I just spent an hour reading other threads and I still have some questions about shackle and u-bolt flips.
As I understand it, the only advantage of a U-bolt flip is getting the U bolt bracket off the axle thus increasing ground clearance and having less to hang up on. Is that accurate? It
The u-bolt flips look fundamentally a little weaker. Any problems with people breaking them?
I am particularly interested in the ATO shackle flips (though I don't want to raise the rear any more since I am already raked out when not hauling 1,000 lbs.).
It looks like they will clean up the back a bit and provide more clearance from rocks, etc... but how do they increase articulation?
What keeps the shackle from slamming the frame?
Will the front dive when braking or when going down steep drops more in this configuration?
Will my OME nitro charger shocks work?
Are longer brake lines required?
Can I use jounce shocks, airbags, etc?
Thanks everyone! Cheers.