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Natural resting position of an ORD shackle/flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kyser_soze, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. kyser_soze

    kyser_soze 1/2 ton status

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    I just installed a shackle flip kit on my 1997 K3500 and would like to know th natural resting position of the shackle with a non-loaded bed.

    Mine seems to be on an angle and not vertical. Is this correct?

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    Last edited: Apr 29, 2006
  2. 71 Blazer

    71 Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    On my 71 Blazer the shackle is almost straight up and down. That is with the hard top on(heavy). Did you put the wrong shackle on the wrong side? That is how mine looked when I first did my shackle flip, then I swapped the left and right one to get them straight up and down. Not sure which locating is correct, but I like having the shackle straight up and down.
     
  3. Jonny-K5

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    looks good to me. not sure about the 90's trucks, but my 89 came out pretty much straight up and down. a little rake like you have is usually preffered tho. should give u a softer ride and increased suspension travel compared to a straight shackle
     
  4. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    that's good there if anything you'd want a little bit more angle
     
  5. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    no worries the angle looks fine. then again if your going for more flex a longer shackle and moving the mount forward on the frame woul be awsome;)
     
  6. oneofthefewbmx

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    the shackles should be pointed slightly rearward (the way they are now). the angle looks good....i second the idea of longer shackles and possibly moving the reverse shackle foreward if you want more articulation....other than that it looks good.
     

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