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6 inch lift with shackle flip ?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by bigcountryk5, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. bigcountryk5

    bigcountryk5 1/2 ton status

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    i want to get rid of the blocks in the rear and currently have a 6 in. lift. i want to stay with 6in. of lift and do the 4 in. shackle flip so what is the best way to get 6in. with the 4 in. shackle flip?
     
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    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    2" lift springs.
     
  3. bigcountryk5

    bigcountryk5 1/2 ton status

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    who makes the best spring that will add to the flex of the flip ?
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Tough country Ez-rides, BDS or Alcan springs are all good.
     
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    You can also use the 4" flip and a 2" drop shackle like the ones the lowriders use. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That would mean shackles that are 4" longer than stock. Unless they're heavily reinforced I wouldn't trust them. Besides, it would rotate the pinion up even more causing a severe angle.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    We've had pretty good luck with the 2 or 3" TCI's and the 4" flip to match up to a 6" front spring.
     
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    pardon my ignorance [ QUOTE ]
    TCI

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    What's that?????? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I belive that TCI is Tuff Country.
     
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    so the 2-3 inch TCI's are the way to go. and TCI's are tough country springs does the I designate a specific spring (or is it like the I for inc.)?
     
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    TCI is a name brand of drop shackles, not Tuff Country Suspension /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thanks for the clarification /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Where are the TCI shackles available?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    TCI is a name brand of drop shackles, not Tuff Country Suspension /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

    TCI is "Tuff Country, Inc.", and it does mean the suspension company.... And, just for the record a drop shackle along with a shackle flip may distort your pinion angle....

    If you look at Offroad Designs website, the shackle flip page indicates using a 2" spring with their flip for a total of 6" lift.
    http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/shacklekit.htm

    Their page on TCI springs shows rear leaf springs available in 2", 3", 4" and 6" of lift in the rear (for a stock 1/2 ton 52" pack.
    http://offroaddesign.com/catalog/TuffCountry.htm
     
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    Do a search for TCI shackles.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do a search for TCI shackles.

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    And? I found nothing searching for them on CK5.... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I searched YAHOO and found them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    TCI shackle
    Here's the link /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    They look pretty well built, but again, how much will that mess up the driveline angle. According to ORD's site, a shackle flip with the stock shackle should put the pinion on the axle at a good angle to use a CV shaft. I would think that with the extended shackle you would have to shim the pinion down to correct this. I would think it would be better to just get some springs to get the extra 2" of lift, but that is just me... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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