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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dammit32, Dec 24, 2002.
I finally decided to do a flip and I cant decide which 'flip' I like better ...go figure lol
Damm i'm having the same problem I have the ord sitting on the
floor but is that what I realy want.
Bo /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
i went with the ECHOBIT one as its easy to install... /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
i just got the echobit 57 inch conversion flip in the mail.. AWSOME!!!
I cant wait to get the springs this friday and get them installed...
Cut the bottom out of your existing hangers, drop the shackle through. Do a search for pics etc.
I like the ORD bracket. I like the beef of it and that it is only a 4" flip so the shackle does not hang down as much.
I have the echobit one also.
Easier to install, cheaper, and well-built too.
The Echobit one w/57" springs requires gas tank removal doesnt it?
Go pull the rear spring hangers off a salvage truck and bolt them on,cost you about $20!!Mike
No, thats why I did the echobit one. It just bolts up.
I am oe of the first ever to buy the Echobit kit and I think its great.
What kind of truck? I plan on doing mine sometime next month.
Actually, both the ORD and Echobit flip hang down the exact same amount. The spring determines where the shackle sits, not the flip kit. From the ground up where it counts! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Borrego how come I wouldnt have to take my gas tank out to install your flip kit? With 52" springs the hanger has to be moved doesnt it? Am I missing something here?
personally to me.. and i am not expert here.. the ord flip looks better.. but to each his own.. as long as they work..
Nope, my flip attatches to the stock hanger instead of replacing it so you simply bolt it on.
Some considerations to choosing a shackle flip method.
1. Cutting throught the stock hanger will give you 4" of shackle flipped lift, but old stock springs sag a bit so expect to get 3"- 3.5" of lift from it. You should also gusset the top up where the shackle used to be for strength since you removed some important material.
2. If you want 2"-4" of shackle flipped lift then your only options are the ORD bracket with new stock springs, my bracket with old stock springs (only 4" though- I cant provide less) or removing and using a set of front (rear spring) spring hangers and attatching them at the desired lift. Both the front hangers and the ORD hangers require dropping the tank and a conisderable amount of work.
3. If you want 4" - 6" of shackle flipped lift, then my brackets are a direct bolt on.
Sandman.You can get the spring hanger off an 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton truck/'Burb.I used the 3/4 ton hanger and bolted it on.You still have to remove the fuel tank,but it's the cheapest shackle flip out there.I went with 56" 3/4 ton springs and double shackles.Gives a nice 3" lift and a heck of an soft,flexy ride.Just recently used the stock 52" rear springs and installed them on the front(moving the front spring hangers 2 1/2" forward).Now the front is as soft as the rear.The whole set up would cost under $200 bucks....56" rear springs,rear spring hangers,4 shocks and steering arm.Mike
What kind of truck did you get the rear springs off of? Do you think you could use those springs without moving the front perch? Thanks.
<---drives truck, wouldnt require removing tank.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
Sandman,I got mine off a 3/4 ton 2wd truck.Yes you can simply bolt them on,the perch is the same(26" to the center pin).They are 30" from center pin/bolt to rear,which I plan on drilling 2" back and relocate the diff.I picked mine up for $40 a pair at the salvage yard.Mike
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