Trooper RTI - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Isuzu
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2003, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
gringo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20529
Location: Chile
Posts: 19
Trooper RTI

Here are a couple links to some pics of some friends and me measuring our RTI. (fast forward through the first 3 pages)

http://www.twistedandes.com/viewtopic.php?t=1268

http://twistedandes.com/fotos/rti/index.php?pagina=1

Cheers

Juan Carlos
__________________
...........working...........
gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member # 16389
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 7
Re: Trooper RTI

Juan,

Congratulations on being Numero Uno. And while we're on this topic, do you have a write-up on your solid axle conversion? Preferably one that's not in Spanish?

Best regards,
Kevin V
__________________
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Kevin V is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 06-23-2003, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
here's a visual for everyone.

the truck looks very well balanced with the front and rear flex being pretty evenly matched.

NICE!!!
Attached Images
 
__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
rear:
Attached Images
 
__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20520
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 180
Send a message via AIM to IsuzuCrawler
From what i can tell from the pics, it looks he has modified the stock 4link rear. this is what i plan on doing when i do my sas this fall. i Plan on custom tall springs and getting the 3 trac bars extended plus adding flex joints. this trooper is the first one i've seen done before, anyone know why it wouldn't work? an english write up would be great
__________________
89 Isuzu Trooper RS shorty 2dr, yota axles front and rear with 5.29s, 35x15.5 baja claws. The best looking yard art in town.
IsuzuCrawler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 01:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
Quote:
Originally posted by IsuzuCrawler
this trooper is the first one i've seen done before, anyone know why it wouldn't work?
__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 03:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
here is a close up of the front SAS:



he used the stock rear coils on the front end w/ an FJ40 axle (lengthened to match rear axle)


another shot:


__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 03:04 PM   #8 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
another:


__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 04:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Member # 14613
Location: castledale utah
Posts: 135
Looks pretty good. What score does it get on the RTI? not that it really matters, i am just curious.

Troy
94rodeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2003, 04:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
gringo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member # 20529
Location: Chile
Posts: 19
Measured perpendicular to the floor, it scores 705 on a 30 degree ramp and 1031 on a 20 degree ramp.

Measured perpendicular to the ramp, it scores 803 and 1175 respectively.

Locally we are debating which is the correct method but it seems to be general consensus that the first is correct

JC


PS distances

trop gringo 234 (wheelbase)
165 (traveled along ramp paralel to grnd.)
188 (travelled along ramp)
__________________
...........working...........

Last edited by gringo; 06-23-2003 at 04:43 PM.
gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2003, 10:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
TNToy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Member # 5776
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 11,737
Quote:
Originally posted by gringo
Locally we are debating which is the correct method but it seems to be general consensus that the first is correct
No. You measure perpendicular to the ramp. The idea behind the RTI is that it compensates for wheelbase: Your RTI is simply the % of your wheelbase you can drive up the ramp. 1000 RTI means 100% of your wheelbase is on the ramp (If you drove onto the ramp forward, the back tire would be right at the start of the ramp). Measuring perpendicular to the GROUND artificially shortens your wheelbase a couple of inches, skewing the score.
__________________
[size=1]ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician
Toyota Certified Expert Technician
Volvo Certified Expert Technician
Suzuki Certified Master Technician

IDPA Certified Master Cardboard Killer[/size]
TNToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2003, 06:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 12056
Location: NC
Posts: 162
My mechanic saw your Trooper, Juan
"THAT'S SICK !!!"



What's with the blue thing in the background ?

GonZu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2003, 08:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Member # 16389
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 7
Juan:

Are those Skyjacker suspension links, or custom links that just happen to be red with gold end links?

Thanks in advance,
Kevin V
__________________
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Kevin V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2003, 08:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
technical expert
 
Independent4x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Member # 8755
Location: Richmond, Va
Posts: 2,189
Send a message via AIM to Independent4x Send a message via MSN to Independent4x Send a message via Yahoo to Independent4x Send a message via Skype™ to Independent4x
those are from a Tractor Supply company from what Juan told me. i'm pretty sure he's currently working on a more re-fined version
__________________
Matt, Owner: Independent4x
www.independent4x.com
804-550-0480: 9am-6pm EST

UFWDA Life Member - http://www.ufwda.org/

Full Service Fabrication Shop & Retail Store located in Richmond, Va. for all your OffRoad needs: featuring Sway-A-Way, WARN, ARB/OME, AEV, Advance Adapters, TeraFlex, Trailready, Currie, QA1, Beard Seats, Interco Tire, D.O.M. Tube to length, etc. - call or PM
Independent4x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.