Flip kit ended up too low. Now what?

Retoxtony

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I finally got around to doing the rear flip kit on my 79 yesterday and the end result is way more drop than I anticipated. By my measurement, my Belltech 4/6 kit gave me a little over 7 inches in the rear and almost 3.5 in the front. So now I have a reverse rake that does not look good. I assume this is because of my HD leaf pack.

So what are my options here? Any way to easily raise the back end up an inch or even two? I know I could probably cut a coil out of the front springs to lower the front a bit more but I’d prefer to raise the rear. And if I leave the rear where it’s at I will need to C-notch. I have about an inch and a half between the axle and the frame.
 

awallspdx

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You can use a lift shackle to bring the rear back up. I’ve seen them in 1” and 1.5” but I’m sure there are 2” out there too.
 

Gerald Holt

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Had the same issue when I flipped the rear of my 87 Suburban. I had the leaf spring re-arched in Amarillo TX, and later added a set of shackles to get an additional .75 inch. No c-notch and zero issues.
 

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