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    Default Shackle Flip HELP

    I am trying to find a shackle flip kit for the rear of my 05 1500 silverado. I cannot find anything for my year model in a half ton . I am hoping that someone here has installed one on there 03-06 1500 and can tell me who makes it and/or where to find it. The closest I can find is ORD but their '67-up is for 2500-3500s. Thanks for the help guys, I know you will come through for me again...
    2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab
    8in ProComp Suspension Lift, 4in Shackle Flip Kit, 3in Performance Products Body Lift, 17x9 Moto Metal wheels, 35x12.50x17 ProComp Xterrains, K&N cold air intake kit, Custom 3in exhaust, GoRhrino Black spring loaded steps, Truxedo Bed Cover, "SS" style Instrument Cluster with blue pointers and Trans Temp Gauge, JVC indash touchscreen DVD player, 2 MTX 10in subwoofers, Sony Xplode 1000watt amp, Radio Shack CB with dual black whips, Optima yellow top battery

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    Anybody????

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    I know someone can help me...

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    Here is a link to a rear flip kit for your 2005. It's about $200. Sorry it took awhile to respond but I did try looking last night and tried again tonight and finally found one. You're right, this is one tough kit to find.

    http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/...Kits&year=2005


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    So why are you looking to drop your lifted truck?

    2003 Silverado, SOLD 1/11/11 for my... 2001 Ford Mustang Bullit, #1787

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    I am not wanting to drop my truck. I am looking for a shackle flip kit which will "flip" the rear leaf spring shackle mount to achieve around 4-5in of lift. 4 more inchs of lift will have my truck sitting with the factory stance (2in higher in the rear). That is what I want. Right now the rear is sitting 2in lower than the front.

    The site mentioned above is to relocate the springs below the axle. This isnt what I am looking for. I do appreciate the help finding a kit for me though. Just a little miscommunication i guess.

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    i have a 4" flip shackle kit i got it from offroad design i was running a 5" block in the rear and had to change it out to a 2.5" block because she was so jacked up in the rear i would also say go with a torison key in the front if u have not already. the product is not on there website you might have to call them and if u run into any problems let me know and i have a guy down in FL that could hock you up . i have his name and number if u need it .
    2003 chevy silverado ext. cab short bed 5.3 auto
    6" pro comp lift / 3" body lift / "2.5 torison key / 4" flip shackle
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    ChevyBullDog... shackel flip? Is this just shorter shackels to lower it? I have been making some shorter shackles out of stainless steel for a couple of the low riders around here. It is a little harder to drill than mild steel, but won't rust or wear. If they have a steel yard near "Tigerland" you could make your own to the exact length you want.
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    Try a rear add-a-leaf. You can find them in 1.5 to 2.5 lifts.

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    ChevyBullDog... shackel flip? Is this just shorter shackels to lower it? I have been making some shorter shackles out of stainless steel for a couple of the low riders around here. It is a little harder to drill than mild steel, but won't rust or wear. If they have a steel yard near "Tigerland" you could make your own to the exact length you want.
    No, my body style z71 has the shackle hanger upside down compared to older trucks. So if I were to put longer shackles on it, it would lower it because the spring is mounted above the hanger. A shackle flip kit "flips" the hanger so the spring mounts under the hanger therefore a longer shackle will raise it.

    Try a rear add-a-leaf. You can find them in 1.5 to 2.5 lifts.
    I all ready have add-a-leaf and would really like to get rid of it due to the stiff ride.

    Sweetassz71...(your ride really is sweet man)
    I have checked ORD website and found nothing. I have not tried to call them. I will call em up tomorrow. Thanks for the help. If they dont have anything for me then I will hit you up for your guy in Florida...

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    Sweetassz71

    Did you have to run a zero rate after your shackle flip to relocate the axle back?

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