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Shackle flip question...

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by MilpitasK5, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. MilpitasK5

    MilpitasK5 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 3 inch lift in the front and a 3.5(blocks) in the rear. I hear that I can do an ORD shackle flip in the front to level iit out (need another .5 in the front). Is this true? If so which one do I get?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    you would get the 4" ORD rear flip (no front)
    the Extended shackles add about 1/4" or you would add the zero-rates.
     
  3. MilpitasK5

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    but I'm just tryin' to get another .5 in the front so your sayin' I should just get the zero rates? The shackle flip will eliminate my blocks, right?
    Thanks Zakk! How's that poison oak?
     
  4. uglychevyZZ4

    uglychevyZZ4 3/4 ton status

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    Food for thought, ever see a k5 without sag in the rear? well, i did a flip and the extra .5-1.0 inch only helped level it.. WOO-HOO!!!
     
  5. zakk

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    right, the flip will eliminate the need for blocks.

    see my post in Nor-Cal section as to an update/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  6. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    I'd say get the 4" flip, you might not need any extra front height to level it. But the shackles do add 1/4" and we have zero rates in 1/2" and 1" if you need them.
     
  7. MilpitasK5

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    my front end is what needs to be raised though. I definitely want to go with the shackle flip but I need to get the front up.
    What are zero rates? I didn't see them on the catalog either. Greg72 was explaining it to me @ Hollister but that was a whiles back.
     
  8. MilpitasK5

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    Never mind the question about the zero rates. I found 'em. Thanks,
     
  9. 1bad82k5

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    I think I have the only k5 in history to sag more in the front than the rear. I guess my stock springs are just hailed out. Mine actually sits higher in the rear than the front. I have no lift and stock springs.
    eric
     
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    The problem I had was I installed brand new front springs...4" from Rough Country and installed shackle flips in the rear and mine sags. I'm going to add and add-a-leaf in the rear to help level it out. Also...does anyone know why my lower leaf spring (the flat one) moves. It keeps twisting out and i have to knock it back straight every once in a while. I have tight u-bolts and it never did it before I seperated, cleaned and painted them.
     
  11. 85HeartBurb

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    i used the tuff country 6" spring (frnt) and shackle flip w/2" block the only reason mine sags is my stock rears are flat!!
     
  12. 79Beast

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    I would recommend a full length Skyjacker add a leaf. To keep your overloads straight, you need a bolt style spring clamp.
     
  13. uglychevyZZ4

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    i second that, use a bolt style, and to make it ez to put in a bolt, use c clamps /forums/images/icons/wink.gif and then r/r them .it keeps em together.
     

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