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How much flex would shackles give me?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ihatefords, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. ihatefords

    ihatefords Registered Member

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    My 86 K10 truck has a 2 1/2" Rancho Suspension lift and i was wondering if i did a rear shackle flip and a front shackle drop how much more flex will that give me? Also will i have to put shims in the front if i drop the shackles down?
     
  2. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Quite a bit more in the rear.
    How much are you looking to "drop" the front shackle? An extended shackle will let the spring move more, and probably not need shims.
     
  3. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    go with greasable bushings too. They make a very big difference on most trucks with good springs or a flip.
     
  4. wildmouse216

    wildmouse216 1/2 ton status

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    I did the greasable bushings and new front shackle from offroaddesign and they rock!! Take off your sway bar too.
     

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