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Shackle Flip Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by broc944, May 10, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    I have a DIY shackle flip on my Burb with 4.5 inch shackles, If I switch to 6 inch shackles how much more lift would this give me? I am thinking 3/4 of a inch.
     
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    I beleive your correct.
     
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    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I believe you are correct as well. If you search on the vendor web page, I think your question will be answered.
     
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    I could not find a really definite answer, I remember reading something once about the length of the shackle is half of the amount of lift you get.
     
  5. Masiony

    Masiony 1/2 ton status

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    that is roughly true. things to consider is the offset of the pin. the closer the pin is to the shackle the more lift you will get. but we are talking minuscule amounts. also, you dont quite get half most of the time because the shackle is not verticle, but kicked back in most applications.
     
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    This is from ORD's website. Look under "Tech Notes"
    http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/shacklekit.htm
     

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