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Shackle Flip...what else did you have to swap?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    trying to plan (as best i can) other parts needed for the shackle flip. I am running a CV rear driveshaft and i have 7* of pinion angle build into the 14B rear.

    I have the following:
    new u-bolts,
    new geasable bushings,

    still need:
    longer brake lines

    What else did you guys run into? Did you need your drivelines shortened? i don't think i will have to mess with it as it is already a CV unit.

    any experiences?
     
  2. FRIZZLEFRY

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    You need F150 springs /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif and with the 14 bolt I ended up using 4* shims to point the pinion at the t case.I didnt have to mess with the driveline legnth . You will have to mess with your pinion angle cuz its gonna change. What kina a flip ya doin?
     
  3. zakk

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    ORD

    i picked up some cheap 4" springs a while back, so I am gonna use those and a 2.5" ORD shackle flip. the idea of the Springer suspension crossed my mind, but i think i drive my truck a bit much to use them. i log a good 15-20k miles a year/forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    It couldn't hurt to have the ord shackles either.....
     
  5. zakk

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    It couldn't hurt to have the ord shackles either.....

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    yes, Mr. Funny-Man, i have those too! /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
  6. JIM88K5

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    Tail pipe routing ?
    Jim
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    i log a good 15-20k miles a year

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    So does Marv and several others. Seems they run fine on the street as long as you got the track bar. As for the flip requirements, longer brake lines, may need shaft changes and/or pinion correction, maybe exhaust interference, shocks will need correcting... That's all I can think of, gotta get to bed now, getting up early for the run tomorrow. Good luck...
     
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    Mine is my DD and I put alot of miles on it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Is much more bearable having it ride like a car .
     
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    i was not hating on the Springer suspension. It is not cost effective for me to impliment at this time. A cost analysis found that the ORD consultans would be more economically viable for my dollar-bill impared life style.

    now that i used every B-skool buzz word/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    Zakk,

    I don't think anyone thought you were "bashing" the "Springer".... I didn't.

    Fact is... I understand that my suspension is not for everbody. Just those who want a smoother ride and more travel... /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Marv
     
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    It goes both ways, it costs a bit more coin to go with, and I am quickly running out of that.
     

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