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DIY4X vs. ORD

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by seattle73k5, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. seattle73k5

    seattle73k5 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking for to purchase the shackle flip but want to know who has what and what the pro's and con's are to both of them.

    I like the design of the ORD flip, but wish it had alternate hangers other than the stock.

    I really like that DIY4X has hangers that you can change lengths on if you wish.....

    How much lift do both of these kit's get around 4" with stock springs I am reading...so with the DIY4X 6" hangers will that really give you 6" of lift?

    As far as installation of either of these kits, which one has been found to be the easiest to install?

    Thanks for the help and pics of your set ups would be great.
     
  2. MTMike

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    I personally chose the DIY kit because of the flat-style shackles. I like the idea of the flexibility of shackles that can be easilly fabbed out of scrap steel, and the added droop I'll get with 6" vs the stock 4" shackles. Plus, it's something totally different that you don't see every day.

    Bear in mind, a 2" gain on 1 end of the spring will only net about 1" of overall lift. I would guess by the measurements I have so far, you could expect to net about ~5"-5.5" out of the DIY kit with 6" shackles. I'll know this weekend when I get the 4" lifts out of there and get my stock 56's put into the shackle flip kit.

    Install was a snap. We just popped the rivets w/ an air hammr and everything lined up. I would think the DIY would be slightly easier because you don't have to worry about salvaging the stock shackle - just toss it aside and put in the new shackles, but other than that, they should be identical.
     
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    I used the ORD kit. Very easy to install. Well made and the folks at ORD were great. I also used their zero rates. Great stuff.
     
  5. suthrnchvyguy89

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    do yall have a link to the DIY website? ive never heard of them
     
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    DIY4X

    Curt is a great guy to deal with :waytogo:
     
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    Well I did it I just dropped my cash on an order of DIY4X shackle flip with the 6" shackles....can't wait to put them on the rig :D :D :D
     
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    Just a little FWIW, When using a homemade shackle flip, the ORD flip, or any others that use stock style shackels you can use lowering shackels for more lift. Just make sure you plate in the open side if you use the cheep ones.
     
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    :thinking:
     
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    A shackel lowering kit uses longer shackels to lower the truck if you flip the shackels it will raise the truck so if you use longer shackels it will raise it higher.
     
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    I have the ORD flip and love it!!! great stuff!!!
     
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    I think you will be very happy with Kert's shackle flip. I don't own one, but I sure like the design. And the backing plates are a nice touch, heavy duty stuff is cool. :thumb:









    :xmas:
     
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    That's what put me over the top and dropped the cash on DIY4X's kit was the backing plates and the different choices of shackles.....just seemed to have more to it as far as planning...nothing bad against ORD's design it looks killer but to me seems limited to it's design.
     
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    it looks like you would have to completely take out the gas tank to do the DIY4X one, would you have to do that for the ORD design too?
     
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    you could POSSIBLY get away with not dropping the tank but it would make the install for both a ton easier and i think both kert and stephen would recomend dropping it. :grin:
     
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    I concur on the ORD stuff...evrything i get from them is GQ
    Shackle flip, 205 twin stick and TH350/NP205 drive sleeve.
    PS.... the ORD shackle flip will give 4" of lift,
    then u can fine tune the lift with shackles.
     
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    I would personally use skys shackle flip they have 2 different shackle holes for better shackle angle and looks a lot more beef than ORD
     
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    have you seen an ord shackle flip bracket? i dont think it could get beefier. I have an ord kit and the fit finsh and qaulity ar esecond to none. that and the guys are great to work with
     
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    ORD's shackle flip is already overkill...anything more would be wretched excess
     

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