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Old 04-22-2008
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My RTI (ramp travel index)

Took the truck over to some friends of mine at work and they lifted the front tire off the ground (using a forklift) until my rear was just clear, then lowered it back down to make the rear make contact again.

I had just over 30 inches of travel giving me a calculated RTI of about 700. I'll take that for a first pass at building the truck.

Used a 20 degree ramp equivalent, and 126" wheelbase for the calculations.
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No pics! darn
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Sorry, lunchtime, in a hurry. It looked a lot like the shot where I posed the front on the manhole cover like this:



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Its all good, your trucks a freakin beast now, I love it.
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yo john, i was mountin 35s with just chebbies! we need to get you into some softer springs!
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Dang, Gil, if they was any softer now, I'd fall asleep while driving...
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thatz cuz yer ooold :D
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Snorrrrrrrrr.......(I'll talk to you after my nap...)
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nice.

i don't want to hear anything about softer springs!

and yes, it does feel good to get SAS'd. (referring to your signature.)
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Hey, you got a ramp! I didn't know that, Earl. How far is the truck from being wheelable?
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3 days of work but the problem is i dont get time to work on it till mid may
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