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ORD 2 1/2" Shackle Flip?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trollporter, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. trollporter

    trollporter 1/2 ton status

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    I posted this in the ORD forum awhile back and didn't get much response.
    Has anyone had any experience with the 2 1/2" ORD shackle flip? How much did it change your pinion angle? How much did it move your axle foward?

    If it helps my current rear setup consist of 8" springs w/o load leaf, 1"Zero Rate, stock shackle setup and it sits a little lower than I like. I'm thinking that by using the 2 1/2" shackle flip and remove the 1" Zero Rate will level it up and give alot better flex. Up front I am running 6" procamp springs with ORD HD shackles. Any thoughts would be great.
     
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    i've got the 2.5 flip with basically stock springs. i used 5* shims to get the driveshaft to stop viberating. if you have a CV shaft its supposed to put it right inline, where you want it.

    doesnt really move the axle forward.maybe slightly by rotating the spring pack. i didnt notice a difference.

    i think overall its pretty good setup for the average truck, however i think im going to move the bracket forward a bit and possibly use longer shackles to get a better shackle angle.
     
  3. trollporter

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    Any pics?

    Anybody else had experiance with these?
     
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    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    I've got the 2.5" flip w/ 4" springs.... I'm thingking of getting a 4" flip bracket cuz I still got a little bit of saggy butt. I sell it to you for a good price if you are interested.

    Until then I'll see if I can find some pics for ya.
     
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    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    These are the best shots I have right now. I'm not at home right now...so I can't just run outside and snap a couple good shots...

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    Oh yeah... I also have a 1" add-a-leaf in the rear, moving the axle back 1.5" along with 4" BDS rear springs...
     
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    You call that saggy but? Looks level to me (and nice truck BTW).
     
  8. trollporter

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    fad2blak99 You have a pm.
     
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    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the compliment…
    She’s got 3x3x3/16 rock now in place of those rusted out rockers.

    You can’t tell in that pic, but the ground is higher in the back (one of the reasons I park it there). The rear doesn’t sag too bad… but I also want to remove my overload springs (and maybe on more leaf)… the extra 1.5” from the 4” bracket will help keep her nice and level... :D
     
  10. aflove71

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    Hey fad2blk99---what do you want for your 2.5 inch flip brackets?
    Thanks.
    -Matt
     
  11. trollporter

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    Way to dring back a 1 year old post. But fad2blk99 does have a bunch of stuff in the for sale form.

    troy
     

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