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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-05-2002, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ive searched but haven't found how, just that people did or were doing it... So, how, why, pics please?
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Re: Shackle Flip

Ask on <a target="_blank" href=http://www.ColoradoK5.com>www.ColoradoK5.com</a>
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<font color=green>How is that helpful AJM? You trying to chase people away from here or what[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]?


People are doing shackle flips becasue it is an easy, inexpensive way to gain 4" of lift without using blocks and it maintains the use of a fairly flat, flexible spring. the most common method is to use a kit available from <a target="_blank" href=http://www.offroaddesign.com>www.offroaddesign.com</a>, although there are some homebrew methods out there too. Generally a flip is not recommended for towing, but is an excellent mod if you don't tow or only tow very light trailers occasionally.
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here is a picture of one of the better home brewed ideas, it looks to be way stronger then spimply cutting a hole in the existing holder. this is just a front holder for the rear spring, so this truck has the same spring holders for the rear all the way around
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Re: Shackle Flip

Shaggy, not trying to chase anyone away, but for SFA GM trucks info, you can't find a better place than CK5. Not to mention that there's tens of guys over there who have done it.

Drey, that looks like a good one. Other good ones I've seen were cutting the bottom out of the stock shackle and then gusseting the heck outta the rest of it. Just as strong as the ORD one. Which way you do it depends on your amount of skill, access to tools, and funds.
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yeah MNorby gave me that picture, i cant remember if it was off CK5 or not
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if chevy springs are the same width as fords and are mounted the same distance from the frame, you could probably do your flip like i did with the stock f250 hanger and gain 5.5" lift. i spent under $50 and it's as strong as the day it left the factory:
http://www.arkansasmud.com/rsi/

why are they not rec. for towing? at least on mine, the side-load physics are the same and it should be as strong as the stock setup.
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ya, I think I found that pic from a guy of ck5.com. I researched shakle flips alot so saved a bunch of good pics
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Shaggy, I forgot about the towing comment. I've talked with Stephen from Off Road Design about towing with it, and he said there's no reason it would affect anything. Some of the guys over on CK5 are even towing with their shackle flips and no overload leaf. What makes you think it wouldn't be good to tow with?
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<font color=green>I've heard horror stories about towing with them. Not alot, but they are out there. Ask Grim-Reaper about it over on CK5...
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