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shackle reversal

recently i noticed that SKY offroad ??? offers a shackle flip for the SD trucks,now in doing so it states 4.5 inches of lift, anyone have any insight on this kit, my thoughts are to reverse the rear ( flip ) shackles and then run post 08 leafs, my vehicle is low miles and i reallly dont see the need to swap front axles at this point.


EDIT ::::: I meant to say flip kit. front i am looking into a shackle/ hanger lift around 4.5"

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Shackle flips are very popular with rock crawlers/off roaders. You maintain a softer spring rate while achieving lift. Since the hangers must come off, I'd say measure CAREFULLY, push the hangers back and run the '08 springs.

Before you buy front springs, measure to the rear fender lip above the tire BEFORE AND AFTER. I found out the hard way the 6.5" front springs will give you a nose high attitude of about 2" when used with 6 inch rear springs.

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i dont entend to push the shackle back, due to fact that the length of the 08 up spring comes from the front
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Trevor at PMF...who is a sponsor here also makes a shackle reversal.

I have this on my new truck...not a bad install at all, and they mount in the stock rear location once you get the stock pieces off. They do move the axle forward a little so having a block setup with different center pin positions would be a good idea.

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Trevor at PMF...who is a sponsor here also makes a shackle reversal.

I have this on my new truck...not a bad install at all, and they mount in the stock rear location once you get the stock pieces off. They do move the axle forward a little so having a block setup with different center pin positions would be a good idea.
I'd like to see some pics of the PMF setup if you get a chance.
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Thanks Pahrump, looks like a nice setup. Truck looks sweet as well
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i did see the setup on PMF website, i also saw a front hanger shackle lift.... those two pieces alone is why i will buy from trevor, both look great and are sourced at one place.
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I apologize its not on the site yet. We are way behind with updates.

We have a couple different sizes available. Pahrumps kit was a 4.5". Some springs/trucks will respond differently and you could possibly end up with a slightly different lift height. The is due to the earlier stated fact that it lowers your spring rate. The larger the lift amount achieved with this method, the more your axle will be moved forward so an adjustable alignment pin block is recommended. Also you will probably want to run a flat block as the flip kit rotates your pinion up. The more the lift amount, the more it rotates up. If there is anything I can assist you with, just shoot me a pm or call anytime!

PS. Thanks Scott for posting up pics of yours and helping answer some of his questions!

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so , are you able to do a rear kit at roughly 3.5" and the front at 4.5" ???? possible pricing in PM ?
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