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here is a pic of my relocated front shackle and my other mods.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by moturbopar, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    Well I am finally done with one side of my blazer!! :D :D :D :D I finished the f250 mount, 14" travel shocks, relocate shackle mount, install 7" shackles and trim up the fenders. Im not finished with the passanger side yet but can tell that the drivers side is MUCH softer! I was worried about installing the longer shackles since they are 7" long supposed to give a 1.5" lift, but when relocated like this they have only raised the front 3/4". My pinion angle only changed 1 deg. Also what do you guys think about the shackle angle does it look ok?
    Thanks

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    Looks pretty good to me. :thumb:
     
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    Yep looks pretty good. For moving the shackle forward did you use the existing bottom left hand hole and re drill the other 3 or?
     
  4. moturbopar

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    Hi, I used the upper left hand bolt hole and re drilled the others. I think it turned out better than I thought it would.
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    yea turned out good. Its on the list of things to do.
     
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    Shackle angle looks very good to me. I have done all the mods except for relocating my front rear shacke mount. I want mine to look just like that. Good job, you gave me motivation. :bow:
     
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    That is exactly what I just did to my front shackles last weekend. Took it out wheelin' this weekend, what a difference! The ride is much softer, flex is better, best thing I have done in a while to the rig.
     
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    Cool! Glad to here that other people like it that much! Anyways hope I will get a little more flex out of it than with the unmodified 2.5 lift.

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