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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-18-2002, 01:24 PM
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Shackle flip

I've been thinking about putting the Off road design shackle flip on my truck to get rid of the blocks. I just wanted to know if anyone out there has them, or knows of a do-it-yourself shackle flip that wouldn't cost me $180 (thought I saw something about it in another post, but now I can't find it [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img])
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I have it and it works great, second set I have bought so far.

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I have one on my 72 and its sweet, well built and i find the truck rides better too.
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Re: Shackle flip

I had a set for the 88-98 IFS trucks. Beefy. Well worth the money. You can do it yourself if you know how to use a torch, grinder, and a few other fabrication type tools. You do need to know what you are doing, and some strengthening of the stock brackets would be good too.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

I'd just buy the brackets myself if I was doing the lift myself. I'm basically mechanically inept 90% of the time, so it's safer that way.[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Shackle flip

I have it and it works great, first set Willy bought!

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Re: Shackle flip

I'll probably end up buying them when I can convince the wife that it's not a waste of money since it won't be giving me any more lift. All she seems to understand is whether the truck runs and if it looks cool. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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I plan on doing a home-made one.

Just tell her it's preventative maintenance. Tell her that having blocks on there stresses things and by doing a shackle flip it'll keep you from breaking leaves and universals.
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go for the homemade one. i did and it works just fine. the biggest thing it to get a reinforcement piece back on, then you got 4" easy [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Shackle flip

Speaking of the home-made ones, I heard that you can use the front hangers and just bolt/weld/rivet them in place in the back. Have any of you heard of doing this, and if so do you have any more info on it?
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here is a pick of that
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