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shackle flips..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazeonchevy, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. blazeonchevy

    blazeonchevy 1/2 ton status

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    i have alot of questions about shackle flips.. how do they work? can you lift the rear and the front with them? is it a reliable lift for a DD? how much can you get out of them. i wanted a 6" lift. and i thought this may be a cheaper route to take. and how much are they usually? who makes them? i have a 76 blazer. if any other info about the truck is needed just tell me. thanks.
     
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    SEARCH!!!!!!!!!

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  3. jekbrown

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    its just a different system for connecting a spring to the frame. Not really rocket science... the stock front end uses a "flipped" system.

    No, rear only. The front is already "flipped".

    yes.

    4" generally.

    Use rebuilt stock springs with a zero rate added. That'll be 5"... plenty for anything short of 44s.

    Haven't been in the market lately... last time I checked, $150-180.

    DIY, ORD, Sky, Dunks... there are others. Of all of them I'd choose the DIY kit... plate shackles are always cheaper / easier to make / easier to modify than stock style shackles are.

    hope it helped,

    j
     

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