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Shackle flip question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 77Blazer, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. 77Blazer

    77Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Stephan-

    I want to use my 4inch springs that i currently ride on with the shackle flip but which would be more cost effective... buying new 6inch fronts and 2inch rears or going with the 8inch up front and opening up some steering/ drive shaft angles concerns.

    350, sm465, NP205, 14 Bolt w/Detroit locker(465 ratio), yucky ten bolt,38.5 swampers
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    I say go with a 6" sping and a 2" block in the rear. You are going to have to do some drive shaft work no matter what.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'd say stay with the 6" plan and lift the rear however you can afford. You could do the 2" spring, or a 2" block, or use a 2.5" flip and your 4" spring. With a 6" lift, your front driveshaft isn't really going to work without a little clearance grinding and maybe a limit strap on the right side, so going to an 8" is a little too much I think.
    Get some axles for those tires.....:-)

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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'd say stay with the 6" plan and lift the rear however you can afford. You could do the 2" spring, or a 2" block, or use a 2.5" flip and your 4" spring. With a 6" lift, your front driveshaft isn't really going to work without a little clearance grinding and maybe a limit strap on the right side, so going to an 8" is a little too much I think.


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  5. 77Blazer

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    hey im half way there!!! give me some slack im still a college student :) i had the dana 60 but with my tuition being 20k a year I had to part with it b4 it went on.

    350, sm465, NP205, 14 Bolt w/Detroit locker(465 ratio), yucky ten bolt,38.5 swampers
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