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Shackle flip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85 4x4 shortbed, Apr 9, 2003.

  1. 85 4x4 shortbed

    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    How do you do a shackle flip and how much does it lift? What parts are needed also?
     
  2. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    Echobit has a great setup that isn't too pricy. Check out www.echobit.com for more info. His kit provides 5.5" of lift IIRC. I've got them on my truck, and I've beaten them pretty hard. No problems.

    Give Mike a call, or send him an email. He'd be happy to talk to you!

    -Dan
     
  3. Goober

    Goober 1/2 ton status

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    Check out the tech article on Coloradok5 HERE.

    If you use the search feature, you will find many discussions about Offroad Design's shackle flip, homemade shackle flip's and some others, including Echobit.
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    www.offroaddesign.com has 2 kits, one for 2 1/2" of lift and one for 4", $185 each little less for some other rigs. Search there are lots of topics on it. Tech section of the main site has an article or two as well.
     
  5. 85 4x4 shortbed

    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    does your pinion angle change greatly with shackle lift?
     
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    echobit, homemade, and 4" I know greatly affect it. Pretty much make it right for a cv shaft or you need shims. I am going to be running blocks till I can afford a CV shaft then I am doing a homebrew flip.
     
  7. DougK20

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    Welcome to the board! Hint: A detailed profile would help us better answer this question for you. (Don't be embarrassed if it's not as cool as everyone else's, mine's not either) You will also find tons of info in the search. I assume you've got an '85 shortbed? As stated, there are a couple different shackle flips available. Pinion angle will vary depending on your choice of flip heights, springs, etc. How high do you want to go? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  8. 85 4x4 shortbed

    85 4x4 shortbed Registered Member

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    i was just curious about flips
     

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