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Terraflex Revolver shackles?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eric78K5, Dec 22, 2000.

  1. Eric78K5

    Eric78K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys!
    I saw somewhere an ad for some revolver shackles that could be used for full-sizes. Anyone out there know more about this? Can't I use this for a small lift, like maybe 2 to 4 inches? And it's supposed to increase suspension travel? Anyone using these? Thanks.

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    Thanks for the link. It explained alot. Now I have more questions... Do they have a set made for the front now? Has anyone tried these out long term? If Shawn reads this, do you still use them and what are the intervals that they require rebuilding? Thanks again.

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    It was my understanding that the revolvers would only work with a shackle flip.

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    I don't believe the revolver shackles themselve give much, if any lift. However, you have to convert to a shackle flip kit in the rear in order to use the revolvers. Flip kit is what will give you the lift.
     
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    The Revolver Shackles are not intended to give any lift. They are designed to give you more travel which will give you more articulation. I think the guys over at off-road.com said that the revolver shackles gave them an additional 10" or droop in the rear.

    I have not seen a set of revolvers for the front.

    I plan to run the 2 1/2" shackle flip with revolver in the rear, and 2" lift springs with ORD's extended front shackles in the front.
    This will only give me 2 1/2" = 3" of lift, but should allow for a lot of articulation.

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    Still running them even though most of the Blazers time has been spent in the garage. No need to rebuild them, they should last a good amount of time. I'm thinking about locking them down for the street and trails that they might hinder me. It seems to sway a little more on the corners. You can still get impressive RTI results without em. They haven't come out with the fronts yet but you might give Curt a call at Metal Made Right.

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    I e-mailed Metal Made Right about the front shackles and they said that there is currantly no revolvers made for the front of GM and did not mention if they were planning on it any time.

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    I could be wrong, but lets say your getting ten inches of droop. The only way to take advantage of this is to have custom shock mounts with longer shocks. Something like Steve or Depdog, and their getting a lot of flex with out these shackle and their rigs still ride well on the street. Just mt .02.

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    Custom long travel shock mounts would be needed but the revolvers also twist to take twisting force off of your springs and that is good. I have heard about people runing these revolvers up steep rock climbs the revolvers would open and close with the angle and torque and hender climbing performance. But i like the idea and i am still going to give them a try.



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