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Shakel Flip Options

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by SuperUnknown, Mar 20, 2001.

  1. SuperUnknown

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    I am going to put a 4" lift on my Jimmy('88) and like most people, I don't want blocks. I don't want to use a 4" flip because I would like to get rid of my stock rear springs. I am considering using a 2.5" flip and 2" springs and would like everyones opinon on this...

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    Why?

    Pete

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  3. SuperUnknown

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    Two reasons:
    1) 1/2 more lift in the rear to compensate for sag.
    2) I was hoping to get more articulation with 2" springs rathere then 4".

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  4. BMRCCR

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    It's kinda expensive to spend 170 + new springs just for 4 1/2" lift. It should perform well, though. I don't see any problems with doing it, but you could probably just buy the flip and repack your leaves or buy stock replacement leaves.
     
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    I think you'd get more articulation with stock springs and a 4" shacle flip. If you want an extra 1/2" lift, add a 1/2" block.

    Pete

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    I would just go with the 4 inch flip and the 0 rate spring from ORD and that would make up for your rear sag.

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  7. SuperUnknown

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    Well from the posts it looks like it's not a very good idea. Thanks for the input.

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    It's not so much that it's a bad idea, because you'll probably get some good performance out of that suspension setup. But for that kind of money, you can get a lot more than just 4.5". I don't mean more lift, but there is a better value out there in terms of overall components.

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    Everybody's pretty much nailed it in the replies. Best way in general is the flip, stock spring and a zero rate kit, or even a full length add a leaf if you want it stiffer.

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  10. CK5

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    I run the ORD 4" flip with ORD 0 rate add-a-leaf and stock springs, sits level and wheels hard. [​IMG]

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