View Full Version : Shakle Flip

05-30-2007, 07:42 PM
Im thinking of doing a shakle flip on my powerwagon but I have never done it before. What exactly are the pros and cons of doing it? :dontknow: Im pretty sure ill have to make some anti wrap bars if i do it. I have a new set of 1 ton 4" lift springs to go in. Would I be getting somewhere around 6" of lift doing it? I dont really want to go over the max head light height and get my truck pulled off the road.

05-30-2007, 08:21 PM
they work good if you need to change yor pinion angle. you will gain maybe 3.5 to 4 inches height and you will get some vibration,unless you have a 2 pc shaft or a cv

05-30-2007, 09:48 PM
is that vibration only with the dodges,cause i got a f150 with a one piece withought the cv and no vibration

05-31-2007, 12:07 AM
Check out ramchargercentral they have blueprints on how to do it without changing the pinion angle. And yes it adds about 4" lift so with 4" springs you get 8". Or you can take the factory blocks out.

05-31-2007, 12:07 AM
hmm well I only have a CV shaft in the front and a just a standard shaft in the rear. wouldnt setting the proper pinion angle stop the vibration using a standard shaft? or should I invest in a cv rear shaft?

05-31-2007, 12:17 AM
so doing the flip gives you 4 inches with or without the factory blocks? cause i have full 4" lift springs with no blocks. plus a 3 inch body. 11 inches of lift would be pretty sweet. Could I do some kind of drop shackle in the front to match the flip in the rear?

05-31-2007, 12:29 AM
If your springs are 4" without the blocks the shackle flip would get you 8" overall. Ramchargercentral has complete blueprints using a front hanger for dodge at the rear and new custom front hanger to keep pinion angle in line with new hanger for front of front spring and longer shacles for rear of front spring. Its all there, supposedly holds up really well, and provides better articulation.

Lotsof guys are running it on that site on the older dodges. Some running plows etc.

05-31-2007, 10:43 AM
alright thanks alot for the info ill go check out that site

05-31-2007, 10:50 AM
Shackle flip:

Blueprints for front springs and new front hanger for rear:

06-01-2007, 12:15 AM
Thats perfect thanks. Its even on a powerwagon too haha [36]
wicked site thats for sure [cheers]