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ORD SHACKLES or BLOCKS?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by The85k5, Mar 8, 2001.

  1. The85k5

    The85k5 1/2 ton status

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    BIGGER IS BETTER!!!...thats why i wanna put a 4" lift on but i dont know if i want to go with blocks in the back or the ORD shackles....i know the shackles are better but i dont really wanna spend the money on something that i wont need, i'm not an extreme off roader....just a few curbs and bushes now and then....what would be the way to go? also which shocks are the best.....i want something flexable....i was told that rancho 9000's are killer....but 50 bucks each adds up when u have 6 shocks!
     
  2. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    The shackle flip is the way to go - Blocks are fine if you never see any kind of axle wrap, or heavy articulation. Getting rid of those evil things is my "spring cleaning" project.
     
  3. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    Do it right the first time. Go with the shackle flip.

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  4. walt88

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    How many miles on your truck? Also is it rusty, because my 88 was and it took Ken and I 15 hours total to install the shackle flip kit. What hell that was.

    <font color=red>1988 Chevrolet K5 Blazer, Middletown, NJ (07737).</font color=red> wkeil@home.com
     
  5. Burt4x4

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    Sounds to me that you are more concered with $$ than doing it right. It's my opinion that you sould use rear Spring packs and not even consider blocks. That does cost more but if you settel for blocks and your rear blows out think how much that will cost??!! Sup to you but if you want to lift it SAVE your money and doit right the first time, even if it takes a whole year to save the $$$$$! ie; Springpacks or shakelflip. Blocks are a BAD idea, I greanded a 12bolt cuz of blocks!
    Good luck

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  6. Impex

    Impex 1/2 ton status

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    Or you can do a shackle flip for free, using what you already have <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.coloradok5.com/shackleflip.shtml>http://www.coloradok5.com/shackleflip.shtml</A>

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  7. loudandproud

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    Blocks......BOOOOOOOO

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  8. seattlek5

    seattlek5 1/2 ton status

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    Get the ORD flip. Once you drive a truck with them on you'll wonder why anyone would bother lifting with another method.
     
  9. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Same as everyone else, spring pack or shackle flip.

    1992 Blazer Sport, 350 TBI, 4L60, 3" Flowmaster, K&N, 2.5" Rancho, 285/75R16 on 16x8 Baja's[​IMG]
     
  10. bandit

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    i think im going to go a shackle lift when i lift my truck next becouse i had blocks on an old truck of mine and the suck a friend of mine has spring packs there all right but i would go with a shackle flip

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeepthing)
     
  11. Cmoe

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    spend the extra money and eather get the flip or full springs... I said the same thing and have been kicking my self ever since. You'll not have to deal with the loss of power due to axle rap. Just my two cents worth. take them or leave them....

    C'moe

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