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shackle flippin

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dammit32, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. dammit32

    dammit32 1/2 ton status

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    I finally decided to do a flip and I cant decide which 'flip' I like better ...go figure lol
     
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    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Damm i'm having the same problem I have the ord sitting on the
    floor but is that what I realy want.

    Bo /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  3. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    i went with the ECHOBIT one as its easy to install... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    i just got the echobit 57 inch conversion flip in the mail.. AWSOME!!!

    I cant wait to get the springs this friday and get them installed...
     
  5. AGM

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    Cut the bottom out of your existing hangers, drop the shackle through. Do a search for pics etc.
     
  6. Triaged

    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I like the ORD bracket. I like the beef of it and that it is only a 4" flip so the shackle does not hang down as much.
     
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    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I have the echobit one also.
    Easier to install, cheaper, and well-built too.
    -- Mike
     
  8. dammit32

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    The Echobit one w/57" springs requires gas tank removal doesnt it?
     
  9. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    Go pull the rear spring hangers off a salvage truck and bolt them on,cost you about $20!!Mike
     
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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    No, thats why I did the echobit one. It just bolts up.
     
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    I am oe of the first ever to buy the Echobit kit and I think its great.
     
  12. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    What kind of truck? I plan on doing mine sometime next month.
     
  13. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Actually, both the ORD and Echobit flip hang down the exact same amount. The spring determines where the shackle sits, not the flip kit. From the ground up where it counts! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Borrego how come I wouldnt have to take my gas tank out to install your flip kit? With 52" springs the hanger has to be moved doesnt it? Am I missing something here?
     
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    personally to me.. and i am not expert here.. the ord flip looks better.. but to each his own.. as long as they work..
     
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    Nope, my flip attatches to the stock hanger instead of replacing it so you simply bolt it on.

    Some considerations to choosing a shackle flip method.
    1. Cutting throught the stock hanger will give you 4" of shackle flipped lift, but old stock springs sag a bit so expect to get 3"- 3.5" of lift from it. You should also gusset the top up where the shackle used to be for strength since you removed some important material.
    2. If you want 2"-4" of shackle flipped lift then your only options are the ORD bracket with new stock springs, my bracket with old stock springs (only 4" though- I cant provide less) or removing and using a set of front (rear spring) spring hangers and attatching them at the desired lift. Both the front hangers and the ORD hangers require dropping the tank and a conisderable amount of work.
    3. If you want 4" - 6" of shackle flipped lift, then my brackets are a direct bolt on.
     
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    Sandman.You can get the spring hanger off an 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck/'Burb.I used the 3/4 ton hanger and bolted it on.You still have to remove the fuel tank,but it's the cheapest shackle flip out there.I went with 56" 3/4 ton springs and double shackles.Gives a nice 3" lift and a heck of an soft,flexy ride.Just recently used the stock 52" rear springs and installed them on the front(moving the front spring hangers 2 1/2" forward).Now the front is as soft as the rear.The whole set up would cost under $200 bucks....56" rear springs,rear spring hangers,4 shocks and steering arm.Mike
     
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    What kind of truck did you get the rear springs off of? Do you think you could use those springs without moving the front perch? Thanks.
     
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    <---drives truck, wouldnt require removing tank.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Sandman,I got mine off a 3/4 ton 2wd truck.Yes you can simply bolt them on,the perch is the same(26" to the center pin).They are 30" from center pin/bolt to rear,which I plan on drilling 2" back and relocate the diff.I picked mine up for $40 a pair at the salvage yard.Mike
     

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