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leaf spring, lift, and shackle flip ?'s

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bad_bo_ti, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. bad_bo_ti

    bad_bo_ti 1/2 ton status

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    leaf spring, lift, and shackle flip ?\'s

    ok heres the deal, i am adding a 2in zero rate to the front and probably maybe a longer shackle up front, so thats about 3in extra, i have 6in prearched springs front and rear so that is 9 up front. is there a way to take off the rear 6in springs and put in stock leaf springs and do a shackle flip with an extended shackle to get 9in? would it ride/ flex alright? my lift i have is a tuff country ez ride lift what other options could i go with out putting in an actual block in the rear? how much lift can i get out of different shackle flips? thanks chris
     
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    Re: leaf spring, lift, and shackle flip ?\'s

    you could keep your 6'' rear springs and put on a 2 1/2'' shackle flip and call it close enough. Or if you are a little saggy in the rear you could keep the 6'' rear springs and use a 4'' flip /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: leaf spring, lift, and shackle flip ?\'s

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    2in zero rate to the front

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    Where are you getting this 2" zero rate?
    I can see using a 1" in the front (I would never do it on my own truck) but 2"? Even though it is bolted to the spring pack I still don't like it.

    Not trying to step on any toes....just trying to look out for ya.
     
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    Re: leaf spring, lift, and shackle flip ?\'s

    i am making my own, drilling out leaf springs so i can use bigger center pins
     

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