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revolver shackles ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wheelin247, Mar 5, 2001.

  1. wheelin247

    wheelin247 1/2 ton status

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    Are the revolver shackles any good for a full size truck like a k5?Will it give me alot more flex then the shackle flips?And not to forgot are they safe? please help me on this i need as much info and i can thanks alot !
     
  2. TheGeneral

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    I have a pair installed on my 78 Sub, that was before they made them modeled for fullsize chevy's as they do now. I had to fab some hangers for the back along with a shackle flip, so it was quite a bit of work. I think ORD's shackle flip is good to go, and as far a revolver, they work fine. I drive my rig on and off, and no stability problems, and yes it helps travel. Other things to consider though, are your shock mounting position will have to be modified to get the extra travel. Basically, before you start, I would look at what you want to end up with at ride height (lift mods) and do it all at once. The rovolvers give about 3/4 - 1" lift. Good luck.



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  3. 4GUNZ4X4Z

    4GUNZ4X4Z 1/2 ton status

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    Do a search on the revolvers, another member had some pics up of his K5 with the shackle flip and revolvers awhile back. The pic's sold me.

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  4. BlazerGuy

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    Check this out:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/revolver/>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/revolver/</A>

    This is Shawns K5 with the revolvers:
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  5. Stoopalini

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    I considered getting these when I did my suspension rebuild, but I remember someone who had them saying that they would be MUCH better if they had a retaining pin to hold them in the closed position for street use. I remember his stating that there was more body roll through corners.

    I decided not to get them because I would have had to get really long brake lines, reposition the rear shock mounts, and plus I can use all the stability I can get [​IMG]

    Thomas.

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  6. CarsonRoen

    CarsonRoen Registered Member

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    i was just wondering how much more articulation that you guys can get with the revolvers as aposed to the stock shackels?
     

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