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Shackel Flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SUPER'BURB, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. SUPER'BURB

    SUPER'BURB 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,

    I was woundering if anybody has done an ORD 4" Shackel Flip with a 2" lift spring. What I am woundering is does it sit level with a 6" front. I have a 14 bolt rear and a D44 front on my '73 'Burb. I was also woundering if any pinion angle problems arose in the rear. I have already orderd the kit from ORD but have not yet orderd the springs and lift kit.

    Any info. and/or pics. would be great.

    Thanks
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sure someone has done it, shouldn't be a problem.
     
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    I doubt it will sit level with a 6" front lift and 6" rear lift. You will probably want to order a 3" or 4" rear lift spring to get it to sit level.

    Harley
     
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    6" springs front, 4" shackle flip + 3" springs.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    There's a thread by Desert Rat in the ORD forum about this very thing. Short answer: 4" flip + 2" spring does NOT equal a 6" front spring. :D

    -- A
     
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    blazers and burbans sag lift the back at least 1" over what you want. i did a friends blazer and put 4" frt and 6" kit blocks in rear. that looks about correct for the ride . he has 3" body also and now rides on 37" pro comps xt.
     
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    I used the 4" ORD shackle flip in the rear w/ zero rates. It does not eaven out the 5" lift springs on the front. I'm going to change out the rear springs someday.
     
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    Thanks for the info. it is very helpful.

    I guess my qestion now is do I get a 3" rear spring or a 4" rear spring?

    CBBR how much mor lift do you need to be level??????????
     
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    folkenheath Worthless Trash Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I would say call ORD and ask them, they build a suburban as well, so they should know if you need a 3" or a 4" leaf in the back to match your front. I used 2" springs in the back of mine, and it worked, but I have a shortbed truck. I think with a K5 the 3" would work better, but a burb might need a 4" with the shackle flip. Good luck. :)
     
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    Thanx,


    On the phone with ORD soon will let U know what they say.
    Will also get pics. up.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm going to go with a 2" lift spring and the zero rate. About 2" should even it up.
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I went with 6 inch front spring, 4 inch shackle flip and 3 inch spring and if it is still lower than I like I figure I can do a zero rate. Cant tell how its going to work since all the stuff is in a pile in the garage. :(
     
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    sounds about right. My stock springs sagged a little bit and the front, while advertised as 5" gave me a little more than 6" of lift.
     

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