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extended shackles... Anyone???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by reddog64, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. reddog64

    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone running ord's extended shackles??? Pro... Con...
     
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    86blazerk5 1/2 ton status

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    Well, I cant exactly answer your questioj first hand, becuase I dont have them yet, however, I am verry impressed with what I have heard and know about them, and I plan to get them verry soon in combination with there sway bar corectional disconect system.
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    I built a set myself (sorry Stephen...[​IMG]) 1/2" longer than stock and made some greasable bolts for them at the same time. [​IMG]
    They work great! No more spring hitting the underside of the frame and the shackles actually move now.

    Rene

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    I've actually been pondering the Hill shackle Steve had. I like the idea of an extra 1" of tift up front to help clear some 37's, but not sure if I really want anymore wrenchs thrown in the steering (which I have great) and really not sure I want to have to run shims up front to correct the fact. With this in mind I may go the ORD shackles and a 1" Body lift

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by CaptCrunch on 09/17/01 04:55 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    I made some after breaking 3 of my stock ones in half. 4 1/2" ctr-ctr, similar to ORDs, but not as pretty. My rig leaks enough I didn't feel the need for greasable bolts. Plus I don't put too may miles on it.

    Pete

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    Guys, you should check your local reg's (tRusty). Here, in B.C., it's written in plain english that extended shackles will fail a vehicle inspection... Not knocking anyone's work here, but it depends on how legal you want your truck to remain.

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    Depending on how close they look, 1/2" longer shackles won't draw attention, especially w/a nice coat of black paint or rust. I prefer a black or dirt colored undercariage anyway, I don't care for anodized shackles, white shocks, red bushings, chrome diff covers, etc.

    Pete

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    Funny you should ask because I just got off the phone with ORD and just ordered a set of the greaseable ones along with a few other parts.

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  9. tRustyK5

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    I ain't skeered...[​IMG] if I get an inspection notice the shackles are the least of my worries. Besides, 1/2" longer between the bolts is going to awefully hard to notice, as Pete has already pointed out.

    Rene

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