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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2001, 06:07 PM
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Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Took some pics of my YJ flexing a bit. Thought ya'll might be interested. Rear tire is still on the ground.

This is one from the rear. Both tires are stuffed to the bump stops. Those TJ flares should help alot. Maybe I'll be able to remove those extended bumpstops then. My limiting factor is the rear emergency brake cables(it doesn't even hold, so I may remove it and flex it again later) & front shock length(probably will either do a shock hoop extention or the F350 extention).




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Another, from the other side.

For those of you wondering about Revolvers in the rear. Take a look at the left rear shackle, it didn't even open up. Those rears will be coming off soon. Can someone say boomerang? That and a SRS(with many tweaks) and I should be set in the suspension dept.




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Stuffed corner.




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Just for fun. The measurement....23 3/4". Not bad, to still have some problems to work out.

Does anyone know the RTI formulas? Or direct me to them.




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Have you tried full compression in the front with the wheel turned to see if it is going to take out your fender and flare? Looks like it just might.

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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Didn't try it yet, b/c I know it will. Have to wait for those TJ flares to get some more clearance in that department. If you will notice I had to pull the flare over the tire on the front left when compressed, I expected all of this though. But at least now I know where to start, and what my limitations are.




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

YJason, I bet you'll find that the shackles aren't unfolding because the shocks are stopping them. Try and unbolt a shock and see what it does. PS.....watch that the brakelines aren't too short.

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Thanks for the advice. I have several things to check out before trying it again, maybe around middle of April. Might try to do that criss-cross shock mounting pattern in the rear, if we get our welder by then. If not I may try to copy the extended rear shock mounts that MORE sells(should be able to get 4", with the extra room created by the body lift). Right now I can tell you for sure that the rear is limited by the emergency brake cable.

So can anyone tell me what my RTI score? I would like to be able to compare it to what it is when I get finished messing with the suspension.




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Re: Flexing, flexing, 1, 2, 3.......

Your RTI score changes depending on what angle ramp you are on, so its hard to figure it from a vertical measurment, of the front tire. I would guess though just by comparing it to old pictures of mine, when I was running SUA suspensions, that it is somewhere around a 650 RTI on a 20 degree ramp.

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