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Echobit Flip Kit? Yay/nay? ORD flip?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BowtieRed, Jun 12, 2003.

  1. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    Who has either? Worth the money? How's installation?
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    i have a 4" ord shack flip. Its top quality, just like everything else ORD makes. Installation isnt too bad, especially if u have a grinder or air chisel or something to get the factory spring hanger bracket rivets out. If you dont have a grinder and are gonna drill the rivets out... dont, go rent a grinder! makes the install soooooooo easy.

    from what i have heard the echobit flip is even easier to install... but I have never seen one first hand so I'll let some1 else speak to them....

    j
     
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    Love ORD, But have a Echobit Flip! Install in under 20 Minutes!!!!(Had Axles off) Echobit all the way, top notch! I've been working on moving hangeers to install 63" springs, rivits are a Bastard! I Drilled all mine out and it wasn't too bad, just start with new bits and all! A ASharp bit makes all the difference! I couldn't get the grinder into some of the spots I wanted it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Springer Suspension System

    goobs of flex. i use a 16" stroke shock and use every bit of it.

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    Marv interupted his BBQ at his place to answer a few questions. Great guy, great suspension! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    install was a breeze, did it in an afternoon
     
  5. BowtieRed

    BowtieRed 1/2 ton status Author

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    no good, i'd have to get 8" lift springs from an F150
     
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    you think 11.5" springs are gonna flex? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    You mean like this:
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    There are ways of making you flex!
     
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    Echobit...

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    no- they are 8" springs
     
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    gokarter are those your factory shackles? im considering an echobit kit myself but am trying to understand it better.
     
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    yea you gave me that link once and i saved it but i just wanted to get a visual to see what i might be doing. and now i know. thank you much /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    oh yea, how much lift did you gain from the shackle lift
     
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    Im looking at doing a shackle flip also but echobit is definetly cheaper than ORD, but ORD looks much cleaner. 5.5" is alot too, did it hurt your pinion angle? I have 6" springs now. Do you have any complaints about the ehcobit?
     
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    zakk, I visited the site you gave but they dont give any info at all. How much was it? By the looks of the picture they have it looks like you need longer spring is this true? thanks
     
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    Echobit Flip Kit! more lift, can remove from the truck and go back to stock
     
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    The amou8nt of lift is about 5-6" de3pending on how settled your rear springs are! I had 4" springs up front and had to add adaleafs in the front to really level them out! It's extreamly easy to bolt on, the fact that you're lowering the rear of the spring compensates for the driveshaft angle and you use your stock shackles! YOU DON"T NEED NEW SPRINGS! These are made to be mounted with the stock springs! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    yup, 57" ford springs that flex like mad.

    8" leafs with a 4" shackle flip won't flex very well, the Ford springs in stock form will net you about 4-5" of lift. they can get you up to 7" or so without hurting flex too much...
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You mean like this:
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    There are ways of making you flex!

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    that does not look like 8" springs....
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Im looking at doing a shackle flip also but echobit is definetly cheaper than ORD, but ORD looks much cleaner. 5.5" is alot too, did it hurt your pinion angle? I have 6" springs now. Do you have any complaints about the ehcobit?

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    Yes, I put in 6 degree shims.. Soon as I get a chance I will reweld the perchs.. But the shims are fine right know...
     

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