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Another rear question.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big'nBadK5, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Big'nBadK5

    Big'nBadK5 Registered Member

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    I have the echobit shackle flip in the rear and add a leafs and only 4 inch springs in the front and i cant really afford to buy new springs right now. i was thinking about keeping the shacle flip in there but bolting the spring right to the flip and remove the shackle. i knoiw it'll take alot of the give out but am i gonna break the rear bolt off or will it be ok?
     
  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Without a shackle, your spring will hardly flex at all. The truck will truely ride like a tank. The shackle is designed to alow the spring to lengthen as it compresses. If this lengthening is not allowed, no compressing will be had! I would not ever do this. Unless its just to limp it home.
     

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