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towing with ord's shackle flip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by timebomb1602, Apr 4, 2001.

  1. timebomb1602

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    towing with ord\'s shackle flip

    Has anyone heard of adverse affects when towing with a shackle flip?

    1991 GMC Jimmy, 350 tbi, stock for now, but not for long!!!
     
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    Re: towing with ord\'s shackle flip

    anyone tow with this set-up?

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    Re: towing with ord\'s shackle flip

    My understanding is that there are no adverse effects from the shackle flip itself. Of course, any lift raises the center of gravity of the truck, which has some inherent bad effects. The load capacity is said to be "unchanged". If you ask me, the weak link to all of it is the stock shackle itself. It seems to be the thinnest metal in the suspension.

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    Re: towing with ord\'s shackle flip

    I have towed a flatbed trailer with a chysler lebaron on it for about 100 miles with no problems at all. I have also towed a 20ft boat too with no problems.

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