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And another shackle flip question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by achim1000, May 5, 2004.

  1. achim1000

    achim1000 Registered Member

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    I have installed the 4" shackle flip on my ´92 Chevy C1500. Everything went fine, but I have one question:

    I didn´t loosen the U-bolts that hold the axle to the springs, so I´m wondering if there will be a lot of stress on the drive shaft.

    What do you think?
     
  2. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    There's no need to loosen the u-bolts on the axle. There's a center pin located on the spring pack that fits in a hole on the spring perches, so the axle is always in the same position relative to the spring pack.
     
  3. achim1000

    achim1000 Registered Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    There's no need to loosen the u-bolts on the axle. There's a center pin located on the spring pack that fits in a hole on the spring perches, so the axle is always in the same position relative to the spring pack.

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    Thanks for answering! I didn´t expect an answer so quickly because it must be after midnight in the US!?

    What happens if the drive shaft was moved front or back, does it allow a little movement?
     
  4. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    shafts have to allow movement so the axles can articulate, how much depends on what type, /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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