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Probaly going to get a Shackle Flip from ORD...BuT

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 82Jimmy, Jul 23, 2000.

  1. 82Jimmy

    82Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know if there are any problems with it...anyone have any problems installing? Anyone have any trouble with pinion angle? how long does it take to install? Thanks guys...

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  2. Impex

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    I didn't have any problems at all. It took me all of Saturday and half of Sunday to finish by myself. My dad just helped on a couple of rivits ( arm gets tired of hitting and hard to hold the sledge hammer up while laying on your back, hehe) I didn't have any problems with pinion but that might be because i have a truck not a blazer? Other than that cake.
     
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    I did my own shackle flip. It works just like ORD's just not near a pretty. Your pinion will be on a bad angle, it may vibrate it may not. According to the "BOOK" it should shake you out of the K-5. Mine rode great and had just a little vibration. If you do it, be prepared to rotate you pinion by cutting off and welding on new spring perches. It may not be necessary, but be ready to anyhow, that way you wont be surprised.

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  4. MTPockets

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    the biggest hassel with installation on a blazer is removing the gas tank, in my opinion. then it is a matter of getting the old shackle brackets off. a torch is the preferred method, but whatever works. after that it is a bolt on proceedure.
    as far as the pinion angle goes, i personally had to put a 3 degree shim in place(bringing the pinion back down) to get rid of a slight vibration at 45 mph+. u-joints are supposed to be within 1 degree of each other. remember that under power the pinion raises 1degree. an option to the shims is dropping the t-case an inch.
    installation times will vary depending on how rusty the bolts are.
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    Didn't someone have pictures of thier homemade shackle flip?

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    Kewl. Thanks. That's exactly how I'd pictured it being done. [​IMG]

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