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Old 10-08-2001, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is a little example of why flex is important. These pics are taken from the same area on the right-hand trail going up to competition hill at Hollister. I did still lift a tire with the suspension but it was only 2 inches off the ground, not 2 feet.





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thats some funny shat.. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>thats some funny shat.. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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I THINK FLEX IS IMPORTANT! HA HA HA
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But which is more important, Flex or a locker. Will flex get you further? what does flex do? will a tire that is barely touching the ground give you anymore traction? Is there too much Flex?
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I couldn't live with out them both, and I've seen too much flex. Flex gives you stability, however its not all about flex. I kind of think it's more important to have a balanced rig. Although you have to some kind of working suspension.

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Heres a combination of flex, lockers, and most importantly driver knowing the rig <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Kids don't do this at home!

This is a good example of the suspension keeping things stable.

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Old 10-09-2001, 07:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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<STRONG>But which is more important, Flex or a locker. Will flex get you further? what does flex do? will a tire that is barely touching the ground give you anymore traction? Is there too much Flex?</STRONG>
Actually, it varies on the situation, but the one in the pics, a locker would not have done me any good when stock. The hole that was eating the passenger front end still had more to go. If I would have continued forward, I would have flopped it on it's side.

On another note though, I'm going to be throwing in a welded rear end pretty soon.
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Real soon , I hope <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> I left a message on your phone. I think I have the right number. Saturday would work for me I have to stay around the house and wait for delivery on a new dining room table and hutch, women <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0"> spend money on stupid shit. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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<STRONG>Real soon , I hope <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> I left a message on your phone. I think I have the right number. Saturday would work for me I have to stay around the house...</STRONG>
That works for me. I still haven't figured out just when I'll get to put the rear end in. Depending on how it handles on the road, my brother might be welding his rear end up.
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<STRONG>Heres a combination of flex, lockers, and most importantly driver knowing the rig <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

Kids don't do this at home!

This is a good example of the suspension keeping things stable.

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This is why flex is truly important if it wasnt for good travel, that Zuk would be on its side
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<STRONG>This is why flex is truly important if it wasnt for good travel, that Zuk would be on its side</STRONG>
I didn't say flex wasn't important. I asked which was more important, flex or a locker.

Lets ask it this way. Which would go further, an open flex monger, or a stiff locked truck?
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Lockers, if the stiff suspension is some what balanced.
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<STRONG>This is why flex is truly important if it wasnt for good travel, that Zuk would be on its side</STRONG>
If it wasn't for good travel, he wouldn't have a poser shot is all.
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Lets ask it this way. Which would go further, an open flex monger, or a stiff locked truck?

Depends where you are going. Are you doing all rocks, all mud, just trail riding or a bit of it all?

Went trail riding with 5 vehicles today 3 locked 2 open, the open went everywhere but the extreme places, cause they had a decent flex for open diff trucks. Sometimes they used flex sometimes momentum.
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<STRONG>Lets ask it this way. Which would go further, an open flex monger, or a stiff locked truck?

Depends where you are going. Are you doing all rocks, all mud, just trail riding or a bit of it all?

Went trail riding with 5 vehicles today 3 locked 2 open, the open went everywhere but the extreme places, cause they had a decent flex for open diff trucks. Sometimes they used flex sometimes momentum.</STRONG>
So the locked trucks did better than?
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why not just have flex and lockers? <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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