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Shackle height?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    I got a 6" lift now with the read squatting. 6" springs in front with 2"add a leafs and 4" blocks.

    Came across a deal on a pair of 4" skyjackers. so i have those sitting in the garage.

    now the question: Do i want 4" or 2.5" ORD shackle flips? i am already getting the extended front shackles. so i will have about 7" up front when it is all said and done. I wheel w/o top but have the spare in back with all the gear, so i think if it does not squat w/ shell it will be fine. future plans are 39.5 swampers BTW

    So...2.5" or 4"?

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     
  2. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    how long are your shackle going to be up front?
    to get an inch they would have to be at least 2" over stock i think.
     
  3. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    the leaf pad on the d60 is like 1/2" and the shackle would add another 1/4-1/2" so about 7" front. I think 4"shackle with 4" flip. i might be a bit tal but oh well....no one seems to have suggestions...

    -Zakk
    '77 K5 SB 400 TH350 NP203 p/t 6" Lift D60 14BFF 4.10's 36"Wrangler II's

    [​IMG] CK5's MOAB 2002 OR BUST!! [​IMG]
     
  4. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    it isnt an unwillingness to help, there are 2 many variables to accurately answer that type of question
    i would use a 4" flip and springs as flat as possible, but it sounds like you want to use stuff you have on hand so you may be pulling or adding leaves to the packs to get exactly what you want
     

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