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Shackle Flip ?

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by bigchevy80, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. bigchevy80

    bigchevy80 Registered Member

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    I have a 4" lift on my truck now, blocks in the rear. I want to get 6". If i get 6" front springs and a 4" shackle flip and take the block out of the back would that be level?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    my truck was 6" frt and new 5 leaf stock 52" rears with 1" block and 4" flip. worked for me. all of this on 1 ton axles.
     
  3. bigchevy80

    bigchevy80 Registered Member

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    Does it sit level? What size tires?
     
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    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    mine is a little saggy in the rear with a 4.5" shackle flip. but i have old leafs so might be the prob
     
  5. bigchevy80

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    I forgot to say its a truck(shortbed).
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    mine was 6" with the 4" flip and 1" block like i said. and also 3" body with 38x12.50x16.5 tires. long bed truck with sbc and sat level or slight rear high just a tiny bit. also i had the ord hd frt shackles in there .
     
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    I have 6" TC springs in the front, with a 4" shackle flip in rear, and 2" TC lift springs in the rear of my SWB truck, it sits about level like that. So I would say it would sit low in the back. If you want 6" springs you will need to get the shackle flip and some 2" lift springs or 2" blocks. The springs would be better. Another option is, if you are switching it anyway, maybe you should get 56" springs for the back. All you have to do is mount the shackle flip bracket 4" further back, and you already have to mount it anyway.
     
  8. bigchevy80

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    i think im gonna do 6" TC springs in front 4" shackle flip with stock rear springs and zero rate. i want to clear 37s..
     
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    That should work OK, maybe low in the rear but you can always add springs later if you need to.
     
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    Is it going to rub alot? It will be 80% driven on the road?
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    how many leafs do you have in the back now? i had 5 leafs plus overload in my packs. with the stuff listed before.
     
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    my truck has 4" lift and 35s now. The back has blocks and what looks like a add-a-leaf.
     
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    A 6" lift and 35's can have a little rub offroad, you'll be fine most of the time. It won't take much trimming to make it work. This depends a LOT on what you do with the 20% offroad. My Sub is more like 90/10 (unless you count my 3/4 mile dirt road to my house) but the 10% can be the golden spike trail that involves a lot of articulation so the tires have to clear. If that 10% was flat mud running, it wouldn't be as big a deal.
     

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