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87 K5 shackle flip or lift springs??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UTK5, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. UTK5

    UTK5 Newbie

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    I am swaping axles on my blazer and was wondering the best way to lift the rear. I want to pull a trailer with 4 wheelers and camping gear. I will also wheel the crap out of it. Will a shackle flip mess up its towing capabilities?:confused:
     
  2. miniwally

    miniwally 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I am going to ask you to do a search on this topic. This dead horse has been beaten to death so many times that it hurts to think about it. There is already a lot of info on this. Try a search and grab a cup of coffee and read for a few hours.:D
     
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    Shackle flip is a good way to lift your truck , flexes well , and you don't have a block to spit out .

    As for towing , its generally considered a no-no for anything really heavy .

    Personally , I have towed a 78 K5 body tub on a 2000 lb trailer and it didn't feel funny at all , and loads of trash that weighed as much as a couple ATV's at times .

    I wouldn't want to tow something as heavy as another truck however , thats what tow rigs are for .

    How much weight do you estimate your gonna tow ?
     
  4. UTK5

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    Thanks for the responses. I have contacted ORD and they said I should have no problems. So I am gonna go with the shackle flip since I only need to pull about 4000 pounds including the trailer.:grin:
     
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    P.S. Sky-manufacturing makes a shackle flip setup similar to ORD's for a cheaper price tag.

    www.sky-manufaturing.com

    Harley
     
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    Link wont work any other contact info?
     
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