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shackle flip questions.....I searched!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbadchev84, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. bigbadchev84

    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    ok i did a little searching on shackle flips and haad a couple questions that i didnt find the answers to. I am interested in fabbing up something alon the lines of the Echobit flip, will it effect my pinion angle at all? i am looking to ditch my 6inch blocks in favor of smaller ones.
     
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    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    yes is will. with a 4" shackle flip it will change the pinion angle about 7-8*. a 6" (im guessing here) will change it 10-12*
     
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    bigbadchev84 1/2 ton status

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    ok is that alot? i had an 8 inch lift on my truck before, but now i am running 8 inch springs and a 6 inch block, i had rotated my axle perches before with the 8 inch but i am needeing a little more i am guessing......so it will point it up correct? thanks
     
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    In my case with Echobit flip , 2wd 12 bolt housing , and stock springs , it pointed the pinion at the transfercase , perhaps a hair down . Allowing me to use a CV with the perches staying put .
     
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    Lose the blocks.......the shackle flip will drop the rear of the spring 8" creating 4" total chassis lift.
    The driveline angle will be perfect for a CV shaft.
     
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    with my echobit flip and AAL my pinion is stright on with the dline now :D
     
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    fixed it for you.
     

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