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Rear Shackle Flip VS. Rear Springs from RC?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by m1ndless, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    I am taking out the blocks, and want to keep my 4" lift, I am debating between some basic springs from roughcountry or a shackle flip thingy that I have seen done around here. What is a better ride? What will last longer? What is cheaper?
     
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    A shackle flip will be much better than rc springs. Most people on here dont like rc because they are stiff. The ride will be much better with the shackle flip. A shackle flip will also offer a lot better flex than the rc springs. I dont know how much rc springs are, but I know most shackle flips go for under $200. As for longevity, with a shackle flip you are using your stock rear springs...so they are not new. However, I highly recommend going with the shackle flip for the fact that it will ride much better, flex much better, and rc springs are really stiff.
    -Harrison
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Another vote for the shackle flip!
     
  4. m1ndless

    m1ndless Banned

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    Should I get the kit from DIY4X or what?
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, Kert makes some kick ass stuff. The ORD ones arent bad either.
     
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    m1ndless Banned

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    How tough is the install?
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Simple. And there are a ton of instructions/things to watch for here. I vote flip also.
     
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    Flip it!
     
  9. primergray4x4

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    [​IMG] Flip-it.....less axle rap, more travel. I've flipped an very happy with it.





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