The rear leaf
stretched to 63" and are a custom ORD pack. We moved the rear
axle back 3" to increase departure angle and lengthen the
wheelbase a little. The 2.5" King shocks were mounted to the
ubolt plates and run through the floor to custom upper mounts.
We haven't measured the rear wheel travel but it's pretty safe
to say we got our 15" of vertical. Traction bars were added to
keep the pinion in line since we now had the power and traction
to really rip stuff up. The bars work well for keeping the
driveshaft alive and don't compromise clearance by a lot but we
are looking into ways to streamline the mounts.
Here's the rear shackle, it was custom built longer and wider
than stock to have a good arc of motion and still be stable. Our
old shackle fllip bracket is still mounted backwards on the
frame from the previous suspension buildup.
ramp tested about 860 on a 30 degree test ramp at the event so
we know the suspension will move!
already had good bumpers and a nice cage, so the interior was
classed up with some racing buckets and some additional cage
bracing and that's about it. We did have to build a good sized
tunnel in the floor to accommodate the transfer cases and the
shifters were custom built to fit in with the cage. The door
panels were also swapped out to match the overall tan and green
color scheme. This shows the custom glovebox we built to have
lockable storage. It also houses the computer, fuses, and relays
for the EFI system to make them totally weatherproof. The
snorkel is pretty obvious too.
Below is the rear of the truck, shows the rear shock mounting
hoops and rear cage.
And here's the driver's side interior.
We stopped by
Moab on the way back from TTC and took some pics to show the
overall clearance under the truck.
TTC lineup at the acceleration event: Never thought my K5 on
42's would seems so short.
1st: Brian Waddell ('72 Suburban)
2nd: Stephen Watson ('82 K5)
3rd: Ferris McCullom ('30 Ford)
placing: (at least what we know at this point, June '01)
Engineering: ORD 82K5
Acceleration: ORD 82K5 or '72 'Burb (both were pretty quick)
Braking: Don't know
Tow Test: White F150 and the Burb were pretty close, along with
the Moeser Dozer (C30)
Mud Pit: the Burb had the only full run
Frame Twister: The hybrid S10 made a record setting run for the
Mini-Rubicon: ORD 82K5 set a new record, zero points, about 3
Hill climb: ORD 82K5
Obstacle course: ORD 82K5
Tank Trap: Hybrid S10 sets another record