Now Available in CANADA! Looking for the Archive Garage shackle flip kit? We've got you covered!
** These are available for purchase while not in stock, lead times will vary so please contact us in-store to check availability. Orders can take up to up to 8 weeks to ship out **
-Converts your Tacoma to a tough shackle arrangement like the Hilux (Stock hangers bend all the time)
- Properly align parallel to leaf springs
-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 a flip as springs tend to 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], depending on position and spring packs.
-Not recommended for use with completely stock spring packs, unless used in conjunction 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 an 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 bump stop 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. 2 stage powder-coated black for good corrosion resistance.
(4) Attractive 3/8" thick domestic 304 stainless steel shackles 4.0" hole to hole are standard. (18% longer than s
(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 equivalent) frame bolts and all-metal locknuts supplied
Written instructions provided
Designed with factory rivet bolt pattern, but requires drilling out factory rivets thru to ½”.
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 is a decent quality option for stock mounting locations. Extended length should be min 25", but if you have 3" lift, somewhere around 2" 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.
Contact us in-store to discuss the option that will suit you best.