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FLIP KIT DIMENSIONS!

I'm a full time machinist and know NO ONE with a DJM Flip Kit or anything similar, as most trucks can take a block and be done. I know my 97 is a little bit trickier!

So thats all I need... The dimensions of a flip kit, so I can make my own! Metal stock is not a problem and if I can make them, I may be able to sell a few (for MUCH cheaper) under my company's name. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

If someone could just break out a pair of calipers, a ruler, OR WHATEVER it takes you to measure it, that'd be amazing! Save me $60 and I could make sure its done RIGHT!

I did this with a stretch kit for a Ruckus/Metropolitan scooter and it turned out PERFECTLY!

THANKS EVERYONE!!!!
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No one has a flip kit on their truck? That they could take 5 mins of their time and measures for a fellow Ranger(er)?
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What do you mean by a flip kit?
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OK well I THINK I've answered my own question by measuring/fabricating my OWN!

If ANYONE wants to save some money... Here it is!

The "ruler" pictures do not belong to me... And they seem a bit big. I used a digital caliper to make MY measurements on my truck and I believe I can get away with a 3x4" square tubing. MIGHT get a foot of 4x4" just to be safe.

I think they make them larger for the bigger axle diameters on different Rangers and such... Nonetheless, I'll keep this updated, as I've got MUCH more TIME than I do CASH right now! Working at a machine shop just makes it THAT MUCH better!

And hopefully I'm helping out some OTHER DIY'ers!
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What do you mean by a flip kit?

Really?!?! Lol
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This site caters to the lifted brethren moreso. Props to you for doing a product for a discontinued truck. There is another guy on here who was selling a coil over kit for us but has stepped away for a bit.

I know what a flip kit is but I dunno what parts are called or anything.
Good luck, welcome to the site and make a build thread.
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This is it! Haha. ...

I'm going to be using 7k "hangers" for a trailer.... Just picked up two today. I just need to weld 2 pieces on each one, then drill an offset hole so it can slip up in the axle once it's flipped AND pull the axle back. Should work fine!

These cost me 7 bucks a piece at Tractor Supply!!! Much better than paying 50+ for the EXACT SAME thing!

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Looks weak. I think they'd bend under the U-bolt tension if the height was off.

How well do they fit into the underside of the spring perches? You should be able to check and confirm this on the truck right now (between u-bolts).
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