JUNKIE, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    Heres a shot of the rig,do you think the tough countrys 6 inches up front look to stiff? I got people telling me they do? this is the first time I've tested the new setup so I dont know. the front got 6" TC's,a zero rate and ORD shackles. rear is stock springs,3" block and echobit shackle flip[​IMG]

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  2. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    That Thing Is Badass!:d
     
  3. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    thanks dude,this is how the rest of the body looks like when it aint flexed
    it started out as a longbed pickup now its a lighter,narrowed,shortened bad-mofo:grin: Im building an exterior cage around the cab this week,and it soon will be sporting 39.5"s
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    ditch the 6". in the first pic look at your tire to fender relationship, it's pretty much the same as the rig sitting on level ground. your front springs are hardly(if at all) flexing. all of the flex that you have is thanks to the rear end. your body is leaning to get yoru front tire up that high. i would put 4" springs up front and ditch the rear blocks. you might need to put an add a leaf back there level w/ the zero rate front. or you could put a zero rate in the back. you can easily find some mall poser to trade you 4" for 6" springs. you have already chopped the fenders you don't need the clearance of the 6" springs. you might even consider going w/52's up front depending on how flexy you want it. you can also loosen or cut off the spring clamps. do you have longer front shackles yet? you'll need those w/ the 4" to make it flex right.

    on another note i dig the custom flat bed and the chopped and narrow front.
     
  5. 85mudblazin

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    I see you had the tape measure on it, what did it score RTI wise? :D
    does look like most of the flex is in the rear but who cares it flexes :D
     
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    so did you alter wheelbase? if so what total? i am in process of doing just what you did any tips? :D
     
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    correction, it looks like most of the flex is in the frame.

    i would ditch the ORD shackles go with something longer with an adjusted shackle mount location. what do you have out back for lift?
     
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    He said the rear lift was stock springs, 3" block, and echobit shackle flip.
     
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    strip the rear springs down some to soften them up. that is unless they're something other than stock K20 56s.
     
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    yea I agree take out every other leaf, but the downside is you will lose your lift so you might want to think about dropping it down to 4" of lift and use 52's up front while your at it, at least this is what I would do :)
     
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    I'd lose the blocks out back and go with 4" springs if it were me. Those front springs aren't flexing for crap. Looks like the stuff side in the rear flatened out so its good there. Lower lift will be lower CG as well.
     
  12. MUD JUNKIE

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    the rear is the stock 56"s, I thought id did pretty good for its first real test Im not sure on the total score but the front was just over 45" high and the rear was just over 4' I cant remember exact numbers.

    the truck was my mud bogger hence my name but I got on one trail and decided to cut the body up plus I got rid of a bunch of rust:D
    anywho I think Im going to ditch the front leafs all together and go with a custom 4 link setup. the truck still sports a 3" body lift so thats comming out before I build the cage to lower the center of gravity. I still have to move the axle forward with the zero rates up front to get the tire out of the wheel well in the front. I think it flexs pretty good now for what we have in florida seeing Im not going out west any time soon. all though I have seen some wicked stuff before down here. heres some pics...... this is one reason why I dont want to lose any lift on the truck......[​IMG]


    heres what we have in florida.....
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    :eek1: [​IMG]

    Thats my favorite one!!:grin:

    so you see no hardcore rock climbing but some kick butt trails
     
  13. MUD JUNKIE

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    heres the one pic that didnt come out[​IMG]

    thats why I need some lift.....this is in the bottom of the pit
     
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    Why not 'link the rear too?
    Nice pics
     
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    [​IMG]
    ok, why is that guy not running for his life?
     
  16. MUD JUNKIE

    MUD JUNKIE 1/2 ton status

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    brand new 4 day old tj: $23,000
    3 story steep hill climb: free (mother nature,and help from 1960's mining crew)
    good strong roll cage and seat belts $1000

    watching it all destroy in under 20 seconds: priceless:D :grin:

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    i think yo uwould get more flex out of the springs with a bed or cage on the bed. the frame is doing a lot of flexing right now. it still looks great, but like stated before i would recomend softer fronts, something to stiffen up the frame a bit to take stress off the body and smaller springs/bigger tires.. :p thos elook tiny with the front pinched, and the lift. still looks great, and im sure it would perform awesome as well. just has a lil tweakin that could be done for the looks end. i like big tires and small lift though. :D keep up the good work. some day i will be psoting pics of a running blazer i have up here.
    Grant
     
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    not to highjack were in florida is that??
     
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    Looks pretty sweet. Keep up the good work.

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