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Newest MOD to "UAV"

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Aug 28, 2000.

  1. CK5

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    Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    After the ORD flip review, I will be doing the Hill 4 Wheel Drive 2" longer (1" lift) than stock front shackle, I installed them on Sunday and these things are massive, they also give plenty of room for spring compression and feature a center tube for strength, they drilled the 7/16" holes out to 1/2" so I could use ORD's bushings. I used a 4 degree shim and have no vibration. My Blazer sits level now with 5" in front and ORD flip in the back without the top.
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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    Those are cool[​IMG]!
    Does Hill 4 Wheel Drive have a website?

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    The lower bolt looks like it's realy close to the pipe. Is this a picture angle problem or is there more room then it looks?

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    Must be the agle of the picture because there is plenty of room for the bolt.

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    How does it drive now with the longer shackles or does it drive the same? How long are those things?

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    I really haven't noticed any differance in ride quality and they are 2" longer than stock.

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    I just went out and measured after the shackle install, the shackles raised the front by 1-5/8" and at the same time lowered the rear by 3/8". it looks like it sits level now.

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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    Steve,
    Just wondering, did your truck not sit level after the flip. What I mean is, was your rear sitting higher or something? At first, I thought mine was, but now when I look at it, I think it sits level. So with those new front shackle, I think mine will have the saggy butt syndrome. Am I right?
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    Re: Newest MOD to \"UAV\"

    Keep in mind that I have my 300# plus hard top off and the ORD shackle flip raised the back another 1/4". I think it sits pretty level, maybe a tad higher in front but not noticeable. If you took off your hard top you would be fine otherwisw, saggy butt time.

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