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Springs or Shackle Flip?????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BamBamblazer, May 8, 2003.

  1. BamBamblazer

    BamBamblazer 1/2 ton status

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    The title pretty much says it, this is on a daily driver and weekend wheeler. I have 6" of lift and want to get rid of these damn blocks! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif I just cant decide which way to go, what are the pros and cons of each? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
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    A good search will yield you a ton of info on this....

    Higher arch springs give lift, but harder ride due to higher spring rate.

    Shackle flip gives you lift with stock feel ride cause you're still using the softer stock springs.

    IMHO the shackle flip is the way to go. But it really depends on what you are willing to deal with.
     
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    so your sayin stock springs would be softer than say a 6in rear spring by tuff country?
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Yep, for the simple fact that they are flatter.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I have the Echobit flip and 6" front springs and love it!
     
  6. BiggerIsBetter

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    Go with the shackle flip. It's cheaper than buying 6 inch springs and your truck will ride better and perform better off road /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    unless you tow with your rig a lot, I'd go shackle flip. highly arched springs = stiff.

    j
     
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    just because of the price, I'm thinking of going with the echobit filp and extended shackles with 57" springs.

    Later on, depending on use, I may try the springer setup if there is some way to lock the drop bar to the resting tab for street use, then disconnect for offroading? Seems safer, the idea of hitting highway bumps with a drop bar seems unstable to me. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, wacky shackles and stuff should always have some sort of locking mechanism for them for street use. Speaking of which, i need to lock my revolvers. lol! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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