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Has anyone attempted to piece together their own flip kit?

It seems like you could just use some trailer spring pads and some new universal u-bolts?

all together like $40 v.s. $200

It seems like it would be worth a shot.
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it can be done. i ordered a belltech flip kit and honestly the only thing i used from the kit was the saddles which wrap around the bottom of the axel and the u-bolt plate, honestly they are the safer way to go but i reused the factory u-bolts and there are shackles you can buy at auto zone for $40. i am actually selling what i didnt use for my flip kit which includes the shackles,u-bolts,the stock u-bolt plates and it can be done.so is it the safest bet prob not but can it be done yes deffinately.
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is there a difference between the saddles in the kit and the saddles made for a trailer axle that would make the kit safer than the trailer saddle?
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um as long as one side is u-shaped and the axel sits in it and the bottom side is flat i highly doubt there is a difference besides the brand name on it.
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