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shackle flip kit.. how/what/why

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by TX RPO, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    I tried searching but couldn't find what I'm looking for... if anyone can point me to info on it, that would be great... if not, I'm really just looking for a few things...

    What: do they do, what are they used for and what are the pros n cons
    How: do they work
    Why: would you use them

    Last one... what different "extended" shackles are there?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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  4. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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  5. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Changes the 2nd gen shackles to work like the first gens...
     
  6. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    THis is from the armortech product page
    "We also offer a rear Shackle Flip Kit for those who wish to maximize suspension travel on their Tacoma. One of the main benefits tot his kit is moving the vulnerable spring hanger up and out of harms way. Our kit has shown increases in axle droop over stock while not adversely affecting ride quality. It does however provide approximately 1/2" of lift to the rear of the vehicle, due to the design on the frames and location of the springs this is unavoidable. To maximize suspension travel we do recommend longer shocks for the rear, however we recommend that you wait until the kit is installed and measure for an exact fit to your application. This kit is designed to re-use the stock shackle."
     
  7. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:50 PM
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  8. Nov 24, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    I've read that its good for crawling and what not.. you get more articulaton, is it also common with the prerunner crowd who cruise the desert instead of the rocky hills?

    Thanks for the link, I was hoping for Tacoma specific... and are the 1st Gen tacomas are flipped from the factory?
     
  9. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:01 PM
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    Shackle flips are a good idea for all types of off road. It is a cost effective way to gain travel and lift if you don't want to 4 link your rear end. You may also want to look into a U-bolt flip kit if crawling and exploring are your forte.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Crawling sounds fun but not for me at the moment... I love speed and wanna haul ass through the desert! :D
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    Right on man. I'm right there with you. Consider a leaf pack (i.e all pro's standard pack or just anything not race status or real stiff), and some extended travel rear shocks. You won't have to drop serious cash to have a reliable death trap. We jumped my buddy's truck the other night, he has the same suspension set up as mine plus the all pro pack, and it was butter man. Made me jelly, so the leaf pack is on my list now.
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Nice! I just picked up a Deavers j66 leaf pack... but from what I understand, it'll raise the rear 1.5" I've got Dr coilovers and TC UCAs for the front and may eventually get spindles so if those are 4" then I'm gonna need more than 1.5" in the rear and have heard about extended shackles and shackle flip kits... I can't wait to get all my parts so I can finally play with this damn thing already lol
     
  13. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    I know the build process feeling man. Still going through it some what :rolleyes: when ever you feel like coming down to Ft. Irwin (two hour shot from vegas) to do some wheel'n, hmu.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    If you're gonna be a litterbox romper, you want to be looking at long-travel setups. No real need for shackle flips.
     
  15. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    For sure man! I can't wait! Nohomo... does ride quality change with the flip kit?
     
  16. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    That's the ultimate goal.. but have no where near 10Gs just laying around... lol
     
  17. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    Hell, 10 grand is just getting started.

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  18. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    That is a reality of the sport. A reliable mid travel set up serves its purpose just fine w/o having to spend $$$...it's more like $$ :p
     
  19. Nov 24, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Believe me, you can dump just as much money on Mid-travel as you can on other suspension configs... but I'm sure you're aware.

    Basically it comes down to what one wants to do with the truck...

    Whoops @ 40mph = Long Travel
    Idle over VW Bug sized boulders = SAS
    Get up most trails and not suck to drive on the street = Mid-travel

    And so on.
     
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