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ORD or DIY

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by burban89, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. burban89

    burban89 1/2 ton status

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    I've decided to go four inch shackle flip in the rear for my Suburban. Im just in a toss up between ORD or DIY kit. :confused: Is there any benefits between one or the other? :dunno: Other than price and personal reasons which one should I go with. :1zhelp:
     
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    The biggest difference, beside price, is that with the ORD flip you can use the factory shackle whereas with the DIY4X flip you have to use a different shackle because the bushing is in the flip. FYI, I bought the flip and X-tied shackle from DIY.
     
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    DIY flip, hands down. tuning the shackle length is easier, the DIY flip is beefier, and it is a better value for your money. no not only get new shackles, but braces to go behind the frame, and all the hardware to install it.
     
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    What he said^^^^^^^^^^

    Ira
     
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    Not knocking ORD but customer service hasn't been the greatest lately. I have bought from ORD and have their flip and it works great. I have also bought from DIY4X and his products are great as well.
     
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    i wasnt going to say it, but thanks 4x4High.

    having dealt with both companies in the last couple months, DIY hands down.
     
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    Like i said, not knocking them but customer service is everything these days. Too many different vendors out there to not care about your customer service.
     
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    yeah, I think I'll go with DIY... :grin:

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    Kert has the best customer service around and does custom stuff at reasonable rates. Doesn't get any better than that for the do-it-yourselfer.

    I don't think bracket strength is an issue for either flip.... but the ability to use simple-to-make "plate type" shackles is VERY handy tho, and only possible with the DIY flip. If you are the type of guy that whats to offroad and you are doing a flip... believe me its only a matter of time before you do a spring swap (56s/64s etc) or relocate the spring hangers... or something... and being able to tune shackle length will come in very handy.

    j
     
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    diy4x, kert hooks it up. custom stuff is never a problem. have yet to see an idea he cant work with
     
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    I haven't bought mine yet, but i'm going to go with diy4x
     
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    Both are quality. I don't know if the DIY4x kit is offset. On the ORD kit you can just swap sides if you go with 56" springs.
     
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    They are:wink1:
     
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    Yet another excellent reference thread :bow: :bow: !!

    Looks like I'll be going with DIY4X. I really like the beefier look of them :D !
     
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    Thanks for all the info. I do like the beefier look but I like the OE look of the ORDs also.
     
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    Im running the diy4x, but the customer service at ord the last few days has been more than great, saved me a few headaches with my 203 twin stick and cross over steering kit.
     
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    definetly DIY besides the amazing service the price is awesome. i hope one day DIY makes a 2.5" flip so i wont have to use the ORD one i have
     
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    DIY. I have the flip on my 89 K5, great product and great service!
     
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    I have bought from both vendors and both have been great to deal with. I like the ORD one that I have. I would buy it again if i had to. But not having both it is hard to discern which is better.
     
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    I would buy a DIY or Sky flip if I was going to buy one.

    Harley
     

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