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Would you do a shackle flip again for DD?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ned Kelly, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    For those of you out there who dd their trucks on the street/highway/trail - would you do a shackle flip again? Just wanted to confirm before I commit to doing the 1ton Burb in this manner. I'm leaning towards DIY4x4's kit.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Mine has a shackle flip and I love it both on road and off. It kept he original spring rate so it is not as harsh as most rear lift springs.
     
  3. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    why even ask. he!! yes . if my plow/work truck wasnt going to me heavy duty work truck it would have one. my crew cab will be getting one vary soon.

    my old 83 there was no comparison from stock to fliped. it just road better.
     
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    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    x2... i definately perfer it over a tension shackle setup
     
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    X3 love my shackle flip.

    ~Brian
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    I might not if I was going to tow alot. Other than that, you can't beat the ride.
     
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    i definitely would do it again
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I did it on my last dd and am fixing to do it again on my new one. better ride, more flex and cheaper then leaf springs. I got mine from a salvage yard for $25.:D
     
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    Ditto. Just done 2000 miles on my new suspension and it's broke in real nice. 4" EZ ride up front with zeros and flip/zeros in the rear. Love it.
    I use a panhard when on the road to tighten up the feel but pull it for flex off road. I'd definaitly go this route again.
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    Do It!! Do It!!
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    Why do i see these post, "not if its heavy duty" "not if im towing"

    A flip is stronger than that crappy stock bracket... no reason not to run one in ANY truck. If you had a killer shackle angle and super soft springs, id yes yes, it would comprimise handling but other than that no way:rolleyes:
     
  12. Ned Kelly

    Ned Kelly 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys - I think I'm going to do it. On occasion I do tow a small trailer with two dirtbikes and some camping gear, but a small trailer. I shouldn't have a problem with towing. I think someone elso in a thread long ago said they had no problem towing with a shackle flip, and it was a trailer on the heavier side.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If they made one for my DD I would get it to eliminate the factory block. should have done it sooner on my woods truck, and have the flip ready and waiting for my blazer once the tires wear out enough to justify bigger ones.
     
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    I am pretty sure GM is the only one still using a tension shackle on any of the trucks made nowadays.

    Ira
     

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