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HIll or ORD shackles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ChadH82, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. ChadH82

    ChadH82 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a big performance difference between the two? I recently picked up some used Hill shackles pretty cheap. Should I go ahead and go with the ORD shackles or just keep the Hills? I noticed project UAV had Hill shackles but in the specifications it says it has ORD. Were they changed? Tell me what you think.

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    Steve used Hill shackles before he put in his D60 front end since they give you 1" of lift. After he changed his front end he put on ORD shackles that only give you 1/4" of lift since the spring perches on the D60 are taller. Both shackles are good, it only depends on what kind of lift you want out of it. Thats just my $.02

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  3. HarryH3

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    I don't see an ad for Hill on this site. ORD is one of the sponsors for CK5, plus Stephen Watson is one hell of a nice guy. Guess where I'll spend my money! [​IMG]

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    The thing to watch out with the Hill shackles is the longer length tends to give some weird caster angles. Steve even explained on his write-up about having to use some shims to make up for the 'excessive' angle.

    I would use ORD shackles instead.

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    hey ill buy your hills if you decide to get rid of them. thx--j.c.
     
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    the ORD's I thought were suppose to be 1/2" longer???

    anyway I got them (greasable) on my K5, and they are pretty nice.

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    Yeah, the ORD's are 1/2" longer giving you an 1/4" lift.

    The Hills are 2" longer than a stock shackle giving you the 1" lift. They really drop the rear part of the spring down more.

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    Read all about Steve and his old Hill shackles. He don't use these anymore.

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  9. ChadH82

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    Ok thanks for the info. guys. I'll keep the Hill's for now.

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    I have the hills on my 72 sorry that I am on the wrong fourm. any way The hills went real smooth to put on and have had no problems with them and they will stay on my blazer.The only thing is it send the caster to hell and with that it will like to wander but I only drive it when I go wheeling with bluebeast. but other than that its a good product.
    colin

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