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Rear Shackle of a different sort.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rock.monkey, Feb 19, 2004.

  1. rock.monkey

    rock.monkey 1/2 ton status

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    With all the talk about aftermarket and 2wd front hangars, I was thinking of changing my hangars. Now I do have a flip,but, it's the home-brew, cut the bottom out style, witch in my mind reduces flex cuz you don't get the full movement out of the shackle. So what I did was this.....

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    Sorry about the quality of the photos.

    I think this will work better. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Basically all that is is a home built ORD shackle flip.
     
  3. gravdigr

    gravdigr 1/2 ton status

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    Here is what a stock hanger replacement looks like...can anyone find my BFH in this picture?

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  4. rock.monkey

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    Basically all that is is a home built ORD shackle flip.

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    Yuppers! and it didn't cost me a thing, just a little time. /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    cut the bottom out style, witch in my mind reduces flex cuz you don't get the full movement out of the shackle.

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    I cut the bottom out of mine, and the shackle has about 6-7" of swing which is more than enough for the 57's I run.

    Sounds like you didn't cut enough originally.

    Rene
     
  6. HarryH3

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    Whew! Looking at the rust in that picture sure makes me glad that I escaped the northeast! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. rock.monkey

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    I cut the bottom out of mine, and the shackle has about 6-7" of swing which is more than enough for the 57's I run.

    Sounds like you didn't cut enough originally.

    Rene

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    Only had 1/4" on each end,so anymore would have weakened it too much.
     
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    Whew! Looking at the rust in that picture sure makes me glad that I escaped the northeast! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    what rust? who told you we had rust up here? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    gravdigr
    How much lift did you get from that and what year truck did you get the hanger from?
     
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    i did the same as gravdigr and got 4-5 inches, it depends on how far down you locate the hanger. a hanger off any 1/2 or 3/4 ton 4x4 will work. the hangers off burbs are a little shorter if i remember correctly. do a search and you will problaby turn up a lot of info, eh?
     
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    gravdigr
    How much lift did you get from that and what year truck did you get the hanger from?

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    It's hard to tell exactly because I replaced my saggy rear springs with a newer set from a '90 Blazer. I'm estimating you will get 4-5" lift from the flip. I got my hangers from a friend that was going to use then then changed his mind and got lift springs. I think he said they were from a 3/4 ton 2wd truck.
     
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    are those hangers pretty much the same as the forward REAR hangers from our trucks? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    that's exactly what they are except not from a blazer.
     

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