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Shackle Flip 4" lift and towing

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tch777, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. tch777

    tch777 1/2 ton status

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    So I am looking at my lift options.
    The sub is mostly a daily driver and then the family travel vehicle for trips and camping.
    We might tow a trailer with 2 quads on it but that is about it.
    If I do a shackle flip in the rear and 4 inch lift springs in the front, keep the rear anti sway bar could I tow those loads and haul all the weight of the family and gear without issues and sagging?
    Oh yeah I will go to 35 inch tall tires too.

    Thanks

    Tim
     
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    tch777 1/2 ton status

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    Nobody has a Shackle flip and tows? :dunno:
     
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    leadfoot067 1/2 ton status

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    yep i do....have been towin for a few years now...i tow a 1800 pound trailerwith my blazer..soft springs and a flip in the rear...as long as you drive the vehicle accordingly in relation to vehicle mods youll be fine....
     
  4. snoman87

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    I would upgrade the shackle to something with a little beaf to it, like ORD shackles, to prevent bending under the weight.

    ORD rear shackles.jpg

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    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    I don't have real world experience, so I can't give you advise, but if you search this has been discussed many times at great lengths with very strong opinions. I researched it while planning my build up a few months ago. There's no shortage of info, so go and learn. I'm not being a H.A., if I had my own experience I share it.
     
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    I run 35's and a shackle flip on my Burb. I have towed a variety of boats, my big a$$ military (M105) trailer loaded down with stuff and a 18' yard trailer with no problems.

    The only problem i have ever had was because I had a load of flagstone in the M105 that was loaded too far to the rear. The trailer wagged the burb over 45 mph. That was my fault, not the flips.

    As long as you don't get in a hurry and don't try to tow huge loads, I don't see a problem.
     
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    Or use the http://www.diy4x.com/suspension.htm flip, you can make your shackles as HD as you want.
     

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