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Echobit shackle flip??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I looked all over the internet and I cant find them I know they went out of business but I figured someone would still have them ,but anyways I think I am just going to make one and I was wondering if anyone had some specs of the echobit flip. It looks easy to make just a triangle with three holes but what is a safe thickness to use.
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    What's the difference between ORD's shackle flip, and echobit's shackle flip /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Those are made by somebody here on CK5, but I can't remember who...
     
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    The echobit flip just extends the hanger down with bolts that go through the stock shackle mount. I was trying to get away from spending 100 bucks, that is why I wanted to make my own, It cant be that hard. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    and it gives you another 1 or 2 inches of lift. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    hair over 4 " wide on top and 3 1/2 " wide on bottom. The bolts on top and bottom are 3 1/2 " apart and bottom bolt 1 1/2 " foward. The bolt where the spring attaches actually ends up in roughly same spot it was
    here are some specs that a member gave to me so i could build my own too. Hope that helps.
    Cory
     
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    I thought they looked more like a diamond shape? Do you have any pics??
     
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    link goes no where for me /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

    ebay pic
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    My echobit flip, with longer springs
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What's the difference between ORD's shackle flip, and echobit's shackle flip /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif

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    Echobit is the above bolt on version.

    ORD replaces the hanger
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    http://www.coloradok5.com/ordflipreview.shtml
     
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    sky-manufacturing also make a shackle flip similar to ord. $135 pr.
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    Before [​IMG]
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    [ QUOTE ]
    What's the difference between ORD's shackle flip, and echobit's shackle flip


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    night and day

    i wouldn't put that POS echobit style flip on my little red wagon
     
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    Okay thanks. Which one is better though, ones simular to echobit, or the ORD ones? I am puzzled /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    how thick is the metal??
     
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    I am also thinking about that I just dont know if it is gonna be strong enough
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    What's the difference between ORD's shackle flip, and echobit's shackle flip


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    night and day

    i wouldn't put that POS echobit style flip on my little red wagon

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    What is wrong with the echobit style flip? It uses the stock rear shacke and hangar, so it is just a s strong as stock. Plus, the stock ones are pretty strong. I have the echobit flip in the rear and couldnt be happier with it. I jumped my truck really hard last week, and expected to find something broken. I was looking for a leaf broken on the springs or something, and I noticed my echobit flip was a little tweaked or something. Upon closer inspection I saw that not the shackle flip, but the bolt that holds to flip to the old hangar was slightly bent. Nothing to weaken it really or hurt anything, just a little bent. So that shows that the landing bent a GRADE 8 bolt, but didnt hurt the shackle flip. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    -Harrison
     

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