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I FINALY GOT EM!! 1st Gen shackle flips!! ADDED PICS!!

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4wheelattitude, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. 4wheelattitude

    4wheelattitude 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks to the great team at SKY. They made me a deal I couldn't refuse. Absolutly FREE!!:D All I had to do was send them my old shackles for them to make the flips. Hey if it's free why not?:laugh: They fit my 70 shortbed great! Now I have to lift the front and redo the exhaustand...:doah: At any rate I thought I would share the info and my excitement:D I might post pics if I can figure out how:doah: :(
     
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    Great deal.... Pic's are a great thing to see it done....
     
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    Cool, so they are going to be producing the shackle flip for the 67-72's now?
     
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    How many inches did it end up lifting? And are you happy wth the fit and finish? And Like they said pictures. Thanks.
     
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    4wheelattitude 1/2 ton status

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    Yep! The sent me the first set to try out and all went well. Don't know about the $ amount though. However I think the did a great job on them. These things are really heavy duty! I don't off road any with my truck. I just wanted the lift without the blocks. I'll have to check on the amount of lift I actually got. It looks to be around 4" though.
     
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    4wheelattitude 1/2 ton status

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    Here are a few pics after they were installed

    what do you think?

    shackle flip pics 7-06 004.jpg

    shackle flip pics 7-06 005.jpg

    shackle flip pics 7-06 006.jpg
     
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    GotLabs 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I like em! Do you have any pics of the back side?
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    look good...

    tho it looks like that shackle angle leaves alot to be desired, even unweighted..
     
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    all the more reason to get a longer spring!
     
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    4 1/2 inches

    [quote='71k204x4454]How many inches did it end up lifting? And are you happy wth the fit and finish? And Like they said pictures. Thanks.[/quote]


    As near as I can tell it looks like 4 1/2 inches lift unweighted. I do think I would like a longer spring to get a better angle though. Maybe when I get more $$$.00 And if I can sneak it by my wife:eek1:
    I just got the frame, springs and shackles blased and painted yesterday (LOOKS GREAT!). It's offical! It's a ground up rebuild now. I'll get some pics posted soon on the progress.
     
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    Also looks like some secondary shackle mount holes further back for even longer springs!
     

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