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shackle flip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by schmuck, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. schmuck

    schmuck 1/2 ton status

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    i see cory perez's article in the tech section about the home made shackle flip that he did has any one else done this? dose it sound like a good idea? any comments probably will be doing somthing similar soon /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I've done it. No regrets. Ride is good, and have wheeled it a few time with no adverse affects.

    John
     
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    I plan on doing this myself. It looks good to me.
     
  4. Ben Malinski

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    I tried doing a search for the article and had no luck. Where exactly is it? Cory Perez's article on the shackle flip.
    Thanks!
     
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    ECHOBIT.COM /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. schmuck

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    click on the technical section at the top of the page and then go down to the bottom of the page when it comes up did you get that
     
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    Shackle flip works good.Turns pinion angle up little and if you have slipyoke in transfer it moves less in and out.Think it lets rear flex better too. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gifer
     
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    i'm thinking of doing something similar. hacking off an old spring hangar and mounting it upsied down welded under the old one. this gives about an inch and a half, then whatever the shackle gives, so its like 6" then divide by two...3
     
  9. 88K5Jimmy

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    i'm thinking of doing something similar. hacking off an old spring hangar and mounting it upsied down welded under the old one. this gives about an inch and a half, then whatever the shackle gives, so its like 6" then divide by two...3

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    I had this same idea. If you cut up a stock rear hanger like you are talking about, could you possibly bolt it to the bottom of the stock spring hanger already on the truck? You might have to do a little grinding here and there to get it seat on there properly. I know welding would we a pretty fool-proof method, but you might be able to accomplish the same by bolting it under the stock spring hanger, similar to an Echobit.
     
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    EXACTLY what i will be doing.
     
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    EXACTLY what i will be doing.

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    I would like to see some pics when you get done and of the install, etc. Are you going to be doing this anytime soon?
     
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    hopefully by the end of feb
    i'll post some stuff
    Ryan
     
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    you can all so use a rear frame bracket on the front of the rear springs off another vehicle be it a 2wd or a 4wd they will both work. it will be alot cheaper than buying the brackets from echo or ord. and will give the same amount of lift and the same great ride. just my .02
     
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    im using a rear bracket from a rear spring...also free.

    Ryan
     
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    I used the front bracket off rear springs.Works good. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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