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I got my 1st lowlow a few weeks back, its got a 2 pump, 3 dump, 4 battery set up, i got front, back, pancake and individual wheel in the back, I got 8 inch cylinders in the front and 10's in the back

The 2 dumps are going to the back, now this is where i need help, the guy at the shop said to do this so i'd be able to drop back wheels for 3 wheeling, but i guess i dont have enough weight in the back to bust one. I went back and he said if i ad more weight i'd be able to easily bust 3 wheel, he said with enough weight i could also do a standing 3 wheel, i heard i would need bigger cylinders in the back to do so but he said i wouldnt, that it just wouldnt be really high with my 10 inch cylinders...

So how much weight would i need to do a 3 wheel without havin to floor the gas? Could i do a standin 3 wheel with my 10 inch cylinders if i have enough weight?

Any help will be appreciated, im sure this has been asked before but if i dont ask i wont learn and thats one of the reason i joined this forum, to learn from you guys, thanks!

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You might also wanna think about doing some reinforcing man. You can get away with it, but you have to think of how big that car is, the long wheelbase and the leverage that will be applied to the frame when trying to bust a 3. If your frame snaps might as well call the scrapyard.

BUT as far as the weight dude im not too sure just keep adding some till it works. And bigger strokes in the rear will help too
 

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Originally posted by SnakeShit@Mar 11 2010, 11:52 PM~16867679
You might also wanna think about doing some reinforcing man. You can get away with it, but you have to think of how big that car is, the long wheelbase and the leverage that will be applied to the frame when trying to bust a 3. If your frame snaps might as well call the scrapyard.

BUT as far as the weight dude im not too sure just keep adding some till it works. And bigger strokes in the rear will help too
So how important do you think havin some reinforcing would be if i just bust a 3 wheel here and there?

I mean im sure now i say that but once i know im able to do it i'll probably be switch happy bustin 3's alot at first..

I seen another caprice like mine that is or was on sale here bustin a 3 wheel and it didnt look like it had much bigger strokes, i dont know if anyone else has seen it, its a brown 2 tone caprice
 

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honestly take a step back and get the work done now or pay a lot later. GET YOUR FRAME REINFORCED BEFORE YOU WORRY ABOUT THREE WHEELING. take it or leave it.
 

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Originally posted by topless65@Mar 12 2010, 02:49 AM~16868104
add another pump for the back and you could power3...money better spend then on weight
he can add two more dumps to the rear for alot less money and still be able to power3. The reinforcement is a must cuz once you can three whell you gonna be hittin corners every where you go!!In that car you are gonna need 12" cyls minimum but 14s make it 3 higher,anything over a 14 will mean alot of rear suspension modification.Find a local shop to reinforce ya and throw in some 12s.i garuntee ya you will at least be able to hit a rollin 3 no prob after that.
 

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Orale, thanks for the advice, so maybe get some 12 in cylinders and frame reinforcement is a must. I wanna do everything right the 1st time so i dont end up fuckin up my ride..

How much does a frame reinforcement run for? I know prices will be different everywhere but average price?
 

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I was having trouble 3-wheeling my car for awhile since I guess I didn't have enough weight and my shocks also limited me some. Just dumping the corner didn't do it. Now, I drop the front, raise the rear, drop a rear corner and lift the front back up.
 

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Go to westside in hillsboro. U don't need a complete frame wrap. Get ur arches done or tell him u wanna do stress points.

A way I three wheeled was lock it up all the way, then step on the brake and dump the corner. While dumping the corner, let of brake a lil and give it gas. Get some 12 in cylinders though. BIG difference. And say good bye top ur speakers in the package tray
 

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Also get rid of your rear sway bar. Looks nice on there, but will hinder 3wheeling ability.

& reinforcement is a MUST. Nobody 3 wheels "here & there..." ;)
 

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Originally posted by BigPoppaPump@Mar 13 2010, 06:25 AM~16878369
Also get rid of your rear sway bar.  Looks nice on there, but will hinder 3wheeling ability. 

& reinforcement is a MUST.  Nobody 3 wheels "here & there..."  ;)
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Do you have a chain bridge? That can make a huge difference, especially with standing 3s. Keep in mind that rolling 3s are harder on your frame since they tend to jerk the front up which causes even more twisting.
 

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Originally posted by Pyrit@Mar 13 2010, 08:17 AM~16878977
Do you have a chain bridge? That can make a huge difference, especially with standing 3s. Keep in mind that rolling 3s are harder on your frame since they tend to jerk the front up which causes even more twisting.
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