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Hill 4WD Shackles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rebel88, Sep 26, 2000.

  1. Rebel88

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    I saw the Hill 4WD shackles in product reviews and just wanted to know a little more about them. If anybody has them could you give me some more info on them. Testimonial type stuff. Are they really worth buying?

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    I think so, they are only 59.00 bucks and are very beefy, they allow for full spring compression as well.

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    Hey Steve,

    Whose truck did they go on during the product review? Can you hook me up with them so i can see how they like them. Is it 59 a pair or a piece?

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    Eddie

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    Why, mine of course, and yes 59.00 for the pair.

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    Two more questions. I have heard bad stuff about longer shackles being too lose and shifting around in turns and stuff like that. Have you had any experiences like this? I just want to make sure they are safe because I am seriously considering doing the hill shackles up front and the ord rear kit. Exactly how much lift did it net you front and rear?

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    These shackles have a welded tube in the center to help prevent flexing and are very strong, I haven't noticed anything to negative, I would at the same time upgrade to ORD greasable shackles to keep everything nice and tight. When people talk about unsafe extended shackles they usally mean shackles longer than 2", I was looking over the board at pirate4x4 and they were talking about people using shackles that are 12" longer than stock, good god, now that would be unsafe. I think you would notice other things faster with the shackles though like tires out of allignment, uneven brakes, loose steering etc., you will need to put a shim under the axle to correct the caster, Hill said 3 degrees should be fine, I had a 4 degree laying around, so I used that one. With the shim it lifted the front end an 1-5/8 at the same time it lowered the back by a 1/4". When I put the ORD flip on it raised the rear by 1/4" over my blocks, so I guess after the front shackles installed the rear was a wash. To anwser your question, yeah I believe they are safe, I would just make sure everything else is tight.

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