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Shackle flip and a block

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by protechk5, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. protechk5

    protechk5 1/2 ton status

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    Im trying to get 7" in the rear of my k30. Will I be alright with a 4" shackle flip and a 3" block until I can find some new rear springs? I know i might get some bad axle wrap, but its only going to be for a few months and my rear stock springs has 10 leafs in them as it is.
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, theres no reason why you can't run that if you want. Long term or short term. It's just not a "desirable" set up... but it will work. :thumb:
     
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    10-4 on that, I have ran it on one truck for 5 years now, Dave
     
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    Had a friend that ran that setup but with a 4" shackle flip, 8" lift springs and a 4" block. :eek1::doah:He never had a problem, other than getting in the truck:haha:
     
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    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I wouldnt. Try and find some springs on the cheap....much safer.
     
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    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    im getting 7 inches with a 7 inch shackle,zero rate and flip...
     
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    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    that is exactly what im thinking of doing. i'd rather run shackles than blocks.
     
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    Man! Do it right! Get lift springs and a shackle flip if you wanna split it up. I went with 10" of lift and only have a 1.5" block, so that's not bad. Lift blocks are past their prime, and safety should be paramount.

    Sorry I didn't go with the 12" lift. I'm kinda kickin' myself in the booty!

    Manny
     
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    your truck looks perfectly proportional man...yeah, i've had blocks on every truck i've owned, and wheeled some of them very very very hard, and never had any problems. a little axle wrap, but no safety issues.
     

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