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« on: May 03, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
So i'm running Chevy 63" springs in the rear of my 91 pickup.  However i realized as i went to install my 63" springs that the genius that owned the truck before me decided to hack the frame behind the stock spring hanger. So i bought some good quality thick rectangular tubing, sleeved it into the frame and extended my frame out 4" mounted my springs there and all has been good.  However with that extension the only spot i could mount my shackles, they are almost vertical, leaving me with almost no droop travel in the rear.  I was thinking about getting Teraflex revolver shackles and mounting that. What is your thoughts? does anyone have any experience with revolver shackles? Good? Bad?
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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 07:23:03 PM »
They suck. Can you push your shackle hanger forward a inch or two so they are not vertical and run longer ones so you still get the flex you get with them vertical.

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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 07:49:49 PM »
Look up sky's 63" missing link kit. Looks pretty legit. As for the function of the revolver type. It's a mixed emotion of mine. I have seen them on rigs and they work well. Only negative I see is stability for a dd and wheel hop is also a concern with that setup.


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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 07:50:22 PM »
they offer a lot of droop, but i would think the proper thing to do is just move the shackle hanger forward like joeyf said. I need to do this too, as I'm nearly in the same boat as you. previous owner hacked the frame off to fit the (poorly) bobbed bed, had to extend the frame a bit and now my shackle angle is at ~60. another thing I can see from pics i took, is the shackle doesn't drop straight down as it is, so i'm wondering if moved hangers will give LESS droop?
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 08:21:43 PM »
As Willard mentioned Skys offroad offers a great set up. I run their "missing link kit" and have nothing but positive things to say. My truck is on 40s and is not a DD. Some swaying on the road is expected, but thats primarily due to other factors :gap: however, i do drive it on the street/highway quite a bit with no issues regarding the dual shackles.
Link: https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/products/toy-cspml-002

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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2017, 08:34:02 PM »
As Willard mentioned Skys offroad offers a great set up. I run their "missing link kit" and have nothing but positive things to say. My truck is on 40s and is not a DD. Some swaying on the road is expected, but thats primarily due to other factors :gap: however, i do drive it on the street/highway quite a bit with no issues regarding the dual shackles.
Link: https://www.skysoffroaddesign.com/products/toy-cspml-002

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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 09:08:14 PM »
Are you running RUF?


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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 01:25:58 PM »
They suck. Can you push your shackle hanger forward a inch or two so they are not vertical and run longer ones so you still get the flex you get with them vertical.

No because where i had to extend the frame there is a small step down between the frame and the extension since i sleeved it into the frame for strength
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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
No because where i had to extend the frame there is a small step down between the frame and the extension since i sleeved it into the frame for strength
You can always fill the step down with more plate. I'm assuming it will only be frame thickness so not much at all.


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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
I ran the factory mount on my 85 with the original Chevy shackle flat against the frame and a 6" shackle. Worked just like the missing link but cheap. Ad a little round stock and make it anti-inversion.

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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 07:36:05 AM »
You can always fill the step down with more plate. I'm assuming it will only be frame thickness so not much at all.


it is. but then moving the shackle forward again will the rear to lose some lift, and i already sit lower in the rear than i am in the front.
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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2017, 07:37:33 AM »
I think i have decided to ditch my chevy 63's and go with a all-pro 5" spring and move my spring mounts back to the stock location and cut my frame extension back off.
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Re: revolver shackles
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2017, 08:32:17 AM »
You will be happy with the AP springs for sure. Post pics when you get them done!


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