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Lets see those Flex Shots!

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by teebes » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:35 am

I happened about a nice little rock this afternoon and took some flex shots. Consider these the 'before' pics of the upcoming new control arms :excited:

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(couple more photobucket pics)...



Who else has some flex shots? Post em up :friday:
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by TangoBravo » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:09 am

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Im in stock form in these pics these are taken on my property, so after any changes I will do this again and see what happens.
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by fishsticks » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:13 am

Funny you posted this tonight. I attended a 4x4 cruise in today, and got my first attempt at being a ramp queen. :mrgreen:

Unfortunately the guy who took the pics for me didn't realize he could turn my phone sideways to take a landscape pic.



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Left front tire got about 22" off the ground before the left rear started to lift. My 88 springs were definitely working against me here.


I didn't win any awards for for my performance, but I was the ONLY IFS vehicle to even try. I did better than a few solid axle vehicles.



This guy won.


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by The Roadie » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:16 am

Antisway bar connected or not?
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by fishsticks » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:20 am

Me? Both my sway bars are sitting on a shelf in my garage.
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by TangoBravo » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:53 am

Looks good all I can say is I have some :mechanic: to do. Seriously
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by teebes » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:12 am

No swaybars, front or rear, on mine. Airbags ~20psi.
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by fishsticks » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:16 am

Hey Greg I'm curious about something. Have you developed a small dent in your driver side rear shock body from the panhard rod mount? I wonder if the BDS shocks would mind being mounted upside down. Also wondering if some of us are close to being ready for an even longer shock that the BDS Trailvoy shock.
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by teebes » Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:22 am

I'll check tomorrow when its light out. The brake cables are next on my list, but you're right that shocks are up next.

I think Alek runs his inverted, usually comes down to manufacturer design. I vaguely remember BDS wanting the bodies on the bottom.
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by SteveTB03 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:30 pm

Here are some photos of me flexing nearby my house on a hill.

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by Trail X » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:57 am

Flex... what is that? :shock:

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:lol: That was a long time ago. I know it's improved a bit, but still, not as good as some of yours.
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by teebes » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:30 pm

fishsticks wrote:Funny you posted this tonight. I attended a 4x4 cruise in today, and got my first attempt at being a ramp queen. :mrgreen:

Left front tire got about 22" off the ground before the left rear started to lift. My 88 springs were definitely working against me here.


Nice timing indeed :happy whip: 22" is the number to beat, keeping in mind the rear tires have to be on the ground still ( James, you're cheating :raspberry: )


There's got to be some more pics out there... Kyle, I know you're holding out on us :finger:
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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:59 pm

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These pics are not disco'ed...
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These show how it flexxed over this lil drop
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by fishsticks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:24 pm

I didn't realize you were using Bilstein rears Kyle.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Not anymore. Bought some of roadies old BDS since the bilsteins limited travel.
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by teebes » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:51 pm

fishsticks wrote:Hey Greg I'm curious about something. Have you developed a small dent in your driver side rear shock body from the panhard rod mount? I wonder if the BDS shocks would mind being mounted upside down. Also wondering if some of us are close to being ready for an even longer shock that the BDS Trailvoy shock.


You know... Mine are! these are the newer/wide bodies. Oh, and these are printed, this side down :) Might be different on the nicer gas ones (as in it might not matter):

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by fishsticks » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:59 pm

teebes wrote:
fishsticks wrote:Hey Greg I'm curious about something. Have you developed a small dent in your driver side rear shock body from the panhard rod mount? I wonder if the BDS shocks would mind being mounted upside down. Also wondering if some of us are close to being ready for an even longer shock that the BDS Trailvoy shock.


You know... Mine are! these are the newer/wide bodies. Oh, and these are printed, this side down :) Might be different on the nicer gas ones (as in it might not matter):




Mine look exactly the same, are also the wide body, and also say this side down. :mrgreen:
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by kodachrome9319 » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:50 pm

All stock... Shot these today... Sigh, I wish I could hit the lottery!

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by vwmaniacx » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:14 pm

Thought this was cool. From a recent trip.
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