2005 - 2019 2nd & 3rd gen TACOMA Premium Shackle Flip Lift Kit
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Shackle Flip with SUA springs update---> Flip with New Deaver SUA
-Converts your truck to the toughest shackle arrangement like the Hilux (Taco hangers bend all the time)
-Generally contributes to a more compliant ride, and reduces inherent rear chatter due to stock flexy hangers, but some heavier loaded trucks report a firmer ride with flip as springs flatten out and begin to contact overload leaves. Changes the installed rate of springs in a beneficial way to increase side to side flexibility for crawling
-Compatible with Spring Under Axle (SUA) conversions (see here: HD Deaver U539/540 and Flip with New Deaver SUA) You may need to drill 4 new holes in each frame rail to get enough shackle angle (~45deg) for 12"+ travel, due to springs curling up to short eye to eye length.
-Brackets now have the 2 original bolting positions 3/4" [19mm] apart for appropriate shackle angle, plus new extra holes to allow ~45 degree shackle angle with shorter length Old Man Emu Dakar springs, which requires you to drill 4 new holes in each frame rail.
-Estimated lift range with aftermarket springs and 4" shackle is 1.0" [25mm] to 1.5" [40mm], depends position and spring packs.
-Not recommended for use with completely stock spring packs, unless used in conjuction with Add-a-leaf, preferably the 3-leaf progressive kits. Reason: my DCSB went from negative arch with stock hanger to a slight positive arch with the shackle flip, the gain in arch resulted in a little more axle wrap with stock 3+1 springs because the pack lifted off the "overload" thick leaf, Toyota apparently designed as active part of the spring pack during everyday operation even unloaded.
-4.75" shackles may add approx. 1/2" of extra lift over 4" (Note: spacing bumpstop is highly recommended)
-Great way to lift 05-15 5-lug trucks! Customer Review "The ride is honestly amazing...In my opinion, this shackle flip just made a world of difference and gave me the ride height I wanted!"
Premium Kit includes:
(1) Right hand & (1) Left hand bracket, laser cut and CNC bent 1/4" structural domestic plate, 1/4" wall DOM tube, fully MIG welded. Supplied with quality greasable poly bushings, DOM sleeves, replaceable zerk fittings and caps installed in brackets. Brackets are zinc-nickel plated for good corrosion resistance.
(4) Attractive 3/8" thick domestic 304 stainless steel shackles 4.0" hole to hole are standard. (18% longer than stock)
(4) 9/16" [14mm] Grade 8 shackle eye and leaf spring eye bolts, washers and hardened lock nuts
(8) M12 Class 10.9 (Grade 8 equiv) frame bolts and all metal lock nuts supplied
Written instructions provided
Designed with factory rivet bolt pattern, but requires drilling out factory rivets thru to ½” (See DBK-001) only $20
Requires trimming exhaust tailpipe!
Longer brake lines are required, stock are 20" overall, 26" are available from DMZ Fab, 24" from wheelers offroad
Longer shocks are required. Bilstein B110 are a decent quality option for ~$200/pair for the stock mounting locations. Extended length should be min 25", but if you have 3" lift, somewhere around 27-28" extended allows nice flex, but you have to watch your bump travel so you don't bottom out shocks, which may require spacing your bump stops.
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