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How much lift with home-made shackle flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakkedjimmy, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. jakkedjimmy

    jakkedjimmy Registered Member

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    How much lift does the shackle flip in the technical articles yield. Im guessing around 4?
     
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    jakkedjimmy Registered Member

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    fabjunkie 1/2 ton status

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    Yep, it's around 4". If you build your own, you can make it whatever you want.
     
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    i got about 3.5" with mine, using 64" springs
     
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    hawkeye649 1/2 ton status

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    A much betterer way is to use stock hangers. IE the ones at the front of your rear springs. Grimreaper, (name?) one of the mods, uses this. It's stronger than cutting a hole in the bottom of the stock rears, and you wont need to put any triangulation on the top. You should be able to get a set for next to nothing at the 'yard, who ever needs to replace those?? :p:
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thats the way I did it too. found some front hangers off the rear springs of a 2 wheel drive for $20. cleaned them and painted them. just make sure to get your measurements down. I screwed mine up and only got about 1" but soon Ill be changing a few things and Ill move em back to get between 3 and 4 inch so I can ditch the rear blocks.
     
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    Grimreaper welded his to the frame, he suggests using bolts. I agree, but I'm lazy and probably would have done the same. ;)
     

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