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Homemade flip how much lift, any draw backs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Really trying to decide what to do with my rear suspension setup. How much lift does a homemade flip give you?
     
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    outlaw612 1/2 ton status

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    It gives 4" of lift. I havent had any problems with my homemade flip.
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Measure your shackle length. It should be 4". Consider that all you are doing is changing it from pointing up to pointing down. So, the difference between where it was and where it will be is 8". Consider that you are only lifting one side of the spring, so divide the 8" by 2 - you are raising it 4".

    -- Mike
     
  4. sled_dog

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    good with this and a zero rate I should be somewhere around 6-6.5" of lift in the back. If I put in a 14 bolt ff will I need to lengthen or shorten my rear driveshaft with 6.5" of lift?
     
  5. Shorts

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    no problems with mine either. i got 4" out of it.
     
  6. blueturd

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    It's not too bad a project if youre willing to donate a little time and have the sh*t to do it. I screwed up my layout the first time and had to re-do the plate on the frame (I completely fabed new brackets, more beef!)
     
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    I completely fabed new brackets, more beef!

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    got any pics and specs? what size plate did you use? any sketches I could peek at?
     

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