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Shackle Flip. What is it?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jk5blazer, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. jk5blazer

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    What is it? How much? What does it do? And is it worth it? Thanks
     
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    The only unanswered question - Yes, it is worth it.
     
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    sweet. Thanks guys!!! I'll take one.
     
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    www.sky-manufacturing.com has a nice kit available for less money then the ORD kit. I personally am against the "through the hanger" shackle flips. I think they are 100% ghetto fab and would never consider running one on my truck. If you use the idea and do some quality reinforcment of the stock shackle after a ghetto flip then I don't have a problem with it. Cutting a hole in the bottom of the shackle and just running it like that is ghetto in my book.

    Harley
     
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    if ghetto gets ya over the rocks.......

    Though I'd recommend gusseting a through the hanger flip.

    Since when were we about looks anyway? My motto often is "ugly but functional" :cool1:
     
  9. goldwing2000

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    If it breaks, it ain't functional.
     
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    What exactly is a "through the hanger" flip? Which style is ORD and Sky? I will be doing a lift in a month or so with the flip, so Im gonna be ordering parts soon. Thanks
    -Randy
     
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    Where you cut a hole in the bottom of your stock hanger and put the shackle up through the hole.
     
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    ORD and SKY's kits are true shackle flips using new hangers. This is the best method in my opinion unless you are a decent fabricator and can make your own.

    Harley
     
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    You don't need to know how to fabricate to use a pair of these. Just a drill and a few hand tools.

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    the first one is sky mfg flip with 2 holes for diff setups.
    second one is ord flipkit and is 1 hole setup but thay have 1/2 3/4 and 1 ton units.

    fliped both my trucks and wow the ride is like a CADDY. smoth as SILK over stock ride.

    chevyrearflip.jpg

    shackelflip.jpg
     
  15. goldwing2000

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    Just be sure you put in new bushings all around. Greaseable ones would be best.
     
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    i tried the thru the hanger homeade flip, rode stiff as a board. problem is the shackle angle is straight up and down with this method. the ORD flip moves the hanger forward 1" to create a better angle. best thing i've ever put on my truck. install can be a bitch for a novice, since you have to drop the tank and remove the factory rivets. if your doing this with someone who has experience it can be done in 3-4 hrs. i'd also recommend getting the fully greaseable bushing kit from ORD while your at it.
     

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