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Old 11-20-2012, 08:03 PM
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towing with a rear shackle flip?

Anybody tow regularly with a rear shackle flip?
i am planning a shackle reversal in the front of my truck and would like to ditch the stock 4" blocks in the back but i don't know how well the shackle flips work in these F-350s, its what i used in my Bronco and they worked great.
just want some opinions, thanks.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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the only ones ive seen seem to move you axle forward a bit and looks off center, why do u want to get rid of blocks?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:35 PM
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don't like axle wrap and am trying to avoid building traction bars.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:43 PM
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What about using lift springs? What size blocks do u have.....

Next question, is it axle wrap or a drive shaft issue with center carrier bearing needing shimmed or replaced. I got traction bars for that same issue, installed them and issue was still there and was like WTF!.... now i know what the issue is
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no i already shimmed the carrier bearing and it definatly helped, i can't believe the previous owner drove it like that, but i just have a prejudice against lift blocks and would prefer not to have them.
lift springs would work too but are significantly more expensive than a shackle flip.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:31 PM
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that they are, call up SKY and ask them, i dont know of any other manufacturer so i dont know who your using
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I won't sell a shackle flip for the street.............
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:57 PM
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I won't sell a shackle flip for the street.............
why not? i run one in my Bronco and it works great.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:24 PM
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I run the shackle flip and never had a issue. I tow quite a bit and Ive towed pretty heavy. Truck drives great. Never had a issue
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