Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 53chevy, Dec 23, 2006.
Dose anyone make one for 6" lift gain, i hate the rear blocks, Thanks
nope. the reson being is that for every inch of lift (in the form of a flip) you need to move on side of the spring down 2". This means the bracket would need to hang down another 4" which just isnt practical.
Yes, several companies make various length shackles for their shackle flip set up.
i believe its only for upto 4 in.(from the flip itself)..you can get longer shackles, 2" lift springs, or blocks to get the last 2"........oh and by the way, get it from Kert at DIY4X
True, but they can get close, right?
4in shackle flip plus longer rear shackles (?).
i want to add an inch so i'm going with a zero rate, the i have my lift springs and then for the block i was thinking of a shackle flip(4 inches) but what lenght of longer shackles and who makes good ones. Thanks
P.S How much of a longer shackle could i go, i won't complain about a few extra inches of lift, but i don't want it to look retarted lol
When yuo go to a longer rear shackle you should be moving the bracket froward too. This way you get a good shackle angle. The more angle and the longer shackle will give you no lift...
Yes you can use them for lift... a longer shackle shouldnt be used for lift. It will comprimise flex...
Ahhh, excellent point Grasshoppa ! You win a cookie!
Shackle angle/ suspesion perfromance/ setup is something i like getting into. Shackle angle is also kinda my pet peeve...lol
call diy . i had him make me one of his shackle flips with an extra 3 or 4 inches just in the hanger . its a very strong bracket they turned out sweeeeet ! then you move your front spring hanger down a couple of inches .
I run 6" of lift with the DIY shackle flip(4" lift), a DIY 6" shackle(1" lift), and a zero rate(1" lift). I have 56" rear springs and this set up is very flexy, and im still using the factory holes for the shackle flip. I have a 55* shackle angle also. www.diy4x.com
I would recommend this setup to anyone.
What do you have for the front? I was going to do something similar with the ORD shackle flip and zero rates but if the DIY uses the factry holes that seems way easier for instalation. Ddid you still have to remove the gas tank to put in the bolts?
Nice setup Citizen, did you run the shackleflip backwards (reverse sides)?
so if you just get a 4in shackle flip it wont change the shackle angle?and do they still make the echobit flip if so where can i find it?
If you mean the front mount for the rear springs, I still have the factory spring mount. The DIY and ORD kit both will work in the factory holes.(read more below pic)
Notice how the bushing on the mount is towards the bumper? if i ran 52" rear springs, the bushing would be toward the axle. To do this you take the mount, and put it on the opposite frame rail to run 56" rear springs. Im 75% sure the ORD unit will do this, and im 100% sure the DIY kit will work.
I personally like the DIY kit as it has 2 bolts that go under the frame rail, and also uses straight shackles, which are easier to work with and make your own.
And yes, you will have to drop the tank no matter what.
Not sure exactly what your trying to get from the first question. If you run the setup i gave in my first post, you shouldnt have a problem.
The echobit flip is no longer made, only way to find it is used. i know a few have been sold on this site within the last year, you might find someone sellin a kit.
thanks for all the info, its really helping.
One thing to think about, the further you move the rear of the spring down, shackle flip/longer shackle the more your pinion is going to be pointing up.
EXCELLENT REFERENCE PIC !!
Correct also. Suprisingly tho, with my factory 10bolt spring perches, my pinion angle was pointed right at my tcase. I know some say this isnt great, but i had no vibes what-so-ever. Also its nothing a shim cant fix. I put new perches on my 14b so its changed up alil.
With a truck or suburban, you may need to shim it down, instead of upwards.
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