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Towing with a shackle flip

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Shagnaz, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. Shagnaz

    Shagnaz 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if anyone tows with a shackle flip done.
    Here is what I am wanting to do. 8" lift in the front and a 4" spring with 4" flip. I tow a car trailer big enough to put my 90 K5 on. It's a good pulling trailer also.

    Thanks,
    Mike B
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  2. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    yeah like this topic isn't covered weekly... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif



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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    Not to sound like other boards here but let me rephrase what he said:

    S E A R C H

    There's good info here and on the 73-87 board, and on the ORD forum. Use the "and" part of the search engine and you'll find more than you want.
     
  4. Chaz88K5

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    yes it can be done...i towed 1 FN HI K5 back from blazer fest with my blazer with a shackle flip...i was lookin for the pic of it...looked really weird with a truck thats on 37's towin a truck with 14 inches of lift and 44's on it...his bumper was almost over the top of the cab of my blazer...got alot of strange looks goin down I5 [​IMG]
     
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    1 FN HI K5 1/2 ton status

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    UM (cough cough) 18 inches of lift <font color="red"> 1 FN HI K5 </font color> Man that was scary at times though..............
     
  6. Shagnaz

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    I have done a SEARCH and all kinds of stuff comes up.
    I am sorry if I am wasting your time, but I just had a
    question and maybe others might learn from other's experiences.

    ALSO, You don't have to treat me like an idiot.
    Do you work for ORD?

    Thanks
    Mike Babich
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Do you work for ORD?



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  8. Grim-Reaper

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    Sorry we get a little burned out on repetaive questions.
    Personnaly I would advise agains towing regularly with anything more than 4 inches of lift.
    Shackle flips significantly reduce the spring rate even though it's the same spring.
    When you do a search the defaults are a little screwy. Make sure it's switched to "all forums" and then select how far back you want to search.

    Yes he has something to do with ORD...He is ORD.
    He's also one of the nicest guys you will ever talk to if you get the chance.
     

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