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Low buck shackle flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86454K30, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. 86454K30

    86454K30 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I have a question I just bought a cheap 78 3/4ton 4x4. I lined up 35s, 4" front springs. Here's my question, is there any reason I can't trim a window out of my rear spring hangers gusset the top and do a inexpensive shackle flip. I assume there is a reason this won't work or others would be doing it. Just thought I would ask

    thanks
     
  2. 87BrnRsd

    87BrnRsd 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, it will work. Quite a few people on here are running that setup. Search "home brew shackle flip"...it has been covered quite a few times.
    -Harrison
     
  3. 86454K30

    86454K30 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hey thanks. I been on this site awhile...and just now found the search button. Too busy lookin I guess.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. littlejimmythatcould

    littlejimmythatcould 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not sure the way your talking about but most people will use the rear spring's front hanger to do their shackle flip on the cheap. THat's what I plan on doing. So you will need to source a shackle hanger off of another truck. Hope this helps.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    There are better "cheap" routes. You can use the front hanger, of the rear spring, off a 2wd to act as the new hanger/shackle flip.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    This is 85mudblazin's old pic: I believe he still uses the hanger, but not the same shackles.

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  7. TheAustrian

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    how much is the lift with the 2WD rear shackle? I have unfortunately only a 4" all leafs lift kit installed. No I'd like to rise about 2" front and 3" rear. Would simply work with 2" and 3" Blocks, but the shackle flip looks much better.

     
  8. YZEATER

    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    you can vary your lift height by were you mount those. higher on the frame means lower lift.
     
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    TheAustrian 1/2 ton status

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    and to do that I just need a rear hanger of a 2WD Blazer? My shackles will fit just right away?
     
  10. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    heres my homemade shackle flip. stock 4wd hanger cut out the bottom and then added bracing on top

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    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    you need a front hanger of a rear spring. from any chevy 1/2 or 3/4 ton truck , 2 of 4wd. just go look at yours, and get another like it.
     
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    TheAustrian 1/2 ton status

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    unfortunately I cannot see your picture, I have not yet subscribed...:blush:
     
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    TheAustrian 1/2 ton status

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    okay, now I got it. Found the front hanger on LMC-Truck. Do you think this hanger will go for 2 or 3 inch of extra lift?
     
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    YZEATER 1/2 ton status

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    depends on how you mount it to the frame.
     

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