DOR's shackle flip softens your rear suspension using the factory springs, while still providing the same towing capacity. This is a great way to achieve a better ride without spending $1,000 or more on new leaf spring packs. The simple bolt-on installation can be done with basic tools and requires no drilling.
Kit includes two frame brackets, two 3/8" shackles, 1" thick zero rates with Grade 9 center pins, all new Grade 8 hardware for the shackle flip brackets and shackles, and instructions. Zero rates are mandatory on all shackle flip kits unless your leaf springs have multiple center pin locations; our kit is the only one that includes the required hardware and is the only kit with adjustable shackles. We make the best shackle flip kit because we are the only company building them who actually owns and drives Dodge trucks. That's why you are getting a superior product, rather than having to piece the rest of the kit together if you buy a flip kit elsewhere.
The optional U bolt flip is a great way to upgrade your U bolts to the round style where the nuts mount on top of the leaf pack. If you don't use our U bolt flip, you will need to drill a hole in the U bolt plate that goes on top of your leaf pack to allow the offset center pin to line up. You will need new U bolts anyway, so it's recommended to buy our U bolt flip unless you already have one. We stock the two most common lengths, 11.5" and 14.5". If you order a custom length U bolt, it will take an extra week to get those in before we can ship your order. We have lengths available from 7.5" to 18.5". When measuring U bolts, keep in mind that you will need to add the thickness of the U bolt plate, washer, and nut, plus the zero rate. 99.5% of our customers need either the 11.5" or 14.5" U bolts. You will cut the excess threads off when everything is installed and torqued.
This fits all 2nd gen Ram 2500 or 3500 series trucks, from 1994 to 2002, including 2wd trucks. If you have a 1500 model, see the related products below for your kit - we make the only 1500 shackle flip kit that fits and comes with everything you need!
Ram 2500 and 3500 models will receive 1.25" lift with the factory block removed, or 5.75" lift if the factory block is retained.
2wd models will receive 5.75" lift (no factory block).
Our shackles are adjustable 1/4" in either direction (3 mounting positions) so you can fine tune your height and also compensate for driver side lean.
If you have a two piece rear driveshaft, we will send you a zero rate that is milled with an angle to correct your driveline angle. If you have a one piece driveshaft, then our standard zero rate is perfect for your application.
If your truck uses the upper overload springs that mount on top of the leaf pack, you will need to either remove those springs and run airbags to achieve the same load capacity, or you will need to fabricate some new frame mounts for the upper overload spring to contact, since the axle will be further away from the frame. Lower overloads and the spring pack itself will not be affected. If you want to keep the upper overload, let us know in the order comments so we can send longer U bolts with your order.
If you have a 1500 model and are swapping in one ton axles, we can build your shackle flip with the 1/2 ton frame mount and 1 ton shackles. Just let us know in the comments - there is no extra charge for this.
If you are running aftermarket (standard or progressive) leaf packs that eliminate the factory block, we offer a shackle flip setup for those springs. It's the same price and will only lift your truck 1/2" to 1" (adjustable) over what you have already, but will still give you the performance of a shackle flip in conjunction with your aftermarket leaf springs. Contact us prior to ordering if you have any questions, otherwise just put that info in the comments field and we will send you that version. The regular shackle flip will work on progressive leaf packs but you will end up getting 5.75" lift over what the progressive packs provide.