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Shackle flip poll

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yellowK20, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. yellowK20

    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    <FORM METHOD=POST ACTION="http://coloradok5.com/forums/dopoll.php"><INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN NAME="pollname" VALUE="1067277712yellowK20">


    what type of shackle flip should would you do
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="1" />ORD
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="2" />Echiobit
    <input type="radio" name="option" value="3" />Homemade
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    looking for some no B.S. opinions getting ready to do 2 shackle flips one on my yellow K-20 and one on my buddies blazer I'm leaning towards the ord kit for my truck because I already moved my spring hanger forward so I won't have to grind any rivits just unbolt my hangers and install new ones. but the blazer hasn't been touched and dropping the tank doesn't sound fun but he wants the toughest setup we can do /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    as long as the tank isnt full its really not that big of a deal to drop.
     
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    I just ordered a Echobit flip for two reasons:
    1)Easy to install
    2)Gives more lift than ORD
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Did one on my rig,Used ords 4" shackle flip.They make great products
     
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    I installed an Echobit flip on my truck about 2 months ago. I am very happy with the quality of the components. I also wanted the 5.5" of lift so it worked out well.
     
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    home made all the way, so it took me a few more hours than the rest of ya'll at least i only spent 30 bucks on the whole deal! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    echo is cheaper and easier and can give more lift. Personally, I use and like my ORD flip. The hanger bracket is so much nicer and beefier than the stock one.

    j
     
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    I'm think I will go ORD on my truck but the blazer is another story heres a pic of his BLAZER it has 8" front springs with 1-1/2" homemade lift shackles (soon to have a 1" zero rate ) the rear has the 5-1/2" block and a 3" add-a-leaf (soon to be minus the block with a shackle flip and a 1" zero rate ) 14boltff 10bolt 4.10's detroit in rear 15x10 eatons trimmed fenders and 35x12.50's BFG-at's (39.5 TSL's were just ordered Friday )
     
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    ORD 4" shackle flip + 3" Tuff Country EZ rides, in the rear of my K5. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    You can always do the Ak57.... 4" and lots more flex than any other choice.
     
  12. yellowK20

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    maybe for the the blazer but not for my truck it would be pointless on my stiff ass suspension
     
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    You missed one possibility.
    I used a hanger from the front mount of the rear springs off a pickup. You bolt it on in the position you need it, and it works great.

    Not really homemade, but not bought either.

    Mike
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You missed one possibility.
    I used a hanger from the front mount of the rear springs off a pickup. You bolt it on in the position you need it, and it works great.

    Not really homemade, but not bought either.

    Mike


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    i think that's the definition of homemade. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Doing the homemade with the stock bracket works well if you have time but no money, and you don't drive your truck everyday. I did the cut-through the stock hanger homemade flip and it has worked very well for for almost 2 years now...but I don't drive it all the time. It is the best bang for the buck though /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I think that's what you'd call homemade.


    Here are two of the many from our club that use front hangers off various pickups. Mine's the smallest at netting 4" of lift.
    Mine
    GMCLegacy's
     
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    My vote goes to the AK57 setup its outstanding I REALLY REALLY want one LOL
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    he wants the toughest setup we can do

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    Going by this part of your post then there can be only one - ORD /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ive got the Springer/AK57 shackle flip.Tons of flex,nice ride,and 99.9% bolt on /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Yummy
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    here's another option. Little expensive and maybe not done yet.(might need stops to keep it from overflexing.) Lots of work. Kinda 3/4 elliptic, anyway here is a pic. I used ORD's greasable bushing kits and weld in bushings on the drop away tube.

    [​IMG]

    complete with rubber bumpstops. Oh, I forgot to mention that I also moved the springs inboard under the frame. Should flex... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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