Re: big chevy pic
Ha Ha -- a "Tipover Special." Gee you can sure impress Jr. High School kids with it.
Does it really need that much height to clear the tires?
Off road it's totally impractical that high. Stay away from sidehills for sure. Trying to climb a hill it'll spring wrap like crazy, giving wheel hop. Going down that same hill it'll chatter so much you'll break something.
The axles are still on the ground, so it doesn't have any more ground clearance there.
A little work getting it back down to reasonable it could work OK.
The PO must have put in, what, 6. something axle gears for the 44's?
That's a good deal just for the axles and gears if he did. And he must have installed a dual T-case too to get Lo reasonable?
A friend used to live across the street from a popular hill. We'd sit on his porch watching them. When one like that would show up we'd make bets on how long it would take before he rolled it. We'd bet in minutes, not hours.
Most of the time the guy would try gently the first time, not make it very high, then back down.
Second try he'd do better, but still not make it.
Third try he'd really blast it - lots of show. Near the top he'd get squirrely, you could see the wheel hop, he'd get sideways and roll on down.
After a guy died they closed off the hill.