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Shackle flip and longer shackles? Anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazyhole812, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. crazyhole812

    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    i'm thinking of doing my own shackle flip. right now i have 4" lift springs. 56",since i have a 3/4 ton. i'm thinking of making brackets taller for no lift, stick through bed. then i can use longer shackles. good idea, or suck
    or would i get more flex out of stock springs with regular shackle flip?
     
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    Are you sure you have 56" springs? Most (all) 3/4 tons I have seen had 52" springs.
     
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    crazyhole812 1/2 ton status

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    i measured them i also remember having to pay extra for long springs when i ordered my lift springs
     
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    Yep, sounds like you got 'em.
     
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    I used 2inch longer shackles in the rear with 1/2 ton stock 56's and a 4" flip in the rear. Instead of swapping the flip brackets side to side ( I've got Sky's flip so no need for it) I used a 2" longer rear shackle and used the forward hole and achieved a 55* shackle angle and I'm very happy with the rear flex. Using the longer shackle will eliminate the potential for inverting the shackle also. With the spring flat the shackle angle is about 60*. Makes for really good droop. You must inboard your rear shocks in order to get max suspension travel. Flipping the overload really help also.
    Hope that helps.
     
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