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revolver shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nstarry, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. nstarry

    nstarry 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone tried the revolver shackles on there k5 and if so
    how did they work or not ????? /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    jekbrown has them on his. He says they can be a bit scary at freeway speeds, but other than that I think he likes 'em. PM him and see what he has to say.
     
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    Shawn runs them on his K5...
     
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    ran I believe he removed them.
     
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    Ah, I haven't seen him on here for awhile... /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    i ran em down the street and took em off,when i nailed the throttle they opened up and the back end shot up 6" rather violently
     
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    They sound like they would work good off-road but what dustin said about flying back 6", sounds like a bad thing!
     
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    same problem with 3/4 elipticals, springer suspensions(ak57) is the only similar one I know of without such a problem.
     
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    me thinks dustin is smokin crack.

    at any rate, Ive run them for over 2 years now, no probs. If you take a turn at high speed they can get scary... but I havent been able to take a turn a high speed in my rig in years (no ASB, lifted etc) anyway, so its no big whoop.

    j
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    me thinks dustin is smokin crack.


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    Just say what's on yer mind j...don't hold back! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    Where can you buy the revolvers?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    They sound like they would work good off-road but what dustin said about flying back 6", sounds like a bad thing!

    [/ QUOTE ]they probably would but i just didnt like hitting the gas and feeling like i was hittin switches in a lowrider, mebe if it was a low powered trail only rig but the rear end of the truck jumping up 6" and slamming back down aint fun, it would even do it when i hit second gear and a little in third.
     
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    They get real scary when you are going downhill. On bigger trucks they can unload and toss you foward /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    A company called tera-Flex now owns the name and makes them. They are spendy for what they are. They need to be able to be locked when not off road so they act like a normal shackle on the street.
     
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    a buddy of mine had similar shackles on the front of his suki and on a steep climb they unloaded and he went over backwards,besides its not like there is even weight on the tire its just hanging out when the shackle flops open,same with the ak57 system the axle just flops out..whats the point?
     
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    Yeah he had them but took them off. He said they made his K5 seem sketch on the street...

    I need to call him and get his ass back in the wheeling gig...I think his Firebird has taken priority over his severely parted out K5...

    Chris
     
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    I never even thought of putting these things in the front that sounds /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I saw someone who used longer than normal shackle bolts and fabbed a small piece of flat stock with a hole in either end to lock the shackles from opening during street use. Appeared to work great! Just a thought.
     
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    A shackle that had bearings and twisted but didn't have the scissor design would be a neat idea.
     
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    That is a good Idea !!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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