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longer rear shackle question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BL1TZKRIEG, May 18, 2006.

  1. BL1TZKRIEG

    BL1TZKRIEG 1/2 ton status

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    I have a ord shackle flip with stock shackles
    I was wanting to get some longer shackles like the ones kurt makes

    heres my problem I have a cv shaft and the pinion is pointed about 5* down
    I can feel a small vib once in a while
    I was wondering how many degrees the 5" or 6" shackles tilt the pinion up?
    I would to get a better angle with out having to install shims
     
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    the shackles like the ones kurt makes won't work for you. His are the plate style shackles like your front shackles. They work for his Flip'N'Switch, the switch portion of which refers to switching to that style of shackle. ORD sells a 6" HD shackle that is the same design as the stock one, just stronger and 6" long.
     
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    crap I meant these ones sorry

    :D
     
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    haha forgot he was making these now
     
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    Before i did the flip and switch with a 6" shackle, i had a 4" block and an add-a-leaf. My pinion war closer to flat with the ground than lined with the driveshaft. I now installed the flip and switch, 6" shackle, and a zero rate to equal out to 6" of lift and my pinion is just about pointing straight at the tcase, the diff is just slightly downwards. I have no vibes that i have found and i drive mine daily.
     
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    I'm wondering if I should go with 5" or 6" shackle :thinking:
     
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    Kurt has so many new products coming out all the time, it is hard to keep up with them.
     
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    1 thing you may want to think about is that going from the stock shackle to a 6" is going to give you an inch of lift, give or take a lil.
     
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    1/2 to an 1" of lift should be fine
    right now I have 4" tuff countys in the front and 1"zero rates in the back and it still looks a little low in the back
     
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    how much lift do you have for the front?
    what type of springs do you have?
     
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    I have 6" lift springs. I dont know the company that made them. They are stiff but still move when needed.

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    nice rig :waytogo:
     

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