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ORD 69-72 Extended Front Shackles (Question)

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 1972Blazer, Jan 14, 2002.

  1. 1972Blazer

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    I just installed my new Rough Country 4" lift (front and rear springs) and the rear of my Blazer is a full 2" higher then the front. I want to even things out a little and was wondering exactly how much the ORD extended shackles will lift the front on a 69-72 Blazer.

    1972 Black CST Blazer, 350/415 HP, TH350, NP205, 4" Springs Front/Rear, AGR Variable Ratio Steering, 15X8 Ralley Wheels and 35X12.50 BFG Mud Tires.
     
  2. Greg72

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    Not THAT much.....! [​IMG]

    The ORD HD Front shackle will add about 1/4 - 3/8" Additional lift at most. They were made slightly longer than stock to allow a little more movement before the spring eye hits the frame.

    BTW -> If your truck has the "limiting plate" on the driver's side (near the shackle and bolted to the frame)...Steve says you can remove that. It will artifically limit the amount of flex you'll get. You should NOT remove it if you still have the stock springs though....it keeps them from over-flexing and becoming damaged.



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    Thanks for the information. I removed the limiter on the drivers side frame when I installed the new springs. I was hoping for a little more lift from the shackles. I guess I will have to have the front springs rearched a little to compensate after I install the interior and drive it a little while to allow for the rear springs to settle.

    1972 Black CST Blazer, 350/415 HP, TH350, NP205, 4" Springs Front/Rear, AGR Variable Ratio Steering, 15X8 Ralley Wheels and 35X12.50 BFG Mud Tires.
     
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    I wouldn't re-arch a brand new set of springs....
    ORD's 1" 0 rate add-a-leaves would be what I would do.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    So the extended shackles and 1" 0 rate springs should do the trick for getting the front high enough so it doent look like a stink bug right?

    1972 Black CST Blazer, 350/415 HP, TH350, NP205, 4" Springs Front/Rear, AGR Variable Ratio Steering, 15X8 Ralley Wheels and 35X12.50 BFG Mud Tires.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The 1" zero rates and the shackles will get you about 1 1/4" closer to level. Be aware that you probably won't have to put the full 2" of lift in the front to get it level. As you lift the front it will put more weight on the rear and settle it down more. 1.25" may be enough. I once dropped my K5 about 3" in the rear by swapping a 4" shackle flip for a 2.5" shackle flip.

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