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All that are running this setup. Rear shackle flip, advantages?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ntaj*ep, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. ntaj*ep

    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    OK, you can run a flatter spring, and the geometry is better but what else is good about flipping them? I'm thinking of a 2" filp not a full 4". Has anyone just flipped the stock brackets? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    i just cut out my brakets and flipped the shackle.but i dont see why you couldnt use some rear spring front hangers which are smaller and put them where u want them.....then u could run a longer shackle ,get more flex and still get only the lift u want....its something ive been wanting to do to mine but i keep breaking other stuff so it gets moved to the bottom of the list lol...
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    i have a 4" shackle flip. i really have nothing to compare it to because its my first truck, but it really decressed my departure angle a lot. just a thought.
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    I don't want to do a 4" for that reason also, among other issues. But what advantages are there to running this inverted setup? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    I'm going to get the Springer Suspension http://www.springersuspensions.com/index.html as soon as I can aford it. I'm in the parts gathering phase. Just picture 3/4 Ton axles, Springer Suspension, 2" body lift (Already have 6" suspension lift), 35 inch tires, a soft top, Rock Sliders, and prerunnner sytle front and rear bumpers. Now that's what I'm talking about !!!!!!
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    hmm ive never seen that shackle flip befor thats pretty damn clever!! i like it!!
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    sheesh i guess you pay for it though..so what, that comes with the ford f-150 springs and everything? all bolt in? for 533?
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    And only $533.00 is a GOOD price in my opinion !!!!! I email Marv about it with a few questions I had. His answers was the deciding factor for me. Sence I won't be using my Blazer for towing, the Springer Suspension fits my needs perfectly. With this set up I'll get rid of the blocks, a smoother ride, and mega flex back there. What else could I ask for ???? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    $533.00 isn't bad at all. Price the rear leafs for a 6" lift and the price isn't that much different. Plus look at the extra flex !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    so this would mean putting in ford springs in the rear..how much lift does all this get you about?
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    He said he can build it for 4" and 6" lifts. Same price.
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    If it's not recomended for towing, then how is it going to handle on the freeway? (funny he has a tow hitch staring you right in the face) I like the rear bumper...
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    I just got this set up....$145.00 and its a bolt on set.

    flip kit
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    yea thats what im leaning tords..the only thing holding me back is the towing issue..chances are my blazer would be used to tow our family boat once and a while..its not that big..(17 ft open bow) with a tong wait of about 125...if it could handle that ok i might go for it..
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    So what advantage is there to running the inverted shackle setup?! /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    Yes the Springer is bad ass! But not what I'm looking for at this point & time. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    I hear ya, but it fits my needs perfectly. Bought my 3/4 ton axles yesterday, just need to jet a friend to haul them out here for me. Those will sit till I get the Springer Suspension, new body bushings, and possibly 2" body lift, 36" tires and 8 lug rims. I plan on doing this all at one shot.
     
  18. Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    I made my own rear shackle flip a couple of years back and what stated me down that path was $cost$, along with the advantages you mentioned in your original post and I added in along bar some what like the springer to give me killer flex.
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    If you're worried about street stability, why not install some pins to disable the droop function when not off road?
     
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    Re: Rear shackle flip, advantages?

    do you have any pics with this unit installed? I'm very intrested, when I first saw the springer stuff my thought was I can make this but the unit you have for $150 seems like a deal, it wouldn't be worth my time for that!!! both of these look awsome /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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