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K5
06-19-2006, 05:46 PM
wounderin if anyone makes these or has made them around kelowna? do really wanna go to the coast if i can get em here! or if at the coast where about can you get them and for how much?

crimsen
06-19-2006, 05:49 PM
make your own. other then that, steal the front hangers off of a similar truck. thats the way i am going and saves alot of work.

K5
06-20-2006, 05:43 PM
yah i think ill end up doin that. i dont have a welder or anything so i thought id see if anyones got some built or somethin

BigC
06-20-2006, 06:06 PM
Go get the front hangers from Pick and Pull $20. Grinder wheel to take off the old $2, 8 new bolts to put em on $5. [cheers]

K5
06-20-2006, 08:07 PM
you guys dont put any support, like a bracket bolted to the bottom of the frame? and has anyone just cut the bottoms of the stuck ones and leave them like they are? read an article on ck5.com he said hes never had any problems. sounds too easy

crimsen
06-20-2006, 08:13 PM
cutting bottoms is not good. weakens the bracket sevearly.

no a bracket is not needed. here is a pic of what mine looks like

K5
06-20-2006, 08:19 PM
your just gonna use the 4 bolts?

crimsen
06-20-2006, 08:39 PM
yup. its all that is in the front and was originally in the rear.

K5
06-20-2006, 08:55 PM
mines got the bracket underneath in the back but not the front. and my frame skinnies off as it moves back. by the front of the leafs its like 6 inches wide and 4 or 5 at the back of the leafs. i think id have to fab a bracket for the bottom otherwise there would be alot of leverage on that part of the frame...

sj-x 500
06-20-2006, 09:01 PM
if i remember right... KBB took the left side and swapped it with the right side... turned em upside down in the process.

crimsen
06-20-2006, 09:20 PM
not sure why he had to flip them left to right.

my frame also is smaller in the rear. just gonna redrill 2 holes and good to go.



one thing i forgot, is you need a brace between the framerails. the extra leverage sometimes screws with things.

stuckle
06-20-2006, 09:25 PM
here..


www.offroaddesign.com (http://www.offroaddesign.com)


amazing shit. I love my shackle flip
17233

17234

17235

K5
06-20-2006, 10:12 PM
i dont know about the $185 US price tag, rather fab somethin up. and if i do buy em made id rather try and keep my money locally. at least in bc!

Squishy
06-20-2006, 10:15 PM
holy shit those things are spensive

K5
06-20-2006, 10:24 PM
i know, sky manufacturing makes em for 150 US, lil better but still more then i wanna pay! i could buy a welder for that price and make em myself

crimsen
06-20-2006, 10:25 PM
why you stick with the stock shackle dave?

REDNECK-WELDING
06-20-2006, 10:58 PM
heres mine , got the same as the fronts and put them on the back

Squishy
06-20-2006, 11:36 PM
id just do as crimson or redneck welding have done, looks factory, works flawlessly, and cheeper than fawk

K5
06-21-2006, 06:54 PM
yup i agree, just hope it wont break! redneck how long u had it like that?

REDNECK-WELDING
06-21-2006, 09:59 PM
about 8 months or so