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Flipping over the shackle hangers?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thrashed68, Jul 23, 2001.

  1. Thrashed68

    Thrashed68 Registered Member

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    I already have 4 inch lift springs, but I am wondering. Would there be any benifits by just flipping over the rear shackle hangers? This would not lift the rear as far as I can tell, and thats fine by me, Im just wondering if it would give more travel or not. Thanks

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  2. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    Most of the shackle-flip kits I have seen *do* add lift to the rear (either 2" or 4"). I can't think of a way to flip the shackle and not lift the rear at least a little because there isn't enough room above the rear spring eye in its stock location.
     
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    Thrashed68 Registered Member

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    I was thinking of using a front rear spring mount and trimming it shorter to fit under the body better. I guess what I am wondering mostly is if I do just flip the shackle over, would there be any benifit over the stock set-up?

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    Shackle flips are done to increase axle articulation. As far as ride quality I can't see why there would be much change, because springs are still the same.

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