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Is a shackle flip beneficial if I'm....

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by slayer77, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. slayer77

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    Is a shackle flip beneficial if I\'m....

    putting 8" leafs on a 71k5?

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    Re: Is a shackle flip beneficial if I\'m....

    If I understand it correctly, and you are going to be putting on 8" lift springs on front and rear, no a shackle flip would not be beneficial for you. It would give you way too much rear lift. That is unless you are going for that "hella raked look".
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    Re: Is a shackle flip beneficial if I\'m....

    You could put 4 or 6" leaves in the rear if you used the shackle flip (or even a block and stock springs). It will flex better with leaves with less arch but all those parts can get more expensive. 8" springs all around would be cheeper.
     
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    8" springs up front + 4" shackle flip + 4" springs out back would be ok. super arched lift springs dont flex for chit, so use the shackle flip and less arched springs.

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