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Will this Shackle work for a shackle flip? (pic)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Taylor, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. Taylor

    Taylor 1/2 ton status

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    I bought a shackle filp from Echobit to replace my rear blocks, and after looking at some of the phots of other peoples shackle's I'm not sure if mine will work, because it seams to be a totaly different style. Can someone give me some advice on this one. Thanks

    Here is a photo: Shackle photo
     
  2. 76chevy

    76chevy 1/2 ton status

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    What is that thing!? It looks like it is supposed to limit spring movement. Does your rear end currently sit low? I don't think it will work.

    You may be able to use the upper part of it for a shackle but I'm not sure it is long enough. I'd get some shackles from a junk yard or from a 4 wheel parts supply store, maybe even NAPA.
     
  3. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    You have the pivoting aftermarket shackles that are supposed to improve ride quality. The problem is that they are designed to work under tension, and the shackle flip is a compression design. So the ones you have aren't going to work. Find someone to sell them to and get you a set of factory shackles.

    Mike
     
  4. BorregoK5

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    I'd like to see the shackle, but imagestation isn't allowing me to look. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
  5. Taylor

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    I updated the link, it should work now.
     
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    Ah yes, they wont work for the above reasons.
     
  7. BadDog

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    Those are "Velvet Rides" and no, they won't work in compression as others stated...
     

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