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Shackle flip n switch update!!

Discussion in 'Vendor Forum' started by cybrfire, May 18, 2005.

  1. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Next week these will be shipping out to those of you that already ordered so a bit ahead of schedule for a change. Here's a couple more pics for you to check out.


    Inside the frame rail, a look at the backer plates.
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    Kit contents. Of course yours would be unpainted. All grade 8 hardware. Flanged pinch lock nuts and grade 8 flanged serrated locking bolts. Double locked!!
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    Both sides on and now its time to work up the UD shackles.
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  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    I'm guessing you would need to drop the tank on a K5 or burb to install those brackets? Or can you squeeze those backing plates up in there with out dropping it?
     
  3. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    The instructions will say its best and probably easiest to drop the tank. For safety reasons as well. I think it'd be pretty tough to get them in there but one good thing is you don't need a wrench on the inside once you get all the bolts started.
     
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    Do they use the factory rivet holes then?
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, they sure do. No drilling necessary.
     
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    Niiiiice :D I can't wait!
     
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    Looking good! ;)

    Can't wait to get 'em.
     
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    looks badass....i love the design..... but i got one question. it looks like you cant get a socket & torque wrench on the upper bolts? you just put a combo wrench on it and hope its tight enough?
     
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    Most good tool stores have open ended attachments for ratchets. They look like the open end of a combo wrench but have a hole to attach to a ratchet. They are for just such a case. Put it on the torque wrench and torque away.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I just tightened the one in the pics with a open end wrench. Its not to hard to generate 40 ft. lbs. Like sled dog said though, if you want some piece of mind the tools are available for a torque wrench to be used.
     
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    they're called crowsfeet :D
     
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    How 'bout us newer rig owners?

    Wondering if 88-98 owners will get one of these? I am TIRED of these 5" blocks!!!!
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, when you use a crowsfoot with a torque wrench, it should be turned 90 degrees instead of straight. So when you are holding the torque wrench in front of you, the crowsfoot should be facing either right or left, not staight up or down.

    Kris
     
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    cool. so, i can swap them to their opposite sides, use the 6" shackles and run 56's with a decent shackle angle?? got an estimate on how much lift that would give me? i might just order a set sometime soon.

    thanks
     
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    cybrfire is there a way i can get those backing plates for the flip?? i already have a shackle flip and have deceided since money is tight im going to keep it and use johnny joints with it. how much would just the reinforcement plates be??
     
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    Sorry, haven't really had a chance to play with different springs and shackle lengths. Been busy with the tube doors and filling orders. Kind of a try it and see sort of deal on this one. Sounds like your heading in the right direction though.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    I'd love to design a set for the newer rigs. Need to find a newer rig to set one up and get it done. Hopefully sometime in the future.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    that's a definite. Let me get something figured up for pricing. Hadn't really thought anybody would be after just the backers so haven't priced them out yet. I have had a couple requests for them though.
     
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    diy, i dig the design, nice product. i will be ordering some in the future when i lift my 89' sub.
     
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    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Cool. Let me know whenever your ready or just order off the website which ever you prefer. :grin:
     

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