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Shackel flip and towing?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88sub4x4, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. 88sub4x4

    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking about doing a shackel flip on my burb, but I have heard that if you tow it would be no good. Can anyone explain why? Is it due to the tounge weight, or a sway concern? I want to go another 2" but I don't want to loose articulation going from a 4" spring to a 6", and I won't use a block. I have had no luck with them. Thanks to any who can explain. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  2. GRINCH

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    I tow and I also have a shackle flip no problems...

    Do a search there has been alot of discussion on this already.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I was thinking about doing a shackel flip on my burb, but I have heard that if you tow it would be no good. Can anyone explain why? Is it due to the tounge weight, or a sway concern? I want to go another 2" but I don't want to loose articulation going from a 4" spring to a 6", and I won't use a block. I have had no luck with them. Thanks to any who can explain. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif

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    I would not tow with a shackle flip. I have one on my '84 and the rear suspension is very soft.
     
  4. pomai

    pomai 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I did a OffRoad Design 4" shackel flip. I tow a 2 horse trailer and have had no problems. I still can't feel the differance before the flip install and know. to me the stability of the blazer is the same.
     
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    Ask Grim Reaper about his story. It's been mentioned several times way back. Let's just say he wouldn't recomend towing with shackle flips.
     

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