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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-10-2003, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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I've been dying to flex my truck but I can never find anything to flex on. There has been old logs along the shoreline that I've always wanted to flex on but with my open differentials I'd just sit there and spin until I got stuck.

It's bitchin' to be able to walk up something almost 90 with those lockers. Honestly, the only thing limiting me seemed to be my towhooks would push the log before my tires got there.

Look at my tracks in the slideshow. There are 3 logs. You can see as the tires spin until the locker kicsk in leaves piles of sand. The very last picture is where I gave up on trying to hit the log straight on (towhooks kept plowing the log) so the tire slowly rode up on the log and their is a pile where the right front was digging.

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You can tell I've got my swaybar in:
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lookn good [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Looks pretty good. Take out the swaybar for super duper performance gains!

Example of stuffage ( I know there are different forces being applied in a reverse climb versus and forward climb, but still, look at it stuff! )



I'd say around 6" more upward travel

Ooooh, cant wait for the 6" TC Springs to show off

I have a log like that in my back yard I need to get rid off (tree fell down) I'll take some similar pictures around Halloween

ANYWAY Enough of me, you've built a rather nice truck there!

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I need to invest in some swaybar disconnects. I've never really unhooked my swaybar and the spring plates. I unhooked it from the frame once just to see what it was like and I didn't like it at all. If I had the disconnects I'd probably use them once in a while.

I'm certain I could get that front end to flex a ton more if I did. The front and rear springs have almost the same arc in them but the front spring is like a foot and a half shorter but there is also a lot more weight on them. My old front springs (which were 3 leaf stockers that were negative arch) I could get my tire to kiss the fender even with the swaybar connected.

I don't know. I guess I need to find some non-ghetto swaybar disconnects.
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I pulled my sway bar and never looked back. So much nicer than unhooking it at every trail...

This is the best I could do with the sway bar on:



As you can see the rear axle is doing most of the work.

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Yeah, even you got a little more flex than me. The problem is that I don't even like the bodyroll I've got now so running without a swaybar would be suicide.
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Heres my ungodly pathetic Flex Pics

GO IOWA [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]


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Yeah, mon.

Flex 'er any more and dem dere mudflaps just might touch da ground, eh?


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Eh...i dunno about that up here at college theres plenty of good prospects...and some girls i know from Laurens GREAT...uh...assets [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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