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Shackle Flip Question

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by tomseviltwin, Mar 10, 2002.

  1. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    I saw this on other post. Any drawbacks in using a two inch lowering shackle flipped over for additional rear lift on my suburban? Part# SUM-G756

    Thanks,
    Tom
     
  2. steve_97

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    Im using bell tech 2" lowering shackles with a 4" shackle flip on my '73 k5 and with using 2.5" rear blocks, so I am running the blocks backwards to get the pinion angle close.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    The big problem with a longer shackle is that the back of the spring will be dropped a good bit and as it drops it can mess with the handling. It's a matter of degree. We do have customers combining the longer shackles with the flip so it does work but you should be aware of the drawbacks. Basically you get roll oversteer (truck gets loose in corners) and it can become a ground clearance issue in some cases.
     
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    yes it sure can....last year at Tellico, DepDog dropped off a rock ledge and bent his like this << (as viewed from the rear). when he got home, he beefed 'em up by welding on steel pieces. They are very beefy now. i recently installed a pair and havent really noticed too much difference in handling, but it already drives like a "peach" with the 38.5 TSL/SX's anways /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
  5. tomseviltwin

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    " already drives like a "peach" with the 38.5 TSL/SX's anways ." I'm sure it does (LOL) Thanks to all for the input.

    tom
     

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