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Old 05-23-2012, 10:40 AM
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Question How do you do a Shackle Flip?

i have a 92 ranger that i want to lower, i herd about a ''shackle flip'' and i just want to know how to do it or if its easy etc.

im guessing that you grind off the stock peace that the shackle bolts to and flip it over then put it back on is this correct?
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:44 AM
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cut an "X" in the head of the rivets holding the shackle hanger on. break the head off with a chisel, then pound the rest of the rivet out of the hole. rotate the shackle hanger 180* and reinstall with bolts.

boom, done. welcome to more low.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:49 AM
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really that easy?

and reinstall with 8.8 hardwear?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:05 AM
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yes, its that easy. what 8.8 hardware are you putting on?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:25 AM
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would that work or should i get stronger ones?
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:51 PM
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

How much does the flip lower it by
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

Roughly 2 inches
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:51 PM
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really that easy?

and reinstall with Grade 8 hardwear?
Fixed it

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But yes this is what you need. Grade 8 hardware ruffly 20 bucks for 2-2 1/2'' drop

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:40 PM
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I plan on doing this do I just flip the shackle or the rear perch.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

some are different. but what i did on mine was take my bed off and take off the rear shackle turn them up side down and put the driver on the pass and pass on driver
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

doing this tomorrow yes
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...%2005/tech.htm This should help
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:32 AM
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The pictures used look exactly the the same almost. Nothing looks upside down.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:15 AM
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It looks pretty much the same to me as well. Why would you cut the hanger off if it looks like the shackle its self is just turned around.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:02 AM
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Default Re: How do you do a Shackle Flip?

You have to turn the hanger upside down. this lowers the point that the shackle bolt mounts to buy 2 inches ,these links show what is happening better . I hope this clears it up for you . you can use a longer shackle and get more of a drop , you are limited though because of the bed

before flip http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...ckle-stock.JPG

after flip http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...le-flipped.JPG
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