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New rear shackle flip option

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Nonesuch, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    I just saw this over on PBB. Good price and looks beefy.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=257814

    http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/

    I like the simple design. I think your frame would rip in half before these broke /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Of coarse I am even cheaper than this. I spent $5 bucks at a junkyard and did a homebrew shackle flip with the forward rear spring hanger out of a 3/4 ton truck. I then braced it with 2"x4" angle iron to the bottom of the c-channel frame.
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    I like ORD's shackle flip. Tried, tested, and trued. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    ORD's products are nice too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have their D60 crossover arm, tie-rod, and draglink.
     
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    TorkDSR 1/2 ton status

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    thats nice, looks like there are two different mounting holes for the shackle... well thought out
     
  5. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    I didn't see that /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif, that is way cool .
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I'm guessing the 2 shackle holes are so they can make one bracket for both right and left. The ORD's only have one hole but the brackets are offset.
     
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    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    yeap one bracket for both sides, also loks as if you could mount the shackle int he rear one if you upgraded to 56 or 57" springs.
     
  8. Nonesuch

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    That is exactly what I was thinking. Several people do this with the ORD flip. The just switch the driver side to passenger and visa versa. With the Sky kit you just need to slap in the 56's with the shackle in the back hole.
     

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