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shackle flip

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by nicotine, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. nicotine

    nicotine 1/2 ton status

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    just got the ord shackle flip and my question is since the springs are moved forward then do the tires move forward as well. if so how much would it do so? any noticable amount?
     
  2. 88Silverado

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    It doesnt move much, it does tilt the pinion up pretty good.
    Theres pics of the 4" flip on my truck in the below link. I really didnt notice much.
     
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    it tilts so there is not so many angle on the ubolt?
     
  4. 88Silverado

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    The spring pack bolts flat against the axle, when you raise the truck (or lower the rear part of the spring) it will naturally pivot the pinion up. The position is perfect if your running a CV rear driveshaft. For those like myself you can either shim the axle back down so the angles of the u-joints are the same or leave it. I opted to lower the rear of the transfer case to reduce the angle at the transfer case U-joint so I dont have a vibration issue from the severe angle.

    Someday, I may go to a CV type rear shaft so I can put my xfer case back up.
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    How far forward did your axle move when you installed the ORD shackle flip? I have a 4" flip I am getting ready to install and want to have everything ready before I do it.
     
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    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    With a flat spring, you get a negligible change in the rear axle location, like 1/4" or so. Keep in mind that GM seems to have put the tire closer to the front of the opening to start with.
     

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