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If you want a true bolt on shackel flip bracket...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BozoWise, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    I just got these from BorregoK5. They are a true bolt on design that requires no grinding of the factory bracket. Give him a shout. I have pictures of the install up on my webshots page (link below) These are a really nice product!
     
  2. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I have that same shackle flip sitting on my desk at home, waiting to springs sandblasted and painted to install, How much lift did it give you?
     
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    I bought one too! I can't wait to install it! (Just need my new frame first.
     
  4. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Near 7" and best of all got rid of the blocks (only 3" anyways but I hate blocks) Install was a piece of cake.
     
  5. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Your rig looks stout! Rear bumper looks like it could stop a semi! Were you using 2" lift springs in the back, there are a lot of people interested in running that combo.
     
  6. BozoWise

    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Factory 1/2 ton springs that I rearched to original height when I replaced a broken leaf.
     
  7. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    That re-arch really brought the lift back to life! I'm suprised you got so much out of them. Get that pinion angle shimmed and get flexed out so we can see it in action!
     
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    Why? Your rig isn't bad ass enough?
     
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    reddog64 1/2 ton status

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    how much are they???
     
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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Why? Your rig isn't bad ass enough?

    What do you mean by this? I'm lost ;-0
     
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    carolina custom 1/2 ton status

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    I wish I had seen those defore I bought my 6" rear springs /forums/images/icons/frown.gif . What keeps the drop bracket from rotating and folding up?
     
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    The kit runs $85 plus $15 s&h. I am however completely sold out again on this run. The next run will be around the middle or end of July.

    BozoWize, Tim was just hassling me with that comment. Its all in good fun /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    CarolinaCustom, the bracket is held in place by a horizontal brace between the sides which runs flat with the bottom of the original shackle mount and would prevent any excessive movement like a rotation and collapse. The kit includes a 3" spacer tube which gets installed inside the original hanger where the shackle was previously mounted and the bracket is torqued down from 50-60lb to pinch it onto the original hanger. Since the force of the shackle is applied for the most part up and down, it is more than enough to prevent any movement.
     
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    Batmanjr 1/2 ton status

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    THe flat bottom of the spring perch. They fit really snug and are really great brackets!!! Just installed mine tonight and can't wait to try them Out!!! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Is it just me or does the last pic in your flip album look a little tweeked????

    Just worried about the wearing on the bushings.

    Other than that they look good.
     
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    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    The bottom of the stock hanger is not square, so the cross brace on the shackle bracket sits higher on one side which makes the shackle look to be mounted uneven, even though it is not. Good question though.
     
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    I noticed that same thing after getting the passenger's side installed tonight. Looked like it might pinch the new bushings when flexed... but I will find out soon enough! I was waiting on parts from ORD - I also installed new greaseable rear bushings and Zero Rates with 1.5" offset.

    I wish that my install had gone as easily as everyone else is reporting! I was in the driveway today in the 100* weather getting the spring removed! /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif Then my parts showed up at 6pm... so I got the spring reassembled after adding the Zero Rates and flipping the overload srping at the bottom of the stock 1/2 ton spring pack. Got that side firmly seated on the spring perch... and decided to call it a night sometime around 11pm! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Can't wait to get the other side done, so I can take the measurement for the rear shaft, and have it made by Wednesday night!

    I'm hoping to get the truck DONE by the 4th so I can take the rig to the family party... and scare them all when I start offering free trail rides!

    -Dan
     
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    BozoWise 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Krazie why don't you just send one of theose CV rear drive shafts my way ;-)
     
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    where do i buy the shackle fliP? how much did it cost yoou?
     

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