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Unread 02-22-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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XJ RTI Ramp scores?????

I went to a Jeep show down in Florida and they had a RTI ramp set up.

I scored a 594.

I asked, "that's it????" the guy said anything over 500 is pretty good.

Post up your scores, and your mods if they're not listed..

Also does anyone know what a bone stock XJ can do?

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Unread 02-22-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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i forget the exact number but its over 1000 .

it might have something to do with coilovers and 8" of lift though

this is a 30* ramp to

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sweet

Nice pic Wil and sweet XJ!
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i forget the exact number but its over 1000 .

it might have something to do with coilovers and 8" of lift though

this is a 30* ramp to






Nice!






Here's my pics..




































The thing is this guy has about 5"s of lift. He scored a 564.
I was amazed, he didn't do better..






























Not sure why I got a higher score. He had 2"s on me plus 31's
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Unread 02-22-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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Get some new LCA's and some shackles in the back and I'm pretty sure your score would go up quite a bit. The stock LCA's hit the axles when they're drooping and the short XJ shackles limit the rear leafs ability to flex.
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RTI scores mean nothing. get out on the trails and prove your vehicles
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Unread 02-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #7
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i was just going to say in the real world RTI means nothing but you beat me to it.heheh


even with leafs you can do pretty good its just a matter of having everything right.this is on my friends ramp .one side is 30 the other 22




it rolled back some when i got out to take the pic but i could top out the 22 and 5/8's of the way up the 30
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XJ99, I've been wondering the same thing lately. My rig seems to be able to droop/flex better than rigs that are taller and have more after market stuff.

I'm wondering if it's my stock control arms are twisting?

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it mostly has to do with shock length,brakeline length,and spring rates.

a jeep with a 4 in lift could out flex a jeep with 6 inches if the taller one had stiffer springs and incorrect shocks.if you measure and take your time to fit the correct shock length a stock Xj can drop the coil while flexing.

my front shocks are measured more toward the long side of what was needed.my up travel in limited so most of my shock travel is down not split like usual.so my shock has 18 inches of travel total 13~14 of that being down the other 4~5 inches is up travel.most times when you get a shock that was shipped with a kit they are short by a couple of inches.this is in fact good because it keeps the spring from dropping out under hard flex.
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it mostly has to do with shock length,brakeline length,and spring rates.

a jeep with a 4 in lift could out flex a jeep with 6 inches if the taller one had stiffer springs and incorrect shocks.if you measure and take your time to fit the correct shock length a stock Xj can drop the coil while flexing.

my front shocks are measured more toward the long side of what was needed.my up travel in limited so most of my shock travel is down not split like usual.so my shock has 18 inches of travel total 13~14 of that being down the other 4~5 inches is up travel.most times when you get a shock that was shipped with a kit they are short by a couple of inches.this is in fact good because it keeps the spring from dropping out under hard flex.
Yeah, I have the DT3000 shocks that came with my BB, they seem to be a bit long. I think the coil is off the tower in that pic too. But yeah, I see what you're saying, since my XJ has the soft stock coils.
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XJ99, I've been wondering the same thing lately. My rig seems to be able to droop/flex better than rigs that are taller and have more after market stuff.

I'm wondering if it's my stock control arms are twisting?
You really love that picture don't you? Glad I could be of assistance. I think I picked a pretty good spot for everyone to flex out at on that trail for pics.
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Hey Will, who drives your jeep the most, you or your dog. He/she seems to be sitting in the driver seat in many of your photos.


While ramp scores don't mean much, they are interesting and a good gauge of the effect of various mods. If I happen to encounter one I'll certainly check it out.
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You really love that picture don't you? Glad I could be of assistance. I think I picked a pretty good spot for everyone to flex out at on that trail for pics.
Hehe. Thanks. It is a great picture, though I'm kinda ticked off I forgot to bring my camera.

Hey, operation "$300 4" lift w/ LCAs" is starting soon.
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I think I scored around 650 when I did mine when I just had the RE 3.5. My limiting factor was the spring perch was hitting, if I remember correctly, my lower control arms. When it gets warm again, I am going to shave off some of it, not that I need any more droop right now.
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While ramp scores don't mean much, they are interesting and a good gauge of the effect of various mods.




That's what I was thinking. When I go bigger, it will be interesting to see the
difference in the score...



I'm still curious to see what a stock XJ does.
There was a stock YJ that pulled a 2 something...
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