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Shackel flip, who all is running it ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Z3PR, May 5, 2002.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Who's running a shackel flip, and how's it been working for you ??? Any problems with it ???? How's it on the streets ???? Any concerns about it ????
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    me! good! none! good! no!

    think that covers it. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif

    J
     
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    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    me! good! none! good! no! too!

    rob
     
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    Same here
     
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    me! great! nope! street???? I did a custom one and the shackle angle is wrong, I worry a little about the springs inverting on compression. Other than that, NO. ORD makes an awesome product. I'll be doing something similar soon.
     
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    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    GRINCH 1/2 ton status

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    Towed a 6500# trailer from GA to MT. No problems. Even when I hit a snow storm and ice. I did loose it for a moment, but I don't think it was because of the flip. Others where in the ditch also. I did remove my bottom leaf from the stock springs and put in a add a leaf overload spring. Which in turn gave me another 2" of lift and some stiffnes. Flex is still good! I recenlty RTI on a 20% ramp and scored a 702.
     
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    well, it works great sitting on my work bench/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    JIM88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Mine works fine...
    Jim
     
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    Add my name to the list of all of the above. On my second vehicle with it. Two friends are running them too. Both with good results. Having done both a pickup and a Suburban, I must say, I'd rather do it on a pickup than a Blazer or Suburban again. (Or at least remember to run the 40 gal tank a little lower on fuel /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif) The spare tire well on a Burb is kinda a PIA too.
     
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    I. I also tow my Jet skiis no problem
     
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    ramjet gmc CK5 Staff Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    Mine are on the bench to but the welds are fanatic you can see the time is spent making it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    I cheated and did the "poor man flip" for now. I have talked to several people that have done it this way and it seems to work fairly well. I still have some reinforcing and extra clearancing to do around the shackle. Eventually I am looking at coilovers or 1/4 eliptical, so this will have to do for now.
    Pics should be up in a few minutes.

    http://community.webshots.com/user/erich_in_az/1
     
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    Blazinaire 1/2 ton status

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    I use the ORD 4'' flip and it stands up to me jumping my K5 all the time. No problems here, but I still need to replace my rear springs.
     
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    I've run the poor mans cut through and built my own. I like the ride of both, on and off the road. Its a bit softer at speed and I noticed a slight change in the rear end sway characteristics on the road around corners. Pics in the signature.
     

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