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rear shackle flip

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 3car, Dec 24, 2001.

  1. 3car

    3car 1/2 ton status

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    does the flip kit effect the ride in any way,i have 4 "blocks..if i installed the kit and got rid of the blocks,the ride height would be the same?

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    Yup , and it doesn't have the effects of axle wrap and its safer [​IMG]

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  3. BadDog

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    Ride height should be roughly the same. It should actually be a little softer due to geometry changes with the shackle in compression rather than tension. However, for the same reason, your ability to haul heavy loads or tow (especially tongue heavy) is seriously degraded.

    Russ

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    baddog is right...your towing abilty goes right out the window...i towed my 72 blazer from pheonix az to stockton ca...that was a intesting experance...i never want to do it again...its very squarly with that much weight...but towing small utility trailers or something like that is no big deal at all.
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  5. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Ride height should come out very similar, within 1/4" or less. Towing ability comes down to a lot of factors so I wouldn't be terribly worried about that one. Ride quality should be similar to what you have now, it may seem softer if you went up from stock ride height, but since you already have the block you're used to that by now.

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  6. 3car

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    thanks for the info.i really want to get rid of the blocks,but i do pull a trailer that weighs about 4000lbs w/500 lbs tounge weight on a regular basis.will this work out ok?

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  7. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I think we took care of this Q on the phone or other email, jist of the story is that with the kind of load you have other concerns that are going to be more important than the flip. But the flip does work fine for towing if the rest of the truck is set up right.

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