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WHO HAS TOWED HEAVY LOADS WITH A SHACKLE FLIP??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brians 60s, Mar 1, 2001.

  1. Brians 60s

    Brians 60s 1/2 ton status

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    I was thinking about doing a shackle flip but the rigs I have rode in when towing with a shackle flip are scketchy at best.
    What are your experiences

    "IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN STUCK.....YOU'VE NEVER BEEN WHEELIN"!!!
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

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    I haven't towed at hwy speeds with the flip (didn't have the brakes wired in) but I have towed a 2k trailer with a 3,400lb car on it a few miles. Wasn't bad at all. Other than the weight once I got moving I couldn't tell it was there. Handled just fine up to the 45 mph that I was able to go. I did use a weight destributing hitch with a sway and that may have been the key.

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  3. Stephen

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    My brother drives a 95 F250 ex cab for a work truck and has our prototype ford flip kit on it. He tows a 10K# skid steer and trailer on a pretty regular basis and it was no different than with the blocks in there. Except the flip doesn't spit out all the time! It's a TCI 4" lift and he runs the goodyear ATS 315/70-16 tires on stock rims.
    I've towed trailers that were a hazard behind a single wheel 3/4T, but were stable to 80+mph with our dually cab and chassis truck, so there are a lot of factors that go into towing beyond the rear lift method.

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  4. reddog64

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    What will a shackle flip on my 78 blazer do to the driveline angles??? It's currently lifted 4 with blocks... I wanna ditch the blocks... I like the shackle flip Idea... but am worried about the angles???

    Um... yes officer I know it's too big...
     
  5. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    I've towed a Zuki. sami from Ohio to NC, through the mountains. No single problem. Yes the driveline angles are screwed up after the flip.

    Corey
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