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Shackle Flip/ Exhaust Clearance

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Jun 10, 2000.

  1. 84k5

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    I will be getting a lift real soon, but I don't want blocks. I want to get the 4" shackle flip from ORD, but when I was looking at it today I noticed the exuast pipes went right under the shackle on the driver's side. Does anyone know about clearance problems here? Will the exhaust have to be rerouted? I don't think there is clearance, but I haven't measured.

    Brian
     
  2. '73 K5

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    I have custom bent dual exhaust on mine, but clearance was fine. After the flip, the tailpipes go in between the frame and the springs, whereas before they were under the springs. Even under maximum flex, the pipes shouldn't hit anything. I hope you're as lucky.

    '73 K5
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    Mine go right under the shackle...looks like a good excuse for a new exhaust system.

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    Run the exhaust between the shackle and the tank just keep the pipes inside the bumper or else you'll get fumes through the rear window when open on the road or trail.Brady
     

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