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How much lift from the homade shackle flip?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by howdiy, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. howdiy

    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    I'm going to do the home-made shackle flip and I can't find where it says how many inches it's good for anywhere.

    http://coloradok5.com/shackleflip.shtml
     
  2. super k

    super k 1/2 ton status

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    Are you asking what the suggested limit to this mod is?If you`re making it,than you can make it whatever you want,right?I see them in 2 and 4 inches lift.
     
  3. howdiy

    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    No read the link
     
  4. howdiy

    howdiy 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know?
     
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    when i did my home shackle filp. i just reused the stock shackles. i *belive* mine is somewheres around 4" i didnt measure beofre. i did it.
     
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    ZooMad75 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here's a really easy way to estimate the lift if you are going to cut a hole in the stock hanger. Go measure the length of the shackle (from the bolt in the hanger to the bolt to the spring) Now take that measurement and measure down from the bolt in the shackle at the spring hanger. It's not an exact measurement as your shackle probably won't be sitting straight up and down, but it will be in the ball park.
     
  7. howdiy

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    I guess I could always put a longer shackle on also.
     
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    Remember, a 2" longer shackle results in (at most) 1" of lift. Less than that is usual, as your shackle isn't perfectly up and down.
     
  9. Scrt_Agent_Man

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    On my 89 we did that in the rear and a 5" spring up front and it still sits perfectly even.
     
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    Yep
     
  11. howdiy

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    Has anyone else done it?
     
  12. Scrt_Agent_Man

    Scrt_Agent_Man Registered Member

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    I'm planning on doing it on my 87 this weekend. If I get it done I'll let you know if I get any different results.
     

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