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longer rear shackels

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 86chevybanshee, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. 86chevybanshee

    86chevybanshee 1/2 ton status

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    whats everyones opinion on a lowering shackle used for a lift shackle with a shackle flip? im looking to gain another 2 inches, so i can take my block out, but i dont want to buy new springs
     
  2. Nonesuch

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    They work but it will affect 3 things. If you don't compensate for them, you will have problems.

    1) shackle angle
    2) pinion angle
    3) driveshaft length (most cases but not necessarily yours)
     
  3. Emmettology 101

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    I think another problem that may occur is if you tow anything, the rear will have less stability with a longer shackle in the rear AND the flip.
     
  4. az-k5

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    Too thin. The stock shackles crush when used hard. The lowering shackles crush, collapse, tear, and worse when actually wheeled with. I would go XJ (jeep cherokee) rear lift shakles first.
     
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    Here is a pic of mine and I have had 0 problems.
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  6. 86chevybanshee

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    what knd of shackle is that?
     
  7. Poohbair

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    I got them from Echobit when they were around...
     
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    Here is a pic of mine and I have had 0 problems.
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    I like that flip. Is that your design or bought?
     
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    He got them from Echobit when they were around...
     

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