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Front Shackle hanger bolt

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering & Brakes' started by Camar068, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. hoagster

    hoagster Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    With everything I've have done already looking at those on your truck is going to make me redo it.
     
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  2. SquareRoot

    SquareRoot Full Access Member

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    ORD is the shit! Half of my truck is ORD including those greaseable shackles.
     
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  3. LateOnTheBrakes

    LateOnTheBrakes 5.3-Swapped 86 CUCV

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    I emailed ORD for what it's worth and they said the stock front shackle is 4" hole-to-hole. Their brackets add about 1/4" lift but the main purpose is to keep the spring from hitting the frame.
     
  4. Craig 85

    Craig 85 Full Access Member

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    They must have goofed on mine. I just measured mine with a caliper before I posted.
     
  5. LateOnTheBrakes

    LateOnTheBrakes 5.3-Swapped 86 CUCV

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    No, you are correct that ORD makes theirs at 4.5". They told me my truck has 4" shackles from GM.

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    Yes they add a skiff more castor which is an improvement.
    The K30's in the 80's made the shackle .5 longer for this reason I assume.
     
  7. 77 K20

    77 K20 Full Access Member

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    I had always heard that even K10s and K20s got the longer length shackles from the factory in 1987.
     

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