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Shackle flip idea/question...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fortcollinsram, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    If I wanted to gain 6 inches of lift using ORD's 4 inch flip, could I use these Summit 2-inch drop shackle to gain that extra 2 inches...what are the affects on the rear geometry...Seeing as how the shackle is simple 2 inches longer than a stock shackle and it would be flipped so you go two inches higher...

    <a target="_blank" href=http://store.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/SUM-G904000.jpg>See the 2-inch extened shackle here</a>

    <a target="_blank" href=http://store.summitracing.com/product.asp?d=4&amp;s=157&amp;p=1760&amp;searchtype=ecat>And here is the description and item number page</a>
     
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    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    Was think about doing the same thing! i know one down fall is that your wheels will not be centers more then before.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea, except that would give you 5 inches of lift because you're only lifting one side of the spring pack.
     
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    1" ORD zero rate will solve that.
     
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    They are thin stamped steel.... you sure you wanna use them...
     
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    That was my biggest concern...thos shackle don't look to strong...I could always just start weling pieces of steel to it /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Chris
     
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    Or you could start from scratch and weld up a set of your own.
     
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    Very true...I probably will once I am comfortable with my welding skills (and I have a welder of my own /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif)

    Chris
     
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    I am using the summit 2" lowering shackles on my 73 k5 with a shackle flip, not sure exactly how much lift they gave me though. I went the cheap route and used the spring hangers from the front of the rear springs off a donor truck, along with a 4" block under the frame to do my shackle flip. Then added the lowering shackles for a little bit more. Agian not really sure how much lift this whole setup created though.
     
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    If those summit shackles are made for a 2" drop then they would be 4" longer than stockers. So they would make for a 2" lift.
     
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    Both Depdog and Keith are running them .Both bent them first time at tellico. Both have had to beef them up a lot! They beefed to the point that they might as well have made new one's. Go with the ORD Zero rates and add a second overlead leaf installed upside down. That will be 1.75 inches of lift plus the four from the flip. That's how I have mine. you could also throw and extra leaf in the pack and gain about an inch but it does firm up the pack.
     
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    I ended up welding the top of my hangers with three peices of 1/4" steel with welds inside and out and cut the bottom of the hangers so the shackles could fit and have room to move. I installed that setup with C10 rear springs and that combination gave me 6" of lift. I was only expecting 4" and I double check every thing and it looks correct. I then did a little research, the hangers are shorter on a 4x2 then a 4x4. Also the springs have a different part number for a five pack 4x2 leaf set then a five pack 4x4 leaf set. They are soft and seem to hold quite well.
     

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