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Old 06-19-2015, 08:24 AM
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Default How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

So because I hate the way the rear sits so high I want to lower. But it needs to be cheap. I heard of the flip but I don't know what I need and how to do it. Any tips please help.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

you drill/grind/torch off the rivets on the rear shackle. flip it upside down. you get 2" drop

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Old 06-19-2015, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

I thought there was a day to put the rear axle on top of the suspension with ubolts?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

Yes you can do that also. Depending on your drop you need a c-notch. Also if I remember right it's more like 4" not positive.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:34 PM
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Question Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

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you drill/grind/torch off the rivets on the rear shackle. flip it upside down. you get 2" drop

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Just curious as to how this setup rides?

My 93 BDD seems to ride like a lumber wagon & its stock, just wonderin if my bushings are tired enough not to be flexin like they need to, and might do this mod till I do the Explorer 8.8 swap.....
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Old 06-20-2015, 05:11 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

On my 1993 splash it didn't change a thing. Rode the same.
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Old 06-22-2015, 01:45 PM
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When I shackle flipped my 93 it didn't change the ride. My truck rides pretty well at a 6/4 drop.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:35 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

Do you have to remove the bed to get the rivet bolts off? Can you do it with the bed on the truck?
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: How to flip my 1996 rear suspension

It can be done with the bed on. You can remove the bumper for a little more room also.
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