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moving shackles with stock length springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by moturbopar, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. moturbopar

    moturbopar 1/2 ton status

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    Hi all , I did a search but havnt really found anything. Anyways I wold like to get more flex out of my 2.5" lift springs. what I was thinking about doing is moving the factory shackle mount forward a bit and installing slightly longer shackles. I figure doing this will make the spring act softer and will allow more droop. I plan on doing a crossover steering and run 52s when I swap in the dana 60, but that wont be well into next year, and I want to do some more wheeling now. You guys see any problems with this? here is a pic or two of my front end almost maxed (not very impressive!) I would like to get atleast a couple more inches out of it.
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    I did that to my front end and it sofened up a lot. It has a bit more droop to. I would do it for the ride and put a limit strap on the drivers side. The extra droop can really hurt the ability of the stock steering to actually direct the tires.
     
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    Thanks! IF you dont mind me asking, how far did you move the shackle, and what length shackle?
    Thanks
    Shawn
     
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    that flex isnt too bad really.
     
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    I think they are 6.5" eye to eye. I know they are 1" longer than stock. I think there is a pic of my front shackles in my sig link.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    with 7 1/4" shackles you can move the rear mount the same as you would if you had a 52" spring swap.
     

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