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those familiar with rti ramps, whats your score if you've tested

they have one at a local shop, so i tried my luck, i scored a 632, which isnt bad for a body lifted ifs truck lol
i flexed more then any of the other ifs rigs
and even more then a few of the sfa rigs as well

super fun! but nobody took pics. but next week i'll try again
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pics or it didn't happen
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haha the most i can give you is the list posted up by the shop on my local 4x4 forum :(

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GO4X4IT 638 (98 ZJ with 4" lift)
TYS 4X4 FTW 632 (my ranger)
DOUG H 698 (not sure)
WISHFULTHINKER 624 (stock xj)
NAMELESS 491 (durango with torsion bar crank/shackle lift in rear)
TONY A 1109 (unbelievable TJ with super low gears)
SHINOBI 972 (01 WJ w/ 6" lift)
KQOTUW 580 (XJ with a few " of lift)
CHMICHELS 349 (stock zj with sways attached)
EXPLODER 459 (stock 96 explorer)
KRO7 870 (not sure)
JEHU 567 (stock unlimited wrangler rubicon)
ROBERT 456 (not sure)
FLOORYA 385 (stock diesel liberty)
DISCOVERYXD 680 (land rover discovery with plenty of lift)
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gave you all the rigs i could for a bit of a comparison
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the TJ that scored the highest..
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and you know wheel base is factored RTI score, so you may have scored higher, but they may have gone higher.
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oh yeah i know, i went higher then quite a few, but they also had shorter wheel bases lol
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Sway bars on or off?
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I wish I had one to score on!
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Sway bars on or off?
me? i left the front on. i think i'll disconnect it next week and see if i do any better
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how is it measured? like what the formula??
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The test proceeds as the vehicle attempts to climb the ramp as high as possible with a single front or rear tire without lifting a wheel off the ground. The distance the vehicle can travel up the ramp without loosing contact with the ground is measured from the leading edge of the ramp itself to the point on the ramp just below the center of the hub of the wheel on the ramp. The distance is measured up the ramp and on the ramp, not to the actual hub of the wheel. That number is the divided by the vehicles wheelbase and then multiplied by 1000 to calculate the average. For example if a vehicle with a 81 inch wheelbase traveled 59 inches up a 20 degree ramp then the RTI would be calculated as: 59 divided by 81 x 1000 = 728 (rounded down). This method of multiplying by the vehicle's wheelbase allows vehicles of different wheelbases to compete with each other on the same ramp.
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You would have gotten atleast a few extra inches with the front sway bar disconnect.
Plus you could always cheat and air down, lol.
Zach I would be interested to see what kind of numbers you could pull off with the ranger!
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yeah seriously zach, that thing flexes great

you need to find an rti ramp and post up your score!
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Zach won't do it!! haha
"he knows it'll do what he designed it to do"

Mine scored about yey much, before the front limit straps though.. Once i get more uptravel up front, and get the driveshaft figured out i should get a little more.

oh yea, its in 2wd, open rear diff, 3.50s. no need for 4wd, my tire was about to leave the ground and the tire slipped.

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do you know what you scored?
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so how hard is it to take out the sway bar?
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so how hard is it to take out the sway bar?
Should just be like 6 bolts...pretty easy.
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do you know what you scored?
yep, scored about ^^ yey much.
next time i go out there I'll measure.

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so how hard is it to take out the sway bar?
I've got a torch in the garage

mine came off, i tried to sell it, no luck.. then it got cut into 3 pieces to fit into the garbage can.
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lol i just got it off

i dont see myself putting it back on, but i might keep it just incase i guess
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Sell it over on RPS, someone is sure to buy it lol
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lol why over there?
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Lowered group, people more interested in better handling.
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crazies lol

i love it, it handles like a big fat kid
believe it or not, it still handles better then our old H2 did.
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LOL it handles like ME!!!!!!! Awkward, rolly, and excessive!
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