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Revolver Shackles

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Jul 2, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I have seen lots of smaller vehicles with some type of Revolver shackels. They seem to really flex pretty good and hold up nicely. I was wondering about them on a full size, such as my Blazer. Anyone with any experience?

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  2. muddin4fun

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    I was interested in these too. I have heard that it lets the body roll a lot though. I'm interested in what this post turns up!

    I've got a mind like a . . . a . . . what's that thing called?

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  3. thatK30guy

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    Shawn did this on his Potent Rodent. Check here for a write-up: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/revolver/>http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/revolver/</A>

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  4. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    There's actually some noise about a revolver built for a full size by the end of this year. The rest have been jeep sets with some beefing, or maybe even without some beefing.
    They will give you more flex, but you should make sure more flex is really what you want. There are places it works, and others where extra suspension will roll you over.

    One thing that is a concern with any kind of goofy shackle or leaf is axle wrap. IT WILL BE A PROBLEM ON A BLAZER. You may be able to drive around it, but you will lose some wrap control and should counter that with a traction bar of some sort.


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  5. AZK5

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    Bigdaddy98 has them his K5.
    CB

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    What exactly is axle-wrap? Is that when the diff housing actually twists upward?

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  7. Shawn

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    I do have them but I'll probably be taking them off soon. Stephen is right about the axle wrap and my body roll is worse. I'd suggest longer springs instead. I'll have to update that article one of these days.

    Shawn
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