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Please fill me in on shackle lfips

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ashley7318, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. ashley7318

    ashley7318 Registered Member

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    if shackle flips are so nice and from what i have seen less expensive than buying a 4" lift kit with blocks how come more people don't use them.
     
  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well even with a shackle flip you still need 4" front springs. Technically the cost is almost the same for a homebrew flip and a little more spendy for a kit from ORD or Borrego Fab works

    Generally people go with the 4" blocks because it's faster and easier. The flip is more labor intensive but nets a better ride, less axle wrap and more flex.

    Rene
     
  3. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    we do, alot of us just make our own, follow my link below for 14ff and flip homade style /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
  4. ashley7318

    ashley7318 Registered Member

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    if you have to still use 4 inch springs in the front then how does it give you so much suspension flex in the front?
     
  5. Greenblazer-AZ

    Greenblazer-AZ 1/2 ton status

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    The shackle flip is for the rear only. It has no effect on how flexy the front suspension is. The reason you get better flex with a shackle flip is you are relocating the softer stock springs instead of replacing them with stiffer lift springs. Blocks allow stock spring retention but also allow axle wrap. I have the home made drop through shackle flip on my rig. I hope that helps answer your questions.
     
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    thank you greenie /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     

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