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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:57 PM   #1
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has annyone used any of these products?
http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/ford1.htm
looking at the rear shackle flip kit, what do you think about it? how will it effect my towing capacity?
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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No, but I was looking at that site when thinking about making the 2wd to a 4wd. It looks like quality stuff.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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looks like a solid kit to me. i don't think it should affect towing capacity at all. i'd buy it
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Old December 25th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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I have heard from many on fullsizebronco.com that the work well but can cause axle wrap problems
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Old December 27th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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I did a shackle flip on a 78 bronco and it flattened out the old leaves. So i'd say it took my tow capacity to zero. It depends on the spring.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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I was cheap and did my own on the 78 250 I had. Never finished it though.

A flip will work smoother also.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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i did it on my ramcharger, using some various stock compontents, it flexes much better now, and rides smoother. however if i were to tow, it would lose a lot of towability. it does also increas axle wrap. it is also usually good for several inches of lift. i would not recomend it if you plan on towing anything heavy, or often.
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friend of mine just put a front spring hanger in the rear and it flexes great. i did the same thing with mine.
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friend of mine just put a front spring hanger in the rear and it flexes great. i did the same thing with mine.
yea this same company makes kits for that yeilding either 3" or 4.5" of lift, i was looking into them. they also make high-steer and behind the axle steering
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Old January 17th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #10
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We made mine!!!!! It works great cheap lift!!!!! Some time to make but I think it is worth it... I would do it again... It does seem like it would not tow well but I have not tried. I do not have much axle wrap but I also have 6" Explorer Pro-Comp rear springs!






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