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long shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RedneckK5, Sep 9, 2002.

  1. RedneckK5

    RedneckK5 Registered Member

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    i am thinking about building some longer front shackles to level out my blazer. anyone done this. any tips or pics.
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    for the front or rear? if it's for the front just buy some hill 4 wheel drive extended langth shackles. for the rear, if you have a shackle flip it would work.
     
  3. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Based on your wording I'll assume (yeah, I know) that you mean longer shackles for the front springs (since there are no "front shackles" for the rear, only front hangers). In that case, there is a limit on what you can lengthen them. Too much (like enough to appreciably change ride height) and you'll screw up your caster.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    oh sorry didn't see that. /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    more caster isnt a bad thing
    the pinion pointing down may be though
     
  6. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Good point on the pinion, I spaced that point, brain fizzled. But, as far as I know, while more caster may not be horrible, it's not and over all good thing since it can screw up the behavior while turning... But, then again, with our tires, I guess that nullifies most of the negatives of extra castor (within reason). Is that what your getting at (and I was missing)?
     

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