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In a quest for more flex out of my truck I came across revolver shackles. I know some people dont like them because they could come un ratcheted on the street, but to do that it seems like i'd have to be driving pretty insane. Does anyone make them for a 98 tacoma?
 

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KStacoma said:
In a quest for more flex out of my truck I came across revolver shackles. I know some people dont like them because they could come un ratcheted on the street, but to do that it seems like i'd have to be driving pretty insane. Does anyone make them for a 98 tacoma?
Last time I looked they did not make them for Tacomas. They also are not really designed for street use as they can be extremely dangerous when making a quick turn at speed.

You might try contacting them, however; It might be interesting to find out if they have altered the design with some sort of quick disconnect so they are safe on the street. Another option for huge rear flex is a 3/4 eliptic setup but that's another story ;)
 

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KStacoma said:
In a quest for more flex out of my truck I came across revolver shackles. I know some people dont like them because they could come un ratcheted on the street, but to do that it seems like i'd have to be driving pretty insane. Does anyone make them for a 98 tacoma?
I've wondered about revolvers, and if they really help things. Now articulation is good, because it keeps your tires on the ground giving you traction. But when you dangle your tire way down there with something like a revolver, the weight of the vehicle isn't really pressing the tire into the ground anymore, the only thing helping you is the weight of the tire and axle. Seems like that wouldn't help traction that much.

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I had revolvers on my CJ, and like you said, when a tire is touching without weight there's little traction.
I never had a problem with them extending on the street, they stayed in the stowed position. Once while trailering the left rear did extend during transit.
I saw a CJ in Monteagle Tn. that had his revolvers modified with a pin to lock them for street use. If I'd kept my jeep I probably woulda modified them to lock.
They do offer alot of articulation, which isnt always good, I pulled the driveshaft outa the slip joint on more than one occasion.

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Well if revolvers aren't really a realistic thing like i thought they'd be what else should I look at. I've got a stock leaf pack w/a fabtech aal and a 1" block kit.....i'm trying to get rid of that pos before it causes me problems and am looking for all the flex i can get. Price wise what would get me where i want to be?
 

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Well if revolvers aren't really a realistic thing like i thought they'd be what else should I look at. I've got a stock leaf pack w/a fabtech aal and a 1" block kit.....i'm trying to get rid of that pos before it causes me problems and am looking for all the flex i can get. Price wise what would get me where i want to be?
soft, mushy OE leafsprings with no overload flex pretty good ;)

1/2 ton Chebby springs work well but you have to weld on new spring hangers.

3/4 eliptic spring set up is awesome but unsafe on the street.

getting rid of the leafsprings and going coilovers is pretty wild too.
 
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