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Shackle flip and Switch from DIY4x : Tech review post 146

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, May 8, 2005.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    OK, these will be available in two weeks but we are taking orders now. Need to complete a couple fixtures for quicker reproduction but other than that they are ready.

    DIY4X version of the shackle flip with a switch to regular shackle sides to eliminate the weak stamped GM shackle. These will be offered with or without the shackle sides so if you want to make your own shackles, have at it. We will also be coming out with an HD shackle for this with the sides tied together.

    This also will come complete with 3 backer plates for inside the frame rails to spread the load evenly across the full span of the bolt holes. I don't have pictures of the inside of the frame rails but will post them up later.

    On to the pics

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    (0lder picture, website needs updating but who has tim for that!)

    These will also come with the necessary hardware and bushings. as shown in the photo. RED BUSHINGS ARE NOT INCLUDED. Just want to be clear about that.

    Pricing for 73-87 fullsize chevy truck and 73-91 k5/suB. $155.00. W/shackle sides $180.00.
     
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    never got why no one came out with something that used an other than stock shackle setup. Nice work Kert, too bad I'm going 4 link. Love the backing plate idea too.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Thanks for the compliments. This one has been rattling around upstairs for at least six months. Just never seemed to be able to find the time to really get down to doing it till just recently.

    Special thanks goes out to STOMPER. He managed to keep my sanity in check! Much appreciated.
     
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    Looks awesome Kert! :thumb: :waytogo: Does it use the factory rivet holes on the side and bottom?
     
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    Absolutely. No drilling required. :grin:

    something else I forgot to mention and it can't be seen from the photos but the shackle angle is corrected as well.
     
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    how much lift do you get? 4" like ORD?
     
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    HAAAAAAAAA! At 3 a.m. sanity had left the building :D

    Hey guys, I gotta say these things are some serious BEEF!! It was very impressive getting to see Kert take his designs from cad/cam to finished product in one day. Not to mention doing some trick custom parts for me at the same time! Thanks alot Kert :pimp:

    By the way, I got home at 4.....some how I cut a half hour off the trip :blush:
     
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    Yep, 4" lift approx. Provided shackle sides that are the same length as factory is used.

    This will make it easier to experiment with different length springs and shackles beings the shackles are just the regular side plates.
     
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    How far forward is the mounting position from stock? Same, 1.5", etc?
     
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    You still beat me home. I stayed till 4:30 and worked on a few other things. It is a huge advantage being able to go from concept to completed part that quickly. Now if I can figure a way to beat the ideas out of my head that fast I'll be good to go. :grin:


    Thanks for the assist. Are you coming for the next release? HA Ha!
     
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    It's actually an inch forward. Provides just a few degrees of shackle angle. This should be good for keeping the springs setup for optimal stuff at ride height.
     
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    feel free to post up more questions if you have any. I'll get back to this thread tonight yet. Got to sneak off to the shop while the wife is napping. :grin:
     
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    Just let me know when :cool1:
     
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    Very nice work! :bow: :saweet: :thumb:

    Will you sell the back plating separately for those of us that already have other brand flips? I assume they would work fine since the bolt pattern is the same as OE.

    I can't wait to see the replacement shackle. :thinking:
     
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    How about one big hole through the support plate to run an exhaust through? :thinking:
     
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    Very nice set up. Wish you came out with that before I bought my sky kit. Just ordered my 2" longer rear shackles (chevy style) for 40 bucks. Could have made my own with your set up. Good lookin work :D . Any other products? :dunno:
     
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    I hadn't even thought about it really. Pretty simple piece to make but if you want mine with the flange nuts welded on I'll get something figured up.
     
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    Do you mean through the center plate with the 3 holes in it? It'd have to be fairly small exhaust to have any kind of clearance unless it would be mounted solid and the exhaust allowed to flex elsewhere.
     
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    Definitely some new stuff coming out this month. 3 or 4 for sure. :grin:
     
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    You bet I will! Maybe the crew cab conversions should happen simultaneously?!? :D
     

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