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Shackle Flip?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEWMEXICOK5, May 8, 2006.

  1. NEWMEXICOK5

    NEWMEXICOK5 Registered Member

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    what manufacturers make the shackle flip bracket besides ord and sky?
     
  2. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Question, I am looking to redo my springs. Should I do a shackle flip or go fo a 4 inch spring?
     
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    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    its up to you... ive never had a set of lift springs but i am quite fond of my shackel flip :deal:, note a shackle flip will take A LOT longer to put in than simply slapping some springs on
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    What part of New Mexico?
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Cool I'm about an hour east of Las Cruces
     
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    right on, i was begining to think i was the only new mexican on this site
     
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    im new to the site, recently converted ford puke. just bought my first gm 4x4
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    LOL that's Good stuff:haha: :haha: Theres another member in Clovis Where do you guys wheel up there???
     
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    I highly recommend DIY's flip... the ability to use simple plate shackles instead of stock-type "Y" shackles is very nice for fine tuning your suspension, especially if you swap to different length springs etc.

    j
     
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    jemez mountains, cuba, also in the rio pruerco just west of abq
     
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    if yer a cheap ole redneck like me....

    chevy makes a shackle flip.... someday if I really feel the need for flex in my truck.. this is what im going to do....

    goto a junkyard and buy the spring hangers off of a 3/4 ton or 1 ton chevy... you want the rear axle... front hangers... you can put them on the back of your truck and viola a shackle flip that can be had for the bargaining of the junkyard....

    I know people dont like this.. but oh well there is a guy around the corner from me.... 44's on a blazer and that is what he did...... rides nice too... no mega bent leafs.... think he has a 6" lift leaf.....
     
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    yea i went with the ORD unit as DIY doesnt offer one for my style truck... i have already moved flip hangers forward in an attempt to get the ass down and ride/flex better, still using the stock shackle though, will change soon enough i guess. my rear is rather flexy with 14" 5100s, the front on the other hand well we shall deal with that later:D
     
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    I'm taking my 4" springs off and going to a flip with stock springs for a better ride.
     

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